The journey today will take us back to the Moroccan history trough the road of caravans coming from the sub-Saharan countries bringing the ivory; spices and slaves.
The scenery is breathtaking which requires a few picture stops before crossing the Tichka pass 2260m and getting to the famous Glaoui Kasbah that marks the Moroccan history with is power and beautiful architecture.
After Telouet the drive goes on trough the Ounila Valley which is known for the beautiful colors contrasts till we get to Ait Ben Haddou which is the fascinating clay architecture of the Moroccan south ; also known as the famous set for some of the most popular movies in the cinema industry such as Gladiator ; Lawrence of Arabia ; The Jewels of the Nile and recently Game of Thrones….
After the tour of the site and lunch, we continue till Ouarzazate which known as the African Hollywood with it’s two major studios for the visit before heading back to Marrakech.
Departure Time: 8 am from your hotel or Riad.
Included: Telouet Kasbah; Ait Ben Haddou; Studios in Ouarzazate.
Yes, it is very safe, Morocco is the embodiment of one of the safest countries in the world, thanks to the combination of the country where the crime rate is very low and its government that is always proactive in protecting their guests and locals.
The Moroccan Dirham exchange rate is set by the central Bank of Morocco. Euros and Pounds sterling and are accepted by some larger traders. Traveller’s cheques are useful for emergencies but can be very time consuming to cash. A currency exchange slip is required to change back surplus Dirham.
Although a predominantly Muslim country, Morocco is not dry. Alcohol is available in restaurants, liquor stores, bars, supermarkets, clubs, hotels and discos. Some Moroccans enjoy a drink although it is disapproved in public places. The local brew of choice carries the highly original name of Casablanca Beer.
Morocco is perfect for travel all year long! Given the country’s geographic variety, there is always a region where the climate is mild. We can recommend the best destination for you based on the weather and your travel dates.
In winter, you’ll want to head south to the desert. Nights can be chilly but during the day you’ll enjoy the sun and blue skies bereft of clouds. In summer, the Atlantic coast is generally balmy and it is the best season for treks in the Atlas. At over 1800m in altitude freshness is a safe bet! That being said, nothing is stopping you from discovering the Moroccan desert as long as you choose the right accommodation and can adapt to the heat.