Kasbahs, Oasis and Ouarzazate tour from Marrakech in 2 days

Kasbahs, Oasis and Ouarzazate tour from Marrakech in 2 days

Overview


Immerse yourself in Morocco’s rich history and fascinating culture on this 2-day trip through the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech. Your English-speaking guide will usher you to the stunning kasbah – a walled city or fortress – of Telouet. Visit Aït Benhaddou, a historic kasbah and UNESCO World Heritage site and spend the night at a hotel in this kasbah. The next day you’ll continue to Ouarzazate, often used as a movie location, and you will discover the authentic Fint Oasis before returning to Marrakech.

Detailed Description


Day 1: Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Telouet Kasbah – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
Depart your Marrakech hotel by air-conditioned vehicle in the morning and head toward Ouarzazate. Admire the majestic Moroccan scenery and small, tiered villages as you soar into the High Atlas by way of the winding Tizi-n-Tichka pass.

Continue on the meandering road to the Telouet kasbah, an ancestral residence of the Pasha Glaoui of Marrakech. Enjoy a leisurely lunch at the historic kasbah (own expense), and then cross the Telouet trail, which used to be a trade route connecting sub-Saharan Africa to Marrakech.
Once you reach the stunning red landscape and green olive trees of the Ounila Valley, discover the Aït Benhaddou kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take in a beautiful sunset from the top tower of the kasbah before sitting down to dinner and checking in to your hotel. Overnight: in Kasbah Tebi hotel or Riad Maktoub in Ait Benhaddou.
Day 2: Aït Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Fint Oasis – Marrakech
Enjoy breakfast and then get back in your air-conditioned vehicle for the drive to Ouarzazate, the site where movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, Star Wars and Gladiator have been filmed. Take in the panoramic views and visit the ancient Taourirt kasbah, another UNESCO World Heritage site and home to the film studios and the Museum of Cinema. Explore the studios and continue on to the Fint Oasis, a beautiful palm grove made up of four traditional Berber villages. Visit a Berber house and enjoy Moroccan mint tea with a local family. Sit down for lunch (own expense) and return to Marrakech in the late afternoon.

Important informations


Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off,
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or 4WD with an English speaking guide,
  • Overnight accommodation with dinner and breakfast ,
  • Discover Telouet Kasbah, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, Ouarzazate and Fint oasis,
  • Visit local Berber family house and drink mint tea with them,
120 € Per Person

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