Full-Day Trip from Marrakech to Atlas Mountains and The Ancient Ait Ben Haddou

Day Trips & Excursions in Morocco
from$239.15
5 out of 5

Tour description provided by Viator

Discover the stunning chain of high Atlas Mountains and witness traditional Moroccan culture and rich history, during your day trip from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou across the famous 'Tizi N'Tichka' passes 1412 miles (2260 meters) high, the highest in the whole of Africa. All along the road you can see the Berber villages perched on the side of the mountains, sometimes hardly distinguishable from the mountains themselves.
This day trip takes you from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou right across the chain of the high Atlas Mountains and over the famous 'Tizi N'Tichka' passes 2,260 meters high, the highest in the whole of Africa. All along the road 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. Here is the Kasbah architecture with turrets on all the buildings, adorned with grilled windows and soft peach colored walls. These traditional houses are made of adobe, highly suitable for the climatic conditions of the south. Following you journey through the beautiful valleys you will arrive to the ancient Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, which is a UNESCO world Heritage listed site. world renowned as the Moroccan Hollywood because of the famous films which have been shot there, including the “Lawrence of Arabia”, “The Jewel Of The Nile”, “Kingdom of Heaven”, “The Mommy”, “Alexander the Great”, “Babel”, “Gladiator”, “Game of Thrones”... Discovering this amazing fortified village built from adobe, stones, you will enjoy a scenic walk with your professional guide. Watch different views, get spectacular landscapes as far as the eye can see, and admire an incredible contrast between colors. Eating around this breathtaking scenery will be enjoyable as well.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by comfortable air-conditioned minivan or 4WD with an English speaking driver/guide
  • Typical Breakfast (Coffee+milk+mint tea+eggs omelet+olives+olive oil+local bread)
  • Walking tour in the historical sights
  • Visit a local Berber family house (Moroccan mint tea)
  • Typical Lunch (Salad+Berber Tajine+Desert)
  • Drinks (Mineral water+Orange juice)
  • All entrance fees included
  • Small-group
  • Local taxes
  • Fuel

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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