Day trip from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou


Day trip from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou; It’s perfect for those of you who can’t save more than a day to get an overview of the Moroccan Sahara desert. Then organize this private day trip to Marrakech of 400 km through the Atlas Mountain, passing through the port of Tizin’nTichka at an altitude of 2269 meters above sea level. Marvel at the beautiful landscapes dotted with Berber villages.

Explore the village of Ait Ben Haddou; where many movies were filmed during your private tour from Marrakech to Ait ben Haddou. The city of Ouarzazate then experienced a boom in tourism and cinema. The Berbers are the first inhabitants of this region; Ouarzazate has an international airport and is accessible by road from Marrakech (4 hours by bus, 3 hours 30 by taxi) via the Tizi n’Tichka; south towards the middle valley of the Drâa, and beyond to the Saharan desert.

Itinerary: Day trip from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou

Departure from Marrakech through the High Atlas to Kasbah Telouet at 07H30 , which is now being asphalted for easier accessibility. This Kasbah is remote, far away from the main Marrakesh road and served as a palatial residence and headquarters of the powerful Glaoui tribe. The head of this family was the Pasha of Marrakesh, the last of whom Thami Glaoui fled Morocco in 1956 after French Independence as he supported the French rather than the return of the king, Mohammed V.
The Kasbah of Ait Benhadou, the most famous Kasbah in Morocco. This Kasbah sets the scene for many Hollywood blockbuster films, such as ‘Alexander the Great’ and ‘The Gladiator’. It is one of the eight UNESCO World Heritage sites in Morocco and was elected as such in 1987.
After lunch, back to Marrakech via the tizi ntichka pass which is around 2280 Meters via nice landscapes and amazing views throw high atlas and nice valley.

Back around 19H00 in the afternoon To Marrakech.

Highlights: Day trip from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou

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