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Day Trip to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah & Ouarzazate

Details of the Day Trip to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah: A day trip from MArrakech

This Day Trip to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah from Marrakech will take to one of Morocco’s most important historical locations: the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. The excursion will begin when we come to pick you up from your preferred meeting location in the morning, before we start driving through the majestic High Atlas Mountains. On our way there, you will get to enjoy scenic views of the all the scattered Berber villages of the area, with their green cultivates lands and their mountainous landscapes. Once we cross the highest mountain pass in Morocco “Tizin Tichka” (2260 meters long), we will finally arrive at our destination, which is located on top of a hill looking over the Ouarzazate River.

The Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou is important because it is the most well preserved fortified castle in Morocco, being a perfect example of Moroccan southern architecture at its finest. For that reason, the Kasbah has attracted a huge number of directors over the years, choosing it at their filming location of choice. This has resulted in many international movies being shot at Ait Ben Haddou such as The Mummy, Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, Prince of Persia, and many more. The Kasbah today is open to tourists and visitors, so you will get to walk around its streets and buildings to get a feel of all the history that it has been through.

We will have lunch in the Kasbah, then we will drive on our Day Trip to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah for about 30 minutes to get to the “Hollywood of Morocco” Ouarzazate city. This city had gained this nickname for being home to the biggest and most important movie studios in the country: the Atlas Studios. We will a visit to those, then also visit some other Kasbah inside Ouarzazate like the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Kasbah of Tifoultoute. After walking all over the city and enjoying it, we will finally head back to Marrakech in the evening to end our Day Trip to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah.

Tour Included:

  • Pick up and drop off to your accommodation
  • 1 days of exclusive services of a vehicle with AC
  • 1 days services of an English speaking driver/guide

 

Not included:

  • Drinks
  • Lunches

 

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