After breakfast, you leave the Draa Valley behind as you cross over the Tizi n’Tinififft Pass (1,660 m / 5,446 ft). As you twist and turn around basalt cliffs you will be inundated by a myriad of colors everywhere you look. After approximately 70 kilometers (45 miles), you’ll enter Ouarzazate, known as the Moroccan Hollywood for the numerous movies filmed in the city. On the far side of Ouarzazate, you will visit Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, an UNESCO World Heritage site, located on the southern slopes of the High Atlas.
The road from Ait Ben Haddou snakes over the High Atlas Mountains, around hairpin bends, and in and out of canyons. As you take in the beautiful display of colors and the unmatched panoramas you’ll see why this stretch of road is considered one of the most scenic segments in the entire country. Just before you start the descent down the other side of the High Atlas, you will cross the famous Tichka Pass (2,260 m / 7,414 ft), the highest paved pass in North Africa. By the end of the day, you will find yourself back in marrakech.