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Day Trip from Marrakech to Atlas Mountains and the Ancient Ait Benhaddou Kasbah

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Marrakech, Morocco
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13 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 2 more
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At a Glance

13 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 2 more

Description

Experience Morocco’s Atlas Mountains and UNESCO-protected Ait Benhaddou kasbah without having to organize routes or independent transport with this tour from Marrakech. Travel in air-conditioned comfort... More
Experience Morocco’s Atlas Mountains and UNESCO-protected Ait Benhaddou kasbah without having to organize routes or independent transport with this tour from Marrakech. Travel in air-conditioned comfort through Berber villages, cross the 7,415 feet (2,260 meters) Tizi-n-Tichka pass, and explore the medieval mudbrick "kasbah" (fortified village) that... More
Experience Morocco’s Atlas Mountains and UNESCO-protected Ait Benhaddou kasbah without having to organize routes or independent transport with this tour from Marrakech. Travel in air-conditioned comfort through Berber villages, cross the 7,415 feet (2,260 meters) Tizi-n-Tichka pass, and explore the medieval mudbrick "kasbah" (fortified village) that featured in the movies "Gladiator" and "Star Wars," as you hear tales of its history you’d miss alone. Local breakfast and restaurant lunch included.

Highlights

  • Visit Ait Benhaddou kasbah in the Atlas Mountains on a tour from Marrakech
  • Hassle-free way to see the Atlas, Berber villages, and UNESCO-listed kasbah
  • Cross Tizi-n-Tichka and tour the mud kasbah with a guide to hear its history
  • Includes breakfast, lunch, and hotel door-to-door air-conditioned transport

Why Travelers Choose 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!

What To Expect

Summary

After morning pickup from your Marrakech hotel, travel in luxury in an air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle or minibus into the Atlas Mountains and cross the Tizi-n-Tichka pass at 7,415 feet (2,260 meters). As... More
After morning pickup from your Marrakech hotel, travel in luxury in an air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle or minibus into the Atlas Mountains and cross the Tizi-n-Tichka pass at 7,415 feet (2,260 meters). As your small group makes its way toward the Sahara Desert along the old caravan route from Marrakech, your guide will share historical information and... More
After morning pickup from your Marrakech hotel, travel in luxury in an air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle or minibus into the Atlas Mountains and cross the Tizi-n-Tichka pass at 7,415 feet (2,260 meters). As your small group makes its way toward the Sahara Desert along the old caravan route from Marrakech, your guide will share historical information and stories about this captivating area.

On the way, explore the amazing landscapes of the mountains and take pictures of the traditional Berber villages built from adobe and stones, after 2 hours drive stop to enjoy a typical Breakfast (Coffee or mint tea + eggs omelet + Argan oil + olive oil + local bread), 

Arrive at Aït Benhaddou Kasbah after 3.5 hours drive from Marrakech 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

“Lawrence of Arabia”, Babel”, “Gladiator”, “Game of Thrones”, 



Jesus of Nazareth”,



Star Wars”, “The Jewel Of The Nile”, “Kingdom of Heaven”, “The Mommy”, “Alexander the Great”...

Explore this ancient Casbah with your professional guide then enjoy an included lunch at a local restaurant.

Head back to Marrakech as the sun begins to slip toward the horizon and arrive at your hotel at around 7pm.

What's Included

Breakfast
Lunch
Bottled water
Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Hotels and riads located in central Marrakech
If you are staying inside the Medina, your pickup will be at the closest point accessible to vehicles.

Departure Time

6:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of two people are required for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of two people are required for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is only one person booked onto the tour. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • A conservative dress code
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of two people are required for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is only one person booked onto the tour. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • A conservative dress code is recommended in Morocco. Men and women should keep their upper body (especially shoulders, chest and midriff) as well as their knees covered at all times as a sign of respect to the local culture. Wearing shorts is not recommended
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Product code: 6109P13