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From Marrakech: Day Trip to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou

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Discover the great Moroccan south on a full-day trip to the ancient kasbahs of Ait Ben Haddou and Telouet. Travel the old caravan route through the High Atlas Mountains, soaking in the historical and natural grandeur of the region.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration 1 day
Starting time 7:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Arabic

Pickup included

Hotels / Riads located in Marrakech. If you are staying inside the Medina (Old Town), your pickup will be at the closest point accessible to vehicles.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Cross the spectacular Tichka Canyon in the Atlas Mountains
  • See the UNESCO World Heritage listed Ait Ben Haddou
  • Explore the lesser-known Berber village of Telouet
Full description
Get picked up from Marrakech and head out on a small-group day trip to discover the cultural and natural bounty of the Moroccan south. Journey into the High Atlas Mountains and cross the Tizin'Tichka Pass, which sits 7,410 feet above sea level. Leave behind vegetation-rich mountains to arrive in the desert region on the other side where the famous fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou lies. Marvel at the impressive Moroccan earthen clay architecture that allows the village to blend in with the mountain behind it. Visit the town's multiple kasbahs, fortresses created for the town's defense and to signal the wealth of the merchants that lived in them. 

Continue on to the village of Telouet located in a fertile valley surrounded by palm, fig, and olive trees. Learn how the town's history is intertwined with that of its former French colonizers. Visit its unique kasbah, which features original zellij tiles decorated with the Jewish Star of David and holds well-preserved silks and other grand remnants of the El Pacha Glaoui family.

Return to Marrakech along the famous caravan routes that ran from the Sahara Desert through the Atlas Mountains. 
Includes
  • Breakfast
  • Mineral water
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entrance fees to all kasbahs
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• Please be prepared for weather and temperature changes and wear comfortable shoes

From £170.49 per person

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Moroccan Travel Trips

Product ID: 290605