Our Morocco tours offer another great excursion which is the Ait Benhaddou day trip from Marrakech. You will enjoy the wonderful scenery and impressive panoramic views from the High Atlas by crossing the spectacular Tizi n‘ Tichka pass (2260 m altitude) .You’ll get to the fortified village of Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou, a site recognized by the Unesco World Heritage, which offers a view of the old architecture in Morocco. You will continue driving to Ouarzazate city where you will have lunch at a Restaurant, and enjoy a tour to the Studio of cinema and discover the Kasbah used to shoot many Hollywood films like Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, and many other famous movies. You’ll visit also the Kasbah of Taourirt, one of the most beautiful Kasabh in Ouarzazate. Afterwards, return to Marrakech in the late afternoon. Drop off at your Hotel in Marrakech.
Our Kasbah Ait Benhaddou day trip is ready! Pick up from your Hotel around 7 :30. Drive towards Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. This excursion takes you right across the chain of the High Atlas mountains and over the famous Tizi-n-Tichka pass, the highest in the whole of Africa. As you reach the far side of the mountains the landscape changes dramatically, becoming semi-arid and desert-like. Here is the Kasbah architecture with turrets on all the buildings, adorned with grilled windows and soft peach coloured walls. These traditional houses are made of adobe, highly suitable for the climatic conditions of the south.
After the Tichka pass, you leave the main road and take a side road to the Telouet Kasbah, which belonged to the Lords of the Atlas, the Glaoui family, which stands in ruins after the last Pasha fled the country after the departure of the French. From there you continue for lunch at Ait BenHaddou along the newly asphalted road.
The afternoon is spent exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, which has been used as a backdrop for many Hollywood blockbusters. It was one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road caravan routes, where traders brought slaves, gold, ivory and salt from sub-Saharan Africa to Marrakech and beyond. Drive back to Marrakech in the afternoon. Drop off near your hotel. End of our Kasbah Ait Benhaddou day trip.
You can also check out our other package 4 Day Desert Tour From Marrakech.
Desert Trips Morocco was born out of the desire to discover, in an authentic way, the desert of Morocco by zagora & Merzouga, its cultures and nomadic traditions.