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Day Trip to Ait ben Haddou Kasbahs

 

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.

  • Overview:

    • Day 1: Marrakech – Tizi Ntichka pass 2660 – Ait ben Haddou

     

    Beginning altitude: 400m / 1312,34 ft

    Maximum altitude: 2660 m/ 8727,034 ft

    Overall trek difficulty: Medium

    Period : All year round

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  • 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.

  • Services Included:

    • Private Transport from and Back to Marrakech
    • English, French speaking Berber tour leader
    • Tea & Lunch

    Services Not Included:

    • Sleeping bag – you can rent one from us
    • Personal travel insurance.
    • Soft drink ( water....)
    • Tips

  • Price : For pricing or more information, please contact us by Mail

    • The number of persons in your group: the more participants there are, the cheaper it gets for everyone.
    • The dates of the tour: the exact or approximate dates (for the possibility to join a group or take a private trip to enjoy it on your own pace with your loved ones).

    Discounts

    • Student Discount : 75 %
    • Under 15 years : 75 %
    • Under 10 years Discount: 50 %
    • Under 5 years : Free of Charge

  • 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
    • Ice axe and crampons (winter)
    • Water bottle or camel back (recommended)
    • Penknife (useful)
    • 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


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