One day trip to Ait Benhaddou

ITINERARY DETAILS : One day trip to Ait Benhaddou

The Ksar of Ait Benhaddou stand on the left bank of Wadi Mellah. It’s reached on foot from the village on the opposite bank side, the Wadi is usually dry, except in winter and spring.

The picturesque village of Ait Benhaddou, which has often been used as film location, can be explored with guide, it was once fortified and has now-ruined Ighrem (communa
l granary). Built near water and arable land, in a place safe from foreign attack,it contains an impressive group of ochre pisé Kasbahs, Since the village was made a UNESCO world heritage site.

Detail of the Journey

Drive from Marrakech  by minibus or 4×4 crossing the High Atlas mountains with many stops for splendid the views from above Tichka pass (2260m), we follow the caravan route takes us to one of the basic Glaoua’Kasbah. We stop for visit the fortified Kasbah and then drive along the Onila valley to Ait Benhaddou Ksar enjoy a smooth walk up hill the fortress, then come back to the town for lunch, in the afternoon drive back to Marrakech
07h00: Depart Marrakech
10h00: Arrive Telouet Kasbah. Visit the Kasbah and continue on to Ait Benhaddou
12h00 Visit Ait Benhaddou. Lunch at a restaurant overlooking the Ksar (not included)
14h00 Depart Ait Benhaddou to Ouarzazate
14h30 Explore Taourirt Kasbah
16h00 Depart for return to Marrakech
19h00 Arrive in Marrakech.


  • Private car 4×4 or minibus
  • English speaking Guide
  • lunch

Not included

  • travel insurance
  • personal expenses and tips
  • soft/alcoholic-drinks

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