Private tour

Morocco: Private Tour of Aït-Ben-Haddou & Ouarzazate

4.6 / 5

38 reviews

Activity provider: Explore Morocco Travel

Morocco: Private Tour of Aït-Ben-Haddou & Ouarzazate

Activity provider: Explore Morocco Travel

From US$ 187.74 per person

Admire the incredible landscape of Morocco and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the clay city of Aït-Ben-Haddou and Ouarzazate, the "Hollywood of Morocco." Ride over the imposing Atlas Mountains and visit a traditional argan oil collective.

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Duration 1 day
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Spanish, English, French, German
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  • Ride from Marrakech through the Tizi-N-Tichka-Pass to the Aït-Ben-Haddou with its Kasbah and traditional old clay houses
  • Traverse the imposing Atlas Mountain and visit a cooperative producing luxurious argan oil with strenuous manual labor
  • Visit Ouarzazate, the "Hollywood of Morocco," with its Film Museum, Old City and Kasbah Taourirt
Full description
Begin your full-day tour of the incredible Moroccan landscape with a drive from Marrakech through the Tizi-N-Tichka Pass. Visit a cooperative run by women in the Atlas Mountains, where the famous argan oil is produced by hand and organic delicacies and beauty products are sold.  Just before Ouarzazate, the gateway to the desert, enjoy the unique chance to visit the Aït-Ben-Haddou Kasbah. This ancient town is not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site but often a location used in Hollywood films and television series, such as Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, Prince of Persia and Game of Thrones. Enjoy a 1-hour tour with a local guide and discover what makes this little town so unique. After lunch in a local restaurant with a panoramic terrace in the newer part of Aït-Ben-Haddou, continue to Ouarzazate and enjoy the choice of visiting either the venerable Kasbah Taourirt and the Old City or the Film Museum on the other side of the street. Stop for a coffee or tea over the High Atlas and return to Marrakech.
  • Private tour
  • Local tour guide/chauffeur
  • Pick-up from your accommodation in Marrakech (max. 8 km from the center)
  • Transport in comfortable private car, including fuel
  • Tour with guide in Aït-Ben-Haddou
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Entry for sights in Ouarzazate (Kasbah Taourirt, Film Museum)
  • Tips for your guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • This tour is not suitable for persons with limited mobility
  • Comfortable shoes and sunscreen are recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 38 reviews

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Exciting trip with an excellent guide

The pick-up at the riad went very well. The guide with a good knowledge of German and a confident driving style. The return journey from Ouarzazate to Marrakech turned out to be somewhat difficult; the Tizi n'Tichka Pass was temporarily closed due to snowfall and landslides. Our Mohammed took a side street, fought his way through debris avalanches and rivers pouring over the road and over the snow-covered slide at the top of the pass. Since the road had been completely torn away further down, he stopped in a rest house to wait. We were well catered for and kept informed. Since there was no getting through in any direction, Mohammed organized an overnight stay with a Berber family with lots of pillows and blankets and even breakfast. About 20 tourists were able to spend a very comfortable night in the (unheated) house, protected from the snowstorms. Mohammed took great care of us and brought us back on time for the return flight!

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November 19, 2018

Great, again at any time.

The tour was great. You get to know the country a little more and experience the different nature of Morocco. We particularly liked Ait-Ben-Haddou. Our guide and driver were wonderful and very attentive. Many thanks again from here to Zakaria for the great discussions, the tour and the great tips and to Ibrahim for the good and safe journey. The organization via Get your Guide and the agency on site also went very well.

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September 30, 2018

Very beautiful

All very well organized, the guide Mohamed was punctual, helpful and treated us very well, telling us a lot of anecdotes about this beautiful country. It is a journey to the mountains of Morocco, to discover the great Atlas and its treasures. To then reach the famous red city, place of many famous films that made history, and then deserves to be seen for its beauty. Along the way you will be offered a typical Moroccan snack, you can visit and get to know the women who produce and sell the incredible Argan oil. The journey is long but certainly deserves.

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August 24, 2018

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