Ait Benhaddou Tours

The UNESCO-listed Kasbah Ait Benhaddou is one of Morocco’s most impressive historic landmarks and a popular film location for Hollywood movies. Sculpted from traditional mud bricks and fortified by walls of dark red pisé, this kasbah lies on the old trans-Saharan trade route, at the border of the High Atlas Mountains and Sahara Desert.
 
The Basics
A guided tour of Ait Benhaddou takes in highlights such as the Telouet Kasbah, once the lavish 20th-century home of Thami el Glaoui, “The Lord of the Atlas”; the magnificent hilltop Granary; and the elaborate Mausoleum of Benhaddou. Full-day tours to Ait Benhaddou from Marrakech usually combine a tour of the hillside kasbah with a scenic drive along the Tizi N’Tichka mountain pass and a visit to the desert town of Ouarzazate.
 
Multi-day tours into the Sahara Desert from Marrakech or Fez also often make a stop at Ait Benhaddou, en route to Erg Chebbi or Merzouga, where you can trek through the dunes on a camel and spend a night at a traditional desert camp.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • A tour of Ait Benhaddou involves a lot of walking uphill and along uneven paths, so wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water.
  • There are a number of restaurants, accommodation options, and souvenir stalls at Ait Benhaddou.
  • Ait Benhaddou is not easily accessible for wheelchairs users.
 
How to Get There
Ait Benhaddou is about 3.5 hours’ drive south of Marrakech, or a 30-minute drive northwest of Ouarzazate. There is no direct public transport to Ait Benhaddou, and most travelers opt to visit as part of a guided tour or to take a taxi from Ouarzazate.
 
When to Get There
For the most impressive photo opportunities, time your visit for sunrise, when the golden light is most magical, or stick around until the evening to watch the sunset from the hilltop. Most day-trippers arrive during the mid to late morning, so it’s worth making an early start to avoid the crowds.
 
Ait Benhaddou on the Big Screen
Ait Benhaddou boasts an impressive resumé of film credits, having served as a set location for a number of international movies. The city’s dramatic edifice and mountain backdrop have appeared in films such as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, Jesus of Nazareth, The Mummy, and Babel. Most recently, the site was used to film on location for HBO’s hit TV series Game of Thrones.
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Address: Ait Benhaddou, Marrakech, Morocco
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Tour of Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou with Road of the Kasbahs

The desert town of Ouarzazate and the UNESCO-listed kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou are two of the most popular day trip destinations from Marrakech. This tour visits both in one day, including spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains and Sahara Desert, a thrilling camel ride through the desert, and an optional visit to the famous Ouarzazate Film Studios.
  • Duration: 12 to 14 hrs
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Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech

Mark a voyage to the Moroccan desert off your bucket list with this 3-day tour from Marrakech. Stop by the kasbah of Aït Benhaddou, the city of Ouarzazate, and Atlas Studios, one of the largest movie studios in Africa. Along your way, experience life like locals do as you sip on traditional mint tea, hop on the back of a camel to trek across Erb Chebbi, and spend the night in a nomadic bivouac camp. Two nights of accommodations, as well as all transport is included with this tour.
  • Duration: 3 days
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3-day Desert Safari to Merzouga from Marrakech

Marrakesh is surrounded by awe-inspiring natural sights, but heading to the Moroccan countryside takes serious planning. Skip the logistics with this hassle-free, in-depth adventure, which takes you through Saharan dunes, Berber villages, and stunning mountain landscapes. Get off the beaten track while still comfortably in an air-conditioned minivan, with all overnights and most meals included. You’ll get an insider’s perspective on Southern Morocco, with a camelback ride and tasty tagine meals.
  • Duration: 3 days
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2-Day Private Desert Tour from Marrakech to the Dunes Of M'hamid

Head into the desert on a 2-day private tour from Marrakech. Visit old Moroccan palaces, see the Atlas Mountains, and the Draa Valley on your way to the dunes of M’hamid. Reach the desert camp by camel where your traditional Berber tent and campfire dinner is waiting for you. Get a glimpse of the Berber lifestyle during your time in Morocco on this desert tour.
  • Duration: 2 days
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Marrakech To Merzouga 3 Day Sahara Desert Tour

