Ouarzazate & Ait Ben Haddou high Atlas and Kasabah trip

Duration : 1 jour Type : Privé Difficulty : Easy Places disponibles / Places Max : 6/6

Why you'll love this trip

  • admire the Atlas mountains
  • Visiter le Kasbah de Telouat du pacha GLAOUI
  • Vue du planet Mars sur la vallée de l'OUNILA qui coupe le souffle.
  • Village fortifiée du Ait Ben Haddou qui est inscrit au UNISCO
  • Musée de cinema et Studio de cinema au votre choix pour la visite.

What you can expect

The day begins early as we will be leaving Marrakech before 7.00 am and our drive will then take us across the High Atlas Mountains. The rugged beauty and height of these peaks will have you glued to the window in our minibus as we snake through the mountain roads. There are several small Berber villages along the route and we will get a chance to stop a take some photographs of the elevated scenery before making our way to the Kasbah at Ait Ben Haddou. It will be another couple of hours before we reach here but the scenery will remain stunning throughout. The Kasbah at Ait Ben Haddou is a fortified village which holds about half a dozen market areas and merchant houses. Our tour around this old building will be guided. Like Ouarzazate – which will be the next stop on this tour – Ait Ben Haddou is a very popular location for Hollywood film crews and production companies. You will see exactly why it makes a great setting for a number of films set in biblical times, ancient Arabic legend or movies set thousands of year ago. Sodom and Gomorrah (1963), The Man Who Would Be King (1975) and The Jewel of the Nile (1985) all made use of the ancient fortified village here at Ait Ben Haddou. Our day of adventure then moves onto Ouarzazate, where we’ll tour around this city and see the film studios. Ouarzazate is a much-loved location by film production, many of whom specifically come here because of the ancient buildings, golden landscapes, and stunning scenery. One feels as though you have taken a trip back in time as you explore the ancient Kasbahs, golden clay buildings and don’t be surprised to see a Hollywood film crew shooting a movie here. Some of the blockbuster movies shot in this location include the Bond classic Living Daylights (1987), Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and The Last Temptation of Christ (1988).     

This is the program

  • Pause 1 La journée commence tôt car nous quitterons Marrakech avant 7h00 et notre route nous conduira ensuite à travers les montagnes du Haut Atlas.
  • Pause 2 plusieurs petits villages berbères le long de la route et nous aurons l'occasion de nous arrêter pour prendre quelques photos des paysages élevés
  • Pause 3 Visiter le Kasbah de Telouat fondée au 19 siècle.
  • Pause 4 Admirer des magnifiques paysages sur la vallée de l'ounilla
  • Pause 5 Arriver à Ait ben haddou, prendre des photos et déjeuner à votre choix dans un restaurant local.
  • Pause 6 Arriver à Ouarzazate, où visitons cette ville et les studios de cinéma.
  • Pause 7 Retour vers Marrakech après 3 heures et 30 min de conduite

Whats included ?

  • Hotel / Hostel / Riad Pickup
  • Accompaniment during the day.
  • Transportation and driver
  • Transfers from and to Marrakech are included.
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • The fee for the entrance to monuments and kasbahs.

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