Day Trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou & Atlas Mountains

Day Trips & Excursions in Morocco

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Full day trip to the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazte from Marrakech (duration 12 hours) is a foretaste that will make us want to discover all the great Moroccan south.After crossing the high Atlas and the Tizin'Tichka Pass 2260m (7,410 feet) above sea level, we will leave behind mountains rich in vegetation to arrive in a desert region, it is in the famous fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou that will stop to visit his Kasbah, camouflaged in the mountain. Classed World Heritage by UNESCO.We leave Ksar to head to Ouarzazate, nicknamed the Hollywood of Africa, we visit his cinema museum and Taourirte Kasbah with a local guide. After having lunch we will return to Marrakech.In This small-group tour includes all the necessary entrance fees plus a Marrakech hotel pickup and drop-off.
This day trip takes you right across the chain of the high Atlas Mountains and over the famous “TIZI N’TICHKA” passes 1412 miles (2260 meters) high; the highest in the whole of Africa. All along the route you can see the Berber villages perched on the side of the mountains, sometimes hardly distinguishable from the mountains themselves....As you reach the far side of the mountains the landscape changes dramatically, becoming semi-arid and desert-like. You will get to see the Kasbah with its unique architecture, 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.Following your journey through the beautiful valleys you will arrive at the ancient Kasbah of AIT BEN HADDOU, which is a UNESCO world Heritage listed site. After visiting the Kasbah you will then journey onward to OUARZAZATE, world renowned as the Moroccan Hollywood because of the famous films which have been shot there, including the “Diamond of Nile”, “Lawrence of Arabia”, “kingdom of heaven”, “the Mommy”, “Gladiator”, “7 days in Tibet”, “Alexander the GREAT”, “Babel”...You can visit the TAOURIRT Kasbah, classified by UNESCO as world heritage listed site. We can stop at the movies studios for a short break.It is recommended to prepare ahead necessary clothing for weather and temperatures changes.What is included: • Pick up and return services form your Hotel/Riad by a professional English-speaking driver. • Visit to a local Berber women’s cooperative is optional. • Guided tour in the Kasbah. • Entrance fees (Kasbah, Cinema museum.) • A confortable Minibus or a 4x4 air conditioned vehicle. What isn’t included: • Lunch in a local restaurant near by the Kasbah • Drinks and personal expenses. • Driver’s tip.  

What’s included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local taxes
  • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
  • 10% Live Entertainment Tax
  • Afternoon tea
  • Breakfast
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
  • Entry/Admission - Taourirt Kasbah

What’s not included

  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Food and drinks, other than the "value added offers" specified in your guidebook
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)