From 170 euros ( up to 3 pax)
Start from Marrakech and head southeast to Ouarzazate, Called “the Hollywood” of Morocco, as it is the film centre of the country. On the way, you will explore the stunning high Atlas mountain scenery, which varies completely from one region to another. You will also pass a lot of Berber tribes, where the Berbers still keep customs and rituals they have inherited from their ancestors centuries ago.
Depart from Marrakech (via 4+4 car/s) at 9am-Arrive back to the hotel in Marrakech at 5pm approximatively.
On the way, you will explore the stunning high Atlas mountain scenery, which varies completely from one region to another. You will also pass a lot of Berber tribes, where the Berbers still keep customs and rituals they have inherited from their ancestors centuries ago.
Stop on your way to see the famous "Telouat” Kasbah-a huge fortified building constructed between the 18th and the 19th centuries. It is located in the small Berber village called “Telouat", in the High Atlas Mountains southeast of Marrakech. It is also called “the palace of Glaoui". Glaoui was a powerful political figure who was nominated as the main governor of Marrakech, controlling the whole south of Morocco. His full name is "Pasha Thami EL Glaoui". He was born in 1879, in Telouat Kasbah, and died in 23 January 1956, in Marrakech. He was one of the famous Glaoua, and most powerful Berber leaders in the area. He even worked for the overthrow of the Sultan (Mohamed V), but no success.
The Kasbah was built from 1860 by the previous Glaoua of the region, then it was enlarged, during the first half of the 20th century by Thami Eh Glaoui. According to the legend, 300 workers toiled for 3 years to decorate the ceilings and the walls. Stucco was applied to parts of the walls, and the ceilings were decorated with beautiful natural dyes.
Although the Kasbah needs a lot of restoration, we can still see, today, a major part of these decorations, which look stunning and unique.
Continue your journey through the mountain scenery, to get to, and visit “Ait Benhaddou” Kasbah-an interesting structure declared as a world heritage site in 1987. It is the most famous and most impressive fortified village in the south of Morocco.
Its architecture resembles the one of many fortified buildings further south, dating back to 17th century. Yet, this Kasbah seems to be much older than that. Ait Benhaddou Kasbah' s location in so strategic that it was an important stop for the Caravan dealers, starting from the south, and heading to various destinations, such as Fes, Marrakech, Essaouira, etc.
The site, located between the mountains, and by the river, comprehends a lot of beautiful contrasts, which have made it a point of attraction for many film makers around the world. So, films such as "Lawrence of Arabia", "Gladiator", etc were partially shot around there.
After the tour of the Kasbah, continue to Ouarzazate city Known for its film studios. Ouarzazate is a Berber name meaning "noiseless". It is so quite, especially in comparison to places like Marrakech. It was built by the French as a military base, in 1928, the reason why it still keeps the military architecture, which adds to its unique touch.
Ouarzazate is also famous for containing the world 's largest concentrated power plant. Construction of the project started into 2013, and the king inaugurated the first part of it in 4 February 2016.