The Ait Benhaddou Kasbah excursion is perfect for those of you who want a glimpse of the desert and the beautiful kasbahs built by Berber tribes who rule the Atlas. Three hours one way takes you to the gateway of Sahara, traversing the Tichka Pass of the High Atlas. The steep mountain hillsides are clustered with fortified mud dwellings housing many families and their livestock.
Excursion full itinerary :
You will start this excursion generally at 08:00AM. You will leave Marrakech and pass by Tizi n’Tichka Pass. This is one of the most amazing roads in Morocco. After a tea break in a very panoramic view, you will head to Telouet. In this village, you will discover the Glaoui Kasbah. Afther your visit to the Kasbah, you will continue to Ait Benhaddou village.
You’ll spend the afternoon exploring the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Benhaddou, used as a backdrop for more than 20 films and was one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road caravan route where traders brought slaves, gold, ivory and salt from Saharan Africa to Marrakech and beyond. In Telouet you’ll visit the old Glaoui kasbah. This kasbah has an amazing story behind it, intrinsically linked to the formation of Morocco as a country. It was once a beautiful kasbah but now stands crumbling to ruin because no one wants to remember “the vulture” sultan and his son who lived here until the 1950’s; You may also visit Ouarzazate, and the Atlas film studios where films such as the Mummy, Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia etc. have been filmed.
|Duration||1 day (12 hours)||Tour Starts||Marrakech|
|Group Size||From 2 to 6||Tour Ends||Marrakech|
|Trip Type||Day Trip Explorer||Prices From||45€ per person|
|Operating Season||All Year Round||Departures||Daily|
Prices, Departures & Essential Booking Information
|45€ per person (based on 4 to 6 travellers);
55€ per person (based on 3 travellers);
75€ per person (based on 2 travellers)
|Included||Pick-up/drop-off at nearest parking to your Marrakech accommodation; travel in style in air-conditioned private vehicle with professional driver/guide.|
|Excluded||Lunch, drinks, entrance fees, tips and items of a personal nature.|
|Booking Deposit||15% (non refundable deposit)|
|Balance of Payment||on arrival in Marrakech|
|Price Validity||01 Jan 2016 to 31 Dec 2017|
|Departures||This day trip departs daily throughout the year and is subject to availability.|