Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning departure by chauffeur-driven four wheel drive into the High Atlas
Mountains, to the top of the Tichka pass (6660 feet) and over to Telouet, where the fascinating Glaoui brothers ( Madani and Thami) had their main residence and stronghold. This vast complex of crumbling buildings was finally abandoned in 1956. This strange and remote kasbah gives visitors a sense of the drama and history between 1893 and 1956 when the pacha Glaoui and his family were at their height of power and suffered their great fall. The fascinating events of this period and the personal style of Thami El Glaoui are brilliantly unfolded in Gavin Maxwell’s “ Lord of the Atlas”. The brooding romanticism of this novel almost compels readers to visit Telouet.
After lunch, continue to the ancient Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, an impressive 11th century structure, which has been declared by UNESCO to be an historical treasure. A photographer’s wonderland, Ait Ben Haddou still remains home to five families. Time at leisure to wander around the kasbah
Continue to Ouarzazate, the film industry center of Morocco.
Dinner and Overnight at the selected hotel in Ouarzazate.
OPTIONS : Meals and activities (cf. extras).