Full day trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou from Marrakech
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. 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 the ancient Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, which is a UNESCO world Heritage listed site.
After visiting the Kasbah you will then journey onward to Ouarzazate, which marks the meeting of the southern foothills of the High Atlas mountains and the desert. Countless kasbahs formed from red clay, mountains and valleys, arid plains and lush oases, palm groves and small villages all come together to create an unforgettable experience for the visitor. Ouarzazate renowned as the Moroccan Hollywood because of the famous films which have been shot there, including the kingdom of heaven, Lawrence of Arabia, The Mommy, Babel, Jesus de Nazareth, Sodom et Gomorra, Le joyful du Nil, 7 days in Tibet, Alexander the GREAT, Gladiator ...
You can also take the chance to visit the Taourirt Kasbah, classified by UNESCO as world heritage listed site. You also stop by a cinema studio if this would interest you.
During the tour, you will have a lot of things to see and to do. You will depart from this amazing place in the late afternoon, arriving back in Marrakech around 7:30pm.