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Marrakech to Ourzazate and Ait benhhaddo

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Marrakech to Ourzazate and Ait benhhaddo

Enjoy an adventure across the high Atlas Mountains to the Moroccan cities of Ouarzazate and 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, and Ouarzazate, the ‘door of the desert’ and noted film-making location.


    • Travel to Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou from Marrakech
    • Enjoy the spectacular view from the Tizi n’Tichka mountain pass
    • All entry fees to movie sets, museums and more included Small group ensures personalized attention
    • Private Round-trip transportation provided

This day trip takes you from Marrakech to Ouarzazate 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 at Ouarzazate, 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”, “Seven Years in Tibet”, “Alexander the Great”, “Babel”, “Gladiator”, “Game of Thrones”…

You can also take the chance to visit the Taourirt Kasbah, classified by UNESCO as world heritage listed site. You also stop by Ouarzazate cinema museum to learn more about the cinema industry.
After visiting Ouarzazate, you will then journey onward to the ancient Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, which is a UNESCO world Heritage listed site.
Discovering this amazing fortified village built from adobe, stones, you will enjoy a scenic walk . 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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