Excurcion To Ouarzazate & Ait Ben Hadoo

One Day depart: Excursion

Excursion to Ouarzazate to admir berber village of towered and crenulated Kasbahs that once guarded the lucrative caravan route through the Atlas Mountains.

“See Ouarzazate and die” are feelings often expressed by Moroccans with regards to this magical city that is the door to the Sahara desert.Located just four hours from Marrakesh, Ouarzazate is the main Berber city in the south known for its spectacular sunsets and dramatic mountain and desert scenery.

Surrounded by breathtaking valleys, Ouarzazate was once crossing point for African traders seeking to reach northern cities in Morocco and Europe.During the French period, Ouarzazate expanded considerably as a garrison town and became the administrative centre of the Zagora region.

Ouarzazate became famous when it's nearby Kasbah; Aït Benhaddou appeared in the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia.
Your guide will lead you on a private tour through this Berber village of towered and crenulated Kasbahs that once guarded the lucrative caravan route through the Atlas Mountains.
Explore the Kasbahs by foot with the option to ride a donkey across a river.
After lunch, browse the village shops then climb back in the comfortable air-conditioned/heated car and head to the Kasbah Taouirit.
Kasbah Taorirt was built by the Glaoui. Its location was strategic for trading routes and in the 1930's when the Glaoui ruled the South it was then one of Morocco's largest Kasbahs.
Explore its nooks and crannies and discover some local female painters who sell their art inside as well as the many quality silver shops just steps outside the Kasbah.
After visiting Kasbah Tourirt, return to your hotel in Marrakech.

Detailed Program

Availability: All week
Departure time: 7:00
Place of Departure: Your hotel.
Duration of program: Full day.
Included: Transportation-Gasoil and driver.
Not included: Meals.

  • Testimonials

    Hola Yunes, Soy Anabel, la profesora de Murcia, amiga de Alba y Kco, que estuvo hace poco en Marruecos. He de decirte que ha sido un viaje inolvidable y que tu país me ha encantado.Después del desierto y de despedirnos de ti, los ánimos estaban un poco bajos, pero nos encantó también la zona de las cascadas de Ouzoud, Volubilis y Marrakech. Aunque ya sabes que el desierto es lo mejor. Gracias por aquellos días tan maravillosos. Sucran por todo, amigo. Juan y yo te estamos muy agradecidos por todo. Un saludo,

    Anabel
    un viaje inolvidable

    I am absolutely amazed with the treatment received by Africa Aventura during our stay in Morocco. Yunes has been not only a tour guide, but also a storyteller (he is an open book, you can talk with him of whatever you want to know), a waiter, a photographer, a mediator, a 24 hours personal assistant and a long etc. From the first day till the last one, he has accompanied us at every moment: In hotels: he has kept abreast of every detail, from reception, when he helped us to bring the luggage to the bedroom, to show us how to switch the air conditioned on, or even to give us towels at the swimming pool when we realized we had forgotten them. At meals: Yunes seated with us (we invited him to do so) like one more, but he was not relaxed like us because he was checking out that absolutely everything was perfect. If you needed something and the waiter was not close to asking for it, he stopped eating to bring you that thing. I remember when there were crepes to have for dessert and they were so delicious that I wanted to repeat. Then he gave me his. By the way, were couldn’t believe it when he took us to his own house where her mother cooked for us during the whole morning (the best cous-cous I have ever tried for sure). During transfers: Yunes came with us in our cars (we didn’t rent any) and he guided the route while explaining what the landscape offered. Also how people dressed, the differences between one looks and others, etc., etc. During activities: He organized everything too. He stayed even until the party in haimas reached his end just to make sure everything was okay (actually he was really tired because he wakes up at 4:30am to pray and then he never stops, but even that, he is always the last one lying down). At the time of purchases: Yunes took us to very good places, not only for the quality, but also taking in to account to whom the money was destined. To give an example, we saw many scarves shops, but he recommended us to buy them to a woman and her daughters, who started a kind of project to help the women involved. In definitely, Yunes has been the most incredible trip partner (I cannot say guide, it would not be fair) I have ever known. And now, I am sure I can say that a new friend has come into my life. Thank you Yunes, this trip without you wouldn’t be absolutely the same… Don’t ever change! You’re incredible!

    Alba
    Alicante

    Mensaje : De parte de Myrtha y mía, puedo decir que de Erfoud nos llevamos un amigo y un guía estupendo. Los sitios, como siempre, preciosos y la gente espléndida. África Aventuras sabe como organizarte un viaje en condiciones de acuerdo con tus gustos y preferencias, y doy fe de que lo hacen perfectamente. Yunes, te esperamos por aquí! Un abrazo amigoo!!

    Manu y Myrtha – Granada
    África Aventuras

    Quando parti para Marrocos fui sem programa definido. Até que um azar se converteu numa descoberta. Um problema mecânico fez com que me cruzasse com o Yunes. Foram uns dias especiais, sempre bem acompanhado por este irmão do deserto. A atenção e o cuidado dispensados são uma constante. Obrigado por uns dias tão especiais! Até breve!:-)

    Luis Miguel Pinto Portugal
    Uma viagem
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