Your 9-day Moroccan travel adventure Great South and Kasbahs commences with time to explore the magic of Marrakech. Your guided tour of Marrakech will take you to visit the Bahia Palace, the royal necropolis of Saadian Tombs, the Jemaa El-Fna Square, and the minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque, whose silhouette inspired the Giralda of Seville and the Hassan Tower of Rabat. Then discover the open air markets or "souks" where you can shop for gems from tradesmen and craftsmen including copper work, jewelry, leather goods, and much more. From Marrakech travel through the High Atlas Mountains, and then take the Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass into the town of Ouarzazate. Continue through Skoura to the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs, an intriguing trading route lined with Berber settlements that stand like life-size sandcastles along its edges. Tinghir awaits for your exploration with its craggy canyons in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains known as Todra Gorges. You will travel to Erfoud by way of Rissani, the birthplace of the Alaouite Dynasty, from where the current Moroccan royal family originates. Your next overnight stop is Merzouga where you can delve into the desert on an optional excursion or explore at your leisure. Travel along the nomad's road through Berber villages on your way to Zagora then along to Agdz on the banks of the Draa River in the Draa Valley. Visit the famous Kasr Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and location of acclaimed movies and television programs including: Game of Thrones, Lawrence of Arabia, and Gladiator. More time for you to explore Marrakech on at your own pace offers the ideal culmination to the adventure of a lifetime!