Day trip from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou. Is a popular excursion that allows you to explore one of Morocco’s most iconic and well-preserved ksar (fortified village) located along the former caravan route between the Sahara Desert and Marrakech.
Day Trip From Marrakech To Ait Ben haddou
Here’s a detailed description of what you can expect from this day trip:
Departure from Marrakech: Your day starts with an early morning pick-up from your accommodation in Marrakech. You will be traveling in a comfortable vehicle with a knowledgeable local guide who will accompany you throughout the day.
Scenic Drive: The journey from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou takes approximately 3 to 4 hours. Depending on the route taken. Along the way, you’ll traverse the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’Tichka Pass. Offering stunning panoramic views of the mountains, valleys, and Berber villages. Your guide may make stops at various points of interest, such as local cooperatives and viewpoints.
Explore Ait Ben Haddou kasbah:
Upon arrival at Ait Ben Haddou, you’ll be enchanted by the beauty of this ancient kasbah. Ait Ben Haddou is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its well-preserved clay-brick architecture is a prime example of southern Moroccan traditional construction. The ksar is a maze of narrow, winding streets, with fortified towers and mud-brick houses.
Guided Tour: Your guide will take you on a walking tour of Ait Ben Haddou, providing historical and cultural insights into the significance of this site. You’ll explore the interior of some of the buildings, learn about the Berber architecture, and discover the kasbah’s role in the film industry (it has been a backdrop for numerous movies and TV shows, including “Game of Thrones”).
Time for Exploration: After lunch, you’ll have some free time to explore Ait Ben Haddou at your own pace, take photos, or do some shopping in the nearby artisan shops.
Return to Marrakech: In the late afternoon, you will depart from Ait Ben Haddou for the return journey to Marrakech, arriving back in the city in the early evening.
Day trip to Ait Ben Haddou offers a captivating journey into Morocco’s rich history and architecture. The ancient kasbah is not only a testament to the country’s past but also a unique and picturesque site that has played a role in the world of cinema. It’s an excellent way to experience a different facet of Morocco and its UNESCO-protected heritage.
Our driver will pick you up from your hotel at 7 a.m. for your Marrakech To Ouarzazate Day Trip. After passing over the Tichka pass, take a side road to the Telouet Kasbah, which was formerly home to the Lords of the Atlas, the Glaoui family. Strategically situated in the High Atlas, the inhabitants of the palace benefited from proximity to major salt mines and the transit of trade caravans. Take advantage of our Marrakech to Ouarzazate day trip Option, which offers affordable rates and high-quality services.
Marrakech to ait ben haddou tour Highlights
- Drive along the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi n Tichka.
- Driving from Marrakech to ait Benhaddou
- Cross the Mountain Berber villages and enjoy the beautiful nature.
- Guided tour in Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
- Visit Ouarzazate Morocco with its film studio and Kasbah Taourirt
- Free time to explore the sites such as Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, Walks, Canyons, Breaks for photos,..Etc