A day trip to Marrakech to Aït Benhaddou, a kasbah famous for scenes in Lawrence of Arabia and Game of Thrones. Getting to Aït Benhaddou includes 8 hours in a car; driving through the High Atlas Mountains, through the desert, seeing a palindrome of red and green.
THE DRIVE TO AÏT BENHADDOU
Started the day early, we wanted to take a Marrakech day trip to Aït Benhaddou and Quarzazate; 4 hours away. We met our driver, Hassen, at our riad in Marrakech at 8am. Fluent in English, Hassen, was great and extremely knowledgeable about the Berber culture; he is Berber, so… I guess that helps.
HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAIN RANGE
Driving to the base of the High Atlas Mountain Range, it was like nothing I had imagined it would be; Going from the flat and dry desert environment of Marrakech to the steep, tree and snow covered mountain tops. Apparently there are ski resorts on the snow capped mountain tops. Who knew!