Ouarzazate day trip from Marrakech through breathtaking countryside via Tizi N’Tichka pass (7,415ft), the highest pass in North Africa. This tour let you discover the unique charm of a remarkable area characterized by the magnificence and beauty of its various landscapes. We will stop for a visit of the famous, fortified city of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has been the backdrop for many films. We will also enjoy a city tour of Ouarzazate, whose name is the Berber word for ” without noise.” Visit the Taourirt and Tiffoultoute Kasbahs which were the ancient residences of Glaoui (Old Pacha of Marrakech). Afterwards, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before our return to Marrakech.
OUARZAZATE DAY TRIP FROM MARRAKECH HIGHLIGHTS :
- Enjoy spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains
- Tour the famous Film Cinema studios
- Enjoy the spectacular view from the Tizi n’Tichka mountain pass
- Travel to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
- All entry fees to historical Kasbahs, old town and Berber family house
- Round-trip transportation provided
Between Marrakech and Ouarzazate lies one of the most scenic routes in Morocco. It traverses the High Atlas Mountains via the stunning Tizi n’ Tichka pass (2260m) and is possibly the most beautiful route in Morocco, the tour takes us to Aït Benhaddou Kasbah, a ‘fortified city’, or ksar, located approximately 20km before Ouarzazate. It is situated on a hill along the Ounila River and is known for its kasbahs. Most of the town’s inhabitants now live in a more modern village on the other side of the river; however, six families still live within the ksar. Ait Ben Haddou has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 and several major films have been shot there, including Gladiator and The Mummy. The final stop on the tour is Kasbah Taourirt and Kasbah Tiffoultoute, the ancient residences of Glaoui (Old Pacha of Marrakech). Ouarzazate is the gateway to the Sahara and lies in a valley at the foot of the Atlas Mountains.
Ouarzazate is also the film capital of Morocco, hosting one of the largest film studios in the world. Several historical movies were shot there, including Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, the Jewel of the Nile Asterix and Obelix, Babel and many others. The studios are open to the public.
INCLUDED IN OUARZAZATE DAY TRIP :
- Modern, air-conditioned vehicles
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
NOT INCLUDED IN OUARZAZATE DAY TOUR :