Auberge Kasbah la Datte d'Or Chez Abdellatif
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... as a stay with a Berber family we were delighted to find a massive grand mud built home. Owned by one family who live at one end of it, this Gite was more like a castle. Whilst rustic it was just divine, where they catered for everyone with dorms, hotel style ensuited rooms and large suites. With divine terraces, massive verandahs and the most spectacular sweepings views along and across the lush green valley to the stark rich red rocks, the beauty took our breath ...
The kasbah in town also looks nice not that we went in, if indeed that is even possible, not to mention there is the movie studio just outside of town (the opposite side of the kasbah heading back towards Marrakech) but not something that interests us - you can generally combine this with a visit to Ait Benhaddou when negotiating with the grand taxi driver.
So our quick excursion to Ouarzazate is already complete and tomorrow we are off to another kasbah in Telouet!
... to go all the way up. Does my backside look better now? The view from the very top was spectacular. I can see why so many movies were filmed here. Khalid pointed out some film locations better appreciated from this high point – a scene from Gladiator and Jewel of the Nile. I am going to go back to watch these movies to see if I can recognize any of the locations. In the distance you could hear the mid-day Call to ...
... dry and tiny: they used mirrors to make it appear full size in the film. The guide jokes that Cleopatra is only clay and plaster. In the distance we can see the set of a middle-eastern town from the time of the crusades, the facade being constructed for a Ridley Scott epic, Kingdom of Heaven. From here it is back to the hotel, the room is too warm for comfort, so after a quick break we head out into the afternoon sun for the local Kasbah. This was ...
The first day of my tour. :) Here is a description of the tour:
Departure from Marrakech @ 7:30am by minibus to visit Ait Ben Haddau/ Ouarzazate/ the valley of the roses. Overnight at a hotel in the Dades Gorges.
Second day- Breakfast at the hotel. Departure 8am to visit the Todra Gorge. Drive to Merzouga, take 1 1/2 hour camel ride at sunset to camp in the Sahara, dinner and stay in Nomad tent that night.
Third day- ...