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Ait Benhaddou and Telouet Kasbahs: Day Trip from Marrakech

Ait Benhaddou and Telouet Kasbahs: Day Trip from Marrakech

Activity provider: Desert Family Tour

From US$ 88 per person

In Ait Benhaddou and Telouet Kasbahs, experience sandy southern Morocco. Learn about the Glaoui tribes and visit the most famous kasbahs of Morocco. Pass through the Atlas Mountains and take the high road to the Sahara Desert.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
French, English
Pickup included
• Please arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes before the activity starts • Pick up from your Marrakech hotel/ Riad or the closest accessible location to your Riad if it's not car-accessible • Please provide your hotel name and address • Please provide a number which can be reached via WhatsApp

Experience

Highlights
  • Ride through the Atlas Mountains
  • Have a stop at the Tizi N Tichka Pass
  • Explore Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and Telouat Kasbah
  • Stop anywhere to take memorable photos
Full description

Experience Ait Benhaddou and Telouet Kasbahs day trip from Marrakech. Criss-cross the Atlas Mountains and take the road to the Sahara Desert on the old caravan routes. See colorful villages with houses erected from mud. See trading outposts, local art, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites featured in Hollywood blockbusters. Ride over the famous Tizi-n-Tichka, see Berber villages, and watch as the landscape changes drastically, becoming semi-arid and desert-like as the chain of the Atlas mountains acts as barrier against the Mediterranean climate of the north.

Take a side road to the Telouet Kasbah, which belonged to the Pacha of the Atlas, the Glaoui, and was left to ruin after the departure of the French armies. Marvel at the tiled walls, fluted pillars, painted wooden ceilings, and colored glass windows of the reception rooms.

Enjoy lunch at Ait Ben Haddou along the newly asphalted road. Once in the village, get a closer look at the Kasbah's turrets, grilled windows, and soft peach coloured adobe walls. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, the most famous of all Moroccan kasbahs, due to its appearance in many Hollywood blockbusters.

This 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, take one last glimpse of the village from a distant point offering a panoramic view.

Includes
  • Air-conditioned round trip transportation
  • Driver
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees to Kasnah Telouet 2€ per person
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • All participants 12 and older must present physical or digital proof that they've been fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine administered at least 14 days before the performance date. Children between 5-11 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine and be accompanied by a vaccinated adult meeting the theater's entry requirements. Guests whose last vaccine dose (excluding boosters) was fewer than 14 days before the performance date must also present either a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance starts or a negative antigen test taken no more than 6 hours before the performance starts
  • All participants 5 and older must present proof that they have received two vaccine doses of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc). Participants under 18 may also use a school photo ID. Participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who meets the above requirements. Participants who do not comply with these requirements will be denied entry or asked to leave the theater
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present proof of full vaccination. Participants aged 6-17 must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of Covid-19 infection in the past 9 months, or a negative PCR or lateral flow Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present their passport, proof of full vaccination, and a negative Covid-19 PCR taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts. All participants between 6-11 years old must present either proof of full vaccination proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts.

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Very good experience, I recommend 100% this visit. Magnificent landscapes all along the road and especially on arrival in Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate.! Magic...... Thanks to Lahcen who was super friendly and very professional. He taught us a lot about Morocco, his country that he loves so much... it was very enriching. We ate in a great restaurant to treat ourselves to typical dishes. It is certainly necessary to make a lot of road, (Col du Tichka to cross), but it is really worth it....We left at 8 am and returned at 8 pm. A very nice day. Thank you again for everything Lahcen.... Cécile

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November 27, 2021

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