On this trip we pass Berber villages, we drive over the High Atlas Mountains, cross the highest mountain pass in North Africa and it offers a fantastic panoramic view. We visit the most famous Kasbah in Morocco, Kasbah Ait Benhaddou as well as Morocco’s Hollywood city, also called the “Gate to Sahara” and Atlas Film Studios.
- From Marrakech
- Duration: 1 day
- Start: 8 am at your hotel or riad
- Stop: Early evening at your hotel or riad
- Transport: Landcruiser 4x4 with aircondition
- Language: Driver/guide speak English and French
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Marrakech - Atlas Mountains - Ait Ben Haddou - Atlas Film Studios - Marrakech
Leave the bustling city of Marrakech and go for a day trip to Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate.
The driver picks you up at 8 am at your hotel/riad. We head to the High Atlas mountains and pass Berber villages and green valleys on the way. We follow the twisting and turning road up the mountains. The road offers amazing panoramic views. At Tizi n Ticka we cross the highest point at 2.260 metres.
After driving for about 3 hours, we arrive to Kasbah Ait Benhaddou. The kasbah is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is a well-preserved fortress with an impressive architecture from pre-Saharan habitat. Many famous Hollywood films have been shot here, such as «Jesus of Nazareth», «Gladiator», «Babel» and episodes of “Games of Thrones” etc.
We continue for another 35 km until we arrive in Ouarzazate, a quiet city located at the «Gate of Sahara». The city is a popular destination for tourists and is also referred to as Morocco’s Hollywood. Here you will find the world’s biggest film studio; Atlas Film Studios. Many Hollywood films have been made here, including «Lawrence of Arabia», «Alexander», «Asterix» and «The Mummy» etc.
Lunch at a local restaurant overviewing the amazing and big castle Taourirt Kasbah.
The afternoon can be spent by exploring Atlas Film Studios and the Cinema Museum (at own expense).
We head back to Marrakech in the afternoon and arrive at your hotel or riad early evening.
The starting price is EUR 70 per person, when 2 persons travel together on a private basis and transport in private 4wd Landcruiser.
For bigger groups, please contact us for price.
Transport in 4wd Landcruiser
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