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From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

1. From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

Discover local village, natural landscapes, and Kasbah Ait Benhaddou fortress on this day trip from Marrakech. Travel in an airconditioned van or car and stay connected with wi-fi access as you drive. Uncover movie-magic with a stop at the Atlas Film Studios in Ouarzazate.  Start your day trip with pickup from your Marrakech accommodation from 7-8 AM. Hop inside a spacious and comfortable vehicle and soak up the scenery as you travel into the Atlas Mountains. Immerse yourself in local culture with a stop at the small village ofAit Ben Barka near the hilly countryside of Toufliht. Explore the area with your driver and learn about the schedule sights for your trip. Have some free time for a break before crossing the the Tizi n'Tichka pass. Stop to capture pictures of mountain peaks on the pass from 7,415 feet above sea level (2,260 meters). Continue on to the Atlas Film Studios at Ouarzazate, the largest film studio in the world which famously featured in the TV series Game of Thrones. Spend some free time to visit the studios or to explore on your own. Take some pictures of the unique rugged local landscapes in the area. After the studio, you purchase lunch at one of the best restaurants in the area, with excellent prices and stunning panoramic views.  Finally, head to the famous Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, which is recognized as a UNESCO site and one of the most extraordinary kasbahs (fortresses) in Morocco. End your day of scenic views and memories by relaxing in your comfortable air-conditioned vehicle on your drive back to your hotel in Marrakech.

Marrakech: All-inclusive 4-Day Private Atlas and Desert Tour

2. Marrakech: All-inclusive 4-Day Private Atlas and Desert Tour

An example of the itinerary you will follow: Day 1: Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Dades Valley Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation and you will set off on your 4 day adventure. Pass through the Tizi n'Tichka pass in the High Atlas mountains and from Marrakech to Ouarzazate you can enjoy the scenic route, the landscapes with changing colors and terrain and the Berber villages along the way. You will have free time to visit the Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate and have lunch on site. Then, on to the green valley of Dadès and the valley of roses by the palm grove of Skoura. You will have dinner and stay overnight at a charming guest house in the valley. Day 2: Dades Valley, Todra Gorges, Dunes of Merzouga After breakfast, you will set off on the road to the 1000 Kasbahs, then check check out Tinghr with its magnificent palm groves. At Todra Gorge, the bravest explorers can trek along the canyon, 300 metres above the ground. Then continue towards Merzouga and the erg Chebbi dune in the Sahara desert. In the largest desert in the world, you can experience the sunset on the back of a camel as you ride towards the oasis where the camp is located. You may spend the night in the nomadic tents or under the stars and play music or sing along with the locals and become immersed in true nomadic culture. Day 3: Merzouga, Tazarine, Agdz, Ouarzazate Watch the sunrise over the dunes of erg Chebbi, followed by breakfast in the camp. Return to a hostel via camel trek for a quick shower then drive to Rissani, a small town in southern Saharan Morocco where you can stop to visit a fossil workshop, before continuing to the junction of the Drâa and Agdz valley. Enjoy a relaxing dinner and hotel stay in Ouarzazate. Day 4: Ouarzazate, Aït ben Haddou, Telouet, Marrakech Go on a tour of the movie sets and studios located in Ouarzazate: the "Hollywood of Africa". Visit the Ksar of Aït ben Haddou, a world heritage site. Aït ben Haddou has been used to date as a backdrop for more than twenty films, including "Gladiator", "Indiana Jones "and" Lawrence of Arabia ". Take advantage of this walk through the area to admire the traditional architecture of the kasbahs. Continue on home to Marrakech through the mountains.

From Fez: Marrakech via Merzouga 2 Day Desert Tour

3. From Fez: Marrakech via Merzouga 2 Day Desert Tour

Day 1 Fez -Ifrane - Midelt - Ziz valley- Merzouga Today, Pick up at 07.30 am from your hotel/riad. Travel from Fez to the Merzouga desert but this will not be any ordinary drive. Stop along the way at a number of enjoyable destinations. The first stop will be Ifrane, the alpine-style townhome to ski slopes and cedar forests situated in Morocco’s Middle Atlas Mountains to observe/feed the Barbary Monkey. Moving to the popular pitstop of Midelt (break for lunch) before carrying on through the lush green Ziz Valley and making a stop in Erfoud before reaching Merzouga. Upon arrival at Merzouga, transfer to the hotel to store your luggage, the camels will be waiting for you for a camel trekking experience (around 45 min). Enjoy the sunset on camelback to nomad tents where you will have dinner under the starry sky with a Berber folklore show (overnight desert camp). Day 2: Transfer Merzouga - Marrakech Wake up early to enjoy the sunrise on the Sahara dunes. After that, ride the camelback again to the riad/hotel for breakfast and a shower. Then, be ready for an amazing drive to Marrakech passing by, Kelaat Mgouna, Dades valley, sakura, and Ouarzazate. lunch at Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Continue the trip crossing High Atlas Mountains, Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260 min altitude) while enjoying superb views and Berber Villages on the way. Finally, on arrival in Marrakech, transfer to your hotel or riad to end the Desert trip.

