This full-day trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazat and Ait Ben Haddou is a perfect choice if you desire to immerse yourself in another area as it reveals the grandeur of Moroccan fortresses in the past. take this round trip to across the Atlas mountain range via the Tizi Ntichka pass at an altitude of 2269 meters hight, Explore the famous UNESCO World Heritage site Ksar Ait Ben Haddou, End the trip on the grounds of the world’s largest film studio by acreage, Cinema Studio Atlas, in Ouarzazate, famous as the Hollywood of Africa.
MARRAKECH TO OUARZAZATE & AIT BEN HADDOU DAY TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:
Marrakech - Atlas Mountains - Ourzazate
This day trip from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou & Ouarzazate will begin with an early pick-up from your accommodation in Marrakech, at around 7 a.m. The journey will take you over the High Atlas Mountains, where we will cross the Tizi N’Tichka pass (2260 m in altitude). After several stops along the way, you will arrive at an important point of your trip where you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Ksar Ait Ben Haddou, which is the location of numerous Hollywood successful movies (Gladiator, Prince of Persia, Game of Thrones, Lawrence of Arabia, etc.). What is more, Ait Ben Haddou is a fortified city, along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the magic and history of the place with the help of a local guide. For breathtaking views, climb through the narrow stone alleyways of the old city and for a second life in an amazing ancient world. After lunch, we will be heading to our final destination point, Ouarzazate, known as “The Gate of the Sahara”. Here you will visit the old Pacha Glaoui Kasbah, the home of Thai El Glaoui or Lord of the Atlas, who was the Pasha of Marrakech from 1912 to 1956. Afterward, you can visit a big movie-making set that promoted a reputation of Ouarzazate as the Moroccan version of Hollywood. On our way back, we will be crossing again the highest pass in Morocco, the Tizi N'Tichka pass, and fascinating Berber villages between Ouarzazate and Marrakech, arriving back at around 7 p.m.
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