Road to Desert • MOROCCO
The best 18 minute road trip you’ll have today. A journey from Marrakech to the edge of the Sahara desert.
A three day two night road trip that pass through the Atlas Mountains, desert mud cities and gorges where Berber people live and work before arriving in Merzouga where a camel caravan transfers you to your camp for the night in a moon or star-filled night in the desert.
A long desert highway bring you to a large throat – Gorges du Dadès, 10 km long. The flattening landscape leaves the Atlas Mountain range in Africa looking lush. Desert cities next to dry rivers which bring water in winter. Deep canyons housing villages and green oasis, kasbas as focal points. The approach to the desert passes a lunar landscape of black soil, mostly flat landscape void of feature. This is where the mountains are made of sand as massive sand dunes start to appear out of the haze, the colour of turmeric.
This is the first time I used a complete 100% of my experience mixed with a 100% local soundtrack to tell a story that was edited down from over two hours of footage to make the best 18 minute road trip you’ll have today.
Atlas Mountain range in Africa
Aït Benhaddou Village in Morocco
Ouarzazate City in Morocco
Monkey Paw Mountains in the Dadès Valley
Gorges du Dadès
Boumalne Dadès Town in Morocco
Tinghir City in Morocco
Gorges du Todhra
Merzouga Village in Morocco
Desert camp bouchedor in Erg Chebbi