Summary of Private Ait Benhaddou Day Trip from Marrakech Tour
Pick up from your riad or hotel in Marrakech at 8am. Drive across the High Atlas Mountains, witness the rugged beauty and height of these peaks.
Arrive at Ksar Ait Benhaddou, you’ll have time to explore the city. After visiting Ait Benhaddou, your adventure continues to the city of Ouarzazate. Tour around this city, which is best known for its film studios. Visit the Kasbah of Taourirt and the medina, as well as the cinema museum. Enjoy lunch in either Ksar Ait Benhaddou or Ouarzazate.
After an adventurous day, you’ll head back to Marrakech.
The price per person is 44 euros, we believe in offering a personal service your tour will be private. Transportation is included in the price, we will drop you off at your Riad or hotel by 8.30 pm.
Ait Benhaddou is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is a very popular location for Hollywood film crews. Major films have been shot here, including the Bond classic Living Daylights, Gladiator, The Last Temple of Christ, The Mummy, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Jewel of the Nile, The Man Who Would Be King, and it has also been used as a filming location for the popular series Game of Thrones.
Ksar Ait Benhaddou is one of the country’s most famous attractions. An ideal trip if you want to explore Morocco without having to sleep in the desert!
Ksar Ait Benhaddou
Ksar Ait Benhaddou is home to some of Morocco’s best preserved Kasbahs, (fortress/old city). It was once an occupied a prominent position on the trans-Saharan trade route. The town is spectacular, sculpted from traditional mud bricks, that are perched on the edge of the High Atlas Mountains and fortified by walls of dark red pise.
The Kasbah at Ait Ben Haddou is a fortified village which holds about half a dozen market areas and merchant houses.
Ksar Ait Benhaddou Tour
The departure time for the Ksar Benhaddou Tour is 8am. Our English speaking driver will pick you up in his air-conditioned vehicle will pick up from your riad or hotel in Marrakech. You will drive across the High Atlas Mountains and witness the rugged beauty and height of these peaks. You will go through the Tizi n’Tichka pass is 2,260 meters is the highest pass in Northern Africa, and enjoy the drive through the mountain roads.
You will also see several small Berber villages along the route and we will get a chance to stop a take some photographs before making our way to the Kasbah at Ait Ben Haddou. Every North African town has a Kasbah, a traditional administrative building made from mud and straw. This one, nestled against the High Atlas Mountains, is among the most impressive of its kind. Some people still live in the village and it is fascinating to see their way of life.
After visiting Ait Benhaddou, your adventure continues to the city of Ouarzazate. You will have the opportunity to tour around this city, which is best known for its film studios. Visit the Kasbah of Taourirt and the medina (old town), as well as the cinema museum. Located at the meeting point of the valleys, Ouarzazate is the nerve center of a vast region of Southern Morocco. Take in the marvel of the golden landscapes, the ancient buildings, and breathtaking scenery.
You can choose to have lunch either in the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou or in the city of Ouarzazate. All of the options provide panoramic views of the Kasbah and the old town. After a tour of Ouarzazate you’ll head back to Marrakech.
The price per person is 44 euros, we believe in offering a personal service your tour will be private. Our local guide has a wealth of knowledge and is happy to answer any questions you may have.
Transportation is included in the price, we will drop you off at your Riad or hotel by 8.30 pm.