Travel from Skoura to Marrakech
A journey time of approximately five to six hours passing through some beautiful mountain scenery.
Colourful, cosmopolitan Marrakech has an authentic Moroccan feel. This is a city steeped in rich history and where ancient culture is still very much in evidence today. Intricate buildings and architectural wonders tell their own stories while, in the evenings, acrobats and story tellers gather at Djemma El Fna Square - a scene best viewed from one of many terraced coffee shops overlooking the square.
Marrakech is a true North African gem waiting to be explored.
Sightseeing of Ait Benhaddou
Recognized as a UNESCO site, the Ksar Ait Benhaddou, located 32 miles from Ouazazate, is one of the most extraordinary kasbahs. This giant fortification, which is made up of six kasbahs and nearly fifty ksours (individual kasbahs), is a great example of pise clay architecture. Historically, traders carrying spices, slaves, and gold on the Sahara Trade Route passed by Ait Benhaddou and its Ksours on their way to Timbuktu or the Western Sahara. Today, the usage of this old trade route is fading and as a result many Kasbahs along it have turned into relics. The village of Aït Benhaddou sits on top of a hill and protects a series of Kasbahs and Ksour earth houses. Inside, the Ait Benhaddou village is decorated with a labyrinth like series of sandstone colored towers and walls. To one side of the village, a riverbed of the Mellah (old Jewish quarters) as well as several palm groves and trees can be spotted growing along the river bank. The village is particularly spectacular if you visit during the evening hours, at sunset, when the light and colors remain transparent and glisten above Ait Benhaddou, making it glow.Ouarzazate is one of the most important of the southern towns and stands at a crossroads joining north and south Morocco. To one side of the town stretches the 'Valley of the 1000 Kasbahs' and to the other stretches the Draa Valley.
You will be staying at Villa des Orangers, Bed & Breakfast