Day Trip To Ouarzazate Ait Ben Haddou

DEPARTURE LOCATION : Your hotel / Riad in Ouarzazate

ARRIVAL : Your hotel / Riad in Ouarzazate

What's Included in Ouarzazate Day Trip & Ait Ben Haddou?

  • High-end private vehicle with AC
  • Transportation
  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation 
  • Local guide/driver

What's Not Included Ouarzazate Day Trip & Ait Ben Haddou Day trip?

  • Entrance fees to historical monuments
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Tips and gratuities 
 

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Ouarzazate: A Must-Visit Stop on Your Sahara Journey

If you’re venturing into the Sahara Desert, your path is likely to lead you through Ouarzazate. This city is renowned for its breathtaking Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and has also emerged as a prominent hub in the film industry. Whether you’re passing through or staying for a day or two, Ouarzazate offers a range of captivating experiences. A full day trip will allow you to explore the best it has to offer.

Ouarzazate Highlights:

  1. Aït Benhaddou Kasbah: Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of the Aït Benhaddou kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the winding streets and ancient architecture of this well-preserved gem.

  2. Hollywood of the Desert: Discover Ouarzazate’s role as the backdrop for famous films like “Lawrence of Arabia,” “Gladiator,” and “The Mummy.” Explore the studios and settings that have brought these epic movies to life.

  3. Scenic Landscapes: Marvel at the breathtaking natural landscapes surrounding Ouarzazate. From rugged desert terrain to lush oases, the region offers a diverse and captivating environment.

  4. Traditional Mud Houses: Experience the authentic charm of traditional mud houses, which dot the landscape and provide a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the area.

  5. Game of Thrones Settings: Explore the stunning scenery that served as a backdrop for the epic fantasy series “Game of Thrones.” Walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters and relive iconic moments from the show.

Ouarzazate is a place where history, culture, and cinematic magic converge, making it an unforgettable destination for travelers seeking a unique and enriching experience.

Ouarzazate & Ait Ben Haddou one day trip full itinerary:

Ouarzazate Day Trip and Ait Ben Haddou Tour Embark on an unforgettable journey through the stunning Moroccan landscape with our private full-day tour. We’ll pick you up from your Hotel/Riad or Ouarzazate airport in comfortable and air-conditioned 4×4, Van, or Minibus, setting the stage for an exciting adventure. Ouarzazate – The Gateway to the Sahara:
  • Our first stop is Ouarzazate, a historic caravan town along the silk and salt route, nestled in the Atlas Mountains’ foothills.
  • Explore the Taourirt Kasbah, a stronghold of the Glaoui family, former rulers of southern Morocco. This kasbah is a testament to the region’s rich history and is now a UNESCO site.
  • An expert local guide will unveil the intriguing stories behind the Pasha’s lifestyle in the feudalistic Moroccan society, shedding light on his women, favorites, common-law wives, and slaves.
Atlas Corporation Studio and Museum of Cinema:
  • Venture outside the town for a private tour of the renowned Atlas Corporation Studio, a cinematic center famous for blockbuster productions like “Gladiator” and “Asterix and Cleopatre.”
  • Explore the Museum of Cinema and immerse yourself in the world of filmmaking.
Ait Ben Haddou – A UNESCO World Heritage Site:
  • Continue your journey to Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most well-preserved Kasbahs in the Atlas region.
  • Transport yourself to an ancient world as you stroll through the Kasbah, which has served as the backdrop for iconic films like “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Gladiator.”
  • Fans of “Game of Thrones” will recognize it from the series.
Tifoultoute Kasbah:
  • On the return trip to the city, we’ll stop at Tifoultoute Kasbah, another Glaoui palace located just 8km from Ouarzazate.
  • This kasbah has also made appearances in famous films and served as a base for film crews. Enjoy its panoramic views of the Ouarzazate River.
At the day’s end, we’ll drop you off at your hotel or the airport, concluding our service and the full-day adventure. We sincerely hope you’ve had a memorable and enriching experience exploring Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou with our dedicated team.