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1 Day Trip To Ouarzazate Ait Ben Haddou From Marrakech

1 Day Trip To Ouarzazate Ait Ben Haddou From Marrakech

Overview:

On this 1 day trip, you will visit the Ait Ben Haddou village, and the most famous of all Moroccan Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, where it seems like time is standing still. Before reaching Ait Ben Haddou, we will drive through the High Atlas mountains and over the famous Tizi-n-Tichka pass. The journey reveals a diversity of incredible landscapes, breathtaking mountains, green valleys and palm trees, and demi- desert scenery.

Itinerary:

Your driver will pick you up at 8:00 AM and we will drive across the chain of the High Atlas mountains and over the famous Tizi-n-Tichka pass, one of the most dramatic passes in Morocco. The reliefs of the mountains and the natural beauties create a breath-taking setting. You will be amazed by the diversity of the incredible landscapes,  from breath-taking mountains to green valleys and palm trees, until we start reaching a demi- desert landscape.  All along the road, you can see Berber villages scattered along the side of the mountains, sometimes hard to distinguish from the mountainous entourage. Upon arrival in the village of Ait Ben Haddou, you will get a closer look at the Kasbah architecture with turrets on all the buildings, adorned with grilled windows and soft peach-colored walls.

These traditional houses are made of adobe, highly suitable for the climate conditions of the south and the summers of the mountains because it is an efficient temperature isolator and the building materials are abundant and require no transportation or significant transformation process. You will spend the afternoon exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, This is the most famous of all Moroccan kasbahs, largely due to its appearance in many Hollywood blockbusters. It was one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road caravan routes, where traders brought slaves, gold, ivory, and salt from sub-Saharan Africa to Marrakech and beyond. Before leaving Ait Benhaddou, you will take a last glimpse of the village from a distant point offering a wonderful panoramic view, especially under clear blue skies.

Included

  • 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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