Today, we'll head through the Atlas Mountains, enjoying the amazing desert views along the way and stopping to explore the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou. Once we arrive at Dades Gorge, you can either hike or relax at your hotel.
Desert Adventure (B/D)
It's an early start today as we pick you up from your accommodation at 7AM and make for the Atlas Mountains. We'll be driving over the stunning Tizi.n.Tichka mountain pass and passing through lots of Berber villages along the way, so sit back and enjoy the view. Once you're in the desert, marvel at riverside oases and barren hillsides dotted with kasbahs (fortified dwellings that house families and their livestock). You'll have the option along the way to either take a break and visit the Ouarzazate Film Studies, as well as stop by Ait Benhaddou and explore it with a guide. This is an ancient fortified city containing countless kasbahs and has been the atmospheric subject of numerous Hollywood flicks like The Mummy, Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, and more. Once we arrive at Dades Gorge, you'll have the option of doing a hike or simply relaxing at your hotel.