Excursions

OVERVIEW OF THE TREK

Destination
ait ben haddou kasbah and ouarzazat
Grade
Trip Days one
Trip Type
excursion
Tour Hours day
Altitude
2260m

 

PRICES

1 Person
2 – 4 People
80 euros p/p
5 – 10 People
65 euros p/p

Day trip to ait ben haddou kasbah and ouarzazat from marrakech

On this private guided day trip you’ll travel across the High Atlas Mountains to reach a vast desert plain that forms the outer reaches of the Sahara. This is a remarkable land of contrasts with river-fed oasis towns, contorted ancient volcanic wilderness, flourishing valleys, dramatic stone and mud-built Kasbahs and fortified villages known as Ksars.

Ait ben haddou and Ouarzazate

Ksar of Ait Benhaddou Via ticheka pass at (2260m)

Next, taking a little used back road we arrive at Ait Benhaddou. Inscribed by UNESCO in 1987 as a ‘World Heritage Site’, the Ksar of Ait Benhaddou is a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco. The Ksar, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. The houses crowd together within the defensive walls, which are reinforced by corner towers. After a guided tour of the ancient settlement be sure to walk up to the high point on the hill above the Ksar for particularly fine views.

Details Itinerary

  • Kasbahs and Ksars (1 day) Day Trip to Ait Benhaddou & Ouarzazate

    On this private guided day trip you’ll travel across the High Atlas Mountains to reach a vast desert plain that forms the outer reaches of the Sahara. This is a remarkable land of contrasts with river-fed oasis towns, contorted ancient volcanic wilderness, flourishing valleys, dramatic stone and mud-built Kasbahs and fortified villages known as Ksars.

    Ait ben haddou and Ouarzazate

    Ksar of Ait Benhaddou Via ticheka pass at (2260m)

    Next, taking a little used back road we arrive at Ait Benhaddou. Inscribed by UNESCO in 1987 as a ‘World Heritage Site’, the Ksar of Ait Benhaddou is a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco. The Ksar, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. The houses crowd together within the defensive walls, which are reinforced by corner towers. After a guided tour of the ancient settlement be sure to walk up to the high point on the hill above the Ksar for particularly fine views.

    Taourirt Kasbah

    Your final stop is in Ouarzazate to visit Taourirt Kasbah, a former Glaoui palace and the main attraction of the desert oasis city. This 300-room fortress, in part restored, marks the junction of 3 rivers – Dadès, Draâ and Ziz – as well as numerous caravan routes. And while Glaoui chiefs – known as caïd – never resided in this opulent palace, the Glaoui kasbah of Taourirt once housed hundreds of people. You’ll have time to tour the palace and stroll the kasbah’s irregular streets.

    Late in the afternoon you’ll make the return drive to Marrakech.

    Depart From Marrakech at 7 h am

What's included :

  • Guide
  • Transportation with AC (mini) bus 
  • Lunch

Not Included

  • Soft Drinks (Fanta,Coca,water,…)
  • Personal travel insurance .
  • Personal equipments (walking shoes…)
  • Tip for the guide  and driver

Note about payment

  • Payment : can be done in € / $ / £ or MAD

Availability & Confirmed dates

  • The Excursions Runs all year Rouand and can depart at any date or your preference 

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