The Ultimate Guide to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah Day Trip From Marrakech
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Marrakech to Ouarzazate day trip 

ait ben haddou day trip From Marrakech:If you are staying in Marrakech Morocco, then it is well worth taking a day trip to Ait Benhaddou to visit the ancient kasbahs and marvel at this scene which seems straight out of a desert movie. In fact, Ait Benhaddou has played host to the epic movie, Gladiator, the hit series Game of Thrones and many more famous films. Ait Benhaddou is an ancient, fortified, red earthen village along a former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. Driving from Marrakech, it is reached via the Tizi n’Tichka Pass through the Atlas Mountains.

Discover the chain of the High Atlas Mountains, the famous Tizi-n-Tichka, the highest in North Africa, the Berber villages perched on the side of the mountains and the Kasbahs that illustrates the traditional habitat, representative of the Southern Moroccan culture. During this day trip to Telouet & Ait Ben Haddou from Marrakech, our driver will pick you up from your hotel at 7am After the Tichka pass, you will leave the main road and take a side road to the Telouet Kasbah, which belonged to the Lords of the Atlas, the Glaoui family. Strategically located in the High Atlas, the occupants of the palace had the privilege of being on the passage of merchant caravans, and close to important salt mines.


Marrakech to Ouarzazate and Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou day trip key detail

  • Duration: 1Days 
  • Departure: Around 8H30 in the morning​
  • Starting Location: Marrakech
  • Ending Location: Marrakech

What To Do in Ait Ben Haddou & Telouet Day Trip from Marrakech

  • Drive along the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi n Tichka.
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  • Cross the Mountain Berber villages and enjoy the beautiful nature.
  • Guided tour in Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
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  • Visit Ouarzazate Morocco with its film studio and Kasbah Taourirt


  • Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser + fuel
  • English/French/Spanish speaking driver during the day trip
  • Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation
  • Lunch
  • Free time to explore the sites such as Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, Walks, Canyons, Breaks for photos,..Etc
  • local guiding in Ait benhaddou
  • Flexible stops
  • No hidden costs

Not included

  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Gratuities


This 1 day trips from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah  is ideal for those of you who cannot spare more than one day to get a sneak of  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.

1 Day  Ait Ben Haddou Private Tour :

Aït Ben Haddou day trip gives you an opportunity to discover one of the most beautiful and oldest Kasbahs in Morocco. the driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakech then take the road to Aït ben Haddou by crossing the high atlas Mountains Tizi n Tichka ( 2262 m ). Aït Ben Haddou is a fortified city, or palace (ksar), along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in present-day Morocco. Most citizens living in the area now live in more modern dwellings in a nearby village. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. You will have a visit of this Kasbah to explore the Berber architecture. Then you will have lunch, after lunch taking the road back to Marrakech.

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Your private full day tour to Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou and Ouarzazate will start early in the morning ( 07h00 AM ) with a pick up from your hotel /riad.
Drive east of Marrakech crossing the windy high Atlas Mountains and Tizi Ntichka pass. Numerous stops will be made along the way to enjoy the views, take photos, stretch your legs or drink a cup of coffee.
Visit Ait Benhaddou village (where Star Wars were filmed). UNESCO as one of the world’s cultural treasures has classified the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou. It is studded with crenelated towers and its buildings decorated with geometrical motifs and are considered to be one of the most beautiful villages of this kind in Morocco. A program of restoration work is currently under way to encourage the population of the village, which is at present inhabited by just five families.
From here, continue to Ouarzazate, which marks the beginning of the Sahara desert. Visit Taourirt Kasbah. This former Glaoui residence, situated on the edge of the town, on the road to Morocco Sahara desert, is considered to be one of the most beautiful kasbahs of Morocco. It consists of a maze of luxury apartments, simple clay houses and crenelated towers, which are lavishly decorated with geometric motifs. Part of the fortified village is open to the public.
After some time at leisure for a cup of mint tea or coffee, drive back to Marrakech later in the afternoon while crossing the High Atlas Mountains.
Your Full day trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate and Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou will end late in the afternoon by a drop off at your hotel or in the city center.

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 Marrakech to ouarzazate & ait ben haddou tour Pricing:

  •  1 pax : 190€
  •  2 pax : 99€
  •  3 pax : 70€
  •  4 pax : 55€
  •  5 pax : 45€
  •  6+pax : 40€ pp
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