Ait Benhaddou Full Day Tour from Marrakech

Ait Benhaddou Full Day Tour from Marrakech

We Pick you up from your hotel or Riad, drive towards Ouarzazate for your Ait Benhaddou Full Day Tour from Marrakech through the Tizi n’ Tichka Pass. Climb to a height of 2,670 m, and enjoy a panoramic view of the Atlas Mountains.
After the pass, begin your descent to the Kasbah of Telouet, seeing old salt mines than to the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou. via Ounila Valley, appreciate beautiful rivers lined with many Berber villages.
Explore the old village of Ait Ben Haddou – classified by Unesco as a world heritage – and the area surrounded. Stop for lunch in Ait Ben Haddou, and then transfer back to Marrakech by the same road of the High Atlas Mountains.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987, Aït Benhaddou was once a major stop along the caravan route between Marrakech and the Sahara. The striking visage of southern Moroccan architecture is thought to be 17th-century and contains a mosque, two cemeteries (Jewish and Muslim), a public square, and areas for threshing grain outside of the ramparts.

Ait Benhaddou Full Day Tour from Marrakech

This place is also an image that the cinema has recreated on many occasions, since Ait Ben Haddou has served as a film set in movies like The Jewel of the Nile, Sodom and Gomorrah, Gladiator and some scenes of the legendary Lawrence of Arabia. Its fame may endure thanks to the seventh art, but the truth is that its beauty remains unquestionable.

Included

  • Hotel/riad pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by comfortable minivan or 4WD vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • Typical lunch
  • Fuel
  • Transport insurance

 

Ait Benhaddou Full Day Tour from Marrakech

Ait Ben Haddou is a clear example of southern Moroccan architecture, whose history dates back almost a thousand years. Its condition of obligatory stop for the caravans that, through the commercial route of the Sahara, linked Sudan with the imperial city of Marrakech, via Telouet, gave it an enormous prosperity. The camels carried gold and silver, among other treasures, and returned loaded with salt.

Thousands of people lived in this fortified city that had small palaces, a public square, a mosque, an inn for nomads, a granary at the top of the village and two cemeteries, one Muslim and one Jewish.

Ait Benhaddou Full Day Tour from Marrakech

A  Guided walk is the perfect thing to do for exploring the beautiful mud city Ait-Ben-Haddou. As you cross the river, you’ll get an idea of ​​this spectacular city. Walking inside the huge Kasbah, you have the opportunity to explore some of the old houses from the inside. The entrance fee of these small museums often costs only 1 Euro and gives an exclusive insight into the life of earlier times.