Day trip from Marrakech to ait ben haddou

4.7 / 8 Reviews

From €160

Per group

ID : AP0024

private

Private

1Day

Medium

hp

Hotel transfers

Highlights

  • Across the Atlas Mountains and the highest pass of Africa
  • Visit the splendid Kasbah Ait ben Haddou, registered by UNESCO as a human cultural heritage.
  • You will have a sight of the exceptional Berber culture and discover the local architecture, Kasbahs and villages.
  • Discover the gate of the desert (Ouarzazate) and the Kasbah Taourirt.

Description

The day trip from Marrakech to ait ben haddou, start by the route that connects Marrakech to Ouarzazate crosses the most beautiful landscapes of the High Atlas through the pass of Tizi n'Tichka, then by the valley Ounila which contains: Ocher villages that blend into the multicolored mountains, terraced orchards, troglodytic ksours and abandoned kasbahs. It is a concentrate of beauty unmatched in the south of Morocco.

From time to time we can see some hives making it possible to produce honey made from medicinal plants, this one is besides very sought after.

The day trip from Marrakech to ait ben haddou 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. It allows the junction between the fertile plains of the region of Marrakech and the semi-desert landscapes of the region of Ouarzazate.

About 30km from Ouarzazate, the visit of the ksar Aït ben Haddou is unavoidable. Built on the side of a hill, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It is actually a kind of fortified village protected by high walls and watchtowers. 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 ...

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".

Its relatively recent town center has no real historical heritage worthy of interest but Ouarzazate is known by the Kasbah of Taourirt built in the 17th century by the Glaoui tribe and registered in the Cultural Heritage of the Humanity by UNESCO, and The cinematographic studios that have made many famous films.

Back to Marrakech towards the beginning of the evening

Spoken languages : fr, en, ar,

What's Included

  • Hotel transfers
  • Comfortable transportation
  • Driver / guide
  • Insurance

What's not Included

  • Meals & Drinks
  • Entrance fees for monuments

Know before you go

Distance (400 Kilometers)

In order to arrange your hotel pick up, please mention your hotel name and adress when booking


Cancelation policy
Free: free cancellation until 1 day before the activity starting date.

Hotel transfers

The hotel pickups collect/return are included in the price, the driver will meet you at the reception desk of your accommodation. (Open in Google Maps)

Reviews (8)

Over all Rating

based on 8 Reviews
4.7/5

Very good