Ait Ben haddou Day Trip

Day trip from Marrakech

Cultural & Historical Tours

Full day tour

Ait Ben Haddou Day Trip From Marrakech

Unesco – Morocco Heritage Ksar Ait Benhaddou

PRICE

On demand (affordable)

TRIPS

Natural, Cultural & Historical

DURATION

Full day tour

GROUP SIZE

Max 16 pax

TRANSPORT

4×4 Land Cruiser

OVERVIEW

The Ait Benhaddou Day Trip Overview

It is believed that the village of Ait-Ben-Haddou was established in 757 and its founder, Ben-Haddou, still lies buried in his tomb behind this spectacular village. Most of the first inhabitants of the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou have moved across the river to a lot of modern homes. The river can be crossed by jumping the stepping stones, and a few residents of the new village have little stores within the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, selling artifacts and different souvenirs to tourists.

The word ‘Ksar’ refers to a massive group of kasbas (homes) that are designed shut together and that are located behind the fortified walls of a town. Ait-Ben-Haddou is an earthen city that is made from clay bricks and has thick defensive walls protecting the interior. The corner towers reinforce the defenses and stand high higher than the walls, casting an intimidating shadow against the skyline. Ait-Ben-Haddou was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Web site in Morocco in 1987. Interestingly, this site encompasses a very robust bond with Hollywood. David Lean selected Ait-Ben-Haddou as the perfect location for his movie, ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, within the year 1962. On nearer inspection, Lean discovered that the buildings were beginning to fall into disrepair and so he quickly set concerning restoring a number of the unique homes. Due to continuous restoration work and the popularity of the importance of this web site, the front half of this superb site is in very smart condition. Unfortunately there are buildings situated near the rear of town that are still in desperate need of attention.

Alternative famous movies that have been filmed here embrace ‘The Jewel of the Nile’ in 1985, ‘The Living Daylights’ in 1987, ‘Kundun’ in 1994, ‘The Mummy’ in 199nine and a lot of recently ‘Gladiator’ was filmed here in 200zero and ‘Alexander’ in 2004. Visitors to the positioning aren’t only astonished at the historical beauty and uniqueness of this World Heritage Web site in Morocco, but several find themselves in awe of the very fact that they’ll walk the same streets as a number of their favorite movie stars once did.

This once necessary village, on the caravan route between the Sahara Desert and Marrakech, has become a important historical site and a popular tourist destination. Visitors can also be in a position to relish a good meal and refreshments within the new village across the river. The surrounding landscape is breathtaking and every minute spent here is worth it, with a photographic opportunity waiting around each corner.

Ait Benhaddou Day Trip Included Items

  • Private air conditioned Toyota Landcruiser or similar plus fuel.
  • The services of a professional and experienced English speaking driver and/or guide.
  • Pick up and drop off from your accommodation.

Ait Benhaddou Day Trip Excluded Items

  • Airfare
  • Lunchs
  • Drinks
  • Tips

Tour Highlights

  • Good choice for families
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Berber Villages
  • Atlas Mountains
ait benhaddou day trip from marrakech

Ait BenHaddou Day Trip – Tour Map

ITINERARY

The Ait Benhaddou Day Trip – History Tour

The Day trip to Ait Benhaddou day trip is one of our recommanded day trips. It is a well known old Kasbah, thousands of tourists visit it every year. The Ait Benhaddou day trip starts from Marakech city. The Guide will join you to the lobby of your Riad or Hotel at 07h30 am. After you had your breakfast, we will start our journey towards Ait benhaddou Kasbah, We will cross the Atlas Mountains and many Authentic Berber villages to reach one of UNESCO’s preserved international monuments since 1987. This is a popular Kasbah (a fortified village) in the area surrounding Ouarzatozate.

During your Day Trip to Ait Benhaddou, you will cross the mountain pass of Tizi n Tichka, 2260 metres high, full of exquisite snow peaks during the winter time.

Your guide will take you to Telouet Kasbah, owned by the Glaoui Family during the time of French colonization. You will resume your journey and stop to take photos in Ounika valley, which used to be a road for caravans to Ait benhaddou.

Upon your arrival at Ait benhaddou, you will have time to walk with your guide around the Kasbah and the village where many international films were produced, including “Gladiator” and “Lawrence of Arabia”.

You will then have your lunch in a lovely local restaurant, before walking to the top of the Kasbah, before being escorted back to Marrakech.

ait benhaddou day trip from marrakech

FAQs & REVIEWS

Ait BenHaddou Day Trip, Things you should know

Dress Appropriately

Morocco is a conservative Muslim country, and it’s not appropriate to wear skimpy clothing. Keep your arms, shoulders, and legs covered (especially if you are a woman) to avoid any unwanted attention and conform to local norms.

