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There is much to see on this day trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate and Aït Benhaddou. For visitors to Marrakech, this is the one tour you should experience to see incredible scenery and a famous kasbah.

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Aït-Ben-Haddou , Marrakech , Ouarzazate Discover Destinations
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Duration: Full Day Departure: From Marrakech

This day trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate is a great way to see the Ksar of Aït-Ben-Haddou, one of the most famous kasbahs in Morocco.  Along the way you will experience the beautiful scenery of the High Atlas Mountains.

Included In the Tour:
  • Transport in a private air-conditioned 4wheel drive Toyota Prado TX or deluxe mini van or minibus
  • Pick-up and drop- off at your hotel or riad
  • Experienced local English / French / Spanish / speaking driver guide
  • Opportunities to stop when and where you wish
  • Local guide in Aït Benhaddou
  • Mineral water in the car
Not Included in the Tour:
  • Travel Insurance ~ Required
  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • Tips
Booking Information:
  • Name:  Day Trip to Ouarzazate
  • Duration:  10 – 11 Hours
  • Departure:  Pick Up 9:00 AM local time
  • Ends:  Approximately 7:00 PM local time
  • Number of participants: 1 or more
  • The Cost: Dependent upon the number of people in the tour
Terms And Conditions:

Important things you should know before booking a tour.

  • This tour can be customized to be special and personal for your requirements.
  • You can always consult your driver about skipping certain spots to spend more time elsewhere.

Booking And Deposit:

  • After confirming your itinerary and dates we require a 30 % deposit of the total price to reserve your tour with us.
  • The deposit is to be made at least 1 day in advance.
  • The balance is payable the day of the tour.
  • We accept Payment through PAYPAL / Bank Transfers / Credit Cards (not American Express).
  • We also accept Cash ~ either Euros, USD, GBP or MAD (Moroccan Dirhams).
  • We charge 50 % for children under 12 years old and children under 5 are free of charge.

Terms Of Cancelations:

  • We accept cancellations of the tour according to the following conditions:
    • A written confirmation about the cancellations sent to our email address.
    • Cancellations 1 day or more prior to the tour are 100% refundable.
    • Cancellations on the same day are NOT refundable.

Changes to Tour:

We accept any changes to your booked tour 1 day before the start of your tour.

Additional Information:

Tipping customs in Morocco:
Moroccans depend on tips for the services they provide. The amount depends on the service. Below are some guidelines for tipping.

  • Driver: between 20 to 30 USD per day
  • Guide: around 25 USD per day
  • Waiters and similar services 3 to 5 USD
  • The Moroccan currency is Moroccan Dirhams MAD. Use for currency conversions.

Travel Safe During COVID-19

– A note from Morocco Meta Adventures: Luxurious Private Tours
– All our tours throughout the history of our company, are private with luxurious VIP services.
– We do care about safety of our guests and ourselves.
– What you can expect during your trip

  • Regular temperature checks for staff.
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas.
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival.
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands.
  • Hand sanitizer is available to travelers and staff.
  • Transportation vehicles are regularly sanitized.


The day trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate, the ‘’Hollywood of Africa ‘’, is a fabulous tour for visitors to Marrakech to experience.  Ouarzazate and Äit Benhaddou are rich in history and are beautiful places to see and discover.  Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of both places, a contrast to the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh.


  • Travelling through Berber Villages on the road to Ouarzazate.
  • Driving along one of the most beautiful roads in the country.
  • Experiencing the breathtaking scenery and the fascinating views of the High Atlas Mountains.
  • Driving through the high mountain pass called Tizi n'Tichka, with an elevation of 2260 meters.
  • Taking amazing photographs from stunning spots.
  • Visiting the most famous kasbah in Morocco, the Ksar of Aït-Ben-Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Enjoying a delicious meal of the area.
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Day Trip To Ouarzazate

One of our drivers will pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakech for the drive through the High Atlas Mountains and over the Tizi n’Tichka pass, the highest pass in North Africa at 2260 meters.  There will be many opportunities for photo stops along the road.   Once we reach Aït Benhaddou, you will have lunch before you explore the most famous kasbah in Morocco.  The Ksar of Aït-Ben-Haddou is one of Morocco’s seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  Many films have used this site as a location for filming.   After your visit, we will continue onto to Oaurzazate, considered to be the `Hollywood of Africa`.  If time allows, we will visit one of the movie studios in the area.  The tour ends back at your accommodation in Marrakesh.

Duration: 10 - 11 hours
Pick up: 9 :00 AM local time

Drop off: approximately 7 :00 PM local time

More about Aït-Ben-Haddou

Aït-Ben-Haddou or Aït Benhaddou is located about 25 kilometers from Ouarzazate.  Known to the region’s native Berbers as a ksar, the village lies on the former caravan route between Marrakesh and the Sahara Desert linking ancient Sudan to Marrakesh by the Dra Valley and the Tizi-n'Telouet Pass.  It dates from the 17th century and was one of the many trading posts on this commercial route. The Ksar of Aït Benhaddou, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a striking example of southern Moroccan earthen clay architecture.  It is the largest site of its kind in Morocco and one of the most photogenic and historically fascinating sites in Morocco.  Today Aït Ben Haddou still houses some Glaoui family members of the Glaoua (Glawa) tribe of the Berbers of southern Morocco.  Aït Benhaddou is also a must-see destination for film buffs as it has been a location for many movies including The Gladiator and Star Wars.  Contact Moroccan Meta Adventures for a fabulous day tour.

More about Marrakech

Marrakech or Marrakesh is the major economic center of central Morocco.  One of Morocco’s four Imperial Cities, it lies in the center of the fertile, irrigated Haouz Plain, south of the Tennsift River.  Marrakech, known as the Pearl of the South or the Red City is a r and home to mosques, palaces and gardens. The ancient section of the city, known as the medina, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985.  This medina is the largest traditional market in Morocco.  With mazelike alleys thriving souks (marketplaces) sell traditional textiles, pottery and jewelry.  This densely packed medina, surrounded by packed clay ramparts with many gates, dates back to the Berber Empire. A symbol of the city, and visible for miles, is the Moorish minaret on the 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque.  It is located just southwest of Jemaa el-Fna, the famous and best known square in Africa. Marrakech is worthy of visit as there so much to see and experience.  Let Morocco Meta Adventures be your guide, so you see the best of this city.  Don’t hesitate to contact us.

More about Ouarzazate

Moroccans cannot say the word Ouarzazate without a feeling of relief and relaxation.  In the Berber language it’s a phrase meaning ‘’without noise ‘’.  Geographically, Ouarzazate is south of Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains and known as a gateway to the Sahara Desert.  The huge Taourirt Kasbah, once occupied by the last Berber chieftain El Glaoui Et-Hami in the late 19th century, has been featured in several movies. The kasbah has views over the rugged local landscape. To the northwest is the fortified red-earth city of Aït Ben Haddou and northeast is the rocky Todra Gorges.  A road winds southeast through the Draa Valley’s groves of lush palm trees to the desert.  There so much beauty around this area it is worth a visit.  To see the best of the country, put Ouarzazate on the list of places to see with Morocco Meta Adventures.
There is much to see on this day trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate and Aït Benhaddou. For visitors to Marrakech, this is the one tour you should experience to see incredible scenery and a famous kasbah.

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