Day trip to Ouarzazate and Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou

Kasbah Ait Benhaddou

Ouarzazate is nicknamed « the door of the desert » marks the beginning of the Sahara desert. It’s closest point of the desert, making it ideal for those who cannot spare more than one day away from Marrakech to see the desert.

The area is known for its kasbahs, Berber-constructed building that make the are iconic. The fortified village (ksar) of Ait Ben Haddou is the most popular for this kind of construction. 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. Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for this reason.

If these pictures look familiar, that is because you have seen this place before. Film such as Lawrence of ArabiaThe Mummy, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, The Hills Have Eyes, Salmon Fishing in Yemen, and Game of Thrones give this are the stamp of notoriety.

Itinerary

You will be picked up from you hotel 7:15 am and start the round trip of 200 km across the Atlas mountains via the Tizin’nTichka pass at an altitude of 2269 meters Along the way, you will see amazing landscapes dotted with Berber villages.

After the visit to Ait Ben Haddou and the lunch, you’ll departure towards Ouarzazate and arrive around 3:45 to visit the Museum of Cinema (entry 60 dh) and the other Kasbah Taourirt (entrance 20 dh). These entries are optional for those who wish to access them.

You will return to Marrakech around 6:30pm.

Tour includes

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle with driver / guide
  • A guided tour in Ait Ben Haddou castle.

Tour does not include

  • Entrance fees (studios of cinema & Kasbah Taourirt)
  • Lunch / Drinks

Price

The price is under request.

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To book your tour or find out more, contact Hassan. Email at: mahi.reservation@gmail.com WhatsApp at +212 661-613080.