Marrakech to Ait benhaddou Day trip

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Marrakech to Ait benhaddou Day trip

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3 Years

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Amazing Marrakech to Ait benhaddou day trip

Visit the UNESCO-listed site on this day trip from Marrakech to Ait Benhaddou. Travel from Marrakech to Ouarzazate by air-conditioned Minibus, and venture into the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and reach the impressive Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, declared a world heritage site and the backdrop of numerous films. At Ouarzazate, Morocco, the door to the Sahara desert, you will visit the ancient Taourirt Kasbah, a Palace of 300 rooms, and the famous Atlas Film Studios.

Here is the itinerary Marrakech to Ait benhaddou Day trip

OVERVIEW

This full-day trip from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou & Kasbah Ouarzazate   is ideal for those of you who cannot spare more than one day to get a sneak of the Morocco Sahara desert. Take this round trip of 400 km across the Atlas mountain range via the Tizi Ntichka pass at an altitude of 2269 meters above sea level. Marvel at the brilliant landscape views dotted with Berber villages. Visit the legendary fortified Berber village of Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou and its sister town of Ouarzazate famous as the Hollywood of Africa.

MARRAKECH TO AIT BENHADDOU DAY TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Drive across the High Atlas Mountains
  • Enjoy the scenery of snow-capped Atlas peaks and Tizi Ntichka Pass
  • Explore the Berber fortified village of Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou
  • Visit Ouarzazate and its film studios

Your day trip starts from Marrakech to ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate through the High Atlas Mountains in a private full-day excursion. On this day trip to Ait Benhaddou, you will visit the UNESCO world heritage site and local architecture Kasbah Ait Benhaddou. It is a concentrate of beauty unmatched in the south of Morocco.

The private day trip from Marrakech to ait Benhaddou takes you to the high point of the road is the pass Tizi n’Tichka which represents the highest road pass of Morocco with its 2260m. About 30km from Ouarzazate, the visit of the ksar Aït ben Haddou is unavoidable. Inside it, there are traditional dwellings but also some Kasbahs (small citadels built in adobe and decorated with geometric motifs) representative of the Berber culture. The place is also known to have served as a shooting location for famous films such as Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, The Mummy, and others.

Arriving in Ouarzazate we realize that this one is a bit Hollywood Berber because the world of cinema is very visible. The diversity of the landscapes and the exceptional light of the region are indeed sought for some films.

Ouarzazate is a link between the mountains of the High Atlas, the oases of the Dadèsm the Draa valleys and the desert plateau of the South Morrocan, it is nicknamed “The door of the desert”. Ouarzazate is known by the Kasbah of Taourirt built in the 17th century by the Glaoui tribe and registered in the Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, and The cinematographic studios that have made many famous films. Back to Marrakech towards the beginning of the evening.

Included
  • A/C modern vehicle driven by an English speaking driver / guide
  • Pick up / drop off at your hotel/ riad
  • Guided tour of Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou
Not Included
  • Lunch & beverages
  • Entrance fees to the film studios
  • Entrance fees to Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate

    TripAdvisor

    star rating  We had a 24 day trip throughout Morocco planned and our tour agency contracted Morocco First Gate to arrange a driver and many of our local stops. Mahmoud picked... read more

    188caseyg
    March 18, 2020

    star rating  My partner and I loved our 6d/5n private-tour from Marrakech to Fes; it truly was a great succes, and we owe this also to Morocco First Gate. Positives: ... read more

    Emilio C
    March 1, 2020

    star rating  We had many good guides but our driver Mahmoud was the best. He was kind, considerate, funny and entertaining. I would recommend him to anyone who is interested... read more

    Carol H
    February 1, 2020

    star rating  Very pleasant tour. The guides Sala and driver Abdel were very friendly, explicative and detailed in every explanation of each of the seeings. I strongly recommend them plus transportarion vehicles... read more

    MarcosL2179
    February 9, 2020

    star rating  If I could give 10 stars+ I would. Our trip began with Mahmoud meeting us at the airport. Little did we know that he started as our "driver" and we... read more

    andrea v
    January 11, 2020