South Morocco Road Trip – Day 4: Diving back in time

Back to the 10th century: today we will visit an ancient fortress city in the middle of the desert. And let's get out of the present: the world of cinema and the luxury of hospitality combines the hotel Le Temple Des Arts.
South Morocco Road Trip

Trip duration: 11 days

Inga Isupova

Le Temple Des Arts

L'oasis D'or

African Restaurants


Villages, Historic Sites

Ksar Ait-Ben-Haddou in Morocco is a fortified city, built in the middle of the desert, like a fairy-tale mirage. This fortified man-made city has been standing on a hillside for dozens of centuries under the rays of the scorching sun, surrounded by endless sands. Similar structures built in the traditions of Moroccan architecture in the Atlas mountains of Morocco are not uncommon here, but none of them can be compared with the scale and beauty of the legendary Ait Ben Haddou. A picturesque ancient city is composed of several dozens of clay fortresses. The Casbes and their towers were skillfully decorated with original openwork ornaments. Through a lot of round arches between the buildings, there are narrow streets running that create a complex labyrinth of the medina. On the slopes, streets turn into beautiful multi-storey terraces, formed by flat roofs.

Chez Dimitri - The Greek


For a change, this day you’ll have dinner in the restaurant that doesn’t offer Moroccan cuisine. For someone who prefers meat, it’s advice to try a masterfully cooked steak.