Day Trip From Marrakech To Ait Ben haddou

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Day Trip From Marrakech To Ait Ben haddou

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”).

Lunch: Your guide will arrange for lunch, which may be at a local restaurant near Ait Ben Haddou. You can savor Moroccan cuisine, including tagines and couscous, made with fresh, local ingredients.

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


Ait Ben Haddou day tour From Marrakech allows you to explore one of Morocco's most beautiful and oldest Kasbahs. The driver will pick you up from your Marrakech hotel and transport you to At ben Haddou through the Tizi n Tichka High Atlas Mountains ( 2262 m ). At BenHaddou is a fortified city or palace (ksar) located in present-day Morocco on the ancient caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. The majority of residents in the region now reside in more contemporary housing in a neighboring hamlet. Since 1987, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll visit this Kasbah to learn about Berber architecture. After lunch, you'll take the route back to Marrakech.
Visit the hamlet of Ait Benhaddou (where Star Wars were filmed). The walled hamlet of Ait Benhaddou has been designated by UNESCO as one of the world's cultural treasures. It is studded with crenelated towers and its houses are adorned with geometric patterns, making it one of the most attractive towns of its kind in Morocco. A rehabilitation effort is underway to increase the village's population, which is presently comprised of just five households.

Included / Excludes


  • Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser + fuel
  • English/French/Spanish speaking driver during the day trip
  • Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation
  • Lunch
  • Free time to explore the sites such as Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, Walks, Canyons, Breaks for photos,..Etc
  • local guiding in Ait Benhaddou
  • Flexible stops
  • No hidden costs

Not Include

  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Gratuities

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Day Trip From Marrakech To Ait Ben haddou