Marrakech Day Trip

Ait Ben Haddou Day Trips from Marrakech

  • Departure from Marrakech: Begin your day early to optimize your journey. Join a guided tour or depart from Marrakech by automobile.
  • Scenic Drive: Experience the beauty of the High Atlas Mountains as you travel. As you ascend into the highlands, take in the evolving landscapes.
  • Tizi n’Tichka Pass: Traverse the Tizi n’Tichka Pass, the highest mountain pass in North Africa. Observe the magnificent views and pause to capture them in a photograph.
  • Berber Villages: Enjoy the journey by passing through attractive Berber villages. Observe the traditional architecture and local life.
  • Arrival at Ait Ben Haddou:
    Arrive at Ait Ben Haddou, a breathtaking ancient kasbah. Investigate the historic structures, mud-brick buildings, and narrow alleys.
  • Guided Tour: Investigate the services of a local guide to acquire knowledge regarding the kasbah’s history. The Kasbah Taourirt and other noteworthy landmarks should be visited.
  • brunch with a View: Indulge in a traditional Moroccan brunch at a nearby restaurant. Select a rooftop terrace that offers a panoramic view of Ait Ben Haddou.
  • Free Time: Explore the kasbah at your leisure. Photograph the arid environment and iconic architecture.
  • Departure: Return to Marrakech in the afternoon. Consider the cultural significance and extensive history of Ait Ben Haddou.

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Ait Ben Haddou is a stunning example of Moroccan architecture and engineering. The fortress was stacked exploiting traditional techniques and materials, including adobe, straw, and wood. Despite being over 300 years old, it still stands fresh and is a will to the science and craftsmanship of Moroccan builders.

Pick up from your accommodation in Marrakech at 8 o´clock in the morning, and depart to the High Atlas mountains going through Tizi N´Tichka port with stops for panoramic views.

On the way we will see many Berber villages. Then we continue to the south and detour to take 9 km of a small road that will take us to the ksar (fortified village) of Ait Ben Haddou where we will visit the famous Kasbah  (declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986). Famous films have been shot there, including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penélope Cruz…etc. Free time for lunch in town.

In the afternoon we continue to Ouarzazate, where we’ll visit The Atlas Studios; the most important cinema studios in Morocco. Very celebrated films have been made there by international movie producers such as Asterix and Cleopatra, Star Wars, The Mummy, and Gladiator.  We will go inside this town and amaze by its design. Return to Marrakech, transfer to the hotel, and end the tour.

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Important! This is a planned tour itinerary; if it does not meet your needs, please contact us. Based on your preferences and the length of your stay, we will develop a bespoke schedule. We provide bespoke Morocco excursions. As more individuals join the tour, the cost decreases. If the payment is fixed, transportation expenses will be proportional to the number of passengers. The standard of lodging affects its price. Please contact us for a quote.

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    Arabic serves as the designated language of communication; however, a prevalent Moroccan dialect known as Darjia is often used. French is prevalent as a result of historical connections, whereas certain regions may also have some Spanish presence.

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