Full day trip to ait ben haddou, ouarzazate & unesco kasbahs from marrakech

Overview :

Ouarzazate is an essential stopover on the road that connects Marrakech to the Sahara desert. The name Ouarzazate comes from the Arabic which means "without noise". You will travel through the history of cinema. Films such as Le Diamant du Nil, Asterix and Cleopatra or The Ten Commandments were shot in Ouarzazate. Thus, you will visit the kasbah of Ben Haddou, a world heritage declared by UNESCO, also the kasbh of Taourirte Ouarzazate and the Cinema Museum in Ouarzazate.

Highlight :

  • Explore the Berber villages of the high atlas and enjoy the magnificent landscapes.
  • Travel to the traditional city of Ouarzazate
  • Discover the kasbahs classified as World Heritage by UNESCO
  • Visit the Ouarzazate cinema museum
  • Take a guided walking tour of the Kasbah Ait ben Haddou
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch in a local restaurant with panoramic views of the Kasbah

Itinerary :

Ouarzazate is a must stop on the road that connects Marrakech to Desert
- Full day trip to ait ben haddou, ouarzazate & unesco kasbahs from marrakech

Depart early in the morning from your accommodation in Marrakech, you will head to Ouarzazate through the High Atlas before reaching the Tizi N'Tichka pass. With a height of 2,260 meters, it is the highest road crossing in Morocco. It connects the Saharan regions of Marrakech, of which Ouarzazate is the crossroads.

Ouarzazate is one of the most popular Moroccan sites with filmmakers around the world. one of the cinematographic assets of this place is the quality of the light, its popularity increases with the realization of Lawrence of Arabia in 1962, filmed in particular on the site of Ait-Ben-Haddou, a small village near Ouarzazate having by the following was classified as world heritage.

You will then stop for a visit to the famous fortified city of Aït Ben Haddou. This city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its Kasbah has been the backdrop for many films including the Diamond of the Nile, Lawrence of Arabia, Sodom and Gomorrah, the Jewel of the Nile, Jesus of Nazareth, the Mummy, Gladiator and Babel. After this visit to the fortified village of Aït Ben Haddou, you will continue to the city of Ouarzazate to explore another Kasbah built in the 17th century. Here, you'll tour the movie studios, before stopping for lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, you can enjoy free time to enjoy a mint tea and enjoy the green valley and the magnificent view of the peaks of the High Atlas. In this region, between the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert, we can find several Kasbahs, all of the color of sand and forming small Berber villages that take advantage of the abundance of water from the Atlas to its small crops and animals.

The Kasbah Taourirt is another fortified city around Ouarzazate. The construction was made of adobe, has two crenellated towers and is considered one of the best preserved kasbahs in Morocco. At the end of the day, you will be returned to your accommodation in Marrakech.

What's Included :

  • Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
  • Air-conditioned minivan or 4WD Fuel included
  • Professional driver / Guide
  • English or French speaking driver
  • Local guide to visit the UNESCO heritage site Kasbah
  • Bottled water during the trip

What’s Not included :

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees and local guide fees (optional)
  • Anything not mentioned in the program

Good The know :

All of our proposal tours can be modified and designed according to your needs, so you can choose one of our tours that depart from Marrakech, Fez, Casablanca ... etc. If the tour itinerary you are looking for is not listed on our tours page, please contact us and we will create an itinerary that meets your needs.

Our price changes depend on the number of travelers, season and category of accommodation, we have both budget and luxury accommodation if you are looking for a VIP luxury tour in Morocco.

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