Day Trip From Marrakech To Ait Benhaddou

Marrakech To Ait Ben Haddou Tour


1 Days

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Group & Private Tour


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From $40 /  Person

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 Marrakech To Ait Ben Haddou Tour, our driver will pick you up from your hotel at 7 am 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, Enjoy Our Marrakech to ait Benhaddou Option with good price and high-quality services.

Guide Morocco Tours organizes a Day Trip From Marrakech To Ait Benhaddou It’s available every day, with departure from your hotel and driving across the Atlas Mountains to visit and enjoy the best of Morocco’s Sahara desert.

Marrakech To Ait Ben Haddou Tour 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 Valley, 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. Your 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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Day Trip From Marrakech To Ait Benhaddou Frequently Asked Questions

This Day Trip From Marrakech To Ait Benhaddou 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.

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Today, the historic village of Aït Benhaddou is still inhabited, but only by a few remnant Berber families (between five and 10 of them, depending on who you ask)


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Facts about Ait Benhaddou

Ksar Ait Benhaddou is around 1,300 square meters. Made of red clay bricks, it has many long and narrow alleys tangling up in a unique geometric shape. According to historians, the construction of the Ksar on a hill near a river was a strategic choice


Get the weather forecast for Morocco. The degree is F°, and the values are current. To get a sense of the climate in the Erg Chebbi dunes of the Merzouga Desert region of Morocco ( Rissani and Erfoud are the closest cities).


It is advisable to purchase travel insurance before departing from your home country. Nobody is coerced into buying it by us. Local hospitals’ diagnostic capabilities are limited. Insurance is an excellent option because private clinics can be pricey, evacuations can be expensive, and luggage can disappear.


The Valley of the Roses has been carved by the Assif M’Goun river as it twists and turns its way down to the town of Kalaat M’Gouna. An exhilarating windy 30 km paved road runs alongside the river, with excellent views of the mesmerizing red rock / green valley combination.

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