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Exploring Telouet, Ait Benhaddou & Ouarzazate


  • Cross scenic High Atlas

  • See Berber villages

  • Remote Telouet Kasbah

  • Ksar of Ait Benhaddou

  • Visit Ouarzazate

  • Explore Taourirt Kasbah

On this private day trip, you will travel across the High Atlas Mountains to reach a vast desert plain that forms the outer reaches of the Sahara.

This is a remarkable land of contrasts with river-fed oasis towns, contorted ancient volcanic wilderness, flourishing valleys, dramatic stone and mud-built Kasbahs and fortified villages known as Ksars. Travelling with a driver-guide you’ll visit Telouet and Taourirt Kasbahs plus the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ksar at Ait Benhaddou.

Inscribed by UNESCO in 1987 as a ‘World Heritage Site’, the Ksar of Ait Benhaddou is a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco. The ksar, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. The houses crowd together within the defensive walls, which are reinforced by corner towers.


0800   Pick up from your riad or hotel. Drive into the Atlas.

1100   Arrive at Telouet Kasbah. Visit Kasbah; continue to Ait Benhaddou.

1300   Visit Ait Benhaddou and lunch at local restaurant (not included).

1530   Depart on short drive to Ouarzazate.

1600   Explore Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate.

1700   Depart Ouarzazate back to Marrakech.

2000   Arrive Marrakech. Drop off at your riad or hotel.

Due to daylight hours this trip operates from 1st May to 31st October. Timings are approx. and depend on weather, your driver, and interests of the group.


Private departures operate daily and can be tailored to personal interests.


To take your camera, closed sports shoes, and comfortable clothing.


Pick-up/drop-off at your hotel, transport in air-conditioned private vehicle with English-speaking driver-guide, fuel, and taxes.


Optional entrance fees, tips, lunch & beverages.

Price for children 0 to 11 years old is £24 (300 dh) per child (must be min. 2 adults accompanying). Children 12 and older pay adult price.

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