Ouarzazate & Ait Ben Haddou Full-Day Group Excursion/Lunch

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Ouarzazate & Ait Ben Haddou Full-Day Group Excursion/Lunch


Admire the spectacular landscapes between Marrakech and Ouarzazate on this full-day excursion

Explore Ouarzazate, its well known cinema studios, and the Taourirt Kasbah

Visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou

Travel through the middle of the High Atlas Mountains, including the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, the highest in all of Africa


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    Live guide: English, French

    Duration: 10 hours

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Enjoy a fabulous trip to Ouarzazate and its surrounding areas. Ouarzazate is the threshold of Morocco's deep south, a striking mix of oases, kasbahs, and lush valleys. This vast desert plateau attracts tourists from all over the world, year after year.


This day trip takes you right across the chain of the High Atlas Mountains and over the famous Tizi-n-Tichka pass; at over 7,414 feet (2260 meters) high, it's the highest pass in all of Africa. All along the route you can catch glimpses of the Berber villages perched on the side of the mountains, sometimes hardly distinguishable from the mountains themselves…

As you reach the far side of the mountains the landscape changes dramatically, becoming semi-arid and desert-like. This area is home to the Kasbah architecture, with turrets on all buildings, adorned with grilled windows and soft peach-colored walls. These traditional houses are made of adobe, highly suitable for the conditions of the south.

Following your journey through the beautiful valleys, you will arrive at the ancient kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou, which is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site. After visiting the Kasbah you will then journey onward to Ouarzazate, world renowned as the Moroccan Hollywood because of the famous films which have been shot there, including the diamond of the Nile, Lawrence of Arabia, Sodome et Gomorre, le Joyau du Nil, Jésus de Nazareth, Kingdom of heaven, the Mommy, Gladiator, 7 days in Tebet, Alexander the Great, Babel, and many more!

You can also take the chance to visit the Taourirt Kasbah, also classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. You may also stop by a cinema studio if you are interested. Our delicious lunch on the tour will be served at the Kasbah Etoile restaurant at Ouarzazate.

What's Included:

• Lunch
• Transportation
• Driver/ guide
• All taxes

What's Not Included:

• Additional meal expenses
• Drinks
• Tips (optional)
• Locale Guide

Good to Know:

Tour is only available with an English- or French-speaking guide.

Child Policy:
Children under 2 years of age are free of charge.
Children 3 to 11 years old – 50% discount.
12 years old and up – full cost.

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  • Rating: 1 “Very Unprofessional”

    Reviewed by Neil from Tewkesbury, United Kingdom on August 1, 2014 We received an email a couple of hours before the trip advising the pre arranged pick up point had been changed so we had to change our plans. The local guide then didnt up at either point and did not answer the phone so we did not even end up going. Also, our local Riad owners advised that of the 10-11 hours of the advised trip duration was just travelling to the location with only a few minutes at each site. They recommend to their guests that if they were to do this trip it should be a 2 day trip. All in all this was a terrible experience and we completely missed going to what looks like a nice location.

  • Rating: 2 “Nice view but that was only thing to be impressed.”

    Reviewed by Sastra from Ladprao, Thailand on October 24, 2013 The driver confirmed us to pickup at 7.15am at our Riad and finally came at 8.00am. Then we were moved to another place in the city to wait for another van to join and the actual time to start the tour was at around 9.00am. On the way to Ouarzazate we passed splendid view but the driver ruined everything. He didn't speak English as said in the ticket so there was no explanation about every places we went, just took us there. He drove fast and stop, fast and stop, and that made us feel dizzy. 2 persons threw up on the way uphill !!!

    We reached Ait Ben Haddou at 4pm and could spend only 1 hour there.

    At the end, we came back to Marrakech at 10.30pm !!!

  • Rating: 3 “A booking for a German speaking guide that we didn't get!”

    Reviewed by René from Rickenbach, Switzerland on June 29, 2012 The guide couldn't speak any German although we were promised a German speaking guide in the offer. The driver was very friendly and his style of driving was smooth!

  • Rating: 1 “absolument deplorable - service non effectué”

    Reviewed by francois from groslay, France on November 27, 2014 La prestation a été payée integralement , mais personne n'est venu me chercher à l'adresse qui avait été indiquée au jour convenu . Apres avoir contacté l'operateur local traces berberes, il est ok pour reporter l'excursion au sur lendemain . pour cette nouvelle , on est bien venu me chercher , mais sur la route , pour raisons de meteo, le chauffeur fait demi tour et va à ourika . D'un forfait tout inclus on se retrouve à payer soi meme son repas tres cher,et on ne visite qu'une maison des plantes aromatiques et c'est tout, puis on revient vite fait à marrakech . Du grand n'importe quoi , surtout quand le guide quitte le groupe bien avant la fin et que le vehicule est complètement rafistolé avec du silicone Tout le groupe a été dégouté de la prestation et un fort sentiment de grosse arnaque planait .

    j'attends des explications de guetyourguide et de traces berberes , mais elles tardent à venir

    franchement , service à eviter absolument.

  • Rating: 2 “Organisation foutraque”

    Reviewed by Carla from Lille, France on September 17, 2014 Organisation foutraque dès le départ avec le point de rendez-vous changé la veille, par mail !.
    Visite de l'Aït à toute vitesse (une demie-heure !!!) aux heures les plus chaudes de la journée.
    Les studios de cinéma de Ouarzazate n'étaient pas ouverts, nous devions donc nous rabattre juste une demie-heure pour visiter soit la médina soit le musée du cinéma (inintéressant), l'un et l'autre moyennant finances supplémentaires.
    Nous n'avons même pas pu visiter la ville ni fait d'arrêt sur la route pour immortaliser et admirer les paysages et villages atypiques traversés.
    Cette excursion s'est résumée essentiellement à dix heures de traversée d'une magnifique région dans un vieux fourgon conduit par un sympathique fou du volant.
    Bref, une grosse déception.

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