Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou





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Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

Embark on an extraordinary journey with Morocco Trail Finders, as we transport you from the vibrant streets of Marrakech to the enchanting world of Ouarzazate and the iconic Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. This full-day adventure promises a captivating blend of natural beauty, cinematic history, and cultural immersion.

Our day begins with your Morocco Trail Finders guide and driver picking you up from your Marrakech accommodation at 7:00 AM. As we venture into the High Atlas Mountains, the stunning Tizi’n’Tichka pass unfolds before you, offering panoramic views of snow-capped peaks and traditional Berber villages. This picturesque drive is an experience in itself.

Upon reaching Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site, you’ll step into a realm frozen in time. The remarkable Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, renowned for its exquisite architecture and its role as a backdrop for numerous films, beckons exploration. Stroll through its labyrinthine streets, where history comes alive.

After a delightful Moroccan lunch with scenic views, our journey continues to Ouarzazate, aptly known as the “Hollywood of Morocco.” At the Atlas Film Studios, you’ll discover the magic of filmmaking amidst sets that have graced the silver screen.

Finally, a visit to Ait Ben Barka, an ancient granary and traditional village, will transport you deeper into Morocco’s cultural tapestry.

As the day concludes, you’ll return to Marrakech, your heart brimming with memories and your soul touched by the allure of Ouarzazate and the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. Morocco Trail Finders ensures that every moment of this journey is filled with wonder, discovery, and unparalleled experiences.

Additional Information on Ouarzazate Day Trip:

  • Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and footwear.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat for sun protection.
  • Camera or smartphone to capture stunning landscapes.
  • A reusable water bottle to stay hydrated during the journey.
  • Ensure your passport is valid and check visa requirements.
  • Use Moroccan Dirham (MAD), with cash for rural areas.
  • Dress modestly and ask for permission for photos.
  • Be cautious with your belongings and follow local advice for a safe journey.

Highlights of Ouarzazate Day Trip:

  • Begin your day with a breathtaking drive through the High Atlas Mountains, where Morocco’s natural beauty unfolds before your eyes.
  • Traverse the mesmerizing Tizi’n’Tichka pass, offering panoramic vistas of snow-capped peaks and traditional Berber villages.
  • Step back in time as you explore the UNESCO-listed Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah, a masterpiece of Moroccan architecture and a cinematic treasure.
  • Savour a delectable Moroccan lunch at a restaurant overlooking Aït Ben Haddou, tantalizing your taste buds with authentic flavours.
  • Visit Ouarzazate, often referred to as Morocco’s Hollywood, and explore the renowned Atlas Film Studios, where legendary movies have come to life.
  • Discover the historical site of Aït Ben Barka, a fascinating glimpse into Morocco’s rich heritage.
  • Throughout the journey, our knowledgeable guide will share insights into the culture, history, and cinematic significance of the sites, making this experience not only visually stunning but also intellectually enriching.


Discover the captivating history and natural beauty of Morocco on this enriching day trip with Morocco Trail Finders. Immerse yourself in the culture and heritage of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, explore the allure of Ouarzazate, and take home cherished memories of your Moroccan adventure.

Note: This itinerary is subject to change based on weather conditions, road closures, or other unforeseen circumstances. Your guide will ensure that your Marrakech day trip is both safe and enjoyable.

Travel itinerary of the Ouarzazate Day Trip:


  • Transport by air-conditioned 4x4
  • Wifi onboard
  • Driver Guide
  • Water
  • Entrance fees (studio, 8$ per person)
  • Lunch
  • Additional Services
  • Snacks and extra drinks

Tour Plan

  • Your Morocco Trail Finders guide and driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakech.
  • Begin your scenic drive through the High Atlas Mountains, traversing the picturesque Tizi'n'Tichka pass. Enjoy breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, traditional Berber villages, and lush valleys.
  • Arrive at the legendary Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore this ancient fortress, renowned for its stunning architecture and as the backdrop for numerous films and TV series.
  • Savor a delicious Moroccan lunch at a local restaurant with panoramic views of Ait Benhaddou.
  • Continue your journey to Ouarzazate, often referred to as the "Hollywood of Morocco." Visit the Atlas Film Studios, where numerous blockbuster movies were filmed.
  • Explore the historical site of Ait Ben Barka, an ancient granary and traditional village.
  • Start your return journey to Marrakech, enjoying the changing landscapes along the way.
  • Arrive back in Marrakech, where your Morocco Trail Finders guide will drop you off at your accommodation, concluding a day filled with adventure and discovery.

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