From Marrakesh: Aït Benhaddou and Telouet Kasbah Day Trip

4. From Marrakesh: Aït Benhaddou and Telouet Kasbah Day Trip

If you are planning to reconcile with nature and explore the beautiful history of our country while having fun on your one-day vacation, then our site is just perfect for your needs. Before going to Ait ben haddou and Telouat Kasbah physically, let us pique your interest first by taking you on a virtual tour. First we will visit The Telouat Kasbah built by ELPACH GLAOUI (The most powerfull Pacha) then we will discover the Ait ben Haddou Kasbah where we can witness the beauty of ancient Moroccan architecture. The colorful history and design of the structure will expose you to the more traditional side of Morocco. It is a lot different from the Marrakech which is more modern. To add to the excitement, this Kasbah is also famous as a filming site for different TV shows and movies like Game of Thrones, Gladiator, and Lawrence of Arabia. We will be having our delicious lunch in a restaurant in Ouarzazate that is by the Taourirte kasbah. This location was also used during the production of the movie Star Wars. After enjoying the day in all those beautiful locations, we will go back on the road and travel back to Marrakech. We are expected to arrive in Marrakech at 7 o’clock in the evening. Upon arrival in Crimson City, you can relax and enjoy your stay while remembering the adventures during the day.

From Marrakech: Ait Benhaddou and Telouet Day Tour

5. From Marrakech: Ait Benhaddou and Telouet Day Tour

Start with pickup in the early morning from your hotel in Marrakech and embark on a scenic drive through the Tizi N'Tichka Pass in the High Atlas Mountains. See the snowy peaks of the Atlas and many traditional Berber villages along the way. Upon arrival at Ait Benhaddou, have lunch at a local restaurant before walking for an hour to the top of the village. Here, gaze out over the fields, kasbahs, and the Anti Atlas Mountains on the horizon. Enjoy the sights of the fortified village which is one of the best-preserved of its kind in Morocco. Admire the architecture which has been used as a backdrop for sets of several movies in recent decades. After, continue the tour and visit the small village of Telouet, located just north of Ait Benhaddou. Enjoy a short stop here, where you can enter the Telouet Kasbah, a citadel dating back to the 18th-century. Finally, travel back to Marrakech with drop-off back at your hotel in the early evening.

Private 2-Day Desert Trip with Camping & Camel Trekking

6. Private 2-Day Desert Trip with Camping & Camel Trekking

Day 1 Your Hotel-OUARZAZATE-ZAGORA (6 hours drive) This program begins at 7am from your Hotel. Firstly you take the road towards Zagora via Ouarzazate. We stop at Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah taking in the magical places described on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Youcontinue, heading into the Draa Valley renowned for its Ksour and Kasbah. Finally you arrive at Zagora, where you wil enjoy riding a camel for 1.30 hours at sunset. You round off this wonderful day enjoying a delicious traditional dinner beneath the bright desert stars before retiring to sleep in a Berber tent under the endless sky. Day 2 Zagora-Your Hotel (7 hours drive) You take a typical Berber breakfast early in the morning in Zagora before mounting your camels into the dunes to watch the sunrise. Later you head back to through the Atlas Mountains by road to The Pearl of The South and end at your Hotel.

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What people are saying about Ksar Aït Benhaddou

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 844 reviews

Our driver Kareem was wonderful. He was very considerate and made the long long journey fun. Given we travelled with young children he was very helpful. Ait Ben Haddou was totally worth. It was so beautiful and takes you back in time. As for Atlas Studio it was fun to walk around different sets and our kids enjoyed alot.

Mahjoub and the driver yassin were at the top in this excursion always caring for everyone very available to manage to make a good cohesion of the group highly recommend this excursion

Long journey perhaps tiring but wonderful landscapes not to be missed. The kasbah ait ben haddou will remain in the heart

Really good experience. Congratulations . Honestly a little too much for one day but it was nice experience

Very interesting excursion, caring drivers, places visited of breathtaking beauty