Ait Benhaddou & Ouarzazate
1 day – Departure from Marrakech
This day trip takes you right across the chain of the High Atlas over the famous Tizi-n-Tichka pass, the highest in the whole of Africa., passing by exotic landscapes along the mountains full of the beautiful and traditional Berber villages perched on the side of the mountains. You will notice the difference between the two sides of the chain: the North maintains a clear Mediterranean character, while the South is much more arid and Saharan. This is marked in the vegetation where The gardens are full of olives, walnuts, pomegranates, apples, pears and quinces. Berber women and children tend goats and sheep and climb even the steepest slopes in search of fodder and firewood, but also in the mode of construction of traditional housing that takes into account climatic conditions very different. Your tour will focus on exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, which has been used as a backdrop for many Hollywood blockbusters. It was one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road caravan routes.
After Lunch, departure towards Ouarzazate to visit the city. From there we return through the Atlas Mountains to reach Marrakech late afternoon.