Ouarzazate day trip from Marrakech

Tour Information

Ouarzazate day trip from Marrakech through breathtaking countryside via Tizi N'Tichka pass (7,415ft), the highest pass in North Africa. This trip 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 local restaurant before our return to Marrakech.
  • 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

Detailed Itinerary

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 at 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.


  • Driver/guide
  • Modern, air-conditioned vehicles
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Lunch
  • Local Guide
Our Private Tours are Organized in Luxury Vehicles with your Own Private Driver/Guide
NUMBER OF PEOPLE 2 People 4 People 6 People +6 People
PRICE PER VEHICLE € 140 € 145 € 150 Request Quote
Our Shared Tours are Organized in Small Groups from 10 to 17 Persons
30 € 50 % Free

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Ouarzazate Excursion

Enjoy an adventure across the high Atlas Mountains to the Moroccan cities of Ait Ben Haddou on this guided, full-day trip from Marrakech. Travel across the Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass 2,260 meters (7,410 feet) above sea level. See Berber villages and ever-changing landscapes en route to Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO world heritage site.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ticket for the excursion will be sent to your email account. Please print it and bring it with you on the excursion day.
We will pick you up from your hotel / accommodation on the tour day and drive you back after the tour.
Please check the Tour Details for the available days.
To confirm your holiday booking we require a 50% deposit, the balance could be paid upon arrival
Please email us for group discounts.
Cancellation of a booking is available 1 day before the tour day.
Please fill the “Accommodation Details” field in the booking form with the room number of your hotel.


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- Confirmation will be received at time of booking - Children must be accompanied by an adult - Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.