Ouarzazate and AitBenhaddou Day Tour From Marrakech

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Ouarzazate and AitBenhaddou Day Tour from Marrakech, Embark on an enchanting excursion from Marrakech to the captivating destinations of Telouet and Ksar Ait Benhaddou, promising an ideal escape for those craving a brief respite from bustling city life. This Marrakesh day excursion  offers a harmonious blend of cultural exploration and breathtaking scenery, ensuring a memorable experience.

Begin your day excursion from Marrakech with an odyssey to the Telouet village, a hidden gem nestled within the High Atlas Mountains. Explore the remnants of the historic Kasbah Glaoui, a once-grand palace that echoes tales of Moroccan royalty. Immerse yourself in the vibrant hues of the local markets and witness the daily rhythms of life in this picturesque village. The excursion continues with a visit to the mesmerizing Ksar Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site that stands as a testament to Morocco’s rich history and architectural splendor. Marvel at the ancient earthen architecture, with its labyrinthine alleys and ornate details, providing a glimpse into the bygone era of Berber civilization.

South side of the High Atlas Mountain from Marrakesh

As your journey unfolds, make a short stop in Ouarzazate, known as the “Gateway to the Sahara.” Delve into the city’s cinematic charm, as it has been the backdrop for numerous film productions.

Throughout the day, relish the scenic beauty that unfolds around you—a tapestry of majestic mountains, arid landscapes, and traditional Berber villages. Absorb the essence of Morocco as you traverse through this diverse terrain, capturing moments that blend the historical allure of ancient sites with the natural splendor of the surroundings.

In the evening, return to Marrakech with a heart full of memories, having experienced the allure of Kasba Telouet, Ksar Ait Benhaddou  excursion from marrakech, and Ouarzazate—a perfect fusion of cultural discovery and the mesmerizing landscapes that define Morocco’s timeless charm.

Notice: The road to Telouet Kasbah with it’s visit and Ounilla valley it’s only for private tour

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Ouarzazate and Ksar ait Bnehaddou day tour from Marrakesh starts at 8 but may be subject to change depending on the season..

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Shared Tour

Age category Adults (+12) Child (-11) Child (-4)
Price/P €50 €40 Not Permitted

Private Tour

GROUP SIZE 2 3 4 – 6 7 – 9 10 – 14
PRICE/P €90 €80 €60 €50 €40

    • Pick-up from your hotel.
    • AC and comfortable transport with driver car/4WD/Van/Bus.
    • Certified guide only for Private tour.

  • Accessories personal equipment.
  • Lunch and All kinds of drinks like beer, coke/fanta/sprite, and alcohol.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Tips for Local staff.
  • Other items not mentioned over in package included.

Highlights of day excursion to south of Morocco

Ouarzazate and Aitbenhaddou day tour to from Marrakech is a popular itinerary that takes you through diverse landscapes of Atlas Mountain, and the mesmerizing Sahara. Here’s a general outline of what you can expect during this day excursion to Ouarzazate and Aitbenhaddou:

  • High Atlas Mountain landscape: Stop at the Tizi n’Tichka Pass, the highest point in the Atlas Mountains, to enjoy panoramic.
  • Visit Kasbahs and Traditional Villages: Along the way, you may have the chance to visit historic kasbahs (fortified villages) such as Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site. These ancient structures provide insight into Morocco’s rich history and architecture
  • Drive through Draa Valley: Pass through the Draa Valley, famous for its lush palm groves and kasbahs.
  • Diverse Landscapes: The landscape changes dramatically as you travel. You’ll encounter arid plains, lush oases, and rocky deserts, providing a variety of picturesque scenes.
  • The Chegaga Dunes: Also known as Erg Chegaga, are a large and remote dune field located in the Sahara Desert in southern Morocco. These dunes are part of the greater Sahara Desert. Erg Chegaga is one of the two major ergs (large sand seas) in the region, the other being Erg Chebbi.

Tourism has been our hobby since childhood, starting in 1994. Over the years, we have continuously improved our experience by accompanying groups all over Morocco. In 2003, we began leading groups officially as licensed guides under Number 420. Finally, in 2018, we established a fully licensed Travel Company based in Marrakesh, operating under license number 10P/19.

This ample experience that we will share with you will undoubtedly guide you to an unforgettable tour in Morocco.

