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Ait Ben Haddou & Ouarzazate: Private Day Trip from Marrakech

4.3 / 5

35 reviews

Activity provider: Marrakesh Travel Services

Ait Ben Haddou & Ouarzazate: Private Day Trip from Marrakech

Activity provider: Marrakesh Travel Services
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From US$ 206.51 US$ 185.86 per group up to 2

Visit Aït Ben Haddou's UNESCO-listed kasbah, and also Ouarzazate, the Hollywood of Morocco. Cross the Atlas mountain chain at Tizi n'Tichka pass.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Pickup at hotels and riads in Marrakech is provided.
Private group


  • Visit Aït Ben Haddou and Toaurirt Kasbah, both UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Explore Ouarzazate, known as the Hollywood of Morocco
  • Cross the Atlas Mountains at Tizi n'Tichka pass
Full description
Cross the High Atlas Mountains by the Tizi n'Tichka Pass, 2,260 meters above sea level. See Berber villages perched on the side of the mountains, hardly distinguishable from the mountains themselves. On the far side of the mountains the landscape becomes desert-like. Admire the kasbah architecture featuring turrets, grilled windows, and peach-colored adobe walls. Continue to the ancient kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop in Ouarzazate, known as Morocco's Hollywood. Movies filmed there including Diamond of the Nile, Lawrence of Arabia, Kingdom of Heaven, The Mommy, Gladiator, Seven Days in Tibet, Alexander the Great, Babel, and others.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation
  • Local guide in Ait Ben Haddou
  • Taxes
  • Lunch and drinks

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and to bring sunscreen and a camera
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 35 reviews

Review summary

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It was a very nice excursion. The driver took the scenic route via Telouet. There was plenty of room for photos. Lunch was in a large restaurant, but it was good. Having lunch there was also optional, so it certainly wasn't mandatory. We had a nice and neat guide. The car was luxurious and comfortable. Excellent price / quality ratio.

November 8, 2022

I absolutely LOVED this experience. Having the private driver made stops, photos, and asking questions so easy and pleasant. My driver, Mustafa Ourzazate, was the best! He didn't rush the experience, he answered all my questions and held great conversation, and took the time to show me around some special spots. He didn't mind when I nodded off for a brief nap (traveling for days can be tiring), and he was so considerate - I didn't feel any pressure to keep constant conversation, and was able to rest and just enjoy. My guide for the Ait Ben Haddou tour, Imod, was so cool! He was knowledgable, funny, spoke clear English, and taught me a bit of Berber, too. I highly recommend hiring the private driver for your experience ~ it is worth the little bit extra, you'll get to see more, and you'll be comfortable in the vehicle. I recommend using this service for the guide ~ maybe you COULD go through on your own, but you'd be missing a special opportunity to connect with a really cool native.

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October 12, 2022

My wife and I went to visit Marrakech on the December Bridge 2019, and we hired this private excursion. Wonderful trip, in which you can get to know the Morocco that you do not see in the guides: towns, people, landscapes ... as well as being able to cross the High Atlas through the highest mountain pass in all of North Africa. We were able to count on the experienced driving of Abdessamad, of whom we can say that, in addition to being a Great Guide (he offered us explanations of everything we asked him and more) he is an even better driver. The roads were NOT easy at all, especially when you have to cross the High Atlas on a road under renovation and through a port with the characteristics of Alto de Tichka, and despite my wife being fearful and I distrustful, at NO time did we worry some (in fact, my wife fell asleep on the return trip, and for that to happen, she has to go very quiet). My congratulations to GetYourGuide for being able to count on Abdessamad.

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January 14, 2020

Product ID: 113458