Welcome to Telouet


Telouet also once had a thriving Jewish community, entrusted by the Glaoui with managing the all-important salt trade. Salt mines are still active in the area, and prized pink salt found along the nearby Oued Mellah (Salt River) was once accepted as currency. Near the Glaoui Kasbah is what remains of an ancient slave village. But Morocco’s government remains ambivalent about the Glaoui clan’s home town, and with little outside investment and a highway bypassing the town entirely, Telouet seems arrested in time half a century ago.


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$41.77 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full-Day Tour from Marrakech to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah and Ouarzazate

This full day excursion starts from your hotel in Marrakech where your driver will pick you up and head into the beautiful High Atlas Mountains crossing the Tizi N’Tichka mountain pass. From here you will have amazing panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains and the adobe houses of its indigenous villages. You take a detour to the Ksar of Aït Benhaddou, an Arab fortress from the XI century, and its Kasbah declared a world heritage site and historical treasure by UNESCO. The Kasbah at Aït Benhaddou is a good example of traditional berber architecture. Its strategic location allows us to observe a landscape riddled with colors and became a mandatory stop for the old routes from Timbuktu to Marrakech. Next, Ouarzazate, which is an old military enclave, is on the route of 1000 Kasbahs. Take a walk around this charming village and have a change to visit the cinema studios on your own. After, a visit to Telouet, a fascination Kasbah that belonged to the Pasha of Marrakech. After, you will head back to Marrakech.

$508.26 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Marrakech to Fez 2-Night Desert Experience with Select Meals

Day 1: Marrakech - Telouet - Ait Ben Haddou - Dades GorgesMorning departure from your hotel or Riad in Marrakech to Dades Gorges, passing throughout the mountain roads above Morocco (2260m), the Tizi N Tichka. Stops are planned during the whole journey to take photos of the amazing overviews. Continuing the road to Telouet, visit the Kasbah Glaoui (sometimes called Glaoui palace; this was built between the nineteenth and twentieth century. Then passing through the Ounila valley to Ait Ben Haddou. This valley was used as a crossing road by the caravans between Marrakech and Ouarzazate. Throughout the valley, there is a striking contrast between the ocher of the earth and rocks and the green planting, for those who take the time to observe. Visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, one of the most famous kasbah of southern Morocco, now classified as a world heritage by Unesco. This fortified city was built a few hundred years on a promontory, to escape the invasions of foreign tribes. If you climb up to the attic of the ruins you can admire the view of the palms and the desert surroundings. To this day, only few families still live there. After lunch, we resumpt the road towards to Dades Gorges, crossing Ouarzazate; the Hollywood of Morocco and the Roses Valley. Numerous kasbahs, cinematographic studios and breath taking landscapes are present. Dinner and overnight in a Hotel or riad. Day 2: Dades Gorges - Todra Gorge - Erg Chebbi - MerzougaAfter breakfast, you will start your discovery by the dunes of Erg Chebbi, passing throughout the palm of Tinghir and the Todra Gorges. You will have a stop for a brief tour, then continue on to Erfoud. Visit a geological fossil site (Amonite) and lunch on the road. Continuing on by a track that extends through the dunes of Erg Chebbi to the village of Khamlia (possibility of a tea break in Gnaoua with a local family) around 5pm you will ride camels to take you to the bivouac in the dunes, to contemplate before sunset. Dinner and night in a Berber tent and typical gastronomy around the evening fire, Tam Tam music with the nomads.Day 3: Erg Chebbi Dunes - Rissani - Midelt - Fez:As Nomads, they are the only persons who are able to be adapted to the difficulties of the desert. Wake up around 7am to enjoy the sunrise between the waves of a sea of sand. It is the serenity that has inspired writers and photographers, one of the famous is Paul Bowles, where even memory disappears." Morocco ends here, surprisingly, the only place that you lose infinity beyond the horizon.

