Riad Zitoune, Medina 40000
Marrakech

Day trip to Telouet and Ait Benhaddou

The day trip to Telouet and Ait Benhaddou from Marrakech offers a great chance to learn about the recent history of southern part of Morocco and also to form an idea about the unique architecture of the Kasbahs built by the Berbers to protect them against the attacks of the enemies.

The day trip to Telouet and Ait Benhaddou from Marrakech offers a great chance to learn about the recent history of southern part of Morocco and also to form an idea about the unique architecture of the Kasbahs built by the Berbers to protect them against the attacks of the enemies.

In the morning, we will pick you up from your Hotel/Riad and drive through the spectacular Pass of Tizi n’Tichka (2260m). You will see several Berber villages built with adobe and stones throughout the edges of the mountains with overflowing rivers penetrating the Atlas Mountains. After the Pass, we will divert from the main road that will take us to the Telouet Village that is located at the heart of the High Atlas Mountains.

Prior to arriving to Telouet Village, a giant castle will be seen from afar that lies at an elevation of 1800 meters. The Telouet Kasbah was built by the Glaoui family which was their main residence, even though most of the Telouet Kasbah is crumbling but you can easily notice how wealthy and powerful the Glaoui family was.

After the Telouet Kasbah, we will resume our expedition beyond the mountains and canyons before getting to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou since 1987. The village of Ait Benhaddou is built with mud mixed with straw and stones against rainfalls and is built at the edge of a hill overlooking the Ounila River with a complete view over the whole area.

Ait Benhaddou had a central position being at the route of the caravans traversing the mountains to the Great Sahara, it has been used as a backdrop for filming several Hollywood films like Gladiator, The Sheltering Sky, The Jewel of the Nile, Prince of Persia…etc. After lunch we will drive back from Ait Benhaddou to Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains.


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  • day trip to telouet and ait benhaddou
  • day trip to telouet and ait benhaddou
  • Private 4WD or MPV
  • professional English speaking driver
  • Fuel
  • Admission fee to Telouet Castle.
  • Pick up from your Hotel/Riad
  • drop off at your desired place in Marrakech.
 
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