Join our private day trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate and Kasbah Ait Ben haddou. 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 Ben haddou; Is perfect for those of you who cannot spare more than one day to get a sneak of 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 Ben haddou village where many films were filmed. The city of Ouarzazate is experiencing a boom in tourism and film. Ouarzazate has an international airport and is accessible by road from Marrakech (4 hours by bus, 3:30 by taxi) via the Tizi n’Tichka. The south to the middle Drâa valley, and beyond to the Saharan desert.
On this Private day trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate, you Cross the Taourirt Kasbah is located then on the edge of the town, on the road to the Morocco Sahara desert, which 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. End your private day trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate.
The Berbers are the first inhabitants of this region. As well as Jews and Haratines descendants of very ancient populations. Who later mingled with sub-Saharan slaves.
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.