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Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Your 2-day journey to Aït Benhaddou and Ouarzazate departs from Marrakech. After pickup at your hotel, explore the Atlas Mountains with your group and driver by air-conditioned vehicle. See one of the most iconic film studios in the world and experience a traditional way of life. You’ll have plenty of time to soak it all up on this amazing adventure.
Day 1: Marrakech – Telouet Kasbah – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah (D)Depart your Marrakech hotel by air-conditioned vehicle in the morning and head toward Ouarzazate. Admire the majestic Moroccan scenery and small, tiered villages as you soar into the High Atlas by way of the winding Tizi-n-Tichka pass. Continue on the meandering road to the Telouet kasbah, an ancestral residence of the Pasha Glaoui of Marrakech. Enjoy a leisurely lunch at the historic kasbah (own expense), and then cross the Telouet trail, which used to be a trade route connecting sub-Saharan Africa to Marrakech. Once you reach the stunning red landscape and green olive trees of the Ounila Valley, discover the Aït Benhaddou kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take in a beautiful sunset from the top tower of the kasbah before sitting down to dinner and checking in to your hotel. Overnight: 3-star hotel in Ait Benhaddou
Day 2: Aït Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Fint Oasis – Marrakech (B) Enjoy breakfast and then get back in your air-conditioned vehicle for the drive to Ouarzazate, the site where movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, Star Wars and Gladiator have been filmed. Take in the panoramic views and visit the ancient Taourirt kasbah, another UNESCO World Heritage site and home to two film studios and the Museum of Cinema. Explore the studios and continue on to the Fint Oasis, a beautiful palm grove made up of four traditional Berber villages. Visit a Berber house and enjoy Moroccan mint tea. Sit down for lunch (own expense) and return to Marrakech in the late afternoon.
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Visits to Telouet kasbah, Ait Benhaddou kasbah, Ouarzazate and Fint Oasis
Visit to a traditional Berber house
Transport by air-conditioned 4x4 or minivan
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional entrance fees
Food and drinks, unless specified
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A minimum of two people are required for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is only one person booked onto the tour. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
A conservative dress code is recommended in Morocco. Men and women should keep their upper body (especially shoulders, chest and midriff) as well as their knees covered at all times as a sign of respect to the local culture. Wearing shorts is not recommended
Hotels and riads located in central Marrakech If you are staying inside the Medina, your pickup will be at the closest point accessible to vehicles (this may involve a short walk)