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  • Address: Ait Benhaddou, Marrakech, Morocco

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Ait Benhaddou Tours

Home to some of Morocco’s best preserved Kasbahs, the UNESCO-World Heritage listed city of Aït Benhaddou once occupied a prominent position on the trans-Saharan trade route and is now one of the country’s most famous attractions. Sculpted from traditional mud bricks, the town is a striking sight, perched on the edge of the High Atlas Mountains and fortified by walls of dark red pisé. 

The highlight of the city is the Telouet Kasbah, once the lavish 20th-century home of notorious Thami el Glaoui, ‘the Lord of the Atlas’, who was both a pasha of Marrakech and the chief of the Berber Glaoua tribe, and famously conspired to overthrow Sultan Mohammed V. Since his death in 1956, Aït Benhaddou fell into ruin, but traces of its former glory linger on in the immaculately restored buildings, the magnificent hilltop Granary and the elaborate Mausoleum of Benhaddou. 

As well as making a popular side trip for those visiting the Sahara from Marrakech, Aït Benhaddou also boasts an impressive resume of film credits, serving as a set location for a number of international movies. The city’s dramatic edifice and mountain backdrop has graced the big screen in films like Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, Jesus of Nazareth and Babel, and was most recently used as a filming location for HBO’s fantasy series Game of Thrones.

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Tour of Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou with Road of the Kasbahs, Marrakech, null
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Tour of Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou with Road of the Kasbahs

4.5 star rating: Recommended 33 Reviews

This full day trip from Marrakech is perfect for those who cannot spare more than one day but anxiously wish to get a glimpse of the majestic desert of ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 12 to 14 hrs

From USD $50.00
Full-Day Trip from Marrakech to Atlas Mountains and The Ancient Ait Ben Haddou, Marrakech, Day Trips
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Full-Day Trip from Marrakech to Atlas Mountains and The Ancient Ait Ben Haddou

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 153 Reviews

Discover the stunning chain of high Atlas Mountains and witness traditional Moroccan culture and rich history, during your day trip from Marrakech to Ait Ben ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.71
Full-Day Tour from Marrakech to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah and Ouarzazate, Marrakech, Day Trips
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Full-Day Tour from Marrakech to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah and Ouarzazate

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 14 Reviews

On this full day trip from Marrakech you will be shown two jewels of the country of Morocco. Seeing the Ouarzazate, or the “Desert Gate City,” and ...  Read more

Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.78
Full-Day Private Tour to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou from Marrakech, Marrakech, Day Trips
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Full-Day Private Tour to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou from Marrakech

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Enjoy a full-day tour of the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou with a private guide, leaving from Marrakech. Discover the most famous fortress in Morocco — a ...  Read more

Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.71
Day Trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou & Atlas Mountains, Marrakech, Private ... 
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Day Trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou & Atlas Mountains

Full day trip to the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazte from Marrakech (duration 12 hours) is a foretaste that will make us want to discover all the great ...  Read more

Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: 10 to 12 hrs

From USD $136.66
Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech, Marrakech, Day Trips
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Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 48 Reviews

Get ready to experience the magic of the Sahara and share a 2-night tour with a small group.

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $275.00
3-day Desert Safari to Merzouga from Marrakech, Marrakech, Multi-day Tours
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3-day Desert Safari to Merzouga from Marrakech

This 3 days Sahara to Merzouga Erg Chebbi expedition is an enriching tour of southern Morocco and is one of the best things to do in and around Marrakech. ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $106.95
Private 7-Day Tour to Desert and Chefchaouen from Casablanca, Casablanca, Multi-day Tours
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Private 7-Day Tour to Desert and Chefchaouen from Casablanca

Enjoy Morocco in a 7-day private tour from Casablanca with a guide/driver, visit places like Chefchaouen, Fes, Ifrane and Marrakesh. Travel in a comfortable ...  Read more

Location: Casablanca, Morocco
Duration: 7 days (approx.)

From USD $1,333.28
4-Day Small-Group Tour from Marrakech to Fez via the Desert, Marrakech, Private Sightseeing Tours
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4-Day Small-Group Tour from Marrakech to Fez via the Desert

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

This 4-day, 3-night, small-group trip from Marrakech to Fez via the High Atlas Mountain will allow you to visit many attractions all the way, including a visit ...  Read more

Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $500.00
4 DAY TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO CHEFCHAOUEN via Sahara desert, Marrakech, Multi-day Tours
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4 DAY TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO CHEFCHAOUEN via Sahara desert

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

We organize guided tour from Marrakech , we explore best of Sahara desert from Marrakech. Our excursion are available everyday with hotel pick up. PRIVATE ...  Read more

Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $790.23

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