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Ouarzazat: the city famous for its unique architecture and fortresses (Tighermin or Kasbahs) discover all the magic of this beautiful city and visit other interesting places like Ait ben Haddou; Tichka; Film studios and more ..... many surprises await you in Ouarzazat .. If you are searching for an outstanding discovery of what Morocco has to offer, a private tour might be the right kind of tour for you. All our tours can be tailored just the way our clients wish. These quality tours are flexible; confortrable and secure. It does not matter if you want to experience the most known destinations of Morocco or if you are more excited to wonder around the roads less traveled our private tours are the perfect option.
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Destination: Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou
Availability: every day
Departure time: 07:00 am
Duration: 9 H
Category: Private marrakech day trip
Clothing: comfortable clothes, comfortable footwear, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
Duration 1 Day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a all refund
- Cross the Tizi-n-Tichka pass in the Atlas Mountains
- Visit the Film Studios, the cinema museum and Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate
- Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou
- Learn about the old caravan trading.
- Learn about Glaoui familly
Ait Benhaddou is even more famous for being a backdrop for many hollywood movies, scenes of the mighty Russel Crowe playing the Gladiator were shot in the village, Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy also used the Ksar as a background for many scenes. Welles used it as a location for Sodome And Gomorrah, and for Jesus of Nazareth. The scene where Denerys Targarian was entering the Sand village (with two pyramids at the top) was also shot at the doors of Ait Benhaddou, once there, you will get the chance to see a couple of pictures of the live shootings that took place there. And at the top of the hill, you will appreciate a wonderful view of the whole valley. You will spend two hours in Ait Benhaddou, one for exploring the village and sites, and an hour to enjoy a good meal on a terrace with clear views of the Kasbahs. After leaving Ait Benhaddou, We will head to Ouarzazate, a city at 30 km from the site of Ait Benhaddou and equally famous in the film making industry as there are two major studios in the city and a huge museum of the cinematographic art. The name "Ouarzazate" is a berber combination of two words, meaning noiseless and peaceful.
CONTINUES TO OUARZAZATE
The first attraction worth visiting the Kasbah of Taourirte, a beautiful and well preserved construction that holds many heroic stories and ancient history, the entrance fee is 20 dh per person and you have the option pay a local guide to get some added value and the stories the largest Kasbah of Morocco and home to former Pacha Glaoui, ruler of the region has to tell. The second attraction in Ouarzazate is the cinematographic arts museum, situated just in front the previous Kasbah, is a massive collection of tools, costumes, cameras, VFX technics and chambers used in the filming of movies. The entrance fee to the museum is 30dh per person, and it is also possible to take a local guide to explain the site. After the museum, we will head back to the entrance of the city, where the Atlas Studio site lays, this is where actual film making happens, but the museum is more interesting, because the studio is usually empty outside shooting times, and forbidden during the shooting. The trip comes to end here and you take the road back to Marrakech to arrive around sunset. The driver will drop you off at your hotel or any place of your choice in the city.
- Pick-up from your hotel, riad, or accommodation in Marrakech.
- Drop off at your hotel, riad or accommodation in Marrakech
- Duration : 1 Day ( 10 hours approx.)
- English speaking driver
WHAT'S not INCLUDED:
• Optional activities
• Personal expenses
- Entrance fees to monuments