An interesting day trip from Marrakesh to High Atlas mountains and Ait Benhaddou village:
Departure takes place in front of your hotel in Marrakesh or at the famous place of Jemaa El Fna next to Bank Almaghrib (Bank of Morocco) to Ait Benhaddou through the Tizi-N-Tichka pass (2260m) the N9 road.
The destinations are a UNESCO site classified since 1987 where few families are still living there and supported by UNESCO, along the way you will admire the sticking Berber villages in the mountains of High Atlas mountains, you will also visit the kasbahs and the Palace of the Glaoui in Telouet village. 4( km of rocky off-road along the salty valley of Ounila to get to Ait Benhaddou kasbah, natural decoration for many movies that were shot in the area. Take a walk and cross the dried river with our English speaking driver/guide to dominating the kasbahs. You will be invited to tea with one of the families.
In the afternoon, drive back to Marrakech via the Tizi n’Tichka.
For booking, this excursion & details click: Ait Benhaddou day Trip
Ait Benhaddou Tour from Marrakesh: What should I know?
PS: Please note that Ait Benhaddou is 4hours each way from Marrakech, therefore the day tour is a 12hrs and for a full long drive through the winding road of Tichka pass (dramamine tablets can be useful). Also, note that Ouarzazate is not covered with this itinerary although it’s only 30 min drive extra each way, in order to allocate more time for the Ait Benhaddou Kasbahs and Ounila valley scenic road.