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

  • 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
Full-Day Trip from Marrakech to Atlas Mountains and The Ancient Ait Ben Haddou
From US$ 130.15
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Full-Day Trip from Marrakech to Atlas Mountains and The Ancient Ait Ben Haddou
US$ 130.15
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 4 days ago via mobile
Fantastic full day out visiting the Atlas Mountains

Myself and my husband returned from our trip yesterday. We had a wonderful experience, the trip was only 6 of us, Abdul was a fabulous tour guide and we both felt we saw some very special sites. For me Abdul made the trip, as a...More

2  Thank clairedangerfield
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Magical Tour

Did this tour yesterday and can only say after doing many day tours around the world for the last 30 years of travelling, this tour with Abdul was the best I have ever done. I decided to use this tour company after reading all the...More

Thank 137Paul
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fascinating journey through the Atlas Mountains

My friend and I took this day trip on September 1, 2018. Abdul was one of the best guides I have had. Our tour group was small - only 4 travelers and Abdul - which made for a very pleasant experience. Abdul drove us through...More

Thank Shalimar R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome day trip to Ait Ben Haddou

We had Abdul pick us up at a very easy meeting point (closest road to our riad). He was on time and with the 4 other tourists already. He stopped along the way a few times to let us take pictures, stretch our legs and...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Outstanding & truly memorable trip

This trip begins with a very kind and friendly guide - Abdul. We felt as though we were traveling with a really good friend we have known all our lives. Abdul goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure an amazing tour through...More

1  Thank Justice6387
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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 .
Holly W
4 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
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