Marrakech Day Trip To Ait Benhaddou

Excursion from Marrakech to Ait Benhaddou

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Discover the famous Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou

This day trip from Marrakech to Ait Benhaddou offers a captivating journey through the diverse landscapes and rich heritage of Morocco. Departing from the vibrant city of Marrakech, the scenic drive takes you through the rugged beauty of the High Atlas Mountains, passing traditional Berber villages along the way. Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed ksar, welcomes you with its ancient mudbrick architecture and well-preserved kasbah. A guided tour unveils the secrets of this historic gem, famous for its appearance in films like "Game of Thrones." You'll have the opportunity to wander the labyrinthine alleys, explore the kasbah's interior, and absorb the panoramic views from its heights. After savoring a traditional Moroccan lunch, you can immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere and culture of this extraordinary village before returning to Marrakech in the evening, making it a day of discovery and immersion in Moroccan history and landscape.

Highlights Of Your Tour
El Glaoui Kasbah
El Glaoui Kasbah

The El Glaoui Kasbah, also known as Kasbah Telouet, is a historic fortress located in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. This impressive structure, once the residence of the influential Glaoui family, served as a symbol of their power during the 19th and 20th centuries. The kasbah features intricate Berber architectural elements and stands as a testament to Morocco's rich cultural and historical heritage. Its location amidst stunning mountain scenery makes it a popular attraction for tourists exploring the region.

Ait Benhaddou Kasbah
Ait Benhaddou Kasbah

Ait Benhaddou Kasbah is a renowned UNESCO World Heritage site situated in the Ouarzazate region of Morocco. This ancient clay-brick fortress is a striking example of traditional southern Moroccan architecture, featuring a series of interconnected earthen buildings within its walled city. Its well-preserved kasbahs, or fortified homes, have served as a backdrop for numerous films and TV series, making it a popular destination for movie enthusiasts. Ait Benhaddou's picturesque setting on the edge of the desert and its historical significance as a stop along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech make it a must-visit destination for travelers exploring Morocco's rich cultural heritage.

Detailed Itinerary

Embark on a captivating day trip from Marrakech to Ait Benhaddou via the El Glaoui Kasbah, tracing the footsteps of Moroccan history and culture. Discover the grandeur of the El Glaoui Kasbah, a historic fortress, before immersing yourself in the UNESCO-listed Ait Benhaddou, known for its cinematic allure and centuries-old mudbrick architecture. This enchanting journey offers a rich tapestry of heritage, scenic beauty, and cultural exploration in a single day.

Headlines of this day
  • Pick up from your hotel in Marrakech
  • Drive through Tizi n'Tichka Pass
  • Visit El Glaoui Kasbah
  • Visit Ait Benhaddou Kasbah
  • Drive back to Marrakech
  • Arrive at Marrakech by the end of the day
  • Drop off at your hotel in Marrakech
What's Included
  • Private transportation
  • English speaking driver

Each travel experience and tour is private and can be fully personalized


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What Our Dear Customers Said About Us

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We started our trip with Top Desert in Marrakech, where we were provided with a complementary tour or the city with an excellent English speaking guide, The following day we were picked up by our guide and private driver Hafid who looked after us for the next three nights four days...

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We had a great trip with a wonderful guide, Sad. The clear highlight were the camel rides through the Sahara Desert and the night in the desert camp. We also enjoyed the private tour of a Berber village, it was fascinating to see their farming plots and techniques, talk about organic!

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Amazing Experience

I had a great experience with Top Desert from my first contact with them about a tour in Morocco. Communication was very quick with fast and detailed replies. I chose to have a customized 5 day tour where I was picked up in Marrakech and dropped off in Chefchaouen, with 2 nights spent in the Sahara desert camp...

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