Visit two of Morocco’s most famous kasbahs during this private day trip To Ait Ben Haddou from Marrakesh. Drive through the Atlas Mountains, passing Berber villages, to reach to Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has served as the background of many Hollywood blockbusters, to learn about its rich history from your guide.
Then continue to Ouarzazate, it is the must stops on the road that connects Marrakech to the Sahara desert. The name Ouarzazate comes from the Arabic meaning “without noise”. You will travel through the history of cinema. Films such as The Diamond of the Nile, Asterix and Cleopatra or The Ten Commandments were filmed in Ouarzazate.
Our day trip from Marrakech to ait ben haddou And Ouarzazate, will start early in the morning ( 07h00 AM ) with a pick up from your hotel.
Drive east of Marrakech crossing the windy high Atlas Mountains. Numerous stops will be made along the way to enjoy the views, take photos, stretch your legs or drink a cup of coffee.
Arrival to Ait Ben Haddou, is the most well preserved and beautiful Kasbah in Morocco, it’s more like a collection of small Kasbahs. It is a UNESCO world heritage site and a 14th Century fortified hilltop village that was on the old caravan route between Marrakech and the Sahara. The Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou has featured in countless films (such as Gladiator, Babel, Lawrence of Arabia, The Legionary, and the famous HBO series Game of Thrones.) and a whole new village has grown up around this beautiful structure.
Afterwards we continue to Ouarzazate the gate to the desert and the center of Sahara desert Tourism in the south, where we will visit the Taourirt Kasbah and its spectacular building that offers you the chance to see inside a real ancient Kasbah and see the moroccan architecture. The entrance fee costs 2 euros or 20 dirhams per person. In the afternoon we drive back to Marrakech.