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Day trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate and Ait benHaddou

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site on this day trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou. Travel from Marrakech to Ouarzazate by air-conditioned minibus and venture into the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and arrive at the impressive Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, declared a World Heritage Site and the setting for many movies. In Ouarzazate, Morocco, the gateway to the Sahara Desert, you will visit the ancient Kasbah of Taourirt, a 300-room palace, and the famous Atlas film studios.

Itinerary: Day trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate

Your day trip begins from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate through the High Atlas Mountains on a private day trip. On this day trip to Ait Benhaddou, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site and local architecture Kasbah Ait Benhaddou. It is a concentrate of beauty unmatched in southern Morocco.

The private day trip from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou takes you to the highest point of the route: the Tizi n’Tichka pass, which represents the highest pass in Morocco with its 2260m. About 30 km from Ouarzazate, a visit to Ksar Aït ben Haddou is a must. Inside are traditional houses but also some Kasbahs (small citadels built in adobe and decorated with geometric patterns) representative of Berber culture. It is also known that the place served as a filming location for famous films such as Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, The Mummy and others.

Arriving in Ouarzazate we realize that it is a bit of a Berber Hollywood because the world of cinema is very visible. Indeed, some films seek the diversity of landscapes and the exceptional light of the region. Ouarzazate is a link between the High Atlas mountains, the oases of Dadèsm, the valleys of the Draa and the desert plateau of southern Morocco, it is nicknamed “The door to the desert”. Ouarzazate is known for the Kasbah of Taourirt built in the 17th century by the Glaoui tribe and listed as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, and the film studios which have made many famous films. Return to Marrakech at the start of the night.

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