The final leg of your journey takes you by 4WD to the palm oasis of Skoura, with a stop in the historic UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou, a popular movie set – this distinctive red-brick ksar
has featured in films from Lawrence of Arabia to Gladiator.
On arrival in Skoura, experience a stay at Dar Ahlam
, the company’s signature hotel, which is the former home of a sultan. This exclusive retreat on the edge of the Sahara is beautifully set in a traditional kasbah, with a swimming pool amongst the palm groves and olive trees, courtyards with central fountains, cosy alcoves and tranquil walled gardens to retreat to.
Visit the nearby Valley of Roses, famous for its vast blanket of colourful, fragrant roses, which are famed around the world and celebrated with a yearly festival. Back at Dar Ahlam, make a beeline for the perfumerie or the hammam, and head up to the roof terrace for a cocktail or two overlooking the palm trees and the Atlas Mountains beyond… this is quintessential Morocco.