Ouarzazate day trip from Marrakech, The High Atlas Mountains will lead you across the Sahara Desert and into the distant reaches of the desert, and this journey will cover everything you need to know.
The most famous of these is likely Ait Benhaddou (pictured opposite), a mud-built Kasbah and fortified village styled on a traditional building technique.
- Cross scenic High Atlas
- Berber villages
- Remote Telouet Kasbah
- Ksar of Ait Benhaddou
- Visit Ouarzazate
- Explore Taourirt Kasbah
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||your Marrakech accommodation|
|DEPARTURE TIME ITINERARY||07:00 Pick up from your riad or hotel. Drive on Tizi n’Tichka route into the Atlas|
10:00 Arrive at Telouet Kasbah.
12:00 Visit Ait Benhaddou.
Optional lunch: our driver-guide will recommend options
14:30 Depart on short drive to Ouarzazate
15:00 Explore Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate
16:00 Depart Ouarzazate back to Marrakech
19:00 Arrive Marrakech. Drop off at your riad or hotel
Ouarzazate Full-Day Tour from Marrakech Details
Ouarzazate day trip from Marrakech: The trip entails a journey across the High Atlas Mountains to reach the vast desert plain that stretches from the Sahara to the Mediterranean.
There are rocky river-fed oasis towns, ancient volcanic wildernesses, flourishing valleys, dramatic stone and mud kasbahs, and medieval fortified villages, the Ksars, in this extraordinary land of contrasts.
You’ll see the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ksar at Ait Benhaddou plus Telouet and Taourirt Kasbahs while traveling with a driver-guide. At Ait Benhaddou, the Ksar stands out as an example of the traditional architecture of this region. It consists of a group of earthen buildings enclosed in a high structure.
In the fortified walls, which are protected by corner towers, houses crowd together.
Various departures are available daily, based on individual interests.
Jacket, camera, sunglasses, and sunscreen.