Join our private day trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate and Kasbah Ait Benhaddou. On the threshold of the great Moroccan south rises the majestic Ouarzazate; A striking mix of oasis, spectacular Atlas mountain views, kasbahs, flourishing valleys, and UNESCO World Heritage sites.
A private day trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate and Kasbah Ait Benhaddou; Is perfect for those of you who cannot spare more than one day to get a sneak of the Morocco Sahara desert. Hold then this round private Marrakech day trip of 400 km across then the Atlas mountain; Range via the Tizin’nTichka pass at an altitude of 2269 meters above sea level. Marvel at the brilliant landscape views dotted with Berber villages.
Explore Ait Benhaddou village where many films were filmed; Such as Star Wars were. As one of the world’s cultural treasures has been classified as the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou. That is studded with crenelated towers and its buildings are decorated; With geometrical motifs and are considered to be one of the most beautiful villages of this kind in Morocco; Every program then of restoration work is currently underway to encourage the community of the village; Which is at present inhabited by just five families
Cross the Taourirt Kasbah is located then on the edge of the town, on the road to the Morocco Sahara desert, is considered to be one of the most beautiful kasbahs of Morocco. Section of the fortified village is open to the public.
Well, This old Kasbah at Ait Ben Haddou is a covered then the village that holds about half a dozen market areas and merchant families. Alike the city of Ouarzazate – Which will be the next stop on this tour – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou is a very famous place for Hollywood film crews and production organizations
In the morning we’ll pick you up from your Hotel in Marrakech. Then we depart to the High Atlas mountains. We go through Tizi N´Tichka (2260m high). This pass is high and windy but will offer beautiful panoramic views. We will stop several times so you can enjoy these views and take a photo. On the way we will see many Berber villages that are pushed against the mountains. We will follow the winding route to Ouarzazate. This is “the Hollywood of Africa” along the “Road of the thousand Kasbahs”- the fascinating “sand castles”, also known as “The gate of the desert” that in the Berber language means “noiseless or without confusion”. Here you´ll see the Taourirt kasbah, one of the most spectacular Ksars in Morocco. Then we continue to the south to visit the famous Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, which is the largest Kasbah in Morocco, now a UNESCO matrimonial historical site and still home to some Glaoui family members. We will visit this Kasbah, where films like Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile have been shot. After this, we will return to Marrakech.