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This full day excursion will wind through the High Atlas Chain passing through the open mountain pasture of the Tizi N Tichka pass, bearing an imposing landscape throughout. Before reaching Quarzazate you will have the opportunity to visit the lost castle of Kasbah Teloeut. This forgotten Kasbah holds a labyrinth of opulent rooms , maintaning a ghost of the splendour and glory of what it once beheld. During your day excursion you will have the opportunity to walk through ancient Berber villages allowing you to experience their culture and way of life. As you descend down onto the East side of Morocco you will notice a dramatic shift in the landscape changing to a more arid and desert terrain. Once you reach your destination in Quarzazate you will undoubtedly be taken to visit the glorious Ait Ben Haddou & Taourirt Kasbahs.

The town itself is the main attraction, with mud buildings climbing up the side of the hill.
The Granary at the top of the hill is impressive and well worth the effort to get up there.
The Mausoleum of Ben-Haddou is at the base of the hill on the opposite side to the town.Visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and Taourirt Kasbah. Ait Ben Haddou is UNESCO protected

Day 01:

Marrakech - Tizi Ntichka pass 2660m - Ait ben Haddou
Departure early morning from Marrakech at 8:00 am heading towards Ait benhaddou, through the high Atlas Mountains (small stops on the way to approach the beautiful landscapes and Berber authentic villages). The First Big stop is devoted to the visit of‘ « Teloaut Kasbah » ( the seat of the El Glaoui family's power ). Then we carry on to the Kasbah Ait benhaddou, a 16th century fortress classified by UNESCO as a human international Heritage. Return back to Marrakech

Services Include :

- Transport from and back to Marrakech
- Mountain Guide

Services doesn't Include :

- Flights
- Beverages
- Tickets
- Tips and personal expenses 
- Lunch ( can be arranged for an extra fee )

Trek information


The Price
This will vary according to the following:
High Season or Low Season
Number of participants
Age of participants
Special Offers
Changes to the length of trek
Changes to the length of transportation

Period Desirable
All Year Round

Please contact us for further information on up and coming departures

Trek Grading:



$ 40