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From Marrakech: Ait Ben Haddou and Telouat Day Tour21 Reviews
Tour the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and the Telouat Kasbah on a day trip from Marrakech. Discover the mesmerizing beauty of these two UNESCO-certified architectural masterpieces with a local guide.
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- Walk through the ancient past while exploring the must-see Ait Benhaddou Palace
- Cross the High Atlas Mountains and experience Morocco's unique landscapes
- See old buildings at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou
- Discover a land of contrasts with river-fed oasis towns and flourishing valleys
- Get the most out of your trip with private transportation and a local guide
DescriptionTravel across the High Atlas Mountains to dramatic stone and mud-built fortresses known as kasbahs and fortified villages known as ksars on a tour from Marrakech. Travel with a local guide and driver to Telouet and Taourirt Kasbah as well as Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage ksar. After a breathtaking drive through the High Atlas Mountains and over the Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2,260 meters), your first sightseeing of the day is in Telouet. Telouet has one of the most grand kasbahs in Morocco. The site was once the palatial residence and headquarters of the powerful Glaoui tribe. Next, taking a secluded backroad, arrive at Ait Benhaddou. Inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the Ksar of Ait Benhaddou is a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco. The ksar, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. See the houses crowd together within the defensive walls, which are reinforced by corner towers. Join a guided tour of the ancient settlement, and be sure to walk up to the high point on the hill above the ksar for special views. Your final stop is in Ouarzazate at the Taourirt Kasbah, a former Glaoui palace and the main attraction of the desert oasis city. This 300-room fortress, in part restored, marks the junction of 3 rivers – Dadès, Draâ, and Ziz – as well as numerous caravan routes. Explore the palace and stroll around the kasbah's irregular streets before taking a final transfer back to Marrakech for drop-off.
IncludesPickup and drop-off Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle Guide Tea and water
- The tour suits all ages under 76