Don’t walk alone at night

While walking in well-lit and busy areas can be fine, be careful walking at night. You never know what lurks around the corner in the medinas. Although the country is very safe but it’s always advisable to pay attention.

Watch the Water

Wash your hands often with soap and water, and watch out for ice, drink bottled water, and eat cooked food including fruits and vegetables to void being ill while traveling Morocco.”

A few other things to keep in mind

  • Most shops and museums are closed on Friday afternoons. It’s their holy day.
  • Almost all peoples are friendly and honest, and violent crime is very rare. However, it is wise to be careful about pickpockets and petty thievery, in the major cities.
  • Make sure you have small change with you to tip at restaurants. For example: $1 per person at local places, and $3 to $5 per person if you’re at an expensive restaurant.
  • The Atlas Mountains get really cold at night – so pack warm clothing if you’re hiking there.
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PRICES & PAYMENT

Terms & Conditions

Registration & Terms of Payment

Morocco Caravan Tours defines its conditions of sale according to the specificities of its trips and the services provided. Any registration on one of our tours implies adherence to the general conditions of sale governing the relationship between travel agency  Morocco Caravan Tours and its customers. The customer acknowledges having read the present conditions of sale in their entirety, the specific conditions specific to the service that he wishes to set up, as well as all the terms of the service before having passed his registration form.

Article 01- Registration

The registration to one of our tours implies the acceptance of our conditions of sale. The reservation will be final from receipt of the completed, dated and signed registration form. The deposit must be accompanied by a deposit of 25% of the total amount of the trip. The balance must be paid before your departure for the trip or upon your arrival. If the payment of the balance can not be made at the end of the deadline, this will result in the cancellation of the registration and the loss of the deposit.

Article 02 – Price of Tour

Our prices are calculated on a flat rate basis, including a package of services described in the program of your selected tour. The price of the tour varies according to the number of participants, the duration of the tour, the logistics set up and the period of departure for the tour, also the category of accommodation and services selected. The exact cost of your chosen trip will be communicated to you at the time of your request of estimate and does not change as soon as the confirmation of your reservation.

Article 03 – Value for money

We have calculated the right price for you. It is true that one always finds cheaper, but experienced people quickly know what is included in a tariff and what it is not. We guarantee the quality of our services and are convinced that this is the key to the success of all our tours, with the aim of bringing total satisfaction to all our guests. Morocco Caravan Tours guarantees the quality of the services provided and services respecting the quality-price ratio.

Article 04 – Formalities of Travel

Before registering, please check that the police and sanitary formalities are respected to enter Morocco. In order to properly prepare for your trip, and whatever your nationality, we advise you to check the necessary formalities with the competent authorities to know all the administrative and sanitary procedures to be carried out before leaving.

  • Passport valid 3 months after the date of return to your country.
  • Vaccination card and medical indications.
  • Insurance and repatriation assistance contract.
  • Personal papers: identity card, bank card …

Article 05 – Payment

For all reservations, the receipt of a deposit determines the final confirmation of your registration on one of our tours. At registration, payment of a deposit of 25% of the total amount of the trip, the balance must be paid within 30 days before the scheduled departure date or return it in cash to the guide upon arrival in Morocco. For the payment of a deposit of the price of the tour, Morocco Caravan Tours accepts:

  • Bank wire Payment.
  • Online Payment through Paypal
  • Money transfer through WesternUnion.
  • A cash payment upon arrival.
  • The costs of the transfer remain the responsibility of the customer.

Article 6 – Tips & Gratuities

In most countries, tips are an integral part of tradition. During the tour, only the staff accompanying you will be entitled to a tip: guide, driver & camel drivers …

Tips are not wages, it is a way to thank the people who accompanied you and served you during your tour.

Article 07 – Cancellation Policy

In case of cancellation of the tour, you should inform Morocco Caravan Tours by any written means. The date of receipt of the registered letter or e-mail will be used as the cancellation date for the calculation of the cancellation fee. The registration fees, application fees, are not refundable. For any cancellation justified on the initiative of the customer, the expenses retained will be the following:

  • More than 61 days before departure: 75 € of the price of the trip.
  • From 60 to 30 days before departure: 40% of the price of the trip.
  • From 29 to 10 days before departure: 75% of the price of the trip.
  • Less than 9 days before departure: 100% of the price of the trip.

Responsibility

In accordance with its terms and conditions of sale, Morocco Caravan Tours shall in no event be held liable for the following consequences and events: Loss or theft of the airline ticket by the traveler, airlines not issuing duplicates. Baggage damaged, delayed or permanently lost during air transport. Flight canceled, deferred, diverted or delayed by the airline. When the client is unable to board, due to the lack of being able to present the necessary documents for the journey: obsolete identity papers or health certificates, insufficient valid for identity cards, passports, visas, vaccination certificates etc. We shall not make any refund in this respect. Any unforeseen or insurmountable incident or event of a third party such as: force majeure, riots, strikes, technical incidents, inclement weather. Any additional costs related to these disruptions will be borne by the customer.

