PRIVATE AND GUIDED DAY TRIP FROM MARRAKECH TO AIT BENHADDOU :
As you reach the far side of the mountains the landscape changes dramatically, becoming semi-arid and desert-like. Here is the Kasbah architecture with turrets on all the buildings, adorned with grilled windows and soft peach coloured walls. These traditional houses are made of adobe, highly suitable for the climatic conditions of the south. After the Tichka pass, you leave the main road and take a side road to the Telouet Kasbah, which belonged to the Lords of the Atlas, the Glaoui family, which stands in ruins after the last Pasha fled the country after the departure of the French.
From there you continue for lunch at Ait Ben Haddou along the newly asphalted road. The afternoon is spent exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, which has been used as a backdrop for many Hollywood blockbusters. It 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.
DAY TRIP FROM MARRAKECHTO KASBAH AIT BENHADDOU, OUARZAZATE
We organize for you popular private day trip and excursions from Marrakech including hotel pick up, private transfer and guided tour.
“ They picked us up at our rial in town, and then drove us out to their location. Very easy. My teens had a great time, and said it was a highlight of their trip. The location, at the foot of the Altas was wonderful.”
antsynomad101 / County Dublin, Ireland/ Reviewed March 2016
“ We had an ace time, the highlight of our holiday. It is Well worth the money, we saw some amazing sights and enjoyed driving fast through the desert. Thank you”
Janet268/ Vancouver, Canada/ Reviewed 11 January 2017