Enjoy the Visit of the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and the old Kasbah Talhouet. Pass through the hight atlas mountains and reach Ouarzazate, Rose Valley, Todra Valley and Dades Valley. Discover Bedouin life in the desert. Enjoy to ride on camel and see the sunrise and sunset. Celebrate Sahara Party, around a fire camp at the camp after traditional dinner.And sleep in tent enjoying the desert sky full of stas.This daily desert trip is organized in small groups not exceeding 17 tourists from Marrakech to the dunes of Merzouga.This three days trip is one of the charming sites in Morocco . This is a real opportunity with breakfast and dinner ,2 nights accomodation and the camel rides included.
  • Duration: 3 days
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Private Tour: Moroccan Kasbahs from Marrakech

Discover Morocco’s kasbahs on a private, full-day tour from Marrakech into the peaks and valleys of the High Atlas Mountains. Climb the winding Tizi n’Tichka pass into a stark alpine landscape and take in the remote Glaoui kasbah. Travel through the Berber villages that cluster in high valleys, dine at a local restaurant and explore Ait-Ben-Haddou, a beautifully preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s the setting for some of Africa’s most iconic films; slip past the fortified walls of the ksar into a dense, labyrinth of mud brick houses.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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4 DAY TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO CHEFCHAOUEN via Sahara desert

Discover the varied splendors of Morocco, and see its major sights and cities, on this private, four-day tour. Traveling via air-conditioned vehicle, set off from Marrakech. Over the course of the tour, you’ll see the High Atlas Mountains, Rif Mountains, and Merzouga Desert; tour Fes, Ouarzazate, and Chefchaouen; go for camel rides, see Berber villages, and stay in a desert camp; and discover a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.
  • Duration: 4 days
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Marrakech to Zagora Desert tour

With limited time to spare, the Zagora Desert is the closest to Marrakech and this overnight tour offers an unforgettable Sahara desert experience. Journey through the Atlas mountains, stopping to visit UNESCO-listed Ait Benhadou and the Berber village of Agdez, then take a sunset camel trek through the dunes and camp out at a traditional desert camp.
  • Duration: 2 days
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Marrakech High Atlas, Ait Ben Haddou, and Telouet Private Day Trip

Experience the breadth of Morocco’s rural scenery, from desert and mountain landscapes to ancient villages and kasbahs, in one day on this private tour from Marrakech. Traveling by private air-conditioned vehicle, pass Berber villages along the Atlas Mountains’ Tizi n'Tichka pass, and stop to see the Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, a shoot location for ‘Gladiator’ and 'Game of Thrones,' and the red-earth Telouet Kasbah. Includes a flexible itinerary, driver-guide, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 1 day
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4-Day Small-Group Tour from Marrakech to Fez via the Desert

Take a 4-day tour through the High Atlas Mountains from Marrakech to Fez with a small group. Visit many attractions along the way including the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, the Rose Valley, the Dades and Todra Gorges, and an overnight tent stay in the Sahara Desert with a camel ride. Enjoy a more personalized experience with a small group of no more than 6 guests.
  • Duration: 4 days
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3-Day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga and Fez

Take the scenic route from Marrakech to Fez and enjoy an unforgettable desert safari along the way. Climb through the Atlas Mountains, stopping to explore the ‘Hollywood’ of Morocco in Ouarzazate, visit the UNESCO-listed Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, and marvel at the Todra Gorge. Continue to Merzouga and set out on a thrilling camel ride through the Erg Chebbi dunes, before spending the night at a Bedouin-style campsite in the Sahara Desert.
  • Duration: 3 days
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Ait-Ben-Haddou and Ouarzazate Private Guided Day Trip from Marrakech

See the desert kasbahs and film sets in Ouarzazate on a full-day, private tour from Marrakech that explores some of Morocco’s most dramatic film locations. You’ll tour the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s featured in shoots from Game of Thrones to Gladiator, then continue to Ouarzazate, home to film studios and historic fortifications. Traveling with a private guide means you can tailor the day to your interests, with flat-rate pricing for up to six people.
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2 Days 1 Night Zagora Desert Tour From Marrakech with Dinner and Breakfast

This 2-day Zagora desert tour from Marrakech is perfect for travelers who are short on time. Experience riding a camel through the Sahara Desert, and pass through the High Atlas Mountains and Draa Valley. Plus, spend the night at a traditional desert camp under the stars. Marrakech hotel pickup and drop-off included for a seamless trip.
  • Duration: 2 days
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The Hollywood of Africa and its Ancient Atlas Kasbahs: Private Guided Day Tour from Marrakech

Spend a day exploring the Hollywood of Africa, the setting of films like Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, Prince of Persia, and more. Travel from Marrakech through the snowy Atlas mountains to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou. Visit the clay city of Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ride a camel, discover the elegant Taourirt Kasbah, and enjoy a guided tour of Atlas Cinema Studios.
  • Duration: 12 to 14 hrs
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3 Days 2Nights Desert Trip to Fez from Marrakech

