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Private Day Trip to Telouet & Ait Ben Haddou

Product ID: 52871
Take a day trip from Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains by the Tizi n’Tichka pass to the village of Telouet and the UNESCO-listed fortified village of Ait-Ben-Haddou. Enjoy a local lunch and get a better understanding of Berber culture.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
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  • Admire the scenic landscapes of the High Atlas Mountains
  • Visit the Kasbah of Pacha Glaoui in Telouet
  • Explore the fortified village of Ait-Ben-Haddou
  • Learn about Berber culture and traditions
Full description
You’ll be picked up in Marrakech from where you'll head out in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle on a drive across the largest mountains in North Africa. En route you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains and fertile valleys. This 10-hour trip is priced for a group of up to 4 persons.

See the salt mines in the Ounila Valley, the Pacha Glaoui Kasbah, and Telouet. Visit the Ksar (Castle) of Ait-Ben-Haddou, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.

The village of Ait-Ben-Haddou is situated on a hill in the Souss Massa Draa region, along the Ouarzazate River. It was an important stop for traders carrying gold, salt, and slaves along the main caravan route through the Sahara.

Both Lawrence of Arabia and Jesus of Nazareth were filmed here. The entire lower part of the village was rebuilt, and in recent years, more controlled restoration was carried out under the watchful eye of UNESCO.

Lunch will be in a local restaurant in Ait-Ben-Haddou, where you’ll enjoy your meal with panoramic views of the Kasbah. You'll then return to Marrakech via the Tizi n’Tichka pass.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned 4WD vehicle or minibus
  • English-speaking driver
  • Fuel
  • Tolls
  • Associated expenses
  • Transportation insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

Marrakech pick-up is provided.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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Your driver makes your day!

Moustafa deserves a star! Our driver was at the location in time, in a clean, safe car and super friendly. We started off with a laugh and we didn’t stop! He understood we don’t like mass tourisme and he made regular stops for photo’s and toilet breaks at more ‘quiet’ places. Only disappointment on 12hrs together-lunchplace was very poor! But in all honesty-Ait Ben Haddou is so extremely busy and touristic, that in hindsight I think Moustafa maybe took us to the best out of all the worst places there!

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October 22, 2019

beautiful sights

the guide was nice, spoke English but sometimes was hard to understand. When the advert says lunch is provided ... it is not. Ensure to take money with you for lunch which is approximately £10 per head. The actual sights were incredible and saw such a different side of Morocco.

April 8, 2017

It was a Great Trip

February 21, 2018

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Maroc Expedition Travel

Product ID: 52871