One Day Trip to Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate from Marrakech
Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime? Look no further than a day trip from Marrakech to visit Kasbah Telouet, Ait Benhaddou, and Ouarzazate!
Imagine winding your way through the stunning Atlas Mountains, taking in breathtaking views at every turn. As you make your way to Kasbah Telouet, you'll be transported back to a world of ancient Berber culture and tradition. The Kasbah, once the residence of the Glaoui family, is a stunning example of Moroccan architecture and history.
Next, it's on to Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Morocco's most famous kasbahs. This ancient fortress has been the backdrop for numerous films and television shows, including Lawrence of Arabia and Game of Thrones. As you explore the Kasbah's winding streets and towering ramparts, you'll feel like you've stepped into another world.
After soaking up the history and culture of these two incredible sites, it's time to head to Ouarzazate. This desert oasis is known for its film studios and cinematic history, and you'll have the chance to visit some of the sets where iconic movies were filmed.
So Why Should You Take This Excursion?
Because it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the beauty and history of Morocco in a single day. From the stunning Atlas Mountains to the ancient kasbahs and the charming city of Ouarzazate, this day trip has it all.
Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to experience the magic of Morocco. Book your day trip from Marrakech to visit Kasbah Telouet, Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, and Ouarzazate today!
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We will begin our journey early at 7 am (or 8 am during Winter days) from Marrakesh, embarking on a breathtaking drive through the Atlas Mountains. As we make our way through charming Berber villages, we will have the opportunity to take in panoramic views of the stunning landscape, with photo stops along the way to capture the beauty of this region. We will also make refreshment stops to ensure that we are comfortable throughout the approximately 4-hour drive.
As we make our way through the roads of the Atlas Mountains, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of charming Berber villages nestled into the side of the mountains. These villages are often camouflaged by the surrounding soil, making them a hidden treasure to discover. Along the way, we'll descend into lush valleys where you'll be able to drive alongside sparkling rivers, surrounded by gardens brimming with olive, walnut, pomegranate, apple, pear, and quince trees. Local Berber women and children can be seen tending to their goats and sheep, climbing up steep slopes in search of food and firewood.
As we get deeper into the mountains, the landscape transforms into a semi-arid, desert-like terrain. Here, you'll witness the iconic Kasbah architecture, with towers at the corners and grilled windows set into soft peach-colored walls. These traditional houses, made of adobe, are perfectly suited to the harsh climatic conditions of the south.
After crossing the famous Tizi-n-Tichka pass (the highest mount in Africa at 2260 m above sea level), we leave the main road and take a side road to the Telouet Kasbah, a stunning ruin that once belonged to the Pacha of the Atlas. This Kasbah is a testament to the region's rich history, and you'll have the chance to learn more about its past from any local guide.
Next, we will make our way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou, the most well-preserved Kasbah in Morocco. Located on the old caravan route between Marrakesh and the Sahara, Ait Ben Haddou has long been a popular destination for travelers. Its stunning beauty has also made it a popular location for Hollywood blockbusters, making it a must-see for film fans.
Before continuing to Ouarzazate, you'll have the opportunity to take a break and enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the local restaurants in Ait Benhaddou.
Next, we will continue to Ouarzazate, known as the "gate to the desert." Here, we will visit the Taourirt Kasbah, a spectacular building that offers a glimpse into the Moroccan architecture of the past. The entrance fee for this Kasbah is just 2 euros or 20 dirhams per person.
As the day comes to a close, we will begin our journey back to Marrakesh, taking in the stunning views of the Atlas Mountains.
This excursion is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore Morocco's rich history and culture, and we can't wait to share it with you. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to experience all that Morocco has to offer. Book your tour today!
- A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the beauty of the Atlas mountains and the history of Morocco
- Refreshment stops to ensure comfort during the approximately 4-hour drive
- The opportunity to take in panoramic views of the stunning Atlas Mountains landscape
- A visit to the Telouet Kasbah, a stunning ruin that once belonged to the Pacha of the Atlas
- A visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou, the most well-preserved kasbah in Morocco and a popular location for Hollywood blockbusters
- A visit to the Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate, a spectacular building that offers a glimpse into Moroccan architecture and the chance to see inside a real ancient kasbah
- The opportunity to capture memories with photo stops along the way
- A journey back to Marrakesh, taking in the stunning views of the Atlas Mountains as you go
- Free hotel pick-up and drop-off (or a convenient meeting point if hotel not accessible)
- Professional and experienced English or French speaking driver.
- Luxurious, fully-equipped vehicles.
- Transportation insurance.
- Lunch and drinks.
- Entrance fees.
- Local guides.
- Personal Expenses.
- Anything Else not mentioned.
Please keep in mind that this tour itinerary is just a suggestion. If it doesn't fit your needs, feel free to reach out to us. We can create a personalized itinerary for you based on your preferences and the length of your stay.
We offer customized tours and trips throughout Morocco. The price of the tour will depend on the number of people participating. Because the cost of transportation is fixed, the price will be divided among the participants. Contact us for an accurate quote.