Day trip to Ouarzazate and Kasbahs from Marrakech

Day Trips & Excursions in Ouarzazate
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Tour description

Early departure in the morning, at 7 AM we will drive to Ouarzazate the gate to the desert, crossing the High Atlas Mountains through the pass Tizi N'Tichka. In this day trip will discover the city of Ouarzazate and its wonderful kasbahs: • Follow the road of caravans and enjoy a beautiful landscapes • Enjoy a lifetime views in the high atlas mountains in tichka-pass • Visit of the unesco world heritage Kasbahs • Experience a berber life, traditions, oasis and local cultures • Explore the berber villages in foothills of the atlas mountains

Early departure in the morning, we will drive to Ouarzazate the gate to the desert, crossing the High Atlas Mountains through the pass Tizi N'Tichka, 2260 meters high, it is the highest road crossing in Morocco, and it connects Marrakech Saharan regions. In our way we will stop for many amazing photos for the berber villages in the foothills of the mountains as well the sceneries and the breathtaking landscapes. Before reaching ouarzazate, we will stop for a visit to the famous fortified place and village of Ait Ben Haddou. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kasbah has been the backdrop for many films: the Diamond of the Nile, Lawrence of Arabia, Sodom and Gomorre, the Jewel of the Nile, Jesus of Nazareth, the Mommy, Gladiator, 7 days in Tebet, Alexander the Great, Babel... after the visit we will have the choice to have lunch in a local restaurant near the Kasbah or in Ouarzazate city.Arrival in Ouarzazate, we will visit another fortifies kasbah Kasbah of Taourirt built in the 17th century, described by Henri Terrasse as the jewel of this region in "Kasbas Berbers of the Atlas and Oases, Horizons of France, Paris, 1938, p.93".In the shade of its palm trees, Ouarzazate settled behind leaving behind a rocky vastness swept by all the winds of the Sahara. Admittedly, the temperature can easily reach 45 ° C in summer or right next door, we could admire the snowy peaks of the High Atlas ... The oases and mountains around Ouarzazate contain real wonders. The Kasbahs, splendid architectural remains with their adobe walls and their great towers, all the vast and various will take you to a world where time seems to have stopped...

What's included

  • Local taxes
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What's not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities