Jaw-Dropping Mountains and Ancient Fortresses
On day one, we will set off after breakfast from your riad or hotel in Marrakech.
You’ll travel through the stunning Atlas Mountains, taking in incredible vistas of snow-capped mountains stretching endlessly into the distance. Pure white snow turns to lush green forests, which in turn descend into dusty brown rock in this truly beautiful landscape.
We’ll then stop at Tizi N’Tichka, the winding mountain pass that creeps up the side of the sheer cliffs and mountains, offering incredible views down deep valleys and of beautiful saw-toothed peaks.
As we travel onwards, you’ll witness a captivating transformation of the landscape, as the vegetation and shrubbery gives way to smouldering sandstone and soaring columns of rock.
Arriving at Ouarzazate, also known as Moroccan Hollywood, we’ll head to see the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. This incredible fortified village is the backdrop of many famous movies, such as Gladiator and Game of Thrones.
As we walk to Ait Ben Haddou, which has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO, you’ll learn its fascinating history, drink in the stunning architecture, immerse yourself in the ancient culture and enjoy panoramic views, which provide wonderful photo opportunities.
We then go on to Boulmane Dades, located by the Dades River, where you’ll be able to take a relaxing swim in the pristine river in the warm evening air, then head for a leisurely dinner of beautifully cooked, authentic Moroccan cuisine.