Exploring the villages of the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech is difficult independently, especially if you only have a day to do it. This private trip focuses on the region's kasbahs: fortified villages on the old Sahara-Marrakech caravan route. Cross North Africa’s highest mountain pass to explore the UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou and Telouet kasbahs before viewing the desert town of Ouarzazate, dubbed the ‘Gateway to the Sahara.' Air-conditioned transport and lunch included.
Private full-day trip to Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate from Marrakech
Travel through the Atlas foothills and conquer the Tizi N'Tichka mountain pass
Delve into UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, a mud village that featured in Gladiator and other movies
Explore the Telouet kasbah, a former base of the powerful Glaoui family
Visit the desert town of Ouarzazate and see its Tifoultoute and Taourirt kasbahs
Learn about the region’s history and caravan routes between Sahara and Marrakech
Lunch, transport by private air-conditioned minivan, and hotel pickup and drop-off included