Private tour

Private Day Trip to Telouet & Ait Ben Haddou

4.6 / 5

29 reviews

Activity provider: Maroc Expedition Travel
Private tour

Private Day Trip to Telouet & Ait Ben Haddou

Activity provider: Maroc Expedition Travel

From US$ 102.31 per person

Take a day trip from Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains by the Tizi n’Tichka pass to the village of Telouet and the UNESCO-listed fortified village of Ait-Ben-Haddou. Enjoy a local lunch and get a better understanding of Berber culture.

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Duration 10 hours
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Spanish, English, French
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  • Admire the scenic landscapes of the High Atlas Mountains
  • Visit the Kasbah of Pacha Glaoui in Telouet
  • Explore the fortified village of Ait-Ben-Haddou
  • Learn about Berber culture and traditions
Full description
You’ll be picked up in Marrakech from where you'll head out in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle on a drive across the largest mountains in North Africa. En route you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains and fertile valleys. This 10-hour trip is priced for a group of up to 4 persons. See the salt mines in the Ounila Valley, the Pacha Glaoui Kasbah, and Telouet. Visit the Ksar (Castle) of Ait-Ben-Haddou, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. The village of Ait-Ben-Haddou is situated on a hill in the Souss Massa Draa region, along the Ouarzazate River. It was an important stop for traders carrying gold, salt, and slaves along the main caravan route through the Sahara. Both Lawrence of Arabia and Jesus of Nazareth were filmed here. The entire lower part of the village was rebuilt, and in recent years, more controlled restoration was carried out under the watchful eye of UNESCO. Lunch will be in a local restaurant in Ait-Ben-Haddou, where you’ll enjoy your meal with panoramic views of the Kasbah. You'll then return to Marrakech via the Tizi n’Tichka pass.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned 4WD vehicle or minibus
  • English-speaking driver
  • Fuel
  • Tolls
  • Associated expenses
  • Transportation insurance
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Gratuities (optional)

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4.6 /5

based on 29 reviews

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We cannot be more satisfied with the service! The tour was managed by Maroc Expeditions and our driver was Mohamed, a very professional young man with excellent driving skills, polite, attentive, patient and super informative plus his grasp of Spanish is great! We saw all that we wanted and more and we ate at a very nice restaurant near Ait Ben Haddou that recommended by him. Nothing was too much trouble and the long way from/to Marrakech was a fun one thanks to Mohamed good conversation and the super comfortable and clean vehicle we got. All in all a memorable day. Gracias Mohamed! Rosa.

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November 2, 2022

our Mehdi driver was perfect. punctual, courteous and helpful. not at all intrusive. I really enjoyed his non-stop in tourist traps. Telouet outside the circuit that is normally visited in Morocco is a small pearl, its ruins are fascinating and the only decorated part is ecstatic. that you fully enjoy, precisely because you don't have the anxiety of too many people present. Ait ben haddou I recommend visiting it with a guide, otherwise it becomes a sterile background in which one thinks of the films shot in this location. It is worth seeing both sites, but it must be calculated that you will spend about 6/7 hours by car for a little over an hour and a half of visit (40 minutes Telouet and just over an hour Ait ben haddou). finally along the way the snow-capped mountains in Africa, which I never thought could exist such a vision!

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December 30, 2019

Your driver makes your day!

Moustafa deserves a star! Our driver was at the location in time, in a clean, safe car and super friendly. We started off with a laugh and we didn’t stop! He understood we don’t like mass tourisme and he made regular stops for photo’s and toilet breaks at more ‘quiet’ places. Only disappointment on 12hrs together-lunchplace was very poor! But in all honesty-Ait Ben Haddou is so extremely busy and touristic, that in hindsight I think Moustafa maybe took us to the best out of all the worst places there!

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October 22, 2019

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