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Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou from Marrakech

Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou from Marrakech

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Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou from Marrakech

Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou from Marrakech offers a rich immersion into Morocco's captivating landscapes and cultural heritage. This excursion ensures seamless transportation from central Marrakech to these UNESCO-listed sites, allowing you to maximize your exploration time.

Traverse the high Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass, soaking in panoramic vistas en route to Ait Ben Haddou. Discover the historical significance of this fortified village, renowned for its appearances in iconic films and television series. Lose yourself in its labyrinthine alleys and admire the distinctive clay-brick architecture.

Continue your adventure to Ouarzazate, often dubbed the "Hollywood of Morocco," where the vibrant film industry thrives. Explore the grandeur of the Taourirt Kasbah, once a stronghold of the Glaoui family, and gain insight into its rich history. Delve into the world of cinema at the Atlas Film Studios, witnessing the magic of movie-making firsthand.

Savor the flavors of Morocco with a delectable lunch at a local restaurant, indulging in traditional culinary delights. Explore the bustling souks of Ouarzazate, where treasures await, from intricately crafted handicrafts to vibrant textiles.

As the day draws to a close, depart from Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate with cherished memories and a deep appreciation for their cultural and historical significance. This immersive experience promises to leave a lasting impression, offering a glimpse into the enchanting landscapes and cinematic allure of Morocco. Experience the magic of Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate on a day trip from Marrakech, creating memories to treasure for a lifetime.

Highlights of the Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou from Marrakech :

  • Experience a picturesque journey through the majestic High Atlas Mountains.
  • Marvel at the breathtaking snow-capped Atlas peaks and traverse the renowned Tizi N'tichka Pass.
  • Trace the ancient trading caravans' path from Telouet to the historic Ait Ben Haddou, steeped in Berber heritage.
  • Explore the secrets of the fortified Berber village of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Immerse yourself in the allure of Ouarzazate, home to the renowned Atlas film studios, and discover its captivating surroundings.

This day tour from Marrakech offers unparalleled vistas from the high-altitude Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass and provides insightful commentary from your knowledgeable guide on the rich history of Aït Benhaddou. Enjoy hassle-free round-trip transportation from central Marrakech for a seamless and unforgettable experience.

Before you go, here are some key details:

  •     Customize your day tour for a personalized experience.
  •     Children under 12 receive a 25% discount, and those under 5 join free.
  •     Be aware that road construction may occasionally cause delays. Your safety is our priority.

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable footwear.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sun hat.

Map Itinerary of the Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou from Marrakech :

Included/Excluded

  • Transport by private modern vehicle with A/C
  • Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation.
  • Car Fuel
  • Experienced English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips and personal expenses

Tour Plan

Marrakech⟶ Kasbah ait ben Haddou⟶ Ouarzazate

We will commence our full-day tour from Marrakech to Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate at 8 am, heading towards Ouarzazate. As we embark on this journey, we'll explore the enchanting landscapes and cultural wonders awaiting us in the heart of Morocco.

Our first stop will be in the charming village of Ait Ben Barka, nestled near the picturesque nature of Toufliht. Here, we'll have the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the local culture and learn more about the region's history.

Continuing our adventure, we'll journey through the spectacular Tizi N Tichka Pass, offering breathtaking views of the High Atlas Mountains. This scenic route will provide plenty of opportunities for photos amidst the stunning landscapes.

Arriving in Ouarzazate, we'll visit the former residence of the Pacha El Glaoui, the Taourirt Kasbah, and the renowned Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at its unique architecture and explore its labyrinthine alleys, which have been featured in numerous films and TV shows.

To complement our tour, we'll also visit the Atlas Film Studios, where many famous productions, including "Game of Thrones," have been filmed. Here, we'll gain insight into the cinematic importance of this area and its contribution to Morocco's cultural heritage.

During our journey, we'll enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the best panoramic restaurants, selected for its quality and value.

As the day comes to a close, we'll reflect on the unforgettable moments and historical insights gained throughout the tour. We'll then return to Marrakech in the comfort of our air-conditioned vehicle, concluding our excursion with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to book this tour?

To book the tour, please send us an email with details such as the number of guests and the expected date of arrival. If you have specific preferences, would like to customize the tour, or have special requests, kindly include them in your email. We will promptly respond within 24 hours to assist you further. Additionally, we will provide you with information on how to proceed with the payment for the tour. Thank you for choosing our services, and we look forward to making your experience memorable.”

Can I customize my tour itinerary?

Yes, we understand that each traveler has unique preferences. We offer the flexibility to customize your tour itinerary to better suit your interests, schedule, and preferences. Contact our customer service team, and we will work with you to create a personalized experience.

What is the payment process for booking this tour?

To secure your booking, we require a 20% deposit at the time of reservation. The remaining balance can be paid up to 30 days before the tour start date. We accept payments through PayPal, Visa card, Western Union, or a direct deposit into our bank account. Our booking process is secure, and you will receive a confirmation email with all the details once the payment is completed. Please ensure to make the final payment by the specified deadline to guarantee your reservation. If you have any questions or need assistance with the payment process, feel free to contact our customer service team

Is travel insurance included in the tour package?

Travel insurance is not automatically included in our tour packages. However, we strongly recommend that all our customers have comprehensive travel insurance to cover unexpected events such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, and lost baggage. You can either arrange your own travel insurance or inquire with us about available options.

What should I pack for this tour?

The packing list may vary depending on the specific tour and time of year. Generally, we recommend packing comfortable clothing, suitable footwear for walking, a hat, sunscreen, a reusable water bottle, and any personal items you may need. For specific recommendations, refer to our detailed packing guide provided upon booking.

Are there any specific health or fitness requirements for this tour?

Our tours are designed to be accessible to a wide range of participants. However, some tours may involve activities such as hiking, walking tours, or other physical activities. If you have any specific health concerns or physical limitations, please inform us during the booking process. We can provide more detailed information about the level of physical activity involved in each tour, ensuring you have a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Is hotel pickup and drop-off included in the tour package?

For your convenience, our Fes city tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off. This ensures a stress-free start and end to your exploration of Fes, allowing you to relax and enjoy the journey without logistical concerns.

Are photography permits required for certain locations on the tour?

Yes, there may be specific locations that require photography permits, and we ensure to facilitate the process for our participants. Our team will assist in obtaining any necessary permits to ensure a smooth and compliant photography experience.

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