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Address: Ait Ben Haddou 45000, Morocco
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Every North African town has a kasbah, a traditional administrative...

Every North African town has a kasbah, a traditional administrative building made from mud and straw. This one, nestled against the High Atlas Mountains, is among the most impressive of its kind.

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US$ 140.50*
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Private Excursion to Ouarzazate from Marrakech
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US$ 37.32*
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1-hour Guided Quad Tour of Ait Ben Haddou
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US$ 27.44*
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Full-Day Private Tour to Ouarzazate from Marrakech

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Worth the wait!

For anyone wanting to visit Ait Benhaddou from Marrakech, just be warned of the car journey. It took our guide 5 hours to get there and 5 hours to get back to our hotel. That is a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Immingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For anyone wanting to visit Ait Benhaddou from Marrakech, just be warned of the car journey. It took our guide 5 hours to get there and 5 hours to get back to our hotel. That is a lot of travelling for one day 10 hours haha! But besides this, it was completely worth the wait and such an outstanding and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I absolutely loved this location. The views and experience of a 17th century mud city was amazing and mind blowing! You must visit and climb all the way up to the top!

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Stockton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were brought here as part of our Gate 1 two week trip of the kasbahs and deserts of Morocco. I had never heard of it before but was very pleasantly surprised at how beautiful and interesting it is. It is being maintained by Morocco as it is constructed of adobe like materials (mud and straw). It's so fascinating that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing view. Interesting part of history and humanity's heritage Local people very kind. When buying always offer half of the price they ask when buying souvenirs.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting place to visit early in the morning, one hour is more than enough. Interesting old homes to visit.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the highlights of our trip to Morocco. Watch our for the " locals", who approach you for a tea. Its a invitation to see their carpets, and its hard to get out even if you are not that interested in buying.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing.. architecture, history, views, winding paths, people, vendors, and strategic fortress. The facade seems to have been completely restored but the inside is 'a work in progress'. People live there. There are lovely, well made items to purchase (some are cheap 'made elsewhere' stuff. The vendors can be a bit pushy, but a 'No thank you" and keep walking works.... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very enjoyable outing and not nearly as arduous a climb as we had feared (though I can bet that it could be beastly in the height of summer).

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth seeing, city has a very authentic feel, view is stunning, though climb to top has steep, decaying and uneven stairs. Very little shade at the top, so beware of heat on a very sunny day. Avoid the boys trying to help you cross the river as they will want money for holding your hand. Beware of paying entrance to... More 

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Vitoria, ES
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I travelled more than 4 hours from Marrakech to get to that place (and felt pretty sick in the way due to the road) but IT WAS TOTALLY WORTH IT! This place is beautifull and rich in culture! You will get to enjoy a great view and also take a look at a pretty cool ancient "village".

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