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Marrakech: Day-Trip to UNESCO Kasbahs and Ouarzazate Tour

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Marrakech: Day-Trip to UNESCO Kasbahs and Ouarzazate Tour

Activity provider: private excursions

From US$ 104.45 per person

Take scenic roads to reach the Ouarzazate desert gate, before crossing the Atlas Mountains through the Tichka Pass. Once through the pass you will experience Ouarzazate, a shooting location of many famous Hollywood films.

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Duration 12 hours
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English, French
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  • Enjoy the beautiful landscapes while driving through the High Atlas
  • Visit Taourirt's Kasbah and the cinema museum
  • Visit the famous UNESCO Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou
  • Visit the cinema studios of Ouarzazate and discover some international movies shot there
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch by the river in a local restaurant
Full description
Departing early in the morning from your accommodation in Marrakech, you will drive towards Ouarzazate through the High Atlas before reaching the Tizi N'Tichka pass. Sitting 2,260 meters high, this is the highest road crossing in Morocco. It connects the Marrakech Saharan regions, of which Ouarzazate is the crossroad. You will then stop for a visit to the famous fortified city of Ait Ben Haddou. This city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its Kasbah has been the backdrop for many films including the Diamond of the Nile, Lawrence of Arabia, Sodom and Gomorre, the Jewel of the Nile, Jesus of Nazareth, the Mummy, Gladiator and Babel. After this visit of the fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou, you will continue to the city of Ouarzazate to explore another Kasbah built in the 17th century. Here you will visit the cinema studios, before stopping for lunch in a local restaurant. Following lunch, you can enjoy free time to enjoy a mint tea and enjoy the green valley and beautiful views of the High Atlas peaks. In this area, between the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert, one can find several Kasbahs, all the color of the sand and forming small Berber villages that take advantage of the abundance of water from the Atlas to its small crops and animals. At the end of the day, you will be returned to your accommodation in Marrakech.
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Air-conditioned minivan or 4-wheel drive
  • Fuel
  • Mineral water during the trip
  • Local guide to visit the UNESCO heritage site Kasbah
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Bring sports shoes for a walking tour to the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 7 reviews

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January 8, 2020

Beautiful experience, very long journey but worth it. The Kasbah is really very beautiful, a unique experience to try immersed in an exotic landscape to be seen!

October 26, 2019

It is a nice trip. You can do it better in 2 days. Sit in the car for a long time.

October 20, 2019

Product ID: 194708