September 30, 2017
To split up the next drive, we stopped in Ouarzazate and stayed at Le Berbere Palace and splurged a little for a relaxing night in a modern hotel. The following day we hopped in another car for the long trek to Marrakech by way of Ksar Aït Ben Haddou. A ksar is defined as a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, which is a traditional Saharan city. Aït Ben Haddou is located in the southern foothills of the Atlas mountains and is a Unesco World Heritage site that represents the architecture of southern Morocco. Much of the ksar is authentic to its original form except for a set of towers along the river that were constructed for the filming of the movie Lawrence of Arabia.