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Glaoui Kasbah Excursion | Morocco Adventurers

Marrakesh — Telouat telouet2

We pick you up from your hotel in Marrakesh and embark on 3-hour journey through beautiful Atlas landscape and Tishka pass (2260m) to a small Berber village of Telouet. This day trip is great for someone who would like to glimpse into the style and history of Moroccan royal family of Glaoui.

It is one of the most extraordinary sights of the Atlas. Glaoui Kasbah of Telouet (1,800 m or 5,900 ft) was the seat of the El Glaoui family’s power. This kasbah offers a glimpse of the style and drama of this

‘Lord of the Atlas’ telouetfrom the end of 19 century until the Glaoui power

fell after WWII.

Although many of the rooms have fallen into ruin after over a half-century of decay, the 2nd-floor reception rooms, still remain its glory and its the best indication of Telouet’s former position as the centre of a trans-Saharan trading empire.No less than 300 artisans worked on salons faceted with stucco, zellij and painted cedar ceilings that make Marrakesh’s royal Bahia Palace seem like a freshman artisan effort. After independence, Pasha Glaoui was ousted from the Bahia Palace and died of cancer shortly after exile in Telouet.  Work was underway to restore the property in 2010.

We will explore this kasbah leisurely with plenty of photo opportunities. Then we will return to Marrakesh through Tishka pass again and drop you back at your hotel.

This tour requires minimum two people. Price include guide, transportation, kasbah tour. Lunch is not included.

  • Tour Type: Big Group
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Period:All year
  • Level: easy
  •  Accommodation: No
  • Meals: 1 lunche
  • Start Point: Marrakech
  • End Point: Marrakech
  • Altitude on Trek (m): 2200 m
  • Transport: Minibus or 4×4


  • Collection and return to your hotel
  • Commentary en route
  •  guided walks
  • Traditional meal in a local restaurant
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