Marrakech to Ouarzazate day trip overview:
Marrakech day trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou is a condensed experience that lets the traveller enjoy a big part of Morocco’s landscapes, geography and lifestyles. This one day tour takes you from the metropolitan city of Marrakech to the perched berber villages on the foothills of the mountains along the Atlas chain where the mountains change their color and form frequently making each and every corner of the road a new landscapes to the eye.
Day trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate highlights :
Drive across the High Atlas Mountains
Visit the UNESCO worlde heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou.
Discover the city of Ouarzazate, considered the gate of the Sahara Desert
Drive throught Tizi n Tichka Pass 2260 meters altitude.
Visit Film Studios and Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate.
Day trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate program :
Our day trips from marrakech to Ouarzazate and kasbah of Ait Benhaddou starts at 7:00 AM. We leave the red city behind and drive south-east crossing many small and dispersed villages on our way by crossing the High Atlas mountains via the Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260 meters altitude ) , towards Ait Benhaddou village ( UNESCO heritage ), the fortified ksar with it’s beautiful Kasbahs, Ait Benhaddou has served as a natural decoration for many movies producers since 1960’s. Whene you arrive to the kasbah you will have the opportunity to learn more about the magic and history of the place and walk to the top of the hill to admire the whole village with the help of a local guide. Afterwards, we will be heading to Ouarzazate, known as “The Gate of the Sahara” to visit the beautiful Kasbah of Taourirt (home to the former Caid Pacha Glaoui) and the museum of Cinema as Ouarzazate is a noted film-making location, it has two huge film studios inviting some of the big international experts of the industry of cinema to work there. After Visiting the attractions of Ouarzazate, we will drive again through the beautiful atlas mountains chaine to come back to Marrakech around 7 PM.