Ait Benhaddou day trip from Marrakech

Ksar Ait Benhaddou is a small mud-brick village located in south Morocco. An Ait Benhaddou day trip from Marrakech is possible on a daily basis and we offer this service at the best price. Embark on a day trip with our team to explore Ounila valley, Telouet and Ait Benhaddou which is one of the best-preserved ksars in southern Morocco and listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1987. Unlike the other trips offered online, our Marrakech to Ait Benhaddou includes Telouet and Ounila valley but not Ouarzazate which is far and would make the overall pace intensive, for those who prefer to visit Ouarzazate as well, we recommend taking our 2-day Ait Benhaddou & Ouarzazate tour.

Ait Benhaddou Morocco

Visit Ait Benhaddou

  1. In the morning you will cross the Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’Tichka pass above 2000 meters until you reach Ksar Ait Benhaddou in time for lunch and a relaxed visit.
  2. Toward the afternoon, and after traversing the Ounila Valley, you arrive at the isolated village of Telouet where you have the option of visiting the amazing Pasha’s Palace and its sumptuous interiors.
  3. On this escorted day tour to Ait Benhaddou from Marrakech through the Atlas Mountains, you will come to learn about the Imazighen (Berber) people, the desert landscapes, the architecture of kasbahs and ksour, and the era of the French protectorate and its influence on the southern parts of Morocco.
  4. Ait Benhaddou provides an interesting trip where you cross the High Atlas Mountains section to reach the southern foothills & desert plains of the Draa-Tafilalet region. This historical site is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage listing since 1987.
  5. Traveling from Marrakech to Ait Benhaddou is a 4h drive along with Berber villages and winding roads across the Tizi N’Tichka pass (2260m) to the highlands of the Ouarzazate Province.
  6. Before arriving at Ait Benhaddou you will stop at the popular Glaoui Palace that you can visit as an option (20MAD p/person entrance fee).
  7. The magnificent salt valley of Ounila stands between Telouet and Ait Benhaddou. This is one of the most beautiful valleys in south Morocco.
  8. Depending on your hunger level, you either lunch first or take a guided walk of the ancient settlement, crossing the dry river to get to the hilltop for the magnificent views of the surroundings.
  9. Ait Benhaddou is a fortress made of a group of kasbahs, home of about eight families who are still living in the old part of the ksar. The new part of Ait Benhaddou is home to many cafes, restaurants, and hotels. The whole place is extremely picturesque.
  10. You return back to Marrakech and will get dropped off at your hotel.
  11. Bring Dramamine for motion sickness and get prepared for long day drives.

Ait Benhaddou day trip

  • Pick up at 7:30 am or 7 a.m during winter months
  • Drop off around 6:30 p.m or 7 pm during winter months
  • Private Vehicle with Air Conditioner (SUV, 4X4, or minibus)
  • English speaking driver
  • Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech hotel
  • Optional walking tour in the Glaoui Palace of Telouet & in the village of Ksar Ait Benhaddou
  • Save time and money – Our prices are the lowest available in the market.
  • Our day trips are private.
  • We are an operator, not a broker – You buy directly from us, the supplier.
  • Our prices are fixed.
  • No hidden fees.
  • Assistance 24/7.
  • Deposit payment upon confirmation and the remaining at the start of the tour.
  • Payment methods such as PayPal, Credit/Debit Cards, Bank Wire, etc…