Built from mud bricks the same colour as the sandstone that swamps the desert landscape, these walled citadels were put up to defend towns from attack and have been featured in many classic films such as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and the Game of Thrones TV series amongst others. Take in the stunning rocky terrain as you drive through the highest path of the Atlas Mountains to where the southern desert begins to take over the landscape and you go in to the land of the Kasbahs .
You will be picked up in a comfortable and spacious 4x4 before beginning you set out upon the Atlas Mountains. Your driver and guide will point out all the key sights along the way, sharing their know-how and making sure you have a whale of a time with a bunch of tales. Once you reach the highest point of the mountains, you start to make your way down to the desert with breath-taking views along the way.
Head through the desert landscape towards the crumbling Telouet Kasbah, the former lavish Palace of Glaoui, built in the 18th and 19th centuries located on the former caravan route that linked Marrakech to the Sahara Desert. Finally, visit Aït Ben Haddou, a truly remarkable collection of fortified citadels that is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the mastery of the original architecture of this settlement that still suffers damage in heavy rain and believe it or not, still houses eight families within its walls to this day.
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