Day trip

From Marrakech: Ait Benhaddou and Atlas Mountains Day Trip

Activity provider: Tours From Marrakech
Day trip

From Marrakech: Ait Benhaddou and Atlas Mountains Day Trip

Activity provider: Tours From Marrakech
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Experience the epic landscapes of the Atlas Mountains on a day tour from Marrakech. Drive over the high Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass and visit the ancient Kasbahs of Ait Benhaddou.

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Duration 1 day
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Meet your driver/guide at your hotel or riad in Marrakech.


  • Drive across the dramatic Tizi n'Tichka pass in the Atlas Mountains
  • Take a guided tour of the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou
  • Enjoy lunch on a terrace with amazing views of the Kasbah
  • Learn more about the movie history of Ait Benhaddou
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Discover the great views of the Atlas Mountains on a guided day tour from Marrakech. Drive through the Tizi n'Tichka pass and explore the charming town of Ait Benhaddou, known for its famous Kasbah.

Benefit from pickup at your accommodation in Marrakech, and then journey to the ancient settlement of Ait Benhaddou via the winding roads of the Atlas Mountains. Upon arrival, discover the center of Morocco's movie industry and see where films such as "Gladiator" and "Lawrence of Arabia" were shot.

Get a wonderful view of the entire valley from the top of a hill, and admire the typical clay architecture of the historic settlement. Take two hours to explore the village and enjoy a meal on a terrace with clear views of the Kasbah.

Continue to Telouet and pass from the Ounila Valley. Return to Marrakech and get dropped off at your accommodation on arrival.

  • Pickup and drop-off from accommodations in Marrakech
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver
  • Lunch
  • Water
  • Additional food and drinks

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  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
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Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 215 reviews

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Aziz T, our driver, made our trip. He was kind, explained the day and answered our questions. He made the day fun and was an excellent driver on the roads. It is a lot of driving but the landscape is beautiful and the people are great. Many thanks Aziz for giving us a lovely day!

March 28, 2023

100% recommend this tour. Our guide was Aziz and he was excellent, he gave us information as we drove along about the area and Berber culture. We left at 8am and arrived back at 5, it is a long distance but it went past very fast with the beautiful views and chatting. We made lots of stops for drinks and photo taking. The tour around Ait Benhadou was great, it is spectacular. The meal in a Berber house was delicious. We felt very safe in an unfamiliar territory thanks to Aziz. He was very happy and chatty all day. If you do one thing while in Morocco, do this! He even gave us souvenirs at the end of the day which was a lovely surprise. Thanks so much Aziz!

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March 28, 2023

Elias was a wonderful driver and pleasant guide. He took us to the best photo spots and points of interest on the way. The road was mostly new and was not sketchy. The lunch at the Berber's house was delicious and the family was very kind. The downside was our visit to Ait Benhaddou itself was very short and our "local guide" took us to a side entrance where we had to pay 20 DH "admission fee" and then get pressured to buy various souvenirs. He silently led us up to Ait Behaddou and gave us ten minutes to look around without providing any information. We would have rather explored this area on our own. Still, all in all a good tour thanks to Elias and the beautiful scenery on the drive.

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 144507