Ouarzazate day trip from Marrakech
Discover the history in Ouarzazate day trip from Marrakech and dramas of ancient Morocco on this full-day tour through the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech. Cross the Tizi-n-Tichka pass to reach Aït Benhaddou, a well-preserved kasbah listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Treat yourself to a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Professional, friendly, and informative guide
Continue to Ouarzazate, where films such as “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Star Wars” and “Gladiator” were filmed. Admire a panoramic view of the old Kasbah of Taourirt. During your excursion, your guide will tell you stories about this fascinating and timeless region.
- Starting point
- Hotels and riads located in the center of Marrakech
- If you are staying in the medina, you will be picked up at the nearest point accessible to vehicles.
After morning pickup from your hotel or riad (traditional Moroccan house) in Marrakech, travel in comfort by 4 × 4 or air-conditioned minibus to the Atlas Mountains and cross the 2,260-meter-high Tizi-n-Tichka Pass.
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As your small group heads to the Sahara Desert via the ancient caravan passage from Marrakech, your guide will brief you on the history and tell you tales of this captivating region.
- Departure time
You will arrive in Aït Benhaddou after a 3-hour drive and you will see its impressive and complex kasbah, or castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The well-preserved architecture of Aït Benhaddou appears in many films, such as Jesus of Nazareth, Star Wars, and Babel.
- Return Details
- Back to the starting point.
Continue for 33 km to Ouarzazate, located on the edge of the magnificent Sahara Desert. This popular tourist town is home to Atlas Film Studios, the world’s largest film studio. Many famous films including Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and The Mummy, as well as episodes of the Game of Thrones television series were filmed here.
- Meeting Point
- We will set up a meeting point in Marrakech if you stay in a Riad
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Stop for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) and get fantastic views of the ancient Kasbah of Taourirt, a 300-room palace. Then spend the afternoon exploring Atlas Film Studios or the Cinema Museum (own expense). Leave for Marrakech when the sun begins to slide towards the horizon. You will arrive at your hotel or riad at 7:00 p.m.
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