Marrakech: Day-Trip to UNESCO Kasbahs and Ouarzazate Tour
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Take scenic roads to reach the Ouarzazate desert gate, before crossing the Atlas Mountains through the Tichka Pass. Once through the pass you will experience Ouarzazate, a shooting location of many famous Hollywood films.
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Enjoy the beautiful landscapes while driving through the High Atlas
Visit Taourirt's Kasbah and the cinema museum
Visit the famous UNESCO Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou
Visit the cinema studios of Ouarzazate and discover some international movies shot there
Enjoy a traditional lunch by the river in a local restaurant
Departing early in the morning from your accommodation in Marrakech, you will drive towards Ouarzazate through the High Atlas before reaching the Tizi N'Tichka pass. Sitting 2,260 meters high, this is the highest road crossing in Morocco. It connects the Marrakech Saharan regions, of which Ouarzazate is the crossroad.
You will then stop for a visit to the famous fortified city of Ait Ben Haddou. This city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its Kasbah has been the backdrop for many films including the Diamond of the Nile, Lawrence of Arabia, Sodom and Gomorre, the Jewel of the Nile, Jesus of Nazareth, the Mummy, Gladiator and Babel. After this visit of the fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou, you will continue to the city of Ouarzazate to explore another Kasbah built in the 17th century. Here you will visit the cinema studios, before stopping for lunch in a local restaurant.
Following lunch, you can enjoy free time to enjoy a mint tea and enjoy the green valley and beautiful views of the High Atlas peaks. In this area, between the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert, one can find several Kasbahs, all the color of the sand and forming small Berber villages that take advantage of the abundance of water from the Atlas to its small crops and animals. At the end of the day, you will be returned to your accommodation in Marrakech.
Hotel pick-up and drop off
Air-conditioned minivan or 4-wheel drive
Mineral water during the trip
Local guide to visit the UNESCO heritage site Kasbah
Bring sports shoes for a walking tour to the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
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