Ouarzazate

Enjoy a fabulous journey from Marrakech to Ouarzazate as you enjoy breathtaking views The High Atlas Mountains, Valleys, Desert landscapes…With a visit to Ait Ben Haddou Ksar, where several films have been shot, as Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia…

DESCRIPTION :

Meeting point: Your hotel/riad in Marrakech
Tour ends: Your hotel/riad in Marrakech
Start at: 8.00 am
Duration: 10 hours
Price: 150 €
Include: Transportation, Driver/Guide, Private Tour, Sightseeing

Meet you at your riad where you will be picked up, then depart Marrakech and transport over the High Atlas mountains Tizi N Tichka pass, taking time to stop and enjoy impressive landscapes, and have coffe or fresh-squeezed orange juice.
After a short drive you will stop by the village of Telouet to enjoy a tour of the Kasbah of el Glaoui, former Berber War Lord and Pasha of Marrakech. Telouet also was once an important stop on the Southern Caravan route for traders carrying spices, slaves and other commodities. After over half a century of decay this kasbah’s interior still stands out with its painted salon walls, the bright Zellij(tiles) and labyrinth of locked doors with dangling silver knochers.

Continue your tour by heading to the picturesque village of Ait Ben Haddou, the fortified city, or ksar, along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in present-day Morocco. It is situated in Souss-Massa-Dra on a hill along the Ounila River and is known for its kasbahs, although they take damage with each rainstorm. Most of the town inhabitants now live in a more modern village at the other side of the river; however, ten families still live within the ksar. It was established in the 11th century .it was an ideal stop off for traders taking salt across the desert ana returning with goods such as gold and ivory.
At Benhaddou has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 and several films have been shot there, including: Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Jewel of the Nile (1985), The Mummy (1999), Gladiator (2000), Kingdom of Heaven (2005)…

After lunch, you will head to the city of Ouarzazate where, you will have an optional visit to the Film Studios, and Taourirt Kasbah. .

Afternoon driving back to Marrakech.