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Full-Day Trip from Marrakech to Atlas Mountains and The Ancient Ait Ben Haddou

Highlights
  • Travel to Ait Ben Haddou from Marrakech
  • Enjoy the spectacular view from the Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass
  • All entry fees to historical Kasbahs, old town and Berber family house and more included
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Full-Day Trip from Marrakech to Atlas Mountains and The Ancient Ait Ben Haddou
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Full-Day Trip from Marrakech to Atlas Mountains and The Ancient Ait Ben Haddou
USD 127.40
Overview
Enjoy an adventure across the high Atlas Mountains to the Moroccan cities of  Ait Ben Haddou on this guided, full-day trip from Marrakech. Travel across the Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass 2,260 meters (7,410 feet) above sea level. See Berber villages and ever-changing landscapes en route to Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO world heritage site. This small-group tour includes all the necessary entrance fees plus a Marrakech hotel pickup and drop-off.
What to Expect
This day trip takes you from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou right across the chain of the high Atlas Mountains and over the famous 'Tizi N'Tichka' passes 2,260 meters high, the highest in the whole of Africa. All along the road you can see the Berber villages perched on the side of the mountains, sometimes hardly distinguishable from the mountains themselves.

As you reach the far side of the mountains the landscape changes dramatically, becoming semi-arid and desert-like. Here is the Kasbah architecture with turrets on all the buildings, adorned with grilled windows and soft peach colored walls. These traditional houses are made of adobe, highly suitable for the climatic conditions of the south.

Following you journey through the beautiful valleys you will arrive to the ancient Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, which is a UNESCO world Heritage listed site. world renowned as the Moroccan Hollywood because of the famous films which have been shot there, including the “Lawrence of Arabia”, “The Jewel Of The Nile”, “Kingdom of Heaven”, “The Mommy”, “Alexander the Great”, “Babel”, “Gladiator”, “Game of Thrones”...

Discovering this amazing fortified village built from adobe, stones, you will enjoy a scenic walk with your professional guide. Watch different views, get spectacular landscapes as far as the eye can see, and admire an incredible contrast between colors. Eating around this breathtaking scenery will be enjoyable as well.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Ait Ben Haddou

Fabulous day w Morocco Inspiring Tours and Abdul our guide. Be prepared that there is a lot of car time, but w breathtaking scenery of mountains and valleys and continuous information from Abdul! This was a lesson in Moroccan culture, plants, history, politics—you name it....More

2  Thank Jessie m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
We love this tour so much!!

We had Abdul as our tour guide yesterday who was an absolute legend. He was so informative and just a lovely person in general. He also acts as your personal photographer for the day haha. The tour itself was awesome and worth every penny especially...More

1  Thank Natalie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Brilliant personal experience!

I can definitely recommend this tour to anyone interested in seeing the Atlas Mountains and Ait Ben Haddou! It might be a little more expensive than the others but totally worth every penny. Abdul was an extremely informative and comfortable guide - it felt like...More

1  Thank Alex V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great trip, great guide!

Abdul drove and organized a Day Trip from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou the UNESCO World Heritage Site through the High Atlas Mountains, Berber villages, and with many stops for pictures at the best panoramic landscapes, a visit of a local family in their Kasbah with mint tea, peanuts and cookies, eating...More

1  Thank Georg K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
12 hour day: 8 hours driving!

We booked this because of the great reviews and to be honest, we were disappointed. For starts, this is a 12-hour day. This in itself is not a bad thing, but what they fail to mention is that it involves 8 hours of driving. It...More

Thank mjrowland
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VVT I
4 August 2018|
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Response from MacArab | Reviewed this property |
I agree. No warm clothes needed at that time of the year. The only drawback - minibus seats are not terribly comfortable .
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Holly W
5 May 2018|
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Response from cazanmeg | Reviewed this property |
Hi , When we went on this trip we were picked up by the cafe in the main square at 8.00am and dropped back at the same place at about 7.30pm. If your riad is accessible by vehicles they will pick you up and drop you back... More
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Jill M
8 April 2018|
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Response from MacArab | Reviewed this property |
You have no need to worry as the local organisation is really good. You should be picked up at your hotel by a small bus and taken down to the Djem el Fna where the main organisation is located. There, they will sort you... More
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