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Visit the Ancient Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou

Product ID: 154923
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Enjoy an adventure across the high Atlas Mountains to the ancient city of Ait Ben Haddou on this guided full-day trip from Marrakech. Travel across the Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass 2,260 meters (7,410 feet) above sea level.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Arabic

Pick-up included

Your accommodation in Marrakech or if you are staying in Riads at the Medina Old Town it is at the Cafe de France, Jemaa el Fna. There will be a charge of 15 euros for outside of the Marrakech at Les Palmerais area.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Travel to Ait Ben Haddou from Marrakech
  • Enjoy the spectacular view from the Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass
  • Visit historical Kasbahs, old town, and Berber family house
Full description
This day trip takes you from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou right across the chain of the high Atlas Mountains and over the famous Tizi N'Tichka pass at 2,260 meters high. All along the road, you can see the Berber villages perched on the side of the mountains, sometimes hardly distinguishable from the mountains themselves. 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 colored walls. These traditional houses are made of adobe, highly suitable for the climatic conditions of the south.

Following you journey through the beautiful valleys, you will arrive at the ancient Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, which is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site. World-renowned as the Moroccan Hollywood because of the famous films that have been shot there, including Lawrence of Arabia, The Jewel Of The Nile, Kingdom of Heaven, The Mommy, Alexander the Great, Babel, Gladiator, and Game of Thrones. Discovering this amazing fortified village built from adobe stones, enjoy a scenic walk with your professional guide. Watch different views with spectacular landscapes as far as the eye can see and admire an incredible contrast between colors. Eating amongst this breathtaking scenery is incredible. 
  • Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation
  • Transport in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan or 4WD
  • English-speaking guide
  • Walking tour in the historical sites
  • All entrance fees
  • Local taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Organized by

Marrakech Surf & Snow

Product ID: 154923