No trip to Morocco is complete without visiting Ait Benhaddou, the iconic UNESCO World Heritage site that has graced Hollywood blockbusters from The Mummy to Gladiator.
Founded along the age-old caravan trail that linked Marrakech to the Sahara, the crumbling adobe Kasbah and surrounding fortress sit against the High Atlas backdrop and serve as a Berber trading post. The site has long been abandoned, the villagers moving to a modern town close by, yet several families remain and are happy to guide tourists through the medina’s narrow alleys and up to the Kasbah itself. Visit in the late afternoon as shadows stretch across the Saïss Plain, and you are rewarded with one of Morocco’s most atmospheric (and photogenic) sights.
Ait Benhaddou Hotels
Riad Caravane was set up in the heart of the village’s ancient Kasbah and restored to traditional Adobe architecture. Andrea and Vincent, residents of Morocco and lovers of its culture, wanted to create this friendly, spacious, peaceful, and genuine atmosphere decorated uniquely and warm riad. And that is why it’s one of our favourites in the region.
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