Day 5 (Merzouga to Ait Benhaddou)The following day I went back to get a glimpse of sunrise from the sand dunes. And then started driving towards a place called Ait Benhaddou around 400 kms away. My travel mates were two lovely people from France. En route one can also stop at the famous Todra Gorge.Ait Benhaddou is famous as the Yunkai region from Game of Thrones. The Kasbah here is built over a hill and one can get stunning visuals of the same from a nearby hill. The mud houses of the Kasbah provide a very rustic feel to the whole experience. You can choose to stay on either side of the river – either inside the Kasbah or on the other side which has many hostels
After breakfast in the hotel, we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaat Mgouna and Ouarzazate. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand Kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photography shots of the trip. We’ll stop at Kalaat Mgouna, "the rose city", to purchase rosewater, which will make your linen smell good for a long time after your trip is over. Continue to Marrakech via the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Built by Et Hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains during the 18th century, now the Kasbah is a house of many Glaoui people. Your journey will continue through the majestic Tizi n'Tichka Pass (2260m) over the High Atlas Mountains, before arriving at your accommodation in Marrakech.