This day tour from Marrakech is perfect for those of you who want a glimpse of the desert and the beautiful kasbahs built by the Berbers. Three hours drive takes you to the gateway of Sahara, traversing the Tichka pass in the High Atlas. The steep mountain hillsides are clustered with fortified villages (Kasbahs). You’ll spend the afternoon exploring the UNESCO world heritage site of Aït Benhaddou, used as a backdrop for shooting more than 20 films and was one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old salt caravan route where traders brought slaves, gold, ivory and salt from Saharian Africa to Marrakech and beyond. After lunch in the Kasbah you’ll visit the old Pacha Glaoui Kasbah in Ouarzazate. This kasbah has an amazing story behind, intrinsically linked to the formation of Morocco as a country in the 20th century. . This trip is recommended for all year round.The trip starts at 07:00 a.m. from Marrakech and ends at 19:00 back to Marrakech.