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OVERVIEW

The Ait Benhaddou Day Trip Overview

It is believed that the village of Ait-Ben-Haddou was established in 757 and its founder, Ben-Haddou, still lies buried in his tomb behind this spectacular village. Most of the first inhabitants of the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou have moved across the river to a lot of modern homes. The river can be crossed by jumping the stepping stones, and a few residents of the new village have little stores within the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, selling artifacts and different souvenirs to tourists.

The word ‘Ksar’ refers to a massive group of kasbas (homes) that are designed shut together and that are located behind the fortified walls of a town. Ait-Ben-Haddou is an earthen city that is made from clay bricks and has thick defensive walls protecting the interior. The corner towers reinforce the defenses and stand high higher than the walls, casting an intimidating shadow against the skyline. Ait-Ben-Haddou was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Web site in Morocco in 1987. Interestingly, this site encompasses a very robust bond with Hollywood. David Lean selected Ait-Ben-Haddou as the perfect location for his movie, ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, within the year 1962. On nearer inspection, Lean discovered that the buildings were beginning to fall into disrepair and so he quickly set concerning restoring a number of the unique homes. Due to continuous restoration work and the popularity of the importance of this web site, the front half of this superb site is in very smart condition. Unfortunately there are buildings situated near the rear of town that are still in desperate need of attention.

Alternative famous movies that have been filmed here embrace ‘The Jewel of the Nile’ in 1985, ‘The Living Daylights’ in 1987, ‘Kundun’ in 1994, ‘The Mummy’ in 199nine and a lot of recently ‘Gladiator’ was filmed here in 200zero and ‘Alexander’ in 2004. Visitors to the positioning aren’t only astonished at the historical beauty and uniqueness of this World Heritage Web site in Morocco, but several find themselves in awe of the very fact that they’ll walk the same streets as a number of their favorite movie stars once did.

This once necessary village, on the caravan route between the Sahara Desert and Marrakech, has become a important historical site and a popular tourist destination. Visitors can also be in a position to relish a good meal and refreshments within the new village across the river. The surrounding landscape is breathtaking and every minute spent here is worth it, with a photographic opportunity waiting around each corner.

Ait Benhaddou Day Trip Included Items

  • Private air conditioned Toyota Landcruiser or similar plus fuel.
  • The services of a professional and experienced English speaking driver and/or guide.
  • Pick up and drop off from your accommodation.

Ait Benhaddou Day Trip Excluded Items

  • Airfare
  • Lunchs
  • Drinks
  • Tips

Tour Highlights

  • Good choice for families
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Berber Villages
  • Atlas Mountains
ait benhaddou day trip from marrakech

Ait BenHaddou Day Trip – Tour Map

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Itinerary

ITINERARY

The Ait Benhaddou Day Trip – History Tour

The Day trip to Ait Benhaddou day trip is one of our recommanded day trips. It is a well known old Kasbah, thousands of tourists visit it every year. The Ait Benhaddou day trip starts from Marakech city. The Guide will join you to the lobby of your Riad or Hotel at 07h30 am. After you had your breakfast, we will start our journey towards Ait benhaddou Kasbah, We will cross the Atlas Mountains and many Authentic Berber villages to reach one of UNESCO’s preserved international monuments since 1987. This is a popular Kasbah (a fortified village) in the area surrounding Ouarzatozate.

During your Day Trip to Ait Benhaddou, you will cross the mountain pass of Tizi n Tichka, 2260 metres high, full of exquisite snow peaks during the winter time.

Your guide will take you to Telouet Kasbah, owned by the Glaoui Family during the time of French colonization. You will resume your journey and stop to take photos in Ounika valley, which used to be a road for caravans to Ait benhaddou.

Upon your arrival at Ait benhaddou, you will have time to walk with your guide around the Kasbah and the village where many international films were produced, including “Gladiator” and “Lawrence of Arabia”.

You will then have your lunch in a lovely local restaurant, before walking to the top of the Kasbah, before being escorted back to Marrakech.

ait benhaddou day trip from marrakech
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Faqs & Reviews

FAQs & REVIEWS

Ait BenHaddou Day Trip, Things you should know

Dress Appropriately

Morocco is a conservative Muslim country, and it’s not appropriate to wear skimpy clothing. Keep your arms, shoulders, and legs covered (especially if you are a woman) to avoid any unwanted attention and conform to local norms.

Don’t walk alone at night

While walking in well-lit and busy areas can be fine, be careful walking at night. You never know what lurks around the corner in the medinas. Although the country is very safe but it’s always advisable to pay attention.

