Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate Day Trip from Marrakech - Saharies
Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate Day Trip from Marrakech - Saharies
Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate Day Trip from Marrakech - Saharies
Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate Day Trip from Marrakech - Saharies
Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate Day Trip from Marrakech - Saharies

Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate Day Trip from Marrakech

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    * Dec. 20th to Jan. 2nd: Extra fee will apply. Contact us for details.

    June 16 and 17: Contact us to check availability due to the Eid Adha Holiday.

    * The rest is paid on the day of the excursion

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      About this tour

      1 day
      Tour type


      Embark on this full-day trip from Marrakech to experience the breadth of southern Morocco's enchanting landscapes all within a day. This is the ideal journey for those with a tight schedule in Marrakech or those wishing to explore Ouarzazate and its neighboring regions without spending multiple nights in the desert.

      This excursion provides a unique opportunity to relish the beauty of the Atlas Mountains, delve into the history of Morocco's age-old kasbahs, and pay a visit to Ouarzazate, often dubbed the 'Hollywood of Africa' due to its renowned film studios.



      • Embark on a journey across the majestic High Atlas Mountains.
      • Marvel at the vistas of the snow-dusted Atlas peaks and the scenic Tizi Ntichka pass.
      • Uncover the rich history within the fortified Berber village of Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou.
      • Experience the allure of Ouarzazate and its famed film studios.
      • Step into the captivating grandeur of the Taourirt Kasbah.


      • A pickup from your Marrakech location (Hotel/Riad).
      • Additional charges may apply for hotels on the city's outskirts, which will vary depending on the distance.
      • If you stay in the Medina, the meeting point may be at Jemaa el Fna square, specifically at "Café France."
      • Transport in a modern minibus.
      • Drop-off at your hotel in Marrakech or the closest car-accessible point to your Riad.

      Not included

      • Lunches
      • Drinks
      • Optional local guide
      • Entrance fees to monuments (if any)
      • Personal expenses


      • Marrakech to Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate

        Approx. 3:30-hour trip

        Experience an unforgettable journey on our group excursion from Marrakech to the remarkable sites of Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate. Our adventure begins early, departing from Marrakech before 8:00 am, as we embark on a scenic drive through the majestic High Atlas Mountains.

        Enchanting landscapes of towering peaks will captivate you along the winding mountain roads, providing breathtaking views that will keep you glued to the windows of our comfortable minibus.

        As we venture through the route, we will pass by picturesque Berber villages, offering opportunities to pause and capture stunning photographs of the elevated scenery and the famous Tizi n'Tichka pass. Our next destination is the iconic Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a fortified village boasting a rich history and serving as a favorite location for film crews and Hollywood producers.

        You'll understand why this enchanting setting has been featured in numerous films set in biblical times, ancient Arabian legends, and other historic eras. Movies such as Sodom and Gomorrah (1963), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), and The Jewel of the Nile (1985) have all utilized the captivating Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah as a backdrop.

        Continuing our day of adventure, we will journey to Ouarzazate, where we will explore the city and visit the renowned film studios. Ouarzazate's ancient buildings, golden landscapes, and remarkable sets have made it a sought-after destination for film productions. Immerse yourself in the charm of the ancient kasbahs and golden clay structures, and don't be surprised if you catch a glimpse of a Hollywood film crew capturing captivating scenes.

        Our one-day excursion to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou concludes in the afternoon as we return to Marrakech, filled with cherished memories of this remarkable journey.

      Things to know

      • The tour is shared with a group of 17 people.
      • Driving times stated do not include stops for sightseeing, taking photos, eating, and having a coffee.
      • During the group excursion from Marrakech, you have the option to hire a local guide to visit the Ait Benhadou Kasbah.
      • The pick-up time is usually between 7:00 and 7:30 am. We will contact you the day before the desert tour to confirm it.
      • The Marrakech to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou day trip may be lengthy, so be prepared! Nevertheless, if you have sufficient time, consider one of our desert excursions to optimize your journey.


      What can I expect to see and do on this trip?

      You will explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Benhaddou, known for its ancient kasbahs and picturesque landscapes. In Ouarzazate, the Atlas Film Studios, and the local markets.

      What is the pick-up time for the Shared Day Trip to Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate?

      Pick-up is typically between 7:00 and 7:30 am from your Riad or hotel in Marrakech. The exact time will be confirmed the day before the trip by the transportation team.

      Are entrance fees included in the Shared tour package?

      No, they are not included.

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 24 reviews
      Amazing adventure

      My friends and I went on the Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate Day Trip, and we had a wonderful time. The shared transport was comfortable, and our driver was very knowledgeable. Ait Benhaddou was stunning – such an incredible place to visit. Ouarzazate was also interesting, especially the film studios. The only downside was the long drive, but the beautiful landscapes along the way helped. Overall, it was a great day trip, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Marrakech.

      Memorable day out

      Just wanted to share my experience with the Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate Day Trip from Marrakech. It was an amazing day! The shared transport was clean and comfortable, and our driver was fantastic. Ait Benhaddou is breathtaking – I loved exploring the ancient kasbah. Ouarzazate was also fascinating, especially the film studios. The trip was well-paced, giving us enough time to appreciate each stop. Pick-up and drop-off were smooth and easy. Highly recommend this trip for a memorable day out!

      Enjoyable day trip

      My partner and I took the Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate Day Trip, and it was a great experience. The shared transport was comfortable, and Youssef was an excellent driver. Ait Benhaddou was definitely the highlight – such a beautiful and historic site. Ouarzazate was also interesting, especially learning about its connection to many famous movies. The only downside was the long drive, but the scenery along the way made it worthwhile. Overall, a very enjoyable day trip!

      Recommend it

      I recently went on the Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate Day Trip from Marrakech, and it was absolutely fantastic. The shared transport was comfortable, and our driver was very knowledgeable and friendly. Ait Benhaddou is like stepping into a different world – so much history and stunning architecture. Ouarzazate was equally impressive with its rich cinematic history. The whole trip was well-organized, and we had plenty of time to explore both locations. Highly recommend this day trip if you want to see some incredible Moroccan heritage and you're short on time!

      Continued Excellence

      After a memorable guided tour of Marrakech and Ourika valley day trip, we decided to explore Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate. The same high standard of service made this day trip another highlight of our Moroccan adventure.


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