telouet2Overview

On this full day excursion, you will drive on a desert track used by nomad caravans overlooking mountain panorama from Ait Ben Haddou all the way until the magnificent Glaoui Kasbah of Telout.

Distance: 45 km one way
Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Included: Lunch, English or French speaking local guide

telouetGlaoui Kasbah in Telouet lies at an elevation of 1,800 m (5,900 ft) and was the palace of El Glaoui family’s. It is one of the most extraordinary sights of the Atlas, a peculiar glimpse of the style of Moroccan political government and power still within living memory.

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.

telouet3After independence, Pasha Glaoui was ousted from the Bahia Palace and died of cancer shortly after exile in Telouet.

Although some of the rooms have fallen into ruin after over a half-century of decay, the 2nd-floor reception rooms still remain its glory as Telouet’s former position as the centre of a trans-Saharan trading empire. Work was underway to restore the property in 2010.

IMG-20160511-WA0007_resizedPrice per quad:

1 person in a quad: €89
2 people in a quad: €138

 

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PLEASE READ AND SIGN GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITION FOR QUAD BIKING WITH THE DESERT WANDERER BEFORE TOUR DEPARTURE HERE.