Excursion to Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate y Telouet

A world opens around Marrakech, it is the beginning of the burst of overflowing beauty from the south. From the extraordinary Marrakech to the rugged beauty of the Atlas Mountains and the Kasbahs of Ait Ben Haddou and Telouet.
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Duration

From 2 to 3 days

Departures from

Marrakech

Price

From 60 €/person

Getaway to Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Telouet


ATLAS AND TIZI N'TICHKA - AIT BEN HADDOU - CINEMA STUDIOS AND KASBAH TAOURIRT OUARZAZATE - GLAOUI PALACE TELOUET

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Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate

The excursion to Ait Ben Haddou can be done in one day but it takes 3,5 hours crossing a mountain's port. Therefore we propose you a getaway and spend one night in Ouarzazate for a better quality of the trip.


Our route begins crossing the High Atlas by Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass, the highest road pass in North Africa, at 2260 meters high. Atlas is a great mountain range that offers extraordinary mountainous landscapes dotted with small berber villages. We will make as many stops you want to admire and photograph them.


Then we will arrive at the mythical fortified city, or Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou. It also has a World Heritage Site status declared by UNESCO. Its adobe houses full of ornaments are confined within a strong wall reinforced by defense turrets. This spectacular kasbah built on a hill, rises above the desert landscape of Anti Atlas. It is undoubtedly one of the most emblematic places in Morocco. It is the largest Kasbah in Morocco, built by T-hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains during the beginning of the XXth Century, and it used to be one of his stops during his long travel from the Sahara to Marrakech. Recently has been scenario of Game of Thrones and several films.


We will continue in Ouarzazate direction passing by the huge cinema studios where scenes from the first film in the saga of Star Wars, and many others, were recorded. The desert, oasis, kasbahs and snowy mountains of the Atlas are an unbeatable setting for shooting movies.


Already in Ouarzazate we can go around the city center and visit the Kasbah Taourirt, from the 18th century, recently remodeled. You can see in it the opulence with which the Glaoui family lived, who also occupied the kasbah that we will see in Telouet.

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Ouarzazate - Telouet - Marrakech

The road that we will follow joins Ouarzazate with Marrakech, it was in ancient times the caravan route. They carried salt and other desert products, enriching the pachás that lived in Telouet. There we will visit the kasbah, also known as the Glaoui palace. It is a quite unknown and surprisingly beautiful building built between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which will transport us to that magical time.


The return trip of this excursion to Ait Ben Haddou, will be to enjoy again the landscapes of the Atlas and cross the Tizi n'Tichka on the way to Marrakech.


Return to Marrakech and end of our services.


- Personalized private excursion only for your group.

- Price includes private transport (with wifi and air conditioning) from Marrakech to Ait-Ben-Haddou, and return the following day; and accommodation in BB or HB optional in riad/hotel in the chosen category (basic, comfort, luxury).

- Professional local driver who speaks customer's language (English, Spanish, French, Italian, Swedish, among others).

- Points and schedule of collection and arrival to be agreed. Recomendamos añadir 1 noche más para disfrutar mejor de la ruta y los riads y relajarse.

- Possibility of making this and other excursions from Marrakech and constitute a single trip, ask for the South Star tour.

- This itinerary is subject to modifications depending on the start and arrival time, or weather or other force majeure imperatives

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