Excursion to Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate

Tour Details: Excursion to Ait Ben Haddou from Marrakech

Location Of Departure

The driver will greet you at the airport or wherever you specify in Marrakech

Last Destination

We will transfer you to the location you specify in Marrakech

Duration Of The Tour

1 Day trip

Time Of Departure

The day trip starts at 8:00 a.m.

Excursion to Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou in private and at your leisure

You will travel through the stunning hilly, desert, and fortified landscapes with kasbahs on this journey to Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou. It is a one-way trek that leaves Marrakech and travels into the interior of the Atlas Mountains to the top of the Tichka pass. You will come across towering structures like the former residence of the Lord of the Atlas or the renowned Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, one of the biggest and finest maintained in Morocco.

Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate: The Hollywood of Morocco

The two primary destinations on this itinerary, Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou are both appealing from various angles. As for Ouarzazate, which is frequently referred to as the “portal to the desert,” we will find that it is a town that has been well-prepared for tourism and is quite new given that it was founded in the early 20th century. However, it contains attractions like the Al Mouahidine Square, the Central Market, and the Craft Souk. Of course, there are also the Atlas film studios, which include visitable mythological Seventh Cinema era sets.

Ait Ben Haddou: Best preserved Kasbah in Morocco

Regarding the excursion to Ait Ben Haddou, which is a stronghold outside of Ouarzazate and was designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, you will enjoy seeing a location where several well-known movies, like Lawrence of Arabia and Babel, were filmed. Although we will stop at other locations earlier, particularly in the initial half of the trip, like the port of Tichka, which is the highest in the nation, this is the final stop on the tour of Ouarzazate and its surroundings. The renowned Kasbah of Telouet or Kasbah of Glaoui, the former residence of the legendary El Hadj Thami El Mezouari el Glaoui, widely known as the Lord of the Atlas, will also be open to us.


On this private journey from Marrakesh, see two of Morocco’s most well-known kasbahs. To get to the remnants of the Telouet Kasbah, which once belonged to the Pacha of the Atlas, travel over the Atlas Mountains, passing past Berber towns. Continue on to Ait Ben Haddou to discover more about its fascinating history from your guide. Ait Ben Haddou is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been the setting for several Hollywood blockbusters.


Excursion Itinerary

Commencing at 7:30 am, our driver-guide will pick you up for a journey through the captivating landscapes of Ouarzazate and its surroundings. After four hours, we’ll conquer the Tiz’n’Tichka pass, the highest mountain pass in the country, offering breathtaking mountain views. The Kasbah of Telouet, or Kasbah of Glaoui, invites exploration, serving as our next intriguing stop around 11:30 am.

Arriving in Ouarzazate by noon, we transition to Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a true gem. Afternoon ventures lead us through the nearby village before our return to Marrakech in the early afternoon. Once again traversing the Atlas Mountains, we reach your hotel by dusk, concluding a day filled with exploration and cultural immersion.

The Excursion to Ait ben haddou includes the following activities:

The excursion to Ait ben Haddou excludes the following activities:

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What the excursion to Ait ben haddou Can Offer You

We provide a day trip to Ait ben haddou, so you may experience a country free of cliches, crowds, and restricted itineraries.

Experienced guides

This excursion to Ait Ben Haddou can be scheduled at any time, and we'll show you every turn and reveal its mysteries.

Flexible Cancellation

When canceling a reservation at least 4 days before check-in, visitors are entitled to a full refund under the Flexible Cancellation Policy. The first night of the stay will not be returned if a reservation is canceled less than 24 hours before check-in.

Guide Tips

Our experts will inform you of everything you need to know about the areas you'll be seeing on your day trip to Ait Ben Haddou, including what to avoid and what to do.

Suitable for large groups

When you travel with a group, you'll bond through newfound mutual interests, share hearty laughs, and create lasting memories.

photography tours

The excursion to Ait Ben Haddou will take you to beautiful places along the way to photograph. Whether you just bought your first camera or you are already a keen photographer, our day trip to Ait ben haddou offer great opportunities to find them out with us

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Thank you so much for this fantastic experience. Wonderful team and a stunning desert. The house in the middle of the desert was amazing. Fire displays, music, drumming, food, and your SERVICE; fantastic magic I'll return without a doubt, and I'll make a reservation with you. I appreciate it.


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Excellent experience with excellent organization. Walid was incredibly pleasant and professional, and the transportation was quite comfortable. Everyone who helped me with my reservation was excellent. swift, receptive, beneficial, and precise. They made the procedure enjoyable.


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Related excursion to Ait ben haddou from Marrakech

Embarking on a day trip to Ait Ben Haddou from Marrakech unveils the diverse tapestry of Morocco, a country that serves as a mesmerizing gateway to the African continent. With its epic mountain ranges, ancient ruins, vast deserts, and warm-hearted people, Morocco captivates visitors with its rich and varied landscapes. This journey promises an immersive experience, allowing you to explore the historical and cultural wonders that make Morocco a unique and enchanting destination.