Day Trip from Marrakech toAit ben Haddou - 1 Day

Ait Benhaddou is the UNESCO site classified since 1987, along the way you will admire the Berber villages in the mountains of High Atlas village. 4km of rocky off-road along the salty valley of Ounila to get to Ait benhadou kasbah
Ait Ben Haddou has been restored by UNESCO and is on the World Heritage List, a red-earth medieval village which appears to be lost in time. The desert of Ouarzazate has appeared in many feature films including Lawrence of Arabia, Star Wars, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven and Babel.

This trip is for 1 day from Marrakech and back to Marrakech and you will have option to extend your holiday in the southern of Morocco as long as you want.

Pre-Trip Briefing:
Taking a little used back road we arrive at Ait Benhaddou. Inscribed by UNESCO in 1987 as a ‘World Heritage Site’, the Ksar of Ait Benhaddou is a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco. The Ksar, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. The houses crowd together within the defensive walls, which are reinforced by corner towers. After a guided tour of the ancient settlement be sure to walk up to the high point on the hill above the Ksar for particularly fine views...
Day 1: Marrakech – Tizi Ntichka pass 2660 – Ait ben Haddou
Journey through breathtaking countryside via Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2,260m) our first sightseeing of the day is at Telouet, a village on the ‘Route of the Caravans’ from the Sahara over the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. Telouet has one of the most spectacular Kasbahs in the Atlas, which was once the palatial residence and headquarters of the powerful Glaoui tribe.
taking a little used back road we arrive at Ait Benhaddou. Inscribed by UNESCO in 1987 as a ‘World Heritage Site’, the Ksar of Ait Benhaddou is a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco. The Ksar, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. The houses crowd together within the defensive walls, which are reinforced by corner towers. After a guided tour of the ancient settlement be sure to walk up to the high point on the hill above the Ksar for particularly fine views.
Late in the afternoon you’ll make the return drive to Marrakech.

What is Included

  • Transfers from and to your hotel
  • English, French speaking Berber tour leader
  • Berber Tea
  • Lunch
 

What is Not Included

  • Soft drink ( water....)
  • Personal travel insurance
 

What you need to bring ?

Good walking boots and socks

Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse

Trekking pants

Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants

Underwear / Long johns / T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Lightweight windproof/waterproof jacket

Hat /Goggles (winter) and sunglasses (summer)

Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves

3 to 4 season sleeping bag

Walking stick

Day sack/backpack

Head torch / headlamp

Basic First Aid Kit - refer to trip dossier for details/p>

Ice axe and crampons (winter)

Water bottle or camel back (recommended)

Personal items (e.g. towel, sunscreen, wipes, toilet tissues, antibacterial handwash)

Small First Aid Kit including insect repellent, plasters, meds

Small rubbish bag to carry out what you carry in

Matches e.g. burn toilet paper

Trail snacks

Zip-Up bags for camera

Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tap


Start Date End Date Cost Season
01 Mai 31 October Summer Book
01 November 30 APril Winter Book

All The Morocco Trekking tours are guaranteed to depart at minimum of 2 people. We reccommend you to book your trip as soon as possible. Availability : This trek is available throughout the year, From December to April Winter Offer and from May To November Summer Offer. You can start the trek on any date you wish. Available: Book this trip now as spaces are available. (However internal flights &/or special permits may still be subject to availability.) Limited Availability: Limited spaces are available so please click on the “Contact Us” link to enquire about the departure status.

Trip Facts

Duration: 1 Day

Trip Grade: Moderate

Trip Cost: On request

Destination: High Atlas Mountains

Best Season : All year round

Transportation :  Private Vehicle

Maximum Altituted: 2,260 m/ 7414,698 ft

Group Size: Min 2 person, Maximum 30

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