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From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

Activity provider: Click Excursions

From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

Activity provider: Click Excursions
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Cross the magnificent Atlas Mountains to discover two of Morocco’s most beautiful deserts. In an air-conditioned van, see ogle canyons, palm groves, and mountain villages.

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Arabic
Pickup included
Meet at your hotel or accommodation if it is accessible by car. If the accommodation is not accessible by car, you will be provided with a link in an email to the nearest meeting point. Pickup will take place 10-30 minutes before the activity starts. You will receive an email the day before the tour with details.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Itinerary
13 hours
  • Marrakech

  • Tizi n'Tichka

  • Ksar Aït Benhaddou (lunch)

  • Ouarzazate

  • Marrakech

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Cross the Tizi-n-Tichka pass in the Atlas Mountains
  • Visit the well-preserved Aït Benhaddou kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Discover Ouarzazate, where Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and The Mummy were filmed
  • Enjoy the perfect nature and amazing landscapes during your day trip
Full description

Discover local village, natural landscapes, and Kasbah Ait Benhaddou fortress on this day trip from Marrakech. Travel in an airconditioned van or car and stay connected with wi-fi access as you drive. Uncover movie-magic with a stop at the Atlas Film Studios in Ouarzazate. 

Start your day trip with pickup from your Marrakech accommodation from 7-8 AM. Hop inside a spacious and comfortable vehicle and soak up the scenery as you travel into the Atlas Mountains.

Immerse yourself in local culture with a stop at the small village ofAit Ben Barka near the hilly countryside of Toufliht. Explore the area with your driver and learn about the schedule sights for your trip. Have some free time for a break before crossing the the Tizi n'Tichka pass.

Stop to capture pictures of mountain peaks on the pass from 7,415 feet above sea level (2,260 meters). Continue on to the Atlas Film Studios at Ouarzazate, the largest film studio in the world which famously featured in the TV series Game of Thrones.

Spend some free time to visit the studios or to explore on your own. Take some pictures of the unique rugged local landscapes in the area. After the studio, you purchase lunch at one of the best restaurants in the area, with excellent prices and stunning panoramic views. 

Finally, head to the famous Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, which is recognized as a UNESCO site and one of the most extraordinary kasbahs (fortresses) in Morocco. End your day of scenic views and memories by relaxing in your comfortable air-conditioned vehicle on your drive back to your hotel in Marrakech.

Includes
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional driver
  • Wi-Fi in vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Guide fees
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  •  Please note, due to current construction works on the road, the trip may take longer than planned
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 792 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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The excursion is highly recommended. In addition to the Atlas film studios in Quartzazate and Ait-Ben-Haddou, there are stops at beautiful vantage points where great photos can be taken (e.g. Tichka Pass). There are also beautiful views of Berber villages and beautiful landscapes during the ride. The group was small and our driver Nomad was personable, courteous and responded individually to the different wishes/languages of the participants. This created a great atmosphere in the tour group, we all had a lot of fun and a great day.

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June 6, 2022

Amazing experience very worth it saw so much 5hr out into the desert a long long day went to the highest peak the views were spectacular gateway photos the argon oil women film studio and the burba village aircon on the bus was amazing the trip was 16 hours a very long day but so worth it all the amazing memories yossef was an amazing tour guid they really love what they do had such a good experience

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June 2, 2022

Everything was great. The driver picked us up on time and helped us with everything along the way. He takes you to the tourist spots where you then have other guides who explain everything very well. The food in the restaurant was good. The journey is long but it becomes enjoyable with the stops. I would repeat without hesitation!!!

May 30, 2022

Product ID: 59397