Spending three days in the Moroccan desert can be quite intimidating if you haven’t done your research. Stay safe while you travel by prebooking this 3-day desert trip to Fez from Marrakech. Along with riding a camel at Erg Chebbi and tasting traditional Moroccan mint tea, you’ll spend one of your nights in a Berber village and eat dinner under the moonlit night sky.
  • Duration: 3 days
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Full-Day Private Tour to Ouarzazate from Marrakech

Explore the gateway to the Sahara Desert on a full-day, private excursion from Marrakech to Ouarzazate and the Ksar of Ait-Ben Haddou. You’ll walk through a historic kasbah, see Ouarzazate’s film studios, and visit a fortified mud-brick city that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This 10-hour Ouarzazate tour offers the convenience and flexibility of a private driver for your group of up to 14 people, with pickup and drop-off at accommodations in Marrakech.
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Marrakech to Merzouga small group shared Desert tour

Traveling through the High Atlas Mountains is best done with a guide, and this small-group tour accommodates fewer passengers for a more intimate experience. You’ll spend 3 days exploring Sahara Desert highlights, from Marrakech to Merzouga. Gain insight about Berber villages and UNESCO-listed Ait-Ben-Haddou. Overnight accommodation includes the Dades Valley and a desert camp in Erg Chebbi. Journey in comfort by air-conditioned minivan; dinner and breakfast are included.
  • Duration: 3 days
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Morocco desert tour from Marrakech 3 days including camel trek

Explore Morocco's Merzouga Desert on this 3-day tour from Marrakech, and customize your itinerary according to personal preference. Visit highlights such as the UNESCO-listed Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, the Todra Gorge, and the Skoura Oasis, traveling between attractions with ease in an air-conditioned vehicle. Plus, ride a camel in the desert and spend a night at a Berber camp.
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Ait Benhaddou Day Trip from Marrakech

Leave desert driving to the professionals on this fantastic day trip. Soak up Berber villages, meadows, orchards, and High Atlas scenery as you journey to discover the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, a fortified earth village that’s earned UNESCO World Heritage status. Along the way, visit another historic fortress, the Kasbah du Pacha el Glaoui in Telouet, and tour the majestic Ounila Valley.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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3 days - Tour From Marrakech to Fes with desert experience

To live the magic of the desert between Marrakech and Fes
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Telouet and Ait Ben Haddou Private Guided Day Tour from Marrakech

Embark on a private full-day guided excursion by 4x4 deep into the High Atlas Mountains. Your guide leader for the day will meet you at your Marrakech property. Tizi 'Tichka, Telouet, ancient kasbah as Glaoui brothers, Ait Ben Haddou UNESCO world heritage site, are some visited places in this tour. Lunch is also included in a local restaurant.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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4-Day Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech: Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou and Mhamid

Journey to the Sahara Desert, and enjoy three days taking in the wonders of Morocco on this tour, which includes three nights of accommodations and all transport. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah and the Taourirt and Tiffoultoute Kasbahs in Ouarzazate. Travel to the town of Zagora, and follow its roads through villages and palm groves along the Draa River to M’hamid. In M’hamid, take a 4x4 to a camp by Erg Chegaga, and relax on a camel ride across the desert.
  • Duration: 4 days
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3 Days Marrakesh to Zagora and Erg Chigaga Desert

Spend 2 nights at Zagora and Chigaga desert far away from any distraction. From Marrakesh we will drive through many villages of the Berber origin and camel trek over Chigaga desert.
  • Duration: 3 days
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Guided 2-Day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert

We organize guided 2-Day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert to explore best of Morocco. Our excursion from Marrakech are available everyday with hotel pick up.MARRAKESH TO SAHARA DESERT EXCURSION FOR 1 NIGHT IN MERZOIUGA CAMP Exploring High Atlas mountainsStopping at mountain Berber villagesView of Tizi n Tichka passVisit Unesco kasbah of Ait BenhaddouVisit Ouarzazate movie studiosVisit Dades Gorges, Todra GorgesCamel trek in Erg Chebbi desertSleeping in desert camp MARRAKESH TO SAHARA DESERT EXCURSION FOR 1 NIGHT IN MERZOIUGA CAMPHotel pick up at 8.30 am.We arrive back on last day around 6 pm and we drop you off at your hotel or any place you require. e are fully flexible to organize your private tour depends on your travel ideas and budget. MARRAKESH TO SAHARA DESERT EXCURSION FOR 1 NIGHT IN MERZOIUGA CAMP
  • Duration: 2 days
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