Day Trip to Ait Ben Haddou Ouarzazate
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Starting From Marrakech

Day Trip to Ait Ben Haddou Ouarzazate

Day Trip to Ait Ben Haddou Ouarzazate


  • Visiting an argan Cooperative
  • Exploring  Kasbahs
  • stops in high atlass montains
  • Walking along in the Kasba
  • Exploring The Atlas Studios
  • Explore the traditional souk
  • visit Taourirt Kasba

Detailed Itinerary

Pick up from your accommodation in Marrakech at 8 o´clock in the morning,we ll start our Day trip   to the High Atlas mountains going through Tizi N´Tichka port with stops for panoramic views, On the way we will see many Berber villages, Then we continue to the south and detour to take 9 km of a small road that will take us to the ksar (fortified village) of Ait Ben Hadou where we will visit the famous Kasbah (declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986). The Famous films have been shot there, including Gladiator , Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penélope Cruz…etc. then Free time for lunch in town.
In the afternoon we continue to Ouarzazate, where we’ll visit The Atlas Studios , the most important cinema studios in Morocco. Very celebrated films have been made there by international movie producers such as: Asterix and Cleopatra, Star Wars, The Mummy, Gladiator. We can also visit the Taourirt kasbah, one of ancient and most spectacular ksars in Morocco. We will go inside this town and amaze with its design and Return to Marrakech, after that transfer to the hotel and end of the tour.

Ait Benhaddou is a small village located in south Morocco. An Ait Benhaddou day trip from Marrakech is possible , Ait Benhaddou is one of the best-preserved kosor in southern Morocco and listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1987.

Telouet Kasbah is a Kasbah along the former route of the caravans from the Sahara over the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. The kasbah was the seat of the El Glaoui family’s power, thus sometimes also called the Palace of Glaoui. Its construction started in 1860 and it was further expanded in later years. The palace can still be visited but it is steadily becoming more damaged and is slowly collapsing. In 2010, work was underway to restore the property .

Films shot at Aït Benhaddou

A large number of films shot in Morocco have used Aït Benhaddou as a location, including :

  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • Sodom and Gomorrah (1963)
  • Oedipus Rex (1967)
  • The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
  • The Message (1976)
  • Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
  • Time Bandits (1981)
  • Marco Polo (1982)
  • The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
  • The Living Daylights (1987)
  • The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
  • The Sheltering Sky (1990)
  • Kundun (1997)
  • The Mummy (1999)
  • Gladiator (2000) [12]
  • Alexander (2004)
  • Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
  • Babel (2006)
  • One Night with the King (2006)
  • Prince of Persia (2010)
  • Son of God (2014)
  • Queen of the Desert (2015)
  • A Life On Our Planet (2020)

Aït Benhaddou was also used in parts of the TV series Game of Thrones, the Brazilian TV series O Clone and The Amazing Race Australia 6.