Ksar Ait Benhaddou day tour from Marrakesh – Ouarzazate day tour from Marrakesh


Meet at your hotel early in the morning and depart by 4×4 or minibus heading south, about sixty kilometers from Marrakech. The road winds through valleys and villages until we reach the Tichka Pass at 2260 meters. From there, the road descends to the historic village of Telouet, the birthplace of the Glaoua dynasty. A one-hour break is planned to visit the Telouet Kasbah, exploring its history and impressive architecture. This former fortified residence was once the seat of the powerful Glaoui clan and its ancestors.

Continuing the Ksar Ait Benhaddou day tour from Marrakech, we will drive through the beautiful Ounilla Valley. After a 40-minute drive along the valley, we will reach Ksar Ait Benhaddou, one of the region’s well-known villages, thanks to its beautiful earthen Kasbah and the Saharan lunar landscapes around it. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, we will have a guided tour of Ait Benhaddou by a local guide. Our expedition continues, leading us to the vibrant city of Ouarzazate, where a brief respite allows us to soak in the local atmosphere. After the Ouarzazate day tour from Marrakech, our path unfolds, returning to Marrakech via the national road.

Notice: The road to Telouet Kasbah with it’s visit and Ounilla valley it’s only for private tour.

Key Facts

We’ve gathered a selection of commonly asked questions to provide you with further insight into this extraordinary Day trip from Marrakesh.

Group Leader & Support Team

The group will be led by a professional and qualified driver proficient in English or another language of your preference, depending on the confirmation date. Upon your arrival  AT Ait Benhaddou, you will be welcomed by a certified guide lasting approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.


This Ksar Ait Benhaddou day trip from Marrakesh involves going to moderately high altitude. During the course of this trek you will reach altitudes in excess of 2660 metres. Most people will have no difficulty with this level of altitude but before coming on the holiday, we recommend you read the advice on trekking at high altitude. You can also talk to one of our trekking experts if you have any concerns about altitude.

Expending funds

Plan to hold around £50 per person (or its equivalent in US dollars or Euros) for tips, soft drinks, snacks, Lunch and other incidental expenses. Keep in mind that additional costs may arise for souvenirs, and optional activities, so it’s wise to budget for these separately.

Direction on gratuities

Tipping is the customary way to express gratitude to your local guides and porters. It’s important to note that tips do not constitute a part of their wages; rather, they are viewed as a personal gesture of appreciation from group members. We advise our local teams that tips are not obligatory or expected but are rather a reflection of the service provided.
It is customary for the group to collectively decide on the final amount of tips to be distributed among The Driver and guide, as their responsibilities differ. We suggest that approximately £15 per group member would be an appropriate amount to ensure fair compensation, which you can give directly to our team.

Internet access

Upon your arrival at the airport, you can purchase a SIM card for 1 euro, or sometimes it’s free. Then, all you need to do is top it up with an internet option, and you’ll have a connection when needed. We recommend Maroc Telecom as the company, but please keep in mind that in some places, other companies might offer better service. It all depends on the reception in each area.

Group size & Tour Arrangements

All our Excursions, trekking and tours proposals in Morocco by Morocco hike tours are guaranteed for a minimum of two people. There is a required minimum number of participants to ensure the trip proceeds. Once this minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from ‘Available’ to ‘Guaranteed to run’

Health & Vaccinations

If you suffer from a severe allergy, kindly notify the Morocco Hike Tours Team (support) prior to your departure. While we will make every effort to assist you, please note that we cannot ensure an allergy-free environment during Your trip to Morocco. It is imperative that you carry your own allergy treatment, as ‘adrenaline auto-injectors’ are not provided as standard equipment by Morocco Hike Tours leaders and staff. Upon arrival, please inform your leader about your allergy and indicate the location where you store your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations:&It’s advisable to reach out to your physician or travel clinic to verify if any particular vaccinations are necessary for your trip.

Passport & Visa

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • Less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • Valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

Travelers hailing from the UK, US, and EU typically enjoy visa-free access to Morocco. However, it’s essential to bear in mind that visa regulations can undergo alterations. Ensuring compliance with visa prerequisites falls under your purview for this journey. Hence, we advise consulting the closest embassy or consulate pertaining to your designated destination(s), as well as any countries involved in transit or transfer.

