Relive the 17th Century in this Ksar

When a town is registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List AND also used as a movie set for 'the Gladiator', 'The Mummy' and 'Game of Thrones' to name just a few, you know to set your expectations high. 

Aït-Ben-Haddou, an 17th century village on the southern slope of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, will easily meet these sky high expectations.

As soon as you set foot in this Ksar, an collection of Kasba's (attached houses) surrounded by a defence wall, you can easily imagine yourself taking care of your flock of camels and cooking your tajine on a little wood fire under the stars.

At the moment there are only 8 families living in this fortified village and for a small fee they will show you around their ancient homes and poor you some less ancient berber whiskey, better know as delicious mint tea.

Looking over the city it is not hard to imagine why many film directors fell in love with this enchanting town, located more than 3 hours outside of the buzzing Marrakech. 

Ecotip: Try to support the locals by taking little (sustainable) souvenirs with you or consuming some of the delicious products on offer