To break up a holiday in Marrakech, why not hire a car, drive out of the city, and brave the twisty tight passes that snake across the Atlas Mountains to Ouarzazate.
The terrain changes from lush rolling hills, to barren, rugged and snow-topped (depending on the season) mountains, with little communities nestled in the sheltered side of the mountains.
After four hours, you end up on the edge of the Sahara, in Ouarzazate, a city used in movies from Lawrence of Arabia to Star Wars.
If driving back the same day, remember to leave in time to get back across the mountains before dark. The unlit roads and crazy lorry drivers make it a death trap at night.
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