Certain local authorities furnish information regarding the requisite visas for their nationals. To assist you further, we’ve compiled a set of helpful links below:


Morocco’s monetary unit is known as the Moroccan Dirham. Below are some currency exchange rates, which can fluctuate daily:
– 1 Pound Sterling = 12.5 Dirham
– 1 Australian Dollar = 6.5 Dirham
– 1 Canadian Dollar = 7.4 Dirham
– 1 US Dollar = 10.00 Dirham
– 1 Euro = 10.6 Dirham.

Washing Cloths

If you wish to have your clothes washed during this trekking in Morocco, it will be possible for an additional fee of 10 Dirhams per item (underwear not accepted) and 4/5 Dirhams per item for ironing.

Weather & Temperature

During this day trip from Marrakesh, the weather typically offers pleasant conditions with daytime temperatures ranging between 30 and 40°C during summer season, and winter temperatures dropping to 18 – 25°C.

Travel Insurance

To participate in a holiday organized by Morocco Hike Tours, it is imperative that you possess a valid travel insurance policy. This insurance should adequately cover the expenses related to medical treatment and safeguard the value of your holiday in case of cancellation. Prior to obtaining insurance, please verify that the chosen policy provides coverage for the activities and altitudes specified in your itinerary.

In the event that one participant leaves the group for any reason, the customer must assume responsibility for the charges, and no reimbursement will be provided.

Booking Procedure & Payment

Please select the trek that piques your interest, then reach out to us via email to initiate a discussion regarding your preferred trek and to verify its availability. Once we have agreed upon the specifics of your trek, including its duration, route, and the number of participants, we will proceed to make a tentative reservation, providing you with the dates and associated costs.
To secure your booking, we kindly request a 20% deposit, which can be paid online through a bank transfer in Euros, pounds sterling, or US dollars. The remaining balance is settled upon arrival in Morocco, payable in cash using the same currencies—Euros, sterling, or dollars—at the outset of the trek.
Please note: Should you find it inconvenient to carry cash, you have the option to settle the balance online via bank transfer a few days prior to the departure date.

Cancellation Conditions

Our Cancellation Policy:

  • If the trip is canceled at the discretion of our agency, you will be eligible for a full refund of the amount paid.
  • If the trip is canceled by you more than 31 days before the trip date, the amount paid will be retained as credit for a future trip, valid for two years (24 months).
  • If the trip is canceled by you less than one month (30 days or fewer) before the trip date, the amount paid will be retained as credit for a future trip, valid for one year (12 months).
Equipment list

This packing guide aims to assist you in organizing your belongings efficiently. It’s advisable to aim for minimal weight when packing your equipment.

Please ensure you have the following items with you:

  • Trainers or sandals to wear during your excursion.
  • T-shirts / tops / shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper during winter season.
  • Sunhat / Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Daypack 20 litres for your personal equipment
  • Sun protection (including lip sun screen)
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Camera
  • Pen-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
  • Reusable cloth bag for shopping (to avoid plastic bags)

This day excursion operates throughout the year and is available on any date of your choosing. We typically offer daily departures that individual travelers can join. Don’t hesitate to reach out for more information or to reserve your spot! For private tours, you can choose your preferred departure date within the year.

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Ouarzazate city tour, situated in the southern part of Morocco, is often referred to as the "Gateway to the Sahara Desert." It is located at the meeting point of the Draa Valley, the Dades Valley, and the Sahara Desert. Ouarzazate is widely recognized for its film studios and has earned the nickname "Oollywood." The city has been a popular location for shooting numerous Hollywood movies and TV series, including classics like Lawrence of Arabia and modern hits like Gladiator. The historic part of Ouarzazate city is Taourirt Kasbah, which was once the residence of the Glaoui family, who were influential in the region. The kasbah is an impressive example of traditional Moroccan architecture. Visit Ksar Ait Benhaddou: This ancient fortified village is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is famous for its well-preserved kasbah, a traditional Moroccan fortress made of earthen materials. The kasbah is an excellent example of southern Moroccan architecture and has been featured in several films and TV shows. Kasbah Ait Benhaddou has a rich history dating back several centuries. It was a strategic trading post for caravans traveling between the Sahara Desert and Marrakech, serving as a protective structure for the local population and their goods.

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