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Tizi-n-Tichka Pass

The N9 highway runs from Marrakech southeast over the Atlas Mountains, crossing the country’s highest pass. On the other side, it then descends to the town of Ouarzazate, considered to be the gateway to the Sahara. Along this route, you will come across some interesting sights, including the kasbahs of Telouet and Aït Benhaddou (both off the main road). From start to finish, the route is 196 km (122 miles) on a good road. However, there are some tortuous stretches that demand careful driving; as a result, the journey invariably takes nearly four hours. Travellers can arrange for a grand taxi or hire a car. Alternatively, several ...

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