1 DAY TRIP TO KASBAHS AIT BENHADDOU

Enjoy a one day excursion to Ait Benhaddou from Marrakech with All Morocco Tours. An experienced driver with a 4×4 air conditioned car will pick-up from your Marrakech accommodations at 7:00. Soak up the scenery as you travel into the Atlas Mountains, learn about life in the mountain villages, and cross the spectacular Tizi n’Tichka pass, climbing to 7,415 feet (2,260 meters).

The trip will take around 3 hours each way to Ait Benhaddou from Marrakech. The first stop is at the top of Tizi n’Tichka, the second at Kasbah Ait Benhaddou (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the third at Ouarzazate (The Hollywood of Africa). Afterwards, you will return to your desired drop off location in Marrakech at approximately 19:30.


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More Information About the Kasbah

Located in the foothills on the southern slopes of the High Atlas in the Province of Ouarzazate, the site of Ait-Ben-Haddou. Aït-Ben-Haddou is a striking example of southern Moroccan architecture. The Kasbah is a mainly collective grouping of dwellings. Inside the defensive walls which are reinforced by angle towers and pierced with a baffle gate, houses crowd together – some modest, others resembling small urban castles with their high angle towers and upper sections decorated with motifs in clay brick – but there are also buildings and community areas. It is an extraordinary ensemble of buildings offering a complete panorama of pre-Saharan earthen construction techniques. The oldest constructions do not appear to be earlier than the 17th century, although their structure and technique were propagated from a very early period in the valleys of southern Morocco.

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