This day journey from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah is ideal for those who can’t spare much peace and quiet but really want to catch a peek of Morocco’s magnificent desert. Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site, which served as the backdrop for a number of blockbuster movies.
Follow the historic caravan routes as you ride a comfy 4WD or minivan across the High Atlas range, passing a number of lush oases, magnificent kasbahs, and imperial fortified settlements. Admire the fortified Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, one of the cultural wonders of the world that is a UNESCO world heritage site and has served as the setting for many Hollywood films.
Visit the magnificent Taourirt Kasbah, a historically significant fortified house, in Ouarzazate. Once there, you may put your camel-riding prowess to the test while taking part in a festival of laughing and experiencing the essential hospitality of the Moroccan desert (Not included in the price).
On a day trip from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou, explore the High Atlas Mountains’ beautiful scenery.
Highlights of Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou Day Trip
- Inspire the splendid Atlas Mountains landscapes
- Visit the UNESCO World heritage Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou
- Discover Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate
- Visit Ouarzazate film studio
Program Itinerary of the 1-Day trip Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou
Our one-day excursion from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou takes you through the High Atlas Mountains and through the well-known Tizi N Tichka Pass, which is 2,260 meters high and the highest in all of Africa, to get from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou. You’ll pass several Berber communities along the journey, some of which are hard to tell apart from the mountains itself due to their location on the mountainside.
The scenery radically changes when you get to the other side of the mountains, turning semi-arid and desert. The Kasbah structure, which has towers in each residence and is embellished with grilled windows and plainly colored walls.
The adobe used to construct these historic homes makes them ideal for the southern environment.
You will arrive in the traditional Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, which might be a UNESCO World Heritage site, after touring the lovely valleys.
Because of the well-known movies that were filmed there, including “Game of Thrones (2013),” “The Jewel of the Nile (1985”), “Lawrence of Arabia (1962), “The Kingdom of Heaven,” “The Mom,” “Alexander the Great (2004),” “Babel (2006),” and “Gladiator (200),” Morocco is sometimes referred to as the “Moroccan Hollywood.”
With your knowledgeable guide by your side, you’ll enjoy a panoramic walk as you explore this amazing fortified town made of stones and adobe.
Observe various perspectives, take in breathtaking vistas as far as the eye can see, and take in the stunning color contrast. Eating while surrounded by this breathtaking scenery is equally enjoyable.