Day trip from Marrakech to Ait benhaddou and Ouarzazate

  • 1 Day Private/Shared
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Hotel Transfer
  • Guided Tour

❖ Highlights: 1-Day trip from Marrakech to Ait benhaddou & Ouarzazate

The Best Day Trip From Marrakech to Ait Benhaddou & Ouarzazate
  • Scenic drive through the Atlas Mountains, passing by picturesque valleys and Berber villages.
  • Explore the ancient Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, where history comes alive.
  • Visit Ouarzazate, known as the "Hollywood of Morocco".
  • Take a tour of renowned film studios like Atlas Studios or CLA Studios.
  • Discover the well-preserved rooms and courtyards of Taourirt Kasbah.

❖ Detailed Itinerary: Day trip from Marrakech to Ait benhaddou

Perfect Morocco Travel Itinerary: Day Tour to Ait Ben Haddou

Embark on a captivating day trip from Marrakech to Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate, departing at 8:00 am. This full-day tour is perfect for those seeking a glimpse of the Morocco Sahara desert without extending their stay.

Traveling 173.3 km through the majestic High Atlas Mountains, treating your senses to the allure of Berber villages, snow-capped peaks, and idyllic valleys. Moreover, unforgettable photo opportunities await at a scenic midway stop, where you can immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring landscape.

Once in Ait Benhaddou, discover the remarkable kasbah, an exquisite UNESCO World Heritage Site showcasing the beauty of eastern clay architecture. Furthermore, wander through its maze-like streets, visit the well-preserved houses, and climb to the top for a panoramic view of the surrounding area.

Next, we venture to Ouarzazate, known as the Hollywood of North Africa and the gateway to the Sahara Desert. This renowned filming location has hosted Hollywood blockbusters like “Gladiator” and beloved TV shows such as “Jewel of the Nile”. Optionally, explore the vast Atlas studio, one of the world’s largest studios. Conclude your tour with a visit to the remarkable Kasbah of Taourirt, a former palace of the Glaoui dynasty. This 17th-century marvel boasts opulent apartments, traditional clay houses, and fortified towers. Following a leisurely lunch, we will return to Marrakech, traversing the scenic Tizi N’tichka pass, ensuring you are treated to an enchanting journey throughout.

❖ Road Map of Ait Ben Haddou Day Trip from Marrakech

Full-Day Excursion from Marrakech to Ouarzazate

Marrakech to Ouarzazate Private Day Trip Price Includes:

    • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel/airport.
    • An excursion in air-conditioned vehicle, Toyota Land Cruiser or spacious minivan in case of a group.
    • Hand-picked English-speaking driver.
    • Ait benhaddou & Taourirt Kasbah’s visit.

Day Trip to Ouarzazate from Marrakech Price Excludes:

    • Lunch, drinks and any Private Expenses.
    • Entrance fees to monuments (Ex: Atlas studio, …etc.).

Note About Marrakech to High Atlas Mountains on 1 Day Tour

Absolute Best Morocco Day Trip from Marrakech

If the above proposed Itinerary: 1-day excursion from Marrakech does not match what you’re looking for, then contact us, and we’ll tailor a customized Morocco Day Trip from Marrakech specifically designed to match your desired duration and interests. Whether you’re traveling with family, relatives, or friends, simply inform us of your timeframe and desired activities, and leave the rest to us. Our dedicated team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is here to answer all your questions, provide detailed quotes for our Morocco Private tours, and offer valuable advice on the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re seeking guidance or ready to make a booking, we’re committed to assisting you every step of the way.

◈ Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou & Ouarzazate Day Trip‘s FAQ

+ Is Ait Ben Haddou worth visiting?

Absolutely! Ait Ben Haddou is a must-visit. This UNESCO World Heritage site in Morocco features beautifully preserved kasbahs and offers a unique glimpse into ancient architecture and culture. With its cinematic backdrop and stunning views, it’s an unforgettable experience for history and culture enthusiasts.

+ Is Ouarzazate worth going to?

Certainly! Ouarzazate is definitely worth it. Known as the “Hollywood of Morocco,” it offers unique architecture, film studios, and stunning landscapes. Don’t miss the Kasbah of Taourirt and the nearby attractions. It’s a must-visit for film buffs and nature lovers alike.

+ How far is Ait ben haddou & Ouarzazate from Marrakech?

Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate are both located in close proximity to each other.

  • Ait Ben Haddou: Ait Ben Haddou is situated about 190 kilometers (118 miles) southeast of Marrakech. The travel time by road is typically around 3 to 4 hours, depending on traffic and the route taken.

  • ouarzazate: Ouarzazate is located approximately 200 kilometers (124 miles) southeast of Marrakech. The journey by road usually takes around 3 to 4 hours, depending on traffic and the chosen route.

It’s important to note that travel times may vary due to road conditions and other factors. It’s recommended to plan your trip accordingly and allocate enough time for the journey to fully enjoy these fascinating destinations.

+ How many days do I need in Marrakech? 2 or 3 Days?

The number of days you need in Marrakech is at least 2 days to fully explore and experience the city’s rich culture, history, and attractions. Discover 10 best things to do in Marrakech

+ Why should I choose a private tour?

Booking a private tour offers a unique and personalized experience tailored to your interests. You enjoy privacy, comfort, and the freedom to customize the itinerary and pace. With exclusive access and an expert guide dedicated to your group, you gain a deeper understanding of the destinations. While private tours can be more expensive, the benefits outweigh the cost for those seeking an exceptional and unforgettable travel experience.

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81 Reviews ★    Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers

Highly Recommend this Morocco Day trip from Marrakech

Firstly, the company MTT did provide our group of 4 ladies with an amazing and authentic experience. Additionally, Plenty of time to stop and enjoy the scenery, as well as the tiny local villages and the tasty lunch provided by local Berbers overlooking the Valley.
Our guide Ahmed was an excellent driver, very knowledgeable and also really wanted happy clients to enjoy their time-out in each destination. Absolutely brilliant.

Leonardo 〉 5 out of 5 Group Traveller 〉 July 2nd, 2023



Best Way to See the Kasbah of Ait ben hadou & Ouarzazate

My mom and I took this 1 day excursion from Marrakech. We picked based on reviews. Best decision we made for our Ait benhaddou and Ouarzazate trip! On the other hand, our driver/guide Hammi was the sweetest, most patient and also incredibly knowledgeable guide. In addition to that, had Great amount of time, Good price. Besides, Stops were perfect and plenty of time. Last but not least, We would recommend your guide company to other vacationers as well…. More

Marie 〉 5 out of 5  Family Traveller 〉 June 24th, 2023



Marrakech Small Group Tour – Unforgettable Ait Ben Haddou day trip

We had an absolutely glorious day tour to the High atlas and Grand Kasbahs. Moreover, Moha, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the destinations, very professional, yet attentive to all our needs. We covered all the Kasbahs vistas accessible and also the Atlas Studio! Moha provided a delicious lunch and was always willing to answer any of our questions. Excellent tour, highly recommended! Read More Morocco tour’s reviews

Serkan 〉 5 out of 5 〉 Group Traveller 〉 June 14th, 2023

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