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From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

Activity provider: Click Excursions

From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

Activity provider: Click Excursions
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Cross the magnificent Atlas Mountains to discover two of Morocco’s most beautiful deserts. In an air-conditioned van, see ogle canyons, palm groves, and mountain villages.

About this activity

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Arabic
Pickup included
Meet at your hotel or accommodation if it is accessible by car. If the accommodation is not accessible by car, you will be provided with a link in an email to the nearest meeting point. Pickup will take place 10-30 minutes before the activity starts. You will receive an email the day before the tour with details.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Itinerary
13 hours
  • Marrakech

  • Tizi n'Tichka

  • Ksar Aït Benhaddou (lunch)

  • Ouarzazate

  • Marrakech

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Cross the Tizi-n-Tichka pass in the Atlas Mountains
  • Visit the well-preserved Aït Benhaddou kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Discover Ouarzazate, where Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and The Mummy were filmed
  • Enjoy the perfect nature and amazing landscapes during your day trip
Full description

Discover local village, natural landscapes, and Kasbah Ait Benhaddou fortress on this day trip from Marrakech. Travel in an airconditioned van or car and stay connected with wi-fi access as you drive. Uncover movie-magic with a stop at the Atlas Film Studios in Ouarzazate. 

Start your day trip with pickup from your Marrakech accommodation from 7-8 AM. Hop inside a spacious and comfortable vehicle and soak up the scenery as you travel into the Atlas Mountains.

Immerse yourself in local culture with a stop at the small village ofAit Ben Barka near the hilly countryside of Toufliht. Explore the area with your driver and learn about the schedule sights for your trip. Have some free time for a break before crossing the the Tizi n'Tichka pass.

Stop to capture pictures of mountain peaks on the pass from 7,415 feet above sea level (2,260 meters). Continue on to the Atlas Film Studios at Ouarzazate, the largest film studio in the world which famously featured in the TV series Game of Thrones.

Spend some free time to visit the studios or to explore on your own. Take some pictures of the unique rugged local landscapes in the area. After the studio, you purchase lunch at one of the best restaurants in the area, with excellent prices and stunning panoramic views. 

Finally, head to the famous Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, which is recognized as a UNESCO site and one of the most extraordinary kasbahs (fortresses) in Morocco. End your day of scenic views and memories by relaxing in your comfortable air-conditioned vehicle on your drive back to your hotel in Marrakech.

Includes
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional driver
  • Wi-Fi in vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Guide fees
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  •  Please note, due to current construction works on the road, the trip may take longer than planned
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 953 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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Long drive (about 3.5 hours each way) but beautiful, all the way up and down through the mountains, the scenery is breath taking all the way. Despite it being a mountain the roads are not dangerous so if that is something you are concerned about, you don’t need to be. They’re well maintained, and smooth for the most part (a bit bumpy where construction is taking place, but safe.) The Atlas Studios are amazing and good value, it’s a guided tour that will cost 80Dirhams (per couple) plus a tip for your guide. Ait Benhaddou was an incredible village after your tour you may be asked to make a donation towards the ancient village (4€ per person) to continue to maintain it to allow future generations to enjoy the history, we also tipped the Berber guide too he did a great job. Lunch at Ait Benhaddou was delicious, again great value for money, lovely food, lovely restaurant & staff. We really recommend this tour, it’s an absolute must when in Marrakech.

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September 24, 2022

This is my favourite tour so far. I was picked up on time in the morning as we went to pick up X2 over guests who were no shows my guide moved quickly to get me to join another group. the guide was very apologetic which was appreciated but wasn't his fault at all. I joined Mahjoub (guide) and Anass (driver) group. The provided and great day we were no rushed and the stops we had for the scenary was breathtaking. The scenery all around this tour is amazing and worth the visit. I found the tour very educational understanding more of morrocan culture and the visit to the film stories was a great finish. Mahjoub is a great guide and make everyone feel included and at ease. Anass was a great driver very responsible and dealt with the difficult mountain roads extremely well. This trip is value for money and more so. I would do this tour again hoping for the same driver and guide

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September 22, 2022

We visited Ait Ben Haddou on the 31st of August. Our guide was Mohamed and he was excellent. He was on time, was very friendly, made sure things ran smoothly and there were no unnecessary delays. The trip through the Atlas mountains was absolutely breathtaking and there were two stops along the way for photo opportunities. The visit to Atlas Film Studios was fun, we were allowed to take pictures and interact with the props (sitting on chairs/thrones/in horse carriages etc.). Ait Ben Haddou was stunning and the local guide provided a lot of interesting information. Lunch was quick and tasty. In our opinion, this tour is definitely worth the long drive. We would have enjoyed having a little more time in Ait Ben Haddou, but it would have meant arriving quite late back in Marrakesh.

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September 15, 2022

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