Adventure

From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

Activity provider: Click Excursions

From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

Activity provider: Click Excursions
Save up to 30%

From US$ 42.37 US$ 29.66 per person

Cross the magnificent Atlas Mountains to discover two of Morocco’s most beautiful deserts. In an air-conditioned van, see ogle canyons, palm groves, and mountain villages.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible—book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 13 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English, French, Arabic
Pickup included
Meet at your hotel or accommodation if it is accessible by car. If the accommodation is not accessible by car, you will be provided with a link in an email to the nearest meeting point. Pickup will take place 10-30 minutes before the activity starts. You will receive an email the day before the tour with details.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Itinerary
13 hours
  • Marrakech

  • Tizi n'Tichka

  • Ksar Aït Benhaddou (lunch)

  • Ouarzazate

  • Marrakech

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Cross the Tizi-n-Tichka pass in the Atlas Mountains
  • Visit the well-preserved Aït Benhaddou kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Discover Ouarzazate, where Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and The Mummy were filmed
  • Enjoy the perfect nature and amazing landscapes during your day trip
Full description

Discover local village, natural landscapes, and Kasbah Ait Benhaddou fortress on this day trip from Marrakech. Travel in an airconditioned van or car and stay connected with wi-fi access as you drive. Uncover movie-magic with a stop at the Atlas Film Studios in Ouarzazate. 

Start your day trip with pickup from your Marrakech accommodation from 7-8 AM. Hop inside a spacious and comfortable vehicle and soak up the scenery as you travel into the Atlas Mountains.

Immerse yourself in local culture with a stop at the small village ofAit Ben Barka near the hilly countryside of Toufliht. Explore the area with your driver and learn about the schedule sights for your trip. Have some free time for a break before crossing the the Tizi n'Tichka pass.

Stop to capture pictures of mountain peaks on the pass from 7,415 feet above sea level (2,260 meters). Continue on to the Atlas Film Studios at Ouarzazate, the largest film studio in the world which famously featured in the TV series Game of Thrones.

Spend some free time to visit the studios or to explore on your own. Take some pictures of the unique rugged local landscapes in the area. After the studio, you purchase lunch at one of the best restaurants in the area, with excellent prices and stunning panoramic views. 

Finally, head to the famous Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, which is recognized as a UNESCO site and one of the most extraordinary kasbahs (fortresses) in Morocco. End your day of scenic views and memories by relaxing in your comfortable air-conditioned vehicle on your drive back to your hotel in Marrakech.

Includes
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional driver
  • Wi-Fi in vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Guide fees
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
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

Select participants and date

Participants

Date

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  •  Please note, due to current construction works on the road, the trip may take longer than planned
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 856 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

The places to visit are very interesting and justified the trips to be made. The guides are friendly and attentive, but they could be a little more participative in explaining the places visited. But I emphasize that they were polite and attentive. The less positive part is the distances needed to be covered and the minibus seats could be more comfortable, they were small and the irons could be felt to hurt.

Read more

August 11, 2022

Very long and tiring journey. The road is not that great and there is a lot of work in progress Although our driver (Joseph) was very good at driving and good at making us stop several times to take pictures Fantastic views of the Atlas Mountains The visit to the Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate nice but not unforgettable (you can even spare it) Then the journey continues to Ait Ben Haddou Ancient Berber Village at the foot of a mountain ... fantastic It is the only thing that gives value to the whole trip Good guide in explaining and telling us the story Terrible experience at the restaurant !!! La Rose du sable They were absolutely not ready to welcome us Dirty and poor food Hot drinks (Coca Cola) 300 dirhams thrown away Also it made us waste time on the schedule and we returned to Marrakech at 22

Read more

August 11, 2022

It was a Gorgeous tour even if it got off to a bad start !! We were picked up 1 hour late at the meeting point, the driver had a problem and they had to send a replacement, who was really good at making us enjoy the day! For the inconvenience in the morning they offered us lunch to apologize! Tour to the atlas studios a bit hasty with the guide, but after the tour take some time to redo the tour by yourself because the guide does not take you everywhere for the sets. The tour to ait ben haddou is spectacular, and our guide (local, they give it to you while you have lunch) was fantastic and was worth all 50Dh each! The stories and the view are priceless! As written by others, you could suffer the journey by car, full of curves and ups and downs, but even there the views are truly unique! Try to distract yourself by watching local life as you pass the small villages. Tour to do absolutely !! (Bring a hat and sunglasses)

Read more

August 11, 2022

Product ID: 59397