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From Marrakech: Ait Benhaddou and Atlas Mountains Day Trip

Activity provider: Tours From Marrakech

From Marrakech: Ait Benhaddou and Atlas Mountains Day Trip

Activity provider: Tours From Marrakech

From US$ 85.81 per person

Experience the epic landscapes of the Atlas Mountains on a day tour from Marrakech. Drive over the high Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass and visit the ancient Kasbahs of Ait Benhaddou.

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Duration 1 day
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Spanish, English, French, Arabic
Pickup included
Meet your driver/guide at your hotel or riad in Marrakech.


  • Drive across the dramatic Tizi n'Tichka pass in the Atlas Mountains
  • Take a guided tour of the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou
  • Enjoy lunch on a terrace with amazing views of the Kasbah
  • Learn more about the movie history of Ait Benhaddou
Full description

Discover the great views of the Atlas Mountains on a guided day tour from Marrakech. Drive through the Tizi n'Tichka pass and explore the charming town of Ait Benhaddou, known for its famous Kasbah.

Benefit from pickup at your accommodation in Marrakech, and then journey to the ancient settlement of Ait Benhaddou via the winding roads of the Atlas Mountains. Upon arrival, discover the center of Morocco's movie industry and see where films such as "Gladiator" and "Lawrence of Arabia" were shot.

Get a wonderful view of the entire valley from the top of a hill, and admire the typical clay architecture of the historic settlement. Take two hours to explore the village and enjoy a meal on a terrace with clear views of the Kasbah.

Continue to Telouet and pass from the Ounila Valley. Return to Marrakech and get dropped off at your accommodation on arrival.

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Driver: Spanish, English, French, Arabic

  • Transport
    • Transport by car, van, jeep / suv

    • Pickup & drop-off by van

  • Food & drink
    • BBQ

    • Water, water

    • Not included: alcoholic drinks

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 208 reviews

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100% recommend this tour. Our guide was Aziz and he was excellent, he gave us information as we drove along about the area and Berber culture. We left at 8am and arrived back at 5, it is a long distance but it went past very fast with the beautiful views and chatting. We made lots of stops for drinks and photo taking. The tour around Ait Benhadou was great, it is spectacular. The meal in a Berber house was delicious. We felt very safe in an unfamiliar territory thanks to Aziz. He was very happy and chatty all day. If you do one thing while in Morocco, do this! He even gave us souvenirs at the end of the day which was a lovely surprise. Thanks so much Aziz!

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February 1, 2023

Magnificent excursion with a guaranteed change of scenery. The mountains are superb, we cross beautiful valleys with wadis. The villages are superb and the kasbahs magnificent. People are friendly and not harassing. We can look at our ease, take beautiful photos and the meal stopover with the locals is nice. To recommend !

January 6, 2023

This experience was fantastic: the atlas mountains we crossed to get to Ait-Ben-Addou are breathtaking, and once we get to the Berber village a short and easy walk is enough to reach a viewpoint overlooking the kasbah from where its splendor can be admired. Our driver Ilyas and our guide Rachid Mazis were really fantastic: they told us the history of Ait-Ben-Addou very well, and were available to accommodate our every request and meet our needs. The icing on the cake was the exquisite lunch at the home of a Berber family, which allowed us to discover the most authentic Moroccan cuisine. A truly unmissable experience, the trip to the kasbah of Ait-Ben-Addou was definitely one of the highlights of our holiday in Marrakech!

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December 8, 2022

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