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Agadir: Day Trip to Ouarzazat and Ait Ben Haddou

Product ID: 242462
Discover the ‘Gateway to the Sahara’ at Ouarzazat and then visit the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou on this private day trip from Agadir. Learn about the vibrant history of the sites and explore the highlights they have to offer.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French
Booklets
English, French

Pickup included

Pickup from Agadir hotel
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the fascinating Kasbah of Taourirt and get lost in its maze of rooms
  • Marvel at the decaying film sets at the famous Atlas Film Studios
  • Admire stunning views across the Atlas mountains
  • Spot climbing goats in the Argan trees along the drive
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Listed site of Ait Ben Haddou
Full description
The tour departs from Agadir in the early morning and drives towards Ouarzazat traveling through the town of Taliouine, the African center of Saffron, the world’s most expensive spice. Pass through the town of Taznakht, well-known for its vibrant Berber carpets, before arriving at Ait Ben Haddou.

A UNESCO World Heritage Listed site, Ait Ben Haddou is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat consisting of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls. Spend some free time exploring the Kasbah and haggle for a bargain at the bustling Souk, full of locals buying and trading crafts. Enjoy a traditional lunch in the village of Ait Ben Haddou then travel to the city center to visit the famous Atlas Film Studios, home to an array of decaying film sets that contrast against the harsh desert environment.

Finally, head to the Kasbah of Taourirt, a fascinating maze of history that was built in the 19th century. Get lost in the array of infinite rooms, winding passageways, and steep steps within this imposing building. Admire the Kasbah's uniquely shaped rooms, decorated with colorful mosaics and painted stucco. On the return trip to Agadir, keep an eye out for goats climbing the Argan trees that line the streets and if there’s time, stop for a close-up look.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Driver and guide
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Entrance fees to the Kasbahs and Atlas Film Studio
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• The tour includes a long drive
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Awesome

It was an amazing experience with beautiful landscape around. Ait Ben Haddou is a really mystical place, just unforgetable. The Atlas Studio lets you feel like child again. We walked throught the temples in Egypt, village streets of Persia and courts in China. Our guide Youness was always on the side when needed, asked many times if everything is ok and fulfilled our wishes, if it was possible. We recommand this excursion very very much and send best greetings to Youness and say thanks once again.

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October 17, 2019

tres bonne journee mais trop chargee sur une journee, tout se fait au pas de courses dommage; il aurait fallu faire cette excursion sur 2 jours; sinon prevoyez argent car toutes les entress sont payantes et non precisees dans l enoncer, dommage pas préciser; sinon excellente journnee; pas de regret

November 9, 2019

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Product ID: 242462