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PRIVATE DAY TRIP THROUGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS TO AIT BEN HADDOU AND OUARZAZATE

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Departure from Marrakech at 07h00 O’clock . we pass over the High Atlas Mountains via col Tizin Tichka.(2260m),during the journey you will enjoy many beautiful scenes of the Berber villages, elevated views of the mountains.before to arrive to Ouarzazate of 30 Km there is the fortified Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, built in the 11th century. Once up on a time this Kasbah was the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. It is situated on a hill along the Ounila River and has some beautiful examples of Kasbahs, which unfortunately sustain damage during each rainstorm and windstorms. Most of the town’s inhabitants now live in a more modern village at the other side of the river, however, around five families are still living within this Kasbah. Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 and several films have been shot there, including Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Time Bandits (1981), The Jewel of the Nile (1985), Kundun (1997), Gladiator (2000) and Alexander (2004).From this beautiful fortified Ksbah. We head to Ouarzazate (Hollywood of Africa, Noiselessly town, the door of the desert), is a city situated in the middle of a bare plateau, south of the High Atlas Mountains. It is mainly inhabited by Berbers, who constructed many of the prominent Kasbahs and building for which the area is known. One of those building is Taourirt Kasbah diverted in 17th century. Why this town is nicknamed as Hollywood of Africa? Simply because it has been noted as a film-making location, with Morocco’s biggest studios inviting many international film companies to shoot their movies like: Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Living Daylights (1987), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), The Mummy (1999), Gladiator (2000), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Martin Scorsese’s Kundun (1997) and Babel (2005). You can visite the Studion of Cinema,Kasbah Taourirt , and Museum of Cinema.Afterwards we return to Marrakech in the late afternoon.
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