Our day trips take you over the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass and the rest of the stunning Atlas Mountains, and are ideal for those who want to see the true beauty of the Moroccan countryside - from imposing cliffs and lush orchards to the semi-arid landscape of southern Morocco.
Part of the trip goes along the Oued Tichka - the river that flows through the pass. This river is surrounded by various fruit trees and beautiful wild gardens with oleander flowers. We will also see Berber women and children taking care of their animals and overcoming even the steepest terrain to find firewood and food.
When we get to the other side of the Atlas Mountains, the environment changes from lush valleys and mountainous terrain to arid desert. Here you will see on the horizon ancient kasbahs built by master architects from a special type of mud brick known as adobe. These kasbahs are covered with spires, turrets and beautiful battlements and are a stunning reminder of what Morocco looked like in the past.
We then leave the main road and drive to the Kasbah of Telouet. This kasbah belonged to the lords of the Atlas - and it shows. With some of the most beautiful architecture in Morocco and incredible views of the surrounding area, this kasbah is definitely worth a visit before we head to Ait Benhaddou for a bite to eat.
An important center of trade in Morocco in its day, Ait Benhaddou has a fascinating history. We'll walk around and explore the main areas of the Kasbah, including the top of the hill, the mausoleum, and the various palaces and fortresses inside.
Once you've seen everything you want to see, we'll jump back in the 4×4 and take you back to your hotel in Marrakech before saying goodbye.
Pick up at 8:00 am from your riad/hotel in Marrakech.
Return around 6:00 pm to your riad/hotel in Marrakech.