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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$ 84.34 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 van, car, jeep / suv

    • Pickup & drop-off by van

  • Food & drink
    • BBQ

    • Water, water

    • Not included: alcoholic drinks

Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • 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

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 189 reviews

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Elias was a wonderful driver and pleasant guide. He took us to the best photo spots and points of interest on the way. The road was mostly new and was not sketchy. The lunch at the Berber's house was delicious and the family was very kind. The downside was our visit to Ait Benhaddou itself was very short and our "local guide" took us to a side entrance where we had to pay 20 DH "admission fee" and then get pressured to buy various souvenirs. He silently led us up to Ait Behaddou and gave us ten minutes to look around without providing any information. We would have rather explored this area on our own. Still, all in all a good tour thanks to Elias and the beautiful scenery on the drive.

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October 25, 2022

We were fortunate enough to have a private tour with Elias. Although his English isn't perfect, he explained the cultural history and current lifestyle of Morocco and in particular around that of the Berber people. we stopped at multiple locations based on what Elias had realised was of interest to us, and of course the promised destinations. The lunch (tagine) was authentically cooked in a Berber house. Elias was happy to chat and entertain us, or leave us to our own devices based on our interaction. We would definitely recommend a private tour with Elias.

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October 7, 2022

Very nice tour, highly recommend it! Pickup was at our riad at the agreed time and we were lucky enough to have the tour for ourselves (just us two). Our driver (shoutout to Abdul) was very knowledgeable and friendly throughout the entire trip. The visit with the guide was interesting and we especially enjoyed the lunch break at a local Berber house. All in all very well organised, which allowed us to just relax and enjoy the tour without worry.

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October 5, 2022

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