Day Trip From Marrakech To Ait Benhaddou

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On this day trip to Ouarzazate you will visit the former residence of the last sultan of Atlas and visit the Heritage listed village of Ait Ben Haddou a medieval red-earth village. This area is also famous for being the setting of many major motion pictures. Cross the Atlas mountains through the Tichka gorge by way of
one of Morocco’s most winding and breath-taking roads. Visit the Taouirt Kasbah, former residence of the Glaoui, the last sultan of the Atlas before stopping for lunch in Ouarzazate. On the return journey  you will stop for photo opportunities at one of the most beautiful ksours (fortified villages) of the Moroccan South. Ait Ben Haddou has
been restored by UNESCO and is on the World Heritage List, a red-earth medieval village which appears to be lost in time. The desert of Ouarzazate has appeared in many feature films including Lawrence of Arabia, Star Wars, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven and Babel.Please note, all of our tour and excursions are private, flexible and
can be adjusted to your needs. You travel at your own pace and have the flexibility to stop wherever you want and for how long you desire enjoying the sights.

Highlights of what you will live, see and experience in Telouet, Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate day trip - excursion :

Panoramic views of the highest road pass in Africa - Tizi n'TichkaAmazing landscapes and isolated Berber villages perched on the side of the mountainsThe ancient El Glaoui palace, the kasbah TelouetUNESCO World Heritage monument of Kasbah Ait ben HaddouBerber Hospitality and cheerfulnessCup of tea with Berbersthe salty valley of OunilaCinema Studios In Ouarzazate In this not-to-miss day trip we take you from Marrakech through the Atlas Mountains, passing by the road of Tizi n'Tichka, the highest road pass in Africa (at 2260 m above the sea level), towards the UNESCO World Heritage monument of Kasbah Ait ben Haddou.

Along the way from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou, you will be fascinated by the wonders and the panoramic views of the isolated Berber villages in the mountains.

After the Tizi n'Tichka pass, you leave the main road and take a side track into the Telouat Kasbah, the ancient palace of Pacha El Glaoui. After 40 km of track with breathtaking views over the Valley of Ounila you get to the Kasbah Ait Benhadou.

The beauty of this area is well having been used in movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth and Gladiator.

Have a delicious lunch at the restaurant in Ouarzazate and then take a walk with our English speaking guide/Driver to discover the beauty and the authenticity of Taourirt Kasbah and have a visit to the cinema studios of Ouarzazate Holywood of Africa.

In the ksar Ait Ben Haddou where few families are still living in you will be invited for a lovely cup of tea with the inhabitant. In the afternoon we drive you back to your hotel in Marrakesh via the Tizi n'Tichka Pass.

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