Ouarzazate and Kasbahs Day Trip from Marrakech

This is a wonderful chance to discover the history of the south of Morocco after driving through the spectacular Atlas Mountains we arrive in Ait Ben Haddou; a cultural world heritage site loaded with history. Explore the area we continue our way driving to Ouarzazate where we will visit the Atlas film studios and Taourirt Kasbah, have a tasty lunch, and drive back home …

enjoy a guided walking tour to explore to discover the unique fortified village with a professional local mountain guide.

DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 7:45 AM for a prompt departure at 8:00 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 6:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable walking clothing, walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
Professional driver/guide Meals: Lunch
1 and a half hour walking tour Transportation in AC Vehicle Minivan or 4wd
Drinks Entrance fee to Cinema Studios
Tips and gratuities
Ouarzaate and Kasbah Day Trip Highlights:
  • Drive along a spectacular road towards the high Atlas Mountain
  •  Enjoy the astonishing views of the snow-topped peaks of the Area
  •  Arrive at Ait Ben Haddou: a cultural world heritage site in Morocco since 1987
  •  Enjoy the walk to the top of the old Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
  •  Enjoy a delicious lunch in a restaurant overlooking the Kasbah
  •  Visit the film studios and the other old Kasbah in Ouarzazate

Additional information

Lunch with local familyPossible to have lunch with a local family, under request


We will collect you from your hotel/riad in Marrakech at 7:30 and start heading to the Atlas Mountains through the Tizi n‘Tichka pass, It is a spectacular road with astonishing views of the snow-topped peaks of the Atlas. Upon our descent, we will arrive at Ait Ben Haddou: a cultural world heritage site in Morocco since 1987; the Ksour (Berber villages) of Ait Benhaddou was once an important stop along the caravan routes which carried salt from the Sahara, and on return, gold and ivory. It is the best-preserved and well-fortified Kasbah. Several films have been shot there including The Mummy, Alexander, Kingdom of Heaven, and Prince of Persia. After visiting the kasbah there, we will have lunch in a local restaurant and pass the desert of Ouarzazate to visit Taourirte Kasbah, the Atlas film studios, and the Cinema Museum. At around 4 p.m we will drive back to Marrakesh through the Atlas Mountains.

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