Day trip

Agadir or Taghazout: Day Trip to Ouarzazat & Ait Ben Haddou

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Activity provider: Okeytours agadir

Agadir or Taghazout: Day Trip to Ouarzazat & Ait Ben Haddou

Activity provider: Okeytours agadir

From US$ 147.74 per person

Discover the ‘Gateway to the Sahara’ at Ouarzazat and then visit the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou on this private day trip from Agadir. Learn about the vibrant history of the sites and explore the highlights they have to offer.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours - 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel or residence in from Taghazout.
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the fascinating Kasbah of Taourirt and get lost in its maze of rooms
  • Marvel at the decaying film sets at the famous Atlas Film Studios
  • Admire stunning views across the Atlas mountains
  • Spot climbing goats in the Argan trees along the drive
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Listed site of Ait Ben Haddou
Full description

The tour departs from Agadir or Taghazout in the early morning and drives towards Ouarzazat traveling through the town of Taliouine, the African center of Saffron, the world’s most expensive spice. Pass through the town of Taznakht, well-known for its vibrant Berber carpets, before arriving at Ait Ben Haddou. A UNESCO World Heritage Listed site, Ait Ben Haddou is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat consisting of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls. Spend some free time exploring the Kasbah and haggle for a bargain at the bustling Souk, full of locals buying and trading crafts. Enjoy a traditional lunch in the village of Ait Ben Haddou then travel to the city center to visit the famous Atlas Film Studios, home to an array of decaying film sets that contrast against the harsh desert environment. Finally, head to the Kasbah of Taourirt, a fascinating maze of history that was built in the 19th century. Get lost in the array of infinite rooms, winding passageways, and steep steps within this imposing building. Admire the Kasbah's uniquely shaped rooms, decorated with colorful mosaics and painted stucco. On the return trip to Agadir, keep an eye out for goats climbing the Argan trees that line the streets and if there’s time, stop for a close-up look.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Driver and guide
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Entrance fees to the Kasbahs and Atlas Film Studio
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  •  The tour includes a long drive
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Good experience, it is worth doing so many kilometers to see Ait Ben Haddou, it is a very authentic place. The driver was very friendly and adapted to us. We would have liked a little more explanation but we took the opportunity to ask questions. The only downside is that the Ait Ben Haddou guide was not included in the price, while the description of the tour says that it is.

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March 14, 2022

very good day but too busy on a day, everything is done at the pace of races pity; this excursion should have been done over 2 days; if not, plan money because all the entries are paying and not specified in the statement, pity not to specify; otherwise excellent day; no regrets

November 9, 2019

Awesome

It was an amazing experience with beautiful landscape around. Ait Ben Haddou is a really mystical place, just unforgetable. The Atlas Studio lets you feel like child again. We walked throught the temples in Egypt, village streets of Persia and courts in China. Our guide Youness was always on the side when needed, asked many times if everything is ok and fulfilled our wishes, if it was possible. We recommand this excursion very very much and send best greetings to Youness and say thanks once again.

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October 17, 2019

Product ID: 242462