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Ait Ben Haddou Telouet Kasbahs day trip from Marrakech

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Day Trip from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah and Telouat

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Visit the renowned Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah and Telouet on a day excursion from Marrakech. You’ll travel across the High Atlas Mountains’ stunning valleys and challenging terrain from Marrakech in the morning. First, visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, known for its mud-brick architecture and filming. Explore this desert fortress’s small hallways with ornate carvings and entrances and feel its timeless ambiance. Continue to Telouet to see Morocco’s imperial history at the decaying Kasbah Glaoui. Explore this once-grand palace’s labyrinthine passageways and magnificent patios with mountain views. Return to Marrakech with recollections of ancient marvels and the Atlas Mountains as the sun sets.

Private Day Trip from Marrakech to Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and Telouat:

Marrakech to Ait ben Haddou and Telouat – Day Trip

Ait benhadou and Telouet Kasbahs day trip takes you across the chain of the High Atlas mountains. And over the famous Tizi-n-Tichka pass. One of the most dramatic passes in Morocco (The governement started a project to renovate a big part of the road. After a tragic bus accident in 2012. And the work is still ongoing due to the harsh winter climate and geography).

All along the road you can see Berber villages. Scattered along the side of the mountains, sometimes hard to distinguish from the mountainous entourage. As you reach the far side of the mountains the landscape changes drastically. Becoming semi-arid and desert-like as the chain of the Atlas mountains. Acts as barrier separating the Mediterranean climate of the north from the Arid desertic winds on the south-east.

Telouet Kasbah:

After the Tichka pass 2162m, we leave the main road and take a side road to the Telouet Kasbah, which belonged to the Pacha of the Atlas, the Glaoui, and stands in ruins after the last Pasha fled the country after the departure of the French armies. In the first kasbah you will visit only a few rooms that can be seen, as much of the kasbah has been closed off because of the falling ceilings and unsafe walls. However, the tiled walls, fluted pillars, beautifully painted wooden ceilings and coloured glass windows of the reception rooms allow you to imagine what it was like in its prime.

Ait Ben Haddou:

From there you continue for lunch at Ait Ben Haddou along the newly asphalted road. Once in the village, you will get a closer look at the Kasbah’s architecture with turrets on all the buildings, adorned with grilled windows and soft peach coloured walls. These traditional houses are made of adobe, highly suitable for the climat conditions of the south and the summets of the mountains because it is an efficient temperature isolator and the building materials are abundant and require no transportation or significant transformation process.

Explore Ait benhaddou kasbah:

The afternoon is spent exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, This is the most famous of all Moroccan kasbahs, largely due to its appearance in many Hollywood blockbusters. It was one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road caravan routes, where traders brought slaves, gold, ivory and salt from sub-Saharan Africa to Marrakech and beyond. Before leaving Ait Benhaddou, you will take on last glimps of the village from a distant point offering a wonderful panoramic view especially under clear blue skies.

1 Day trip from Marrakech to Ait ben Haddou and Telouat Kasbah Info:

1 Day in Morocco

» Price Includes:

  • pickups and drops off from Your Accommodation
  • Experienced English Speaking Driver Guide
  • Fuel
  • Stops along the ways for (Pictures, Breaks, Lunch...)
  • Private Comfortable Car with well air-conditioning

» Price Excludes:

  • Lunch & Drinks
  • Driver Tips
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Historical Monuments tickets

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Please Take into consideration that the 1 Day in Morocco from Marrakech is just a tour Itinerary suggestion. If the tour does not fit your schedule, and preferences don’t worry we can reschedule it and make it suitable for your needs. Please bear in mind as well that the tour price is not fixed it depends on various things like traveler number, accommodations level, and season of travel. Contact us for more information and Availability.

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