A day trip to Ouarzazate is ideal for those who cannot spare more than one day away from Marrakesh to see the desert. You will also see the fortified, Berber village of Ait Ben Haddou.

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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 Marrakesh 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 Arabia,  The Mummy, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, The Hills Have Eyes, Salmon Fishing in Yemen, and Game of Thrones give this are the stamp of notoriety.


You will be picked up from you hotel 7:30 am and start the round trip of 200 km across the Atlas mountains via the Tizin’nTichka pass at an altitude of 2260 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  and the other Kasbah Taourirt (extra). These entries are optional for those who wish to access them.

You will return to Marrakesh around 7:30 pm.


  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle with driver / guide.


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


The price is 30€ per person.