1 Day Trip To The Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou

The most famous edifice in Morocco is the 1 DAY TRIP TO THE KASBAH AIT-BEN HADDOU. It is a historic ksar (fortified settlement) in Morocco, located along the medieval caravan route that linked Marrakesh with the Sahara Desert. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization included it in the list of World Heritage Sites in 1987. (UNESCO).

 Since the Almoravid dynasty in the 11th century, the kasbah has been fortified. Except for clay, no other materials other than organic and natural ones were used in the construction of the ksar during the period, giving the structure its iconic status. Berber interior décor is merged with Islamic art influences to create unique and beautiful patterns. 

Inside the structure, we can see fortified cottages, miniature sandcastles, a mosque, and stables; the site is located on the outskirts of the salty valley of Ounila. The breathtaking view along the river appears more like a wonderful dream than a real sight. Nonetheless, the monument reflects pre-Saharan household decoration traditions.

 The site was typical for desert residents looking for a route out due to its construction and location. Because of its wealth of oasis, merchants and camel caravan owners bringing amounts of gold, ivory, and salt regarded Ait-Ben-Haddou as the most significant site to relax and acquire merchandise. 

Furthermore, the kasbah has become a favorite filming location. Here are some of the most well-known films shot on the site: Star Wars Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator.

What are the reasons for choosing to book the 1 Day Trip To The Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou?

This itinerary has been specifically curated for the enthusiastic traveller seeking to delve into the cultural and geographical wonders of the kasbahs Ait ben haddou. This trip is ideal for those seeking to immerse themselves in the visual and auditory aspects of Morocco within a limited timeframe. The 1 Day Trip To The Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, spanning 1 day, is designed for the adventurous traveller who is comfortable with extended periods of driving.

How you will spend this 1 Day Trip To The Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou?

Morocco Days Tour company offers a suggested schedule for a 1 Day Trip To The Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou in Morocco. This day-by-day plan is intended to provide you with an overview of how you will spend your time throughout the tour. The proposed trip schedule has the flexibility to be modified in order to align with the preferences of the individual, so allowing for a customised experience tailored to their specific requirements.

Itinerary: 1-Day Trip To The Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou

Our driver will collect you up from your Riad in the morning for your full-day travel from Marrakech to Ait-Ben Haddou. We'll make our way through the Tizi N Tichka mountain pass. The highest mountain pass in Northern Africa (2260 meters above sea level).

We will stop along the way to admire the beauty and take pictures from the highest point, as well as stretch our legs and have something to drink. When we get at Ait-ben Haddou Kasbah, we will park the car and take a leisurely stroll around its maze of narrow lanes, admiring the well-constructed towers and sandstone walls. Previously, these fortifications were employed to protect the caravan route that traveled from the Sahara to Marrakech.

Visit the Mellah riverfront (the historic Jewish quarters), where there are some beautiful palm groves and trees blooming along the riverbed, and climb all the way to the peak for stunning views of the surrounding Palmerian and hammada (stony desert). Following that, we carry on to Ouarzazate, the Sahara Desert's entry point. Once there, you will first see the Taourirt Kasbah, which is the largest in Morocco and was the residence of Morocco's monarch, Pacha Glaoui.

Second, there is a cinematographic art museum in Morocco, which houses everything related to filmmaking, including VFX technology, cameras, instruments, chambers, and more.

We will travel back to Marrakech through the high Atlas Mountains and drop you off at your lodging after a full day of touring the historical sites of Ait-Ben Haddou kasbah, Taourirt kasbah, and Ouarzazate in an entertaining and exciting atmosphere.

Please If the itineraries we offer do not meet your needs, please contact us. and tell us about your ideas, and one of our experts will contact you to help you create a one-of-a-kind trip…

What to take on your Morocco Tour?

It is very advisable to use suitcase locks that are authorised by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for securing your bags. Additionally, it is recommended to personally carry expensive items while onboard the aircraft.
A significant number of our excursions include many relocations of our operational centre, hence we strongly advise minimising the weight of your belongings while packing. It is essential to acknowledge that there may not consistently be an individual accessible to provide assistance in transporting one’s belongings. Consequently, it is advisable to limit the amount of luggage to a manageable load that can be carried alone.

  • To respect the culture of the destination
  • Travelers should dress modestly and avoid tank tops, low cut shirts, and short shorts.
  • Headscarves are optional.
  • Hiking clothing and shoes (may become muddy).
  • Bathing suit.
  • Comfortable walking shoes.
  • A lightweight jacket/windbreaker (Essaouira is windy).
  • Bring a thick jacket (Note: The High Atlas Mountains may be chilly from November to March).
  • Be prepared for frigid winter nights.
  • Power adapter for 220v, 50 Hz (rounded two-prong outlets).
  • Toiletries.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat.
  • Prepare a first-aid pack containing lip balm, aspirin, band-aids, muscle cream, Imodium pills for moderate diarrhoea, and any other prescription medications.
Travel Documents
  • A valid passport, together with accompanying photocopies.
  • The provision of travel insurance, together with the inclusion of photocopies.
  • Airline tickets, accompanied by photocopies.
  • Are there any entrance permits or immunisation certificates that are required?
  • In terms of payment methods, individuals have the option to use credit cards, debit cards, or cash.
  • Specifically, credit cards from MasterCard and Visa are often used.
  • The most often used payment methods are American Express and Maestro cards.
  • The use of the product in Morocco presents challenges.
  • The aforementioned document, which has been printed.

It is recommended to get sufficient insurance coverage prior to the scheduled departure date as a precautionary measure against unanticipated events. The scope of coverage should include potential issues such as damage or loss of luggage, aircraft delays or cancellations, and other related matters.

Mohamed Nogot

Mohamed Nogot is the founder and owner of Morocco Days, providing exceptional travel experiences and tours for those who crave adventure. With over a decade of experience in the tourism industry, Mohamed's passion for travel and exploring the hidden gems of Morocco has led him to establish a company that offers personalized and tailored tours, ensuring that every traveler has an unforgettable experience. Morocco Days allows guests to immerse themselves in the local culture, explore some of the country's most breathtaking landscapes, and indulge in traditional cuisine. Mohamed's focus on eco-tourism and sustainable travel creates an opportunity for travelers to give back while improving the lives of local communities. When you join a Morocco Days tour, you're not just a guest; you become part of a family that's passionate about showcasing the beauty of Morocco. Mohamed and his team of professionals strive to create memories that will last a lifetime.
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