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Ait Benhaddou And Ouarzazate Day Trip From Marrakech

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    Ait benhadou and Telouet Kasbahs day trip takes you across the chain of the High Atlas mountains and over the famous Tizi-n-Tichka pass, one of the most dramatic passes in Morocco (The governement started a project to renovate a big part of the road after a tragic bus accident in 2012 and the work is still ongoing due to the harsh winter climate and geography). All along the road you can see Berber villages scattered along the side of the mountains, sometimes hard to distinguish from the mountainous entourage. As you reach the far side of the mountains the landscape changes drastically, becoming semi-arid and desert-like as the chain of the Atlas mountains acts as barrier separating the Mediterranean climate of the north from the Arid desertic winds on the south-east.Β  After the Tichka pass 2162m, we leave the main road and take a side road to the Telouet Kasbah, which belonged to the Pacha of the Atlas, the Glaoui, and stands in ruins after the last Pasha fled the country after the departure of the French armies. In the first kasbah you will visit only a few rooms that can be seen, as much of the kasbah has been closed off because of the falling ceilings and unsafe walls. However, the tiled walls, fluted pillars, beautifully painted wooden ceilings and coloured glass windows of the reception rooms allow you to imagine what it was like in its prime. From there you will continue to at Ait Ben Haddou along the newly asphalted road. Once in the village, you will get a closer look at the Kasbah's architecture with turrets on all the buildings, adorned with grilled windows and soft peach coloured walls. These traditional houses are made of adobe, highly suitable for the climat conditions of the south and the summets of the mountains because it is an efficient temperature isolator and the building materials are abundant and require no transportation or significant transformation process.The afternoon is spent exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, This is the most famous of all Moroccan kasbahs, largely due to its appearance in many Hollywood blockbusters. It was one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road caravan routes, where traders brought slaves, gold, ivory and salt from sub-Saharan Africa to Marrakech and beyond. Before leaving Ait Benhaddou, you will take on last glimps of the village from a distant point offering a wonderful panoramic view especially under clear blue skies.
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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Lobby or reception of your hotel and the nearest car park
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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    • Lunch
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Booked trip through TripAdvisor for ait benhaddou and telouet. Organizer contacted me through phone that not enough people for given date, could I attend one day earlier. I aggred, but that trip was not going to telouet instead to quarzazate, with different group size and
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    Response from Transfert-Marrakech, Public Relations Manager at Ait Benhaddou And Ouarzazate Day Trip From Marrakech
    Responded Aug 15, 2019
    Dear Value Guest, Many than for sharing with us this review and we are so sorry to hear that our services didn't meet you expectations.However I believe that you wrote this poor review after having threatened to do so to try and get us to give you a full refund when you decided that we were further than you thought.We also have a constant programme of refurbishment and so your comments about that are also very disappointing but I do accept that taste is a very subjective issue and can only suggest that the vast majority of our guests appreciate our efforts in that respect, as can be seen by the vast majority of reviews on this site.
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    It was a great trip. The driver was very kind and saw great things. I just would recommend the tour to everybody. Was a great pleasure
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    Response from Transfert-Marrakech, Manager at Ait Benhaddou And Ouarzazate Day Trip From Marrakech
    Responded Jul 22, 2019
    Dear Value Guest, Thank you for your time and writing this little review about your experience with us. Hope that our services provided meet your expectations. Looking forward to welcoming you again with us in th red city . warmest regards walid
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    It was a long journey but it's worth it. Ait Benhaddou was magnificent. You can appreciate the movies more which were filmed here. A must see. Our guide (Nacer - Marrakech-day-trips.com) was good in speaking English and was very accommodating.
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    By: Transfert Marrakech
    34 reviews
    Simon-x S
    day trip to essaouira from marrakech
    Everyone involved in my booking was wonderful. Quick, responsive, helpful and accurate. They made the process a
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    Careful with tour organizer
    Booked trip through TripAdvisor for ait benhaddou and telouet. Organizer contacted me through phone that not
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    Great trip
    It was a great trip. The driver was very kind and saw great things. I just would recommend the tour to everybody.
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    Bouchra M
    Excellent service
    Very professional! The manager is reachable by phone/whatsapp all the time. The driver showed up to my hotel for
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    London, United Kingdom
    Day trip from Marakkech
    It was a long journey but it's worth it. Ait Benhaddou was magnificent. You can appreciate the movies more which
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    Pleasant programme
    We had a wonderful time with our driver abdoul and we really appreciate his availabilty and his ponctuality during
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    Noureddine N
    Great job
    Thank you for unfogetable moments woth your team.Good job walid & simo... We wil highly recommande it to all
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    Antit S
    Unforgetable stat ans stat!!!!
    We booked our transfert from and to aiport with walid,and we will really highly recompand him and his services to
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    London, United Kingdom
    Best service ever
    Walid and his team were incredible, effortlessly guiding us through the city and making our visit truly memorable.
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    Marrakech, Morocco
    The Best ever in whole country!!!!
    Our stay I'm marrakech was extremely unforgettable with our driver mohamed that he provide to us as driver guide
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    United States
    The best in Marrakech
    We spent a very great time in Marrakech. Walid, who is in charge of Marrakech transfert, is a very great and
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    Noure M
    wonderful time in marrakech 😍 thank u bro. u are the best,we will recommand it for all.our
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    Moroccan A
    unforgetable moments woth walid β˜ΊπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Walid organize to us one of the best tours in marrakech and surrounding.we really apreciate it and for sure we
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