This small-group tour is limited to 6 people for a more intimate experience.
- Ouarzazate and Aït Behhaddou full-day trip from Marrakech
- Cross the Tizi-n-Tichka pass in the Atlas Mountains and travel toward the Sahara Desert with an experienced guide
- Visit the well-preserved Aït Benhaddou kasbah that is a UNESCO World Heritage site
- See Ouarzazate, where Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and The Mummy were filmed
- Small-group tour limited to 6 people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
This is a fantastic opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of the medina in Marrakech and out into the Atlas Mountains! Seeing how little has changed since the 17th century is absolutely fascinating and well worth the early start!
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What You Can Expect
Arrive at Aït Benhaddou after a 3-hour drive and see its impressive and intricate kasbah, or castle, that is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Aït Benhaddou's well-preserved architecture appears in numerous films including Jesus of Nazareth, Star Wars and Babel.
Continue another 20 miles (33 km) to Ouarzazate, situated on the cusp of the magnificent Sahara Desert. This popular tourist town is home to Atlas Film Studios, the world’s largest film studio. Many famous movies, including Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and The Mummy, as well as episodes of the television show Game of Thrones have been filmed here.
Pause for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) and savor a fantastic view of the ancient Taourirt Kasbah, a 300-room palace. Then, spend the afternoon exploring Atlas Film Studios or the Cinema Museum (own expense). Head back to Marrakech as the sun begins to slip toward the horizon and arrive at your hotel or riad at 7pm.
I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to everyone. Just bear in mind it is a very long day and the return trip is painful. The highlight of the trip was Ait Benhaddou, but also the landscape and the several photo stops we had in our way there. In February the photos look amazing with the mountains covered with snow. If you dont mind the long drive you wont regret it.
Amazing. The driver Mustafa was very nice, knowledgeable and helpful. We had fun.