Watch the Water

Wash your hands often with soap and water, and watch out for ice, drink bottled water, and eat cooked food including fruits and vegetables to void being ill while traveling Morocco.”

A few other things to keep in mind

  • Most shops and museums are closed on Friday afternoons. It’s their holy day.
  • Almost all peoples are friendly and honest, and violent crime is very rare. However, it is wise to be careful about pickpockets and petty thievery, in the major cities.
  • Make sure you have small change with you to tip at restaurants. For example: $1 per person at local places, and $3 to $5 per person if you’re at an expensive restaurant.
  • The Atlas Mountains get really cold at night – so pack warm clothing if you’re hiking there.
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Prices & Payment

PRICES & PAYMENT

Terms & Conditions

Registration & Terms of Payment

Morocco Caravan Tours defines its conditions of sale according to the specificities of its trips and the services provided. Any registration on one of our tours implies adherence to the general conditions of sale governing the relationship between travel agency  Morocco Caravan Tours and its customers. The customer acknowledges having read the present conditions of sale in their entirety, the specific conditions specific to the service that he wishes to set up, as well as all the terms of the service before having passed his registration form.

Article 01- Registration

The registration to one of our tours implies the acceptance of our conditions of sale. The reservation will be final from receipt of the completed, dated and signed registration form. The deposit must be accompanied by a deposit of 25% of the total amount of the trip. The balance must be paid before your departure for the trip or upon your arrival. If the payment of the balance can not be made at the end of the deadline, this will result in the cancellation of the registration and the loss of the deposit.

Article 02 – Price of Tour

Our prices are calculated on a flat rate basis, including a package of services described in the program of your selected tour. The price of the tour varies according to the number of participants, the duration of the tour, the logistics set up and the period of departure for the tour, also the category of accommodation and services selected. The exact cost of your chosen trip will be communicated to you at the time of your request of estimate and does not change as soon as the confirmation of your reservation.

Article 03 – Value for money

We have calculated the right price for you. It is true that one always finds cheaper, but experienced people quickly know what is included in a tariff and what it is not. We guarantee the quality of our services and are convinced that this is the key to the success of all our tours, with the aim of bringing total satisfaction to all our guests. Morocco Caravan Tours guarantees the quality of the services provided and services respecting the quality-price ratio.

Article 04 – Formalities of Travel

Before registering, please check that the police and sanitary formalities are respected to enter Morocco. In order to properly prepare for your trip, and whatever your nationality, we advise you to check the necessary formalities with the competent authorities to know all the administrative and sanitary procedures to be carried out before leaving.

  • Passport valid 3 months after the date of return to your country.
  • Vaccination card and medical indications.
  • Insurance and repatriation assistance contract.
  • Personal papers: identity card, bank card …

Article 05 – Payment

For all reservations, the receipt of a deposit determines the final confirmation of your registration on one of our tours. At registration, payment of a deposit of 25% of the total amount of the trip, the balance must be paid within 30 days before the scheduled departure date or return it in cash to the guide upon arrival in Morocco. For the payment of a deposit of the price of the tour, Morocco Caravan Tours accepts:

  • Bank wire Payment.
  • Online Payment through Paypal
  • Money transfer through WesternUnion.
  • A cash payment upon arrival.
  • The costs of the transfer remain the responsibility of the customer.

Article 6 – Tips & Gratuities

In most countries, tips are an integral part of tradition. During the tour, only the staff accompanying you will be entitled to a tip: guide, driver & camel drivers …

Tips are not wages, it is a way to thank the people who accompanied you and served you during your tour.

Article 07 – Cancellation Policy

In case of cancellation of the tour, you should inform Morocco Caravan Tours by any written means. The date of receipt of the registered letter or e-mail will be used as the cancellation date for the calculation of the cancellation fee. The registration fees, application fees, are not refundable. For any cancellation justified on the initiative of the customer, the expenses retained will be the following:

  • More than 61 days before departure: 75 € of the price of the trip.
  • From 60 to 30 days before departure: 40% of the price of the trip.
  • From 29 to 10 days before departure: 75% of the price of the trip.
  • Less than 9 days before departure: 100% of the price of the trip.

Responsibility

In accordance with its terms and conditions of sale, Morocco Caravan Tours shall in no event be held liable for the following consequences and events: Loss or theft of the airline ticket by the traveler, airlines not issuing duplicates. Baggage damaged, delayed or permanently lost during air transport. Flight canceled, deferred, diverted or delayed by the airline. When the client is unable to board, due to the lack of being able to present the necessary documents for the journey: obsolete identity papers or health certificates, insufficient valid for identity cards, passports, visas, vaccination certificates etc. We shall not make any refund in this respect. Any unforeseen or insurmountable incident or event of a third party such as: force majeure, riots, strikes, technical incidents, inclement weather. Any additional costs related to these disruptions will be borne by the customer.

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