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Experience the history and drama of old Morocco on this day trip across the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech. Cross the Tizi-n-Tichka pass to reach Aït Benhaddou, a well-preserved kasbah and UNESCO World Heritage site. This is where movies including ‘Lawrence of Arabia,’ ‘Star Wars’ and 'Gladiator' have been filmed. Admire panoramic views of the berber villages. Throughout your tour, your guide will share stories about this fascinating region with a timeless feel. This small-group tour is limited to 7 people for a more intimate experience.

After morning pickup from your Marrakech hotel, travel in luxury in an air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle or minibus into the Atlas Mountains and cross the Tizi-n-Tichka pass at 7,415 feet (2,260 meters). As your small group makes its way toward the Sahara Desert along the old caravan route from Marrakech, your guide will share historical information and stories about this captivating area.

On the way, explore the amazing landscapes of the mountains and take pictures of the traditional Berber villages built from adobe and stones, after 2 hours drive stop to enjoy a typical Breakfast (Coffee or mint tea + eggs omelet + Argan oil + olive oil + local bread), 

Arrive at Aït Benhaddou Kasbah after 3.5 hours drive from Marrakech and see its impressive and intricate kasbah, or castle, that is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Aït Benhaddou's well-preserved architecture appears in numerous films including Lawrence of Arabia”, Babel”, “Gladiator”, “Game of Thrones”,  Jesus of Nazareth, Star Wars, “The Jewel Of The Nile”, “Kingdom of Heaven”, “The Mommy”, “Alexander the Great”...

Explore this ancient Casbah with your professional guide then enjoy an included lunch at a local restaurant.

Head back to Marrakech as the sun begins to slip toward the horizon and arrive at your hotel at around 7pm.


    Location: Marrakech, Morocco

    Duration: 13 hours

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    Additional Information

      Operates: Daily

      Departure Point:
      Hotels and riads located in central Marrakech
      If you are staying inside the Medina, your pickup will be at the closest point accessible to vehicles.

      Departure Time: 6:30 am

      Hotel Pickup Available: Yes

      Return Details:
      Returns to original departure point

    • Inclusions:
      • Hotel pickup and drop-off
      • Transport by comfortable air-conditioned minivan or 4x4 with an english speaking driver/guide
      • Typical Breakfast (Coffee or mint tea + eggs omelet + olives + olive oil + local bread)
      • Walking tour in the historical sight of Ait Ben Haddou kasbah
      • Drinks (Mineral water)
      • Lunch in a local restaurant
      • All entrance fees included
      • Small-group
      • Local taxes
      • Fuel

    • Exclusions:
      • Gratuities (optional)

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • A minimum of two people are required for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is only one person booked onto the tour. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
      • A conservative dress code is recommended in Morocco. Men and women should keep their upper body (especially shoulders, chest and midriff) as well as their knees covered at all times as a sign of respect to the local culture. Wearing shorts is not recommended

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