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1 Day Trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate & Ait Ben Haddou

1 Day Trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate & Ait Ben Haddou

1 Day Trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate & Ait Ben Haddou


On this 1 day trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate & Ait Ben Haddou, you will visit the Ait Ben Haddou village, home to the most famous Moroccan kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where time seems to stand still. Before reaching Ait Ben Haddou, we will drive through the High Atlas Mountains, crossing the renowned Tizi-n-Tichka pass. This journey offers a stunning array of landscapes, from breathtaking mountains and lush green valleys to palm dotted oases and semi desert scenery. Book your trip today!


Your driver will pick you up at 8:00 AM, and we will set off across the High Atlas Mountains, navigating the renowned Tizi-n-Tichka pass, one of Morocco most dramatic routes. The mountain reliefs and natural beauty create a breathtaking setting. You’ll be captivated by the diverse landscapes, from stunning mountains and lush green valleys to palm dotted oases, eventually transitioning into semi-desert terrain. Along the way, you’ll spot Berber villages nestled into the mountainsides, often blending seamlessly with the rugged surroundings.

Upon arrival in the village of Ait Ben Haddou, you’ll get an up-close look at the distinctive Kasbah architecture, featuring turrets, grilled windows, and soft peach colored walls. These traditional adobe houses are well suited to the southern climate and mountain summers, providing excellent temperature insulation. The building materials are locally sourced, requiring no significant transportation or transformation.

Spend the afternoon exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou, the most famous of all Moroccan kasbahs, known for its appearances in numerous Hollywood films. Historically, it served as a crucial fortress along the old Salt Road caravan routes, where traders brought slaves, gold, ivory, and salt from sub Saharan Africa to Marrakech and beyond. Before departing Ait Ben Haddou, you’ll have a final opportunity to take in the village’s stunning vista from a distant vantage point.

This day trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate will leave you with unforgettable memories of Morocco rich history and diverse landscapes. Join us for a day trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate, and experience the magic of Ait Ben Haddou.


  • Private tour & Transportation with A/C and seat-belt.
  • You can stop whenever you want.
  • Pick you up & drop off at your accommodation in Marrakech.
  • Experienced driver/guide English speaking.
  • Fuel and all associated expenses.

Not Included

  • Noon meal. (Possibility of picnic or restaurants).
  • Drinks at meal.
  • Tips and personal miscellaneous expenses.
  • Entry fees to Monuments / Museums / Kasbahs
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the program

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