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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 43 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 $101.52
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

4 star rating: Recommended 5 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 $37.80
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 private tour on the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou . Discover the most famous fortress of Morocco, former enclave of the Saharan caravans ...  Read more

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

From USD $118.80
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 $226.81
Private Excursion to Ouarzazate from Marrakech, Marrakech, Private Day Trips
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Private Excursion to Ouarzazate from Marrakech

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

See the famous Ait Ben Haddou kasbah , kabah taourirt and the city of Ouarzazate, and see the locations where movies such as Gladiator were shot.

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

From USD $138.24
Ouarzazate Day Tour from Marrakech, Marrakech, Private Sightseeing Tours
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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 $48.60
Full-Day Private Tour to Ouarzazate from Marrakech, Marrakech, Day Trips
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Full-Day Private Tour to Ouarzazate from Marrakech

On this full-day, private guided tour around the desert, Ouarzazate gives you an overview of the film studios and different movie sites of the area. Here, ...  Read more

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

From USD $27.00
Private Ait Ben Haddou and Telouet Day Trip from Marrakech, Marrakech, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Ait Ben Haddou and Telouet Day Trip from Marrakech

This is a perfect excursion for someone who wants to see the different landscapes of Morocco in a single day. Experience magnificent mountain- and desert ...  Read more

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

From USD $226.81
Ouarzazate Day Trip from Marrakech, Marrakech, Day Trips
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Ouarzazate Day Trip from Marrakech

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Admire the stunning scenery as you travel through the valleys and desert landscapes on your journey from Marrakech to Ouarzazate. See where famous movies such ...  Read more

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

From USD $73.44
Private Guided Day Trip to Kasbah Ait Benhaddou from Marrakech, Marrakech, Day Trips
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Private Guided Day Trip to Kasbah Ait Benhaddou from Marrakech

Explore Telouet and Taourirt Kasbahs plus the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ksar at Ait Ben Haddou with a local guide and driver !

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

From USD $190.00

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