To make this excursion, it’s necessary to pass through the Highest Atlas Mountains taking the verdant road which crosses Ait Ourir city and Taddert village. Such crossing becomes serpentine and fascinating as we get near Tichka Col (2260), which is an entrance to the Southern part of the Highest Atlas that leads to the Sahara through the crossroad of Ouarzazate city .The contrasting landscapes between the northern and the southern parts of the Highest Atlas is obvious and miraculous too.
Before arriving at Ouarazate city, we head for discovering the twinkling pearl of Morocco: Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah which is classified as an international patrimony of humanity by the UNESCO. After visiting the Kasbah, we drive to Ouarzazate city (1160m) known by its Studios of Cinema where so many great Hollywood movies were filmed such as BODY OF LIES, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA ,SCORPION KING,THE MESSAGE, THE KING OF PERSIA and so on and so forth. Ouarzazate, founded as a military post by France in 1928, is also known for its earthy-yellow houses like Taourirt Kasbah , which was one of Pacha Thami hostels .