I didn’t see anything else quite like Aït Benhaddou the entire time I was in Morocco.
This UNESCO world heritage site is a ksar, or fortified city which would’ve been used for the purpose of defence in the early days of civilisation.
However today barely anyone lives inside the dwellings anymore, which range from the very large to the humbly modest.
My group climbed to the top of Aït Benhaddou just in time for sunset and were rewarded with a beautiful view once there.
Only a handful of people were there at the same time which made it extra nice.
The walk to the summit is an easy one and along the way you’ll come across an assortment of people selling the traditional Moroccan wares but also an artist has a set up with some fantastic pieces – you’ll be pretty tempted to pick one up!
Aït Benhaddou was our final stop before Essaouira and following that we headed back to Marrakech, where our tour started.
The drive out of the Atlas Mountain area where Aït Benhaddou is located is rather beautiful despite a lack of greenery.
The twisted roads and rugged landscape will make you want to pull over more than once to take a few pictures of the splendid views outside your window!