After a dramatic drive through the High Atlas Mountains and over the Tizi n'Tichka Pass (2260m) our first sightseeing of the day is at Telouet, a village on the 'Route of the Caravans' from the Sahara over the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. Telouet has one of the most spectacular Kasbahs in the Atlas, which was once the palatial residence and headquarters of the powerful Glaoui tribe. Ksar of Ait Benhaddou Next, taking a little used back road we arrive at Ait Benhaddou. Inscribed by UNESCO in 1987 as a 'World Heritage Site', the Ksar of Ait Benhaddou is a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco. The Ksar, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. The houses crowd together within the defensive walls, which are reinforced by corner towers. After a guided tour of the ancient settlement be sure to walk up to the high point on the hill above the Ksar for particularly fine views. Taourirt Kasbah Your final stop is in Ouarzazate to visit Taourirt Kasbah, a former Glaoui palace and the main attraction of the desert oasis city. This 300-room fortress, in part restored, marks the junction of 3 rivers – Dadès, Draâ and Ziz – as well as numerous caravan routes. And while Glaoui chiefs – known as caïd – never resided in this opulent palace, the Glaoui kasbah of Taourirt once housed hundreds of people. You'll have time to tour the palace and stroll the kasbah's irregular streets. Late in the afternoon you will make the return drive to Marrakech.

Taourirt Kasbah

Su parada final es en Ouarzazate para visitar Taourirt Kasbah, un antiguo palacio de Glaoui y la principal atracción de la ciudad desierto oasis. Esta fortaleza de 300 habitaciones, en parte restaurada, marca el cruce de tres ríos: Dadès, Draa y Ziz, así como numerosas rutas de caravanas. Y mientras que los jefes de Glaoui - conocidos como caïd - nunca residieron en este opulento palacio, el Glaoui kasbah de Taourirt una vez albergó a cientos de personas. Tendrá tiempo para recorrer el palacio y pasear por las calles irregulares de la kasbah. Tarde en la tarde usted hará la impulsión de vuelta a Marrakech.