Departing from Marrakech and heading south, we will cross the highest pass in Morocco, named Tizi N'Tichka, after descending for a while, we will arrive at Ait benhaddou village, classified by the UNESCO a world heritage site in 1986. A beautiful preserved Ksar ( a village made of kasbahs), where many film shots were made such as The gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, and even Game of Thrones. Once in the village, you will have a local guide accompany you to visit the area and climb to its summit to get a great view of the whole valley of the Ksar and the whole valley of Ounila.
After the visit, you can have lunch in of the restaurants in the new side of Ait benhaddou, our drivers will recommend the best quality/price ratio places. After a delicious meal, we will continue towards Ouarzazate, also called Hollywood of Africa, famous for its attraction of filmmakers, it has 2 cinema studios and a cinema museum along with its beautiful kasbah of Taourirte, you can optionally visit one of these attractions but a short break in front of the kasbah to take a photo is already included.
Leaving Ouarzazate and continuing south, after crossing Skoura region with its beautiful palmgroves, we will enter the valley of roses with its capital Kelaat-Mgouna, famous for its damascina rose, which the locals have excelled in transforming it to a variety of perfumes, soaps, creams and more. The blooming season where one can actually notice the roses in the nearby fields starts mid-April and ends mid-May and a yearly festival is held in town to market new products, celebrate and choose a rose queen...yaaay
Leaving Kelaat-Mgouna and continuing on the same national road, we will arrive to the small town of Boumalen-Dades, where we take a sharp left and head up the awesome valley of Dades, with its contrasting colors of reddish mountains and vibrant green river sides. A short stop to admire the famous rocky formations of the Monkey feet, before heading to our hotel for the night.
Once at the hotel, your luggage will be taken to your rooms, and welcoming tea will be served at the reception, then you will be shown to your rooms and why not take a hot shower to relax after the long day. A delicious dinner will be served at the hotel restaurant, and musical plays by the staff usually take place after that