Day Trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou

181 km

1 Day

All seasons

Day trip from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou Overview:

Marrakech day trip to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah is ideal for those who can’t spare much peace and quiet but really want to catch a peek of Morocco’s magnificent desert. Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site, which served as the backdrop for a number of blockbuster movies.

Follow the historic caravan routes as you ride a comfy 4WD or minivan across the High Atlas range, passing a number of lush oases, magnificent kasbahs, and imperial fortified settlements. Admire the fortified Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, one of the cultural wonders of the world that is a UNESCO world heritage site and has served as the setting for many Hollywood films.

Visit the magnificent Taourirt Kasbah, a historically significant fortified house, in Ouarzazate. Once there, you may put your camel-riding prowess to the test while taking part in a festival of laughing and experiencing the essential hospitality of the Moroccan desert (Not included in the price).

On a day trip from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou, explore the High Atlas Mountains’ beautiful scener

Marrakech day trip to Ait Ben Haddou highlights:

  • Inspire the splendid Atlas Mountains landscapes.
  • Visit the UNESCO World heritage Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
  • Discover Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate.
  • Visit Ouarzazate film studio.

1 Day trip Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou Itinerary

The High Atlas Mountains and the well-known Tizi N Tichka pass, which is 2,260 meters high and the highest in all of Africa, are your route from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou on our one-day excursion. You’ll pass by the mountainous Berber communities along the journey, which are sometimes hard to tell apart from the mountains itself.

The landscape abruptly changes, turning semi-arid and desert-like when you get to the other side of the mountains. Every residence in the towered Kasbah building is adorned with grilled windows and plainly colored walls.

These conventional homes are constructed of adobe, which is ideal for the temperature of the south.

You will arrive in the traditional Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, which might be a UNESCO World Heritage site, after touring the lovely valleys.

Because of the well-known movies that were filmed there, including “Game of Thrones (2013),” “The Jewel of the Nile (1985”), “Lawrence of Arabia (1962), “The Kingdom of Heaven,” “The Mom,” “Alexander the Great (2004),” “Babel (2006),” and “Gladiator (200),” Morocco is sometimes referred to as the “Moroccan Hollywood.”

With your knowledgeable guide by your side, you’ll enjoy a panoramic walk as you explore this amazing fortified town made of stones and adobe.

Observe various perspectives, take in breathtaking vistas as far as the eye can see, and take in the stunning color contrast. Eating while surrounded by this breathtaking scenery is equally enjoyable.

Information on a day trips from Marrakech to Kasbah Ait Benhaddou

-comfortable walking shoes, like sport sneakers. For this journey, long sleeves, long pants or skirts, and a thick jacket are appropriate. ​

– A responsible adult must be present with the child.

– If a vegetarian option is needed, let us know when making the reservation.

– Alcoholic beverages (available to purchase)

– A confirmation of your reservation will be sent to you at the time of booking.

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