From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

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Cross the magnificent Atlas Mountains to discover two of Morocco’s most beautiful deserts. In an air-conditioned van, see ogle canyons, palm groves and mountain villages. Cross the impressive Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass, at a height of over 2000 meters.

About this activity

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Duration 13 hours
Starting times 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, French, Arabic
Pickup included
From your hotel or accommodation if it is accessible by car. If the accommodation is not accessible by car, you will be provided with a link in an email to the nearest meeting point.
Private or small groups available


13 hours
  • Marrakech

  • Tizi n'Tichka

  • Ksar Aït Benhaddou (lunch)

  • Ouarzazate

  • Marrakech

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
  • Cross the Tizi-n-Tichka pass in the Atlas Mountains
  • Visit the well-preserved Aït Benhaddou kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Discover Ouarzazate, where Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and The Mummy were filmed
  • Enjoy the perfect nature and amazing landscapes during your day trip
Full description
Start your day trip with pickup from your Marrakech accommodation from 7-8 AM. Hop inside your air-conditioned car and soak up the scenery as you travel into the Atlas Mountains. Your first stop will be at a small village called Ait Ben Barka near the amazing natural areas surrounding Toufliht. Explore the area with your driver and learn about the schedule for your trip, and the sights that you will see on your trip. You'll take a little break to enjoy the beauty of this natural landscape and get excited for the next part of your journey. The second stop on your tour will be the Tizi n'Tichka pass, 7,415 feet above sea level (2,260 meters).  Your third stop will be at Atlas Film Studios at Ouarzazate. This is the largest film studio in the world, famously featured in the TV series Game of Thrones. You will have the opportunity to visit the studios to explore on your own. You'll be able to learn more bout the actors and films that have been filmed here, and take some pictures of the unique Moroccan scenery in the area. After the studio, you will go for lunch at one of the best restaurants in the area, with excellent prices and stunning panoramic views. The next and last visit after lunch will be at the famous Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, recognized as a UNESCO site and one of the most extraordinary kasbahs in Morocco. You'll end your day of scenic views and memories by relaxing in your comfortable air-conditioned vehicle on your drive back to Marrakech. You'll be dropped off at your accommodation in Marrakech between 8-8:30 PM.
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional driver
  • Wi-Fi in vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Guide fees
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  •  Please note, due to current construction works on the road, the trip may take longer than planned
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 665 reviews

Review summary

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We left early to travel to Ouarzazate and Ait-Ben-Haddou. We were picked up near our ryad by driver Abdelhaq and guide Massi. Both very enthusiastic and proud of their culture, what you can get from the stories they tell. The journey was long, but was interrupted several times for a lunch and a drink. Especially the moments of stretching your legs are worthy of the panorama. After a ride of 4 hours we arrived at Ouarzazate, where we were given a good explanation about the Atlas film studios that are located there. Here we had the opportunity to get a tour in the studio, which you had to pay separately from the tour. However, this is a modest price for viewing the various film sets. We continue the journey to nearby Ait-Ben-Haddou, the oldest Kashba in Morocco, which itself is a true film set. Major films and series have been recorded here and we were allowed to roam freely. A very long but cool day.

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3 March 2020

A great experience seeing Morocco outside of the city. Aït Benhaddou was definitely worth the (longer than expected) journey. Fabulous views across the Atlas Mountains and the historic Berber villages. Our guide, Mohammed, was knowledgable and helpful and our driver, Yousef, expertly navigated the twisting mountain roads! Definitely glad we made the trip.

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27 February 2020

Long and tortuous journey. not recommended for those suffering from auto sickness. Ait ben haddou is fascinating, if your package does not include an on-site guide, don't take it, the path is clear enough, you won't need it. Ourzazate famous for the studios has a nice museum, and the studios are often not recommended because all that is inside are obviously reproductions, between the two things I suggest the museum, I recommend this excursion to those who do not have 2 days to reach to the desert. But once you reach Ourzazate you will regret not having chosen the excursion that also includes the desert. Our driver of Click Excursions Mahdi was top, good at driving, made many stops during the trip to make us take pictures of fascinating views and shown Berber villages. Always book online! get your guide is amazing it has a whatsapp service 24/24 that allowed us to book the excursion late at night for the following morning. Toooop!

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18 February 2020

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