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From Marrakesh: 2-Day Trek to Ait-Benhaddou and Ouarzazate

1. From Marrakesh: 2-Day Trek to Ait-Benhaddou and Ouarzazate

Day 1: Marrakech – Telouet Kasbah – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah Depart from your Marrakech hotel at 8:30am by air-conditioned vehicle and head toward Ouarzazate. Admire the majestic Moroccan scenery and small, tiered villages as you soar toward the High Atlas by way of the winding Tizi-n-Tichka pass. Continue on the meandering roads to the Telouet kasbah, an ancestral residence of the Pasha Glaoui of Marrakech. Enjoy a leisurely lunch at the historic kasbah, and then cross the Telouet trail, which used to be a trade route connecting sub-Saharan Africa to Marrakech. Once you reach the stunning red landscapes and green olive trees of the Ounila Valley, discover the Aït Benhaddou kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take in a beautiful sunset from the top tower of the kasbah before sitting down to dinner and checking in for your overnight stay in the 3-star Ait Benhaddou hotel. Day 2: Aït Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Fint Oasis – Marrakech Enjoy breakfast and then get back in your air-conditioned vehicle for the drive to Ouarzazate, the site where movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, Star Wars and Gladiator have been filmed. Take in the panoramic views and visit the ancient Taourirt kasbah, another UNESCO World Heritage site and home to two film studios and the Museum of Cinema. Explore the studios and continue on to the Fint Oasis, a beautiful palm grove made up of four traditional Berber villages. Visit a Berber house and enjoy Moroccan mint tea. Sit down for lunch then return to Marrakech in the late afternoon.

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From Marrakech: Full-Day Trip to Agadir

2. From Marrakech: Full-Day Trip to Agadir

Discover Agadir, the city famous for its beaches, parks, and shops that guarantee an unforgettable experience in Morocco. Start your adventure at 7:30 AM, and enjoy the scenic ride through the Moroccan countryside. Make a quick stop for breakfast before arriving in Agadir. First stop: the famous Crocoparc park, home to 325 Nile crocodiles. Continue to Agadir Ufla, an archaeological site located in Agadir Oufla, and admire the panoramic views before visiting the incredible Kasbah of Ufla. Then, experience the beautiful Agadir beach. Here, take some time to relax on the warm shores, go for a swim or try out some watersports. Explore the promenades and stop for a delicious lunch. Take a guided tour of the famous Souk (market) and visit a women's co-operative that produces traditional argan oil. Finally, arrive at the Marina and wander along Agadir's commercial port filled with bars, restaurants, and unique attractions. Admire the rows of yachts before rejoining your group.

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Marrakech: Ait Benhaddou Kasbah Guided Tour with Lunch

3. Marrakech: Ait Benhaddou Kasbah Guided Tour with Lunch

The day begins with pickup from Marrakech and leaves the city behind as you head towards the Atlas Mountains. Stop at the famous Tichka Pass, the highest road pass in Morocco, and admire breathtaking views of the scenery. Continue the tour to the ruins of Glaoui Kasbah, which dates back to the 18th century and was once a main power point of south-east Morocco. Drive through the impressive Ounila Valley next, stopping to marvel at the old Berber villages along the way followed by a visit to Telouet Kasbah. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy lunch at a local eatery before arriving at the UNESCO listed Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. Enjoy a guided tour of the kasbah, which dates back to the 17th century, and learn about its fascinating history and architecture. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back, relax, and soak up stunning views of the landscape on the way back to Marrakech.

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Marrakech: Imperial Cities 7-Day Tour

4. Marrakech: Imperial Cities 7-Day Tour

Explore the Imperial Cities souks, and monuments. See the impressive Hassan II Mosque, Old city of Rabat, Roman ruins at Volubolis, the beautiful Ouzoud Waterfalls and more on a 7 day tour. Head off to the Djemaa el-Fna, the centre square of the medina. Take a trip to the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, home to the minaret which has become a symbol of the city. Visit the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace and the lively souks around Jemaa El Fna square. Stroll through Majorelle Gardens and the peaceful site of the Menara Garden. Head to the coastal city of Casablanca. Walk around the Habous district with its small squares and maze-like narrow streets. Explore the colourful Habous Quarter, the Mehkma (Tribunal), the Notre Dame de Lourdes Cathedral and the famous Hassan II Mosque. Journey to the capital Rabat and visit the Royal Palace, Ouadaya Gardens Kasbah and the Hassan Tower Mosque. Drive to the Berber town of Meknes, before taking a short drive to the mediaeval city of Fez. Begin your guided tour of the Fes medina, one of the world’s largest walled in cities. Visit foundouk Najjarine which houses the ‘Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts. See the Qaraouiyine mosque, which is both a university and a mosque situated in the heart of the Medina. Depart with a drive back to Marrakech via the Ouzoud Waterfalls, leading up to the Middle Atlas Mountains, where you can walk down along the cascades. Enjoy free strolling and shopping time in the old medina on your final day before departure at the airport.

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What people are saying about Marrakesh-Safi

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 101 reviews

The tour was great and Mohamed was super!

Experience was great as well as our guide Mohamed. The only issue we faced was realated to the hotel. As per email and agreements we were expecting one hotel while, just before the check in, they informed us that it was fully booked, so they booked a different one ... that was crapy (seriously!) I refuse myself to stay there and the agency was lovely to find a different (and much better!) solution.

Very nice trip. Our driver Abdul made it very special. He showed us all the nice places, told a lot about the culture and history. We felt very welcome, also thanks to the guide at Ait Benhaddou. We would really recommend this trip with those guides.

We really enjoyed discovering Morocco through the imperial cities. Our driver and coordinator were very nice and we felt safe with them. We will keep fond memories of this stay!

It was fantastic and our driver guide Salmi was wonderful. It would assist if travellers understood that they can set their own itinerary before the trip starts.