Day trip from Marrakech to Ait benhaddou-Ouarzazate 07h00/19h00
A perfect destination for those of you who want a glimpse of the desert and beautiful kasbahs built by Berbers who ruled the Salt Road caravan routes. Three hours takes you to the gateway of Sahara, traversing the Tichka Pass over the High Atlas mountains.
Along the way, steep hillsides are clustered with fortified mud dwellings housing many families and their livestock. You'll spend the afternoon exploring the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Benhaddou, used as a backdrop for more than 20 films and one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road where camel caravan traders brought slaves, gold, ivory and salt from Saharan Africa to Marrakech and beyond.
In Telouet you'll visit the old Glaoui kasbah.This was once a beautiful kasbah but now stands crumbling to ruin because no one wants to remember "the vulture" sultan who lived here.
You may also visit Ouarzazate, and the Atlas film studios where films such as The Mummy, Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia etc. have been filmed - adds about 2 hours, including loo stops etc. Recommended year round.
Early wake up to enjoy the sun rise followed by breakfast. Camel Trek back to meet your driver and drive along the Draa valley with breaks for photos and lunch on the road before we return to Marrakech via Ouarzazate.
|Price per person|
|NB Day||Accomodation||2 people||3 people||4 people||5 people||6 people|
|1 Days||NO||55 € *||40€ *||35€ *||30€ *||25€ *|