$148.53 Private & Custom Tours

Marrakech to Ouarzazate Private Day Trip with Berber Village

Depart Marrakech at 7am, The tour goes over the Atlas Mountains, so you will be able to enjoy beautiful landscapes with local villages and elevated scenery of the surrounding areas during your journey. Coffee break in a Berber village with a panoramic view. Afterwards you will take the off route track to Telouet for a visit to the beautiful kasbah located there, then you will continue to Ait Ben Haddou évillage has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site" with a stop to visit an ancient salt mine. You will continue our journey to Ouarzazate, which marks the meeting of the southern foothills of the High Atlas mountains and the desert. Countless kasbahs formed from red clay, mountains and valleys, arid plains and lush oases, palm groves and small villages all come together to create an unforgettable experience for the visitor. You will visit the famed Kasbah Taourit, built in the 18th century by the powerful Glaoui family, and the adjacent movie studios. Ouarzazete is a popular film making location, and often there is a chance to see international film crews shooting a movie. Many famous films were shot here. During the tour, you will have a lot of things to see and to do.You will depart from this amazing place in the late afternoon, arriving back in Marrakech around 7:30pm.

$63.82 Day Trips & Excursions

Ait Ben Haddou Guided Day Tour from Marrakech

The tour begins with an 8am pick-up at your Marrakech hotel. The drive is roughly 190km through the landscapes of the Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’ Tichka pass, with stops for photo taking and to have breakfast. There will also be a stop to visit the town of Telouet and its ancient 17th century kasbah.  Next, the tour heads toward Ouarzazate to visit the UNESCO-protected Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. You’ll walk the small streets of this historic site to get to the top where an incredible view of Draa Valley awaits. Here you’ll have lunch and then visit the Atlas Film Studios. A 3.5-hour drive back to your hotel follows, with an arrival in Marrakech at about 7pm or 8pm.

$479.25 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 days Marrakech desert tour to Merzouga sand dunes via Ouarzazat and Dades gorge

Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate Dades Gorge You will be met by your guide and driver in the morning to start the journey to the Moroccan south, crossing the High Atlas Mountain range via Tichka pass (2260m), which is considered the highest mountain pass in Morocco.   Afterwards you will be driven along the Telouet valley, in the past the road used to be the only path for caravans coming from the Southern provinces to Marrakech. We will also pay a short visit to the Pasha Glaoui’s abandoned kasbah on the way to kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. It has been one of the UNESCO world heritage sites since 1987 (movie fans: several Hollywood films were shot here). In the afternoon we will  drive to Dades Gorges (valley of roses on the way) where will we will spend the night. Day 2:  Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Merzouga (270km)After breakfast we will  visit Dades Gorge, Todra Gorge (lunch). Afterwards we will drive onward passing through many Berber Villages, such as Arfoud and Risasani Towns, optional stops in Arfoud to visit the big fossil factories. When we arrive to Merzouga, camel ride to arrive at the nomadic camp in Erg Chebbi. Day 3:  Erg Chebbi – Merzouga – Alnif – Tazzarine – Agdez – Ouarzazate – Marrakech (570km)Waking up early to enjoy sunrise, then we will ride camels  to Merzouga.  Afterwards we will pass through Alnif, Tazzarine & along the  Draa valley before arriving to Agdez and then continue to Marrakech via Ouarzazate where we will stop for lunch.

$100 Day Trips & Excursions

Private day trip to Telouat and Ait ben Hadou Kasbahs from Marakech

-- Kasbahs of Telouet and Ait benhaddouOn this day trip, you will be picked up from your hotel in Marrakech and you will travel over the Tizi N’tichka pass 2260 meters. Making several stops on the road and enjoying the beautiful sceneries of high Atlas Mountains along with Berber villages. You will visit Telouet Kasbah that was a residence of the powerful Glaoui dynasty. Stopping for lunch and Later on we continue to the village of Ait benhaddou, you will explore the Kasbah of Ait benhaddou which is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987, this Kasbah or Ksar (fortified city) is situated on a hill along Ounila River, and it was a backdrop for many movies such as Lawrence of Arabia. Later we drive back to Marrakech.-- Ouarzazate: Kasbahs of Taourirt and TifoultoutFrom Marrakech, we head towards the city of Ouarzazate over the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass (2260m). Stopping along the way for photos and enjoying the panoramic views of High Atlas Mountains along with Berber villages located alongside the road. You may visit the Atlas films Studios where numerous movies were shot, including: Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, Lawrence of Arabia, and Kingdom of Heaven. Afterwards, you will visit the Kasbah of Taourirt that was built by the Glaoui dynasty. You will have the opportunity to investigate the Souk and have an optional Lunch in a local restaurant. Continuing our sightseeing tour, you will visit the incredible Kasbah of Tifoultout located near the village of Tifoultout near the Oued Draa. You might want to visit also the kasbahs of Ait benhaddou and Telouet. Later on, we will drive back to Marrakech.