Nomadic In Morocco: A Photo Tour of the Trip of a Lifetime From stylish Marrakech across the Sahara and jaw-dropping Atlas Mountains, photographer Michael Hanson captured a road trip like no other. But we're happy to report it's easier and more budget-friendly than you'd ever imagine. Budget Travel Thursday, Mar 5, 2015, 1:00 PM Marrakech’s Djemaa el-Fna will delight all your senses. (Michael Hanson) Budget Travel LLC, 2016
 

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Nomadic In Morocco: A Photo Tour of the Trip of a Lifetime

From stylish Marrakech across the Sahara and jaw-dropping Atlas Mountains, photographer Michael Hanson captured a road trip like no other. But we're happy to report it's easier and more budget-friendly than you'd ever imagine.

  • Marrakech’s Djemaa el-Fna will delight all your senses
  • Exotic spices at a Marrakech market
  • When in Marrakech, don’t forget to grab a table at Cafe de France for great coffee and people watching!
  • Hassan Hajjaj, a well-known Marrakech artist
  • A tagine of vegetables and chicken at Marrakech’s Le Jardin restaurant
  • The Dades Valley cuts through a rugged landscape with hundreds of kasbahs throughout the 100-mile stretch
  • Get your tagine on at Les Jardins de Ouarzazate
  • Les Jardins de Quarzazate is an oasis on the long, hot journey from the Sahara to the Atlas Mountains
  • Hiking—instead of camel riding—is sometimes the best way to the top of a dune
  • A guide stands by his camel as the soft light of sunset falls and the desert begins to cool
  • Berber tent camps are common throughout this area of the Sahara
  • Berber teenagers near a tent camp at dusk
  • A Berber man stands in a tunnel that once carried water to irrigate farmland in the desert
  • A Berber man in the desert-bordering town of Merzouga
  • Hotel Al Baraka Des Loisirs, in Ouarzazate, is a good place to rest before or after a Sahara adventure
  • Hotel Al Baraka Des Loisirs, in Ouarzazate
  • Ouarzazate is home to film studios
  • A welcome sign in Ouarzazate
  • Locals in Ait Benhaddou
  • The distinctive fortified town of Ait Benhaddou
  • The town is a trip back in time
  • Ait Benhaddou is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the location of several biblical-themed films

Marrakech’s Djemaa el-Fna will delight all your senses.

(Michael Hanson)

Exotic spices at a Marrakech market.

(Michael Hanson)

When in Marrakech, don’t forget to grab a table at Cafe de France for great coffee and people watching!

(Michael Hanson)

Hassan Hajjaj, a well-known Marrakech artist.

(Michael Hanson)

A tagine of vegetables and chicken at Marrakech’s Le Jardin restaurant.

(Michael Hanson)

The Dades Valley cuts through a rugged landscape with hundreds of kasbahs throughout the 100-mile stretch.

(Michael Hanson)

Get your tagine on at Les Jardins de Ouarzazate.

(Michael Hanson)

Les Jardins de Quarzazate is an oasis on the long, hot journey from the Sahara to the Atlas Mountains.

(Michael Hanson)

Hiking—instead of camel riding—is sometimes the best way to the top of a dune.

(Michael Hanson)

A guide stands by his camel as the soft light of sunset falls and the desert begins to cool.

(Michael Hanson)

Berber tent camps are common throughout this area of the Sahara.

(Michael Hanson)

Berber teenagers near a tent camp at dusk.

(Michael Hanson)

A Berber man stands in a tunnel that once carried water to irrigate farmland in the desert.

(Michael Hanson)

A Berber man in the desert-bordering town of Merzouga.

(Michael Hanson)

Hotel Al Baraka Des Loisirs, in Ouarzazate, is a good place to rest before or after a Sahara adventure.

(Michael Hanson)

Hotel Al Baraka Des Loisirs, in Ouarzazate.

(Michael Hanson)

Ouarzazate is a thriving center of the film industry and is home to several studios.

(Michael Hanson)

A welcome sign in Ouarzazate.

(Michael Hanson)

Locals in Ait Benhaddou, a town that dates back a thousand years.

(Michael Hanson)

The distinctive fortified structures of Ait Benhaddou.

(Michael Hanson)

The town of Ait Benhaddou is like a trip back in time.

(Michael Hanson)

Ait Benhaddou is a UNESCO World Heritage site and was the location of several biblical-themed films.

(Michael Hanson)
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