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  • Address: Ait Benhaddou, Marrakech, Morocco
Home to some of Morocco’s best preserved Kasbahs, the UNESCO-World Heritage listed city of Aït Benhaddou once occupied a prominent position on the trans-Saharan trade route and is now one of the country’s most famous attractions. Sculpted from traditional mud bricks, the town is a striking sight, perched on the edge of the High Atlas Mountains and fortified by walls of dark red pisé. 

The highlight of the city is the Telouet Kasbah, once the lavish 20th-century home of notorious Thami el Glaoui, ‘the Lord of the Atlas’, who was both a pasha of Marrakech and the chief of the Berber Glaoua tribe, and famously conspired to overthrow Sultan Mohammed V. Since his death in 1956, Aït Benhaddou fell into ruin, but traces of its former glory linger on in the immaculately restored buildings, the magnificent hilltop Granary and the elaborate Mausoleum of Benhaddou. 

As well as making a popular side trip for those visiting the Sahara from Marrakech, Aït Benhaddou also boasts an impressive resume of film credits, serving as a set location for a number of international movies. The city’s dramatic edifice and mountain backdrop has graced the big screen in films like Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, Jesus of Nazareth and Babel, and was most recently used as a filming location for HBO’s fantasy series Game of Thrones.

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Full-Day Trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou, Marrakech, null
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Full-Day Trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 89 Reviews

Discover the stunning chain of high Atlas Mountains and witness traditional Moroccan culture and rich history, during your day trip from Marrakech to ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.23
Full-Day Tour from Marrakech to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah and Ouarzazate, Marrakech, Day Trips
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Full-Day Tour from Marrakech to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah and Ouarzazate

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

On this full day trip from Marrakech you will be shown two jewels of the country of Morocco. Seeing the Ouarzazate, or the “Desert Gate City,” and ...  Read more

Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.62
Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou: Road of the Kasbahs including Camel Ride from Marrakech, Marrakech, ... 
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Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou: Road of the Kasbahs including Camel Ride from Marrakech

The ideal day trip from Marrakech for those of you who cannot spare more than one day but anxiously wish to get a glimpse over the Majestic desert of Morocco. ...  Read more

Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $36.00
Full-Day Private Tour to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou from Marrakech, Marrakech, Day Trips
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Full-Day Private Tour to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou from Marrakech

Enjoy a full-day tour of the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou with a private guide, leaving from Marrakech. Discover the most famous fortress in Morocco — a ...  Read more

Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.23
Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate Private Guided Day Trip from Marrakech, Marrakech, Private ... 
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Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate Private Guided Day Trip from Marrakech

Experience magnificent mountain and desert landscapes on your journey from Marrakech into the desert. Visit the famous "Hollywood of Morocco", Ait Ben ...  Read more

Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $247.21
Ouarzazate Day Tour from Marrakech, Marrakech, Private Day Trips
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Ouarzazate Day Tour from Marrakech

Experience stunning desert landscapes as you travel from Marrakech to Ouarzazate on this full-day tour. See the exterior of the famous Ait Ben Haddou kasbah ...  Read more

Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $48.37
Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou Guided Day Tour from Marrakech, Marrakech, Day Trips
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Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou Guided Day Tour from Marrakech

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Discover the history and the dramas of old Morocco during this day trip through the Atlas from Marrakech. Pass through the Tizi-n-Tichka to reach Ait Ben ...  Read more

Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $39.77
Ait Ben Haddou Day Tour from Marrakech, Marrakech, Day Trips
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Ait Ben Haddou Day Tour from Marrakech

Drive over the High Atlas Mountains. Reach 2260m high as like flying on a Magical Carpet. Visit Berber Villages. Visit authentic Kasbah of Tellouet and Ait Ben ...  Read more

Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $159.61
Ait Ben Haddou Day Tour from Marrakech, Marrakech, Day Trips
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Ait Ben Haddou Day Tour from Marrakech

Journey to the "Door of the Sahara" for stunning scenery lined with Kasbahs and palm groves. Learn from your guide how this historic area is finding ...  Read more

Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $83.84
Full-Day Private Tour to Ouarzazate from Marrakech, Marrakech, Day Trips
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Full-Day Private Tour to Ouarzazate from Marrakech

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Visit Ouarzazate, the gateway to the Sahara Desert, on this full-day, private tour. See the film studios and movie sites of this region, known as the ...  Read more

Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $26.87

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