AIT BEN HADDOU DAY TRIP FROM MARRAKECH we are going to go down the legendary route of a thousand kasbahs and see the mysterious kasbah of Ait Benhaddou.
It is a large complex made of clay and stone that is enclosed by walls and has a number of doorways, homes, and structures that are exquisitely adorned.
It is often considered to be among the most stunning sights in all of southern Morocco. This kasbah is recognised by UNESCO as being of World Heritage significance…
The day excursion begins from the city of Marrakech, traversing via the locales of Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate situated in the High Atlas region, all within the confines of a privately arranged itinerary.
During this excursion to Ait Benhaddou, participants will get the opportunity to see the UNESCO World Heritage Site and the architectural marvel known as Kesbah Ait Benhaddou. The beauty concentrate found in southern Morocco is unparalleled in its aesthetic qualities.
The excursion from Marrakech to Ben Haddou includes a visit to the Tizi n’Tichka pass, situated at an elevation of 2,260 metres. This route has the distinction of being the highest road pass in Morocco.
visit to Ksar Ait Ben Haddou, located around 30 kilometres from Ouarzazate, is considered essential. The interior of the area has not only conventional dwellings, but also kasbahs,
which are compact fortresses constructed from adobe and adorned with intricate geometric motifs, serving as emblematic embodiments of Berber cultural heritage.
The area has also been used as a shooting site for notable cinematic productions, including Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, The Mummy, and other more.
Upon reaching Ouarzazate, it becomes evident that the city bears resemblance to a miniature version of Hollywood, characterised by its prominent presence in the realm of movie.
The region’s diverse scenery and remarkable lighting conditions are indeed highly desired for certain film productions. Ouarzazate serves as a crucial connection point between the High Atlas Mountains, the Dadèsm oasis, the Draa lowlands, and the desert plateau in the southern region of Morocco.
Due to its strategic location, it has earned the moniker “The door of the desert.” Ouarzazate is renowned for its notable landmarks, such as the Taourirt Kasbah, which was constructed in the 17th century by the Glaoui tribe and has been officially recognised by UNESCO as a site of cultural heritage.
Additionally, the city is noted for its film studios, which have played a significant role in the production of several renowned films. Revisit Marrakech during the early evening hours.