Overview:

Go on this private day trip from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou. Enjoy a scenic drive over high and admirably snow-topped Atlas Mountains, across the breath-taking pass of Tizi n’Tichka and through fertile valleys.

Learn about the rich history of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a backdrop for many Hollywood cinematic artwork, and explore Kasbah Telouet, some of it is in ruins while other parts a well-preserved and decorated by beautiful tiling work and Zellige craftmanship.

Learn about the interesting culture of southern Morocco and stop at panoramic viewpoints to admire the scenery of the mountains and the Berber villages. We arrive back at Marrakech by the end of the afternoon.


Major highlights:

  • Travel over the high and snow-covered Atlas Mountains and across the mesmerizing Tizi n’Tichka Pass
  • Pay a visit to the former palatial residence of the powerful El Glaoui Tribe and last Pasha of Marrakech
  • Drive through the beautiful and fertile Ounila valley
  • Taste some of Morocco’s most delicious dishes in one of the many restaurants on the riverbank of the Salt River
  • Tour Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou with a local guide who will inform you about the history of this historical site as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a film location to many Hollywood cinematic work
  • Drive through beautiful Berber villages and stop at panoramic viewpoints to admire the setting and to take breaks
  • Cross the Atlas Mountains to arrive back at Marrakech by the end of the afternoon

What is included:

  • Private transportation in an air-conditioned Toyota Prado Tx or a Deluxe Van and Fuel
  • Pick-up from and drop-off back at your accommodation in Marrakech
  • Experienced Berber/ Nomad driver/ guide speaking English/ French/ Spanish/ Italian
  • Entrance fees and local guides in Kasbah Telouet and Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
  • Lunch with vegetarian and vegan options available
  • A camel ride in Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou is desired
  • The opportunity to ask the driver to stop whenever you wish

What is not included:

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Extra

Good to know :

  • This day trip from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou can be customized to accommodate your individual interests
  • Free of hidden costs, cheap tourists’ traps, or forced shopping

Prices Table

Number of Participants 2 Participants 3 Participants 4 Participants 5 Participants 6 Participants
Price Per Participant 90 € 75 € 65 € 55 € 50 €
Total Price 180 € 225 € 260 € 275 € 300 €

Itinerary:

Begin your Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou day trip in the morning. you will be picked up from your accommodation in Marrakech in a 4×4 air-conditioned car.

Enjoy a wonderful drive across the chain of the High Atlas Mountains and the fascinating pass of Tizi n’Tichka, one of the most breath-taking passes in Morocco.

All along the route, you will witness dozens of small Berber villages perched on the side of the mountains, sometimes barely distinguishable from the mountain’s entourage itself.

Because the incredibly tall and admirably towered Atlas Mountains are far from civilization, it is very unlikely for you to witness many people in this particular area, apart from friendly local Berber families, who still inhabit this harsh but beautiful environment, tending their goats as they search for grass and herbs.

Our first scheduled visit will be to Kasbah Telouet, which has served as a palatial residence to the powerful El Glaoui Tribe and a headquarter for the last Pasha of Marrakesh.

Afterward, a side road crossing the beautiful and fertile Ounila Valley leads to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Hollywood blockbuster film location favorite.

After lunch in one of the many restaurants alongside the Salt River and overlooking the Kasbah, a visit with a local guide is scheduled to this historical site.

The local guide will explain the rich history of the Kasbah, will point out different features of the adobe housing in the south of Morocco back in time.

The guide will, also, provide great insight into different locations of the Kasbah that were used as a backdrop for Hollywood cinematic work, including ‘The Gladiator’, ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, and some scenes of the famous Tv series ‘Games of Thrones’.

In the afternoon, we drive back to Marrakesh alongside the high Atlas Mountains. Along the road, there will be plenty of stops at panoramic viewpoints to take photos, to admire the setting, and for breaks. We arrive back at Marrakech in the afternoon which will mark the end of your Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou day trip.