A day trip to Ait Ben Haddou from Marrakech. Is a popular excursion for those looking to explore the stunning landscapes and historic architecture of Morocco. Ait Ben Haddou is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. known for its well-preserved kasbah, or fortified village, and its appearance in numerous films and TV shows, including Game of Thrones.
Meeting with the driver at 8:00 am near your hotel/riad and departure towards the south. From the plain the road rises gently to the High Atlas to the Tizi-n-Tichka pass at 2260m altitude. Villages and places of commerce are the setting for scenes of life typical of the country. The landscape changes rapidly and the variety of colors and rock formations make the trip fun and challenging.
From the pass, the road descends to the Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou, a magnificent example of fortified architecture inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987. From a point of view, the Ksar shows itself in all its compactness, lying on a sandstone hill by the Onila River. By leaving the car and crossing the new village, you arrive at the foot of the old fortified settlement. A maze of narrow streets, between kasbahs decorated with geometric patterns and arches engraved in clay, will lead you to the top of the hill, to the old granary, once the last outpost to defend in case of attack. . After the visit the car is taken back and, crossing always incredibly different landscapes, we return to Marrakech. Arrival in town at the end of the afternoon.
A day trip to Ait Ben Haddou from Marrakech. Offers an unforgettable journey into the heart of Morocco’s history and culture. From its captivating architecture to its cinematic allure. This ancient kasbah is a true marvel. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, an architecture buff, or simply a traveler in search of unique experiences. Ait Ben Haddou will leave an indelible mark on your memory. So, pack your bags, step into history, and explore this mesmerizing desert treasure.