Day trip

From Marrakech: Day Trip to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou

Activity provider: Moroccan Travel Trips
Day trip

From Marrakech: Day Trip to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou

Activity provider: Moroccan Travel Trips

From US$ 130.84 per person

Discover the great Moroccan south on a full-day trip to the ancient kasbahs of Ait Ben Haddou and Telouet. Travel the old caravan route through the High Atlas Mountains, soaking in the historical and natural grandeur of the region.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Arabic, English, French, Spanish
Pickup included
Hotels / Riads located in Marrakech. If you are staying inside the Medina (Old Town), your pickup will be at the closest point accessible to vehicles.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Cross the spectacular Tichka Canyon in the Atlas Mountains
  • See the UNESCO World Heritage listed Ait Ben Haddou
  • Explore the lesser-known Berber village of Telouet
Full description
Get picked up from Marrakech and head out on a small-group day trip to discover the cultural and natural bounty of the Moroccan south. Journey into the High Atlas Mountains and cross the Tizin'Tichka Pass, which sits 7,410 feet above sea level. Leave behind vegetation-rich mountains to arrive in the desert region on the other side where the famous fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou lies. Marvel at the impressive Moroccan earthen clay architecture that allows the village to blend in with the mountain behind it. Visit the town's multiple kasbahs, fortresses created for the town's defense and to signal the wealth of the merchants that lived in them.  Continue on to the village of Telouet located in a fertile valley surrounded by palm, fig, and olive trees. Learn how the town's history is intertwined with that of its former French colonizers. Visit its unique kasbah, which features original zellij tiles decorated with the Jewish Star of David and holds well-preserved silks and other grand remnants of the El Pacha Glaoui family. Return to Marrakech along the famous caravan routes that ran from the Sahara Desert through the Atlas Mountains. 
  • Breakfast
  • Mineral water
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entrance fees to all kasbahs
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

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  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • Please be prepared for weather and temperature changes and wear comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

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The trip was great, we really enjoyed it. It did feel a bit long but was worth it. The stops along the way also help. Want to give special mention to our driver Khalid, he made it all worth it! Such a friendly and funny guy, we really had some great conversations. We felt safe driving long distance with him. Visiting the old Kasbah along the way was absolutely incredible! Will definitely recommend this!

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January 9, 2023

Me encanto el lugar es muy bonito y te transportas en el tiempo en ese increíble lugar me encanto , lo recomiendo mucho vale la pena conocer esta kasbah

December 29, 2022


Un día inolvidable gracias a nuestro guía. Sin el no hubiésemos descubierto además de una zona preciosa de Marruecos la historia y cultura que estaba en cada rincón del viaje. Y además con un nivel de español envidiable, un coche estupendo y un cuidando en todo momento de nuestras necesidades y gustos. Mil gracias!! Repetiremos cuando volvamos a Marruecos

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April 18, 2022


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