You can get a better understanding of this amazing country by traveling to Marrakech, even for just a day. The towering High Atlas Mountains can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. This Ouarzazate day trip from Marrakech, Kasbahs Telouet, and Ait Ben Haddou will give you a glimpse of the rich history and local culture of Berbers.
You must cross the Tizi-n–Tichka pass to reach the Kasbahs. This gives you spectacular views over and over again. This is the area where you will find sometimes difficult to see Berber villages in the valleys and on the slopes of the Atlas Mountains.
Kasbah Telouet and Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou are two examples of multi-generational housing in Berber homes. As you descend the Ounila Valley, you will see many of these houses as you drive between the Kasbahs.
Day trip from Marrakech – Ouarzazate Highlights
You will be driving over the Tizi-nTichka Pass through the High Atlas Mountains.
At 7:00, the driver will pick you up from your Riad and take you on a full-day tour from Marrakech to Ouarzazate.
Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. The day trip takes you across the High Atlas mountains and the famous Tizi-nTichka pass. At 2260m, it is Africa’s highest peak.
You can see Berber villages perched high on the sides of the mountains all along the route. Sometimes it can be difficult to see. They are the same color as the surrounding soil and can be used as such. Sometimes you can drive along the valley floor. The river is surrounded by oleanders and fruit trees. There are many fruit trees, including pomegranate and apple, as well as olive, walnut, pomegranate, and pear.
Quince trees. Berber children and women look after their sheep and goats here. They climb very steep cliffs.
Search for animal food and firewood. However, the landscape on the opposite side of the mountains changes dramatically. It becomes semi-arid, desert-like.
This is Kasbah architecture, with towers at corners. These buildings feature grilled windows and soft furnishings.
Peach-colored walls. These traditional houses are made from adobe and are highly adaptable to the climate of the area south. You can leave the main road after the Tichka pass and follow a side road to the Telouet Kasbah. It was used as a palace.
Glaoui tribe’s headquarters and residence. They were largely derived from the salt mines outside.
The village. Every addition to the Kasbah buildings is now in ruins, exposed to rain and wind. They were
After the French colonists left the country in 1956, the country was abandoned and plundered. Do not wait to be
As you reach the Kasbah’s farthest point, be pleasantly surprised at the traditional interior decoration.
You can then follow the route south, and if you are allowed to enter the mine, you will be able to see how the pink salt rock is removed from the surface.
walls. We continue on to the Ounila Valley, where we will see green fields and gardens running parallel below.
There are many bends on the roads. Surprised at the colors of the soil and rock, Berber villages, and gardens?
As the smaller Kasbahs. These are the main crops, and the mainstay of many families.
This breathtaking road leads to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou which is the oldest and best-known Kasbah in Morocco.
It is also one of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Morocco. It is well preserved in its architectural style.
Earthen structures are well-suited to the climate and work in harmony with nature and the social world environment. It was probably built in the 17th century and was one of the most important fortress strongholds in the area. old Salt Road caravan routes. Slaves, gold, and ivory were brought by traders from sub-Saharan Africa. They then arrived in Marrakech.
beyond. As the backdrop for many blockbuster Hollywood films, the Kasbah is well-known.
You just spent a beautiful day captivated by Berber life and the landscapes. Kasbahs. We continue on the main road to Marrakech, passing through the Tichka pass. The city is reached in the early morning. evening. The Ouarzazate Day Tour from Marrakech Ends at 18:00.
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