Morocco – the Dades Gorge

After exploring the palmeries in the Todra gorge valley we moved only 75 kilometres south-east, to the Dades gorge.  Completely different to the Todra gorge, it narrows substantially and has a steep climb consisting of a number of tight hairpin bends.  There are amazing rock formations in the valley and we drove the gorge and then spent the next day hiking through a smaller canyon just across from our campsite, between amazing formations known alternately as “the body rocks” and “the monkey’s fingers”.  The hike was challenging: crawling under bolders, scaling small sections of rocky cliff and jumping stepping stones in the parts where water flowed.