From Marrakech To Ait Benhaddou

from marrakech to ai benhaddou excursion

Day Trip Starting from Marrakech To the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Benhaddou.


You will start this excursion by leaving Marrakech across Tizi n’Tichka Pass one of the most amazing roads in Morocco.

After a tea break in a very panoramic view you are free to take some beautfull pictures, after we will head to Telouet.

In this village, you will discover the Glaoui Kasbah.

This kasbah has an amazing fairytale behind it, intrinsically linked to the formation of the kingdom of Morocco.

It was once a beautiful kasbah but now stands crumbling to ruin because no one wants to remember “the vulture” sultan and his son who lived here until the 1950’s.

Afther your visit to the Kasbah, you will continue to Ait Benhaddou village.

You’ll spend the afternoon exploring the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Benhaddou, used as a backdrop for more than 20 international films and was one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road caravan, where traders brought slaves, gold, ivory and salt from Saharan Africa to Marrakech and beyond.

You will also visit Ouarzazate, kasbah Taourirt, and the Atlas film studios where many films such as the Mummy, Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia etc. have been filmed.

Finally we will return back to Marrakech by Traversing the Tichka Pass of the High Atlas where The steep mountain hillsides are clustered with fortified mud dwellings housing many berber families and their livestock.




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