Morocco Golden Tours

Ouarzazate day trip

Ouarzazate Day Trip
Overview :

Experience an exciting day trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou, covering a 400 km journey to the edge of Morocco’s Sahara desert. This tour is perfect for those with limited time who want to witness the stunning Atlas Mountains and the Tizi Ntichka pass, which stands at 2269 meters above sea level. Enjoy the beautiful views and quaint Berber villages along the route.

During the trip, you’ll visit the famous Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a well-known fortified village, and stop in Ouarzazate, often called Africa’s Hollywood. This one-day adventure offers a wonderful blend of cultural heritage and breathtaking scenery, making it an ideal choice for a memorable excursion.

Ouarzazate Day Trip Highlights:

Ouarzazate Day Trip Itinerary :

Marrakech > Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou > Ouarzazate :

Begin your day with an early morning departure from Marrakech, heading towards the Atlas Mountains. As you journey through the winding roads, you’ll pass by charming Berber villages, each offering a glimpse into the traditional lifestyles of the local people. The drive will take you through the breathtaking Tizi Ntichka pass, which stands at an impressive 2269 meters above sea level, providing stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Your first major stop will be the iconic Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This ancient fortified village, made entirely of traditional mudbrick architecture, has been a backdrop for many famous films and TV shows. Take your time to explore the narrow alleys and admire the historic buildings, each telling a story of the rich cultural heritage of Morocco. This stop offers a unique opportunity to step back in time and experience the grandeur of Morocco’s past.

After visiting Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, continue your journey to Ouarzazate, often referred to as Africa’s Hollywood. Known for its film studios and stunning landscapes, Ouarzazate is a hub for filmmakers from around the world. Here, you can visit the famous film studios and learn about the movies and TV shows filmed in the area. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the town, taking in the local culture and architecture. In the late afternoon, you will begin your return trip to Marrakech, arriving back in the city by evening, with memories of a day filled with adventure, culture, and breathtaking scenery.

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1. How long is the day trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou?

The day trip covers approximately 400 km round trip and typically lasts around 10-12 hours, including travel time and stops at various attractions.

2. What should I wear for the trip?

Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended. Depending on the season, it can be hot during the day and cooler in the morning and evening, so layering is a good idea. Don't forget a hat and sunscreen.

3. Is the tour suitable for children?

Yes, the tour is suitable for children. However, keep in mind the long travel time and ensure your children are comfortable with extended periods of driving.

4. Will there be any food provided during the trip?

Meals are not included in the trip cost. However, there will be stops along the way where you can purchase food and drinks.

5. Can I take photos during the trip?

Absolutely! The journey offers numerous photo opportunities, from the scenic views of the Atlas Mountains to the historic sites at Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate.

6. Do I need to book in advance?

It is recommended to book in advance to secure your spot, especially during peak tourist seasons.
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