1 Day Aït Benhaddou Excursion

1 Day Aït Benhaddou Excursion


Embark on a fascinating day trip to Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Morocco’s most iconic landmarks. Nestled in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains, Aït Benhaddou is a well-preserved kasbah and fortified village that offers a glimpse into Morocco’s rich history and traditional way of life. This one-day excursion from Marrakech promises an unforgettable journey through ancient architecture, stunning scenery, and cultural heritage.



  • Depart from Marrakech early in the morning aboard a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, accompanied by your knowledgeable guide.
  • Enjoy the scenic drive through the majestic landscapes of the High Atlas Mountains, passing by picturesque valleys, Berber villages, and lush oases along the way.


  • Arrive at Aït Benhaddou and begin your exploration of this historic kasbah.
  • Follow your guide on a walking tour through the winding streets of the kasbah, marveling at the well-preserved mud-brick buildings, fortified walls, and traditional Moroccan architecture.
  • Learn about the history of Aït Benhaddou, which has served as a backdrop for numerous films and television shows, including “Game of Thrones” and “Gladiator.”

Late Morning:

  • Climb to the top of the kasbah for panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, including the lush greenery of the Ounila River valley and the rugged peaks of the Atlas Mountains.
  • Explore the interior of the kasbah, visiting historic landmarks such as the Granary and the Mosque, and admiring the intricate details of the traditional Berber craftsmanship.


  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the kasbah, savoring traditional Moroccan cuisine such as tagine, couscous, or grilled meats.
  • Take in the serene atmosphere as you dine al fresco, surrounded by the timeless beauty of Aït Benhaddou.


  • After lunch, take some time to explore the surrounding area at your own pace.
  • Consider visiting the nearby village of Tamedakhte, known for its traditional Berber architecture and handicrafts, or taking a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Ounila River.

Late Afternoon:

  • Depart from Aït Benhaddou in the late afternoon, beginning your journey back to Marrakech.
  • Reflect on the unforgettable experiences of your day trip as you enjoy the scenic drive through the Atlas Mountains.
  • Arrive in Marrakech in the evening, where your one-day excursion to Aït Benhaddou concludes.

Note: This itinerary is flexible and can be customized based on your preferences and interests. Additionally, transportation, lunch, and any entrance fees may be included in the excursion package.



  • Comfortable car with air conditioning.
  • You can stop whenever you want.
  • Pick up at hotel,Riad or wherever you want.
  • Experienced driver,  English speaking.

Fuel, tolls and all associated expenses

Not Included 

  • Noon meal. (Possibility of picnic or restaurants).
  • Drinks at meal.
  • Tips and personal miscellaneous expenses.
  • Entry fees to Monuments / Museums / Kasbahs
  • Anything not mentioned in the program