Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

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Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
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Every North African town has a kasbah, a traditional administrative building made from mud and straw. This one, nestled against the High Atlas Mountains, is among the most impressive of its kind.
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Markus P
Arizona2 contributions
Ouarzazate Full-Day Tour from Marrakech with Lunch
Dec 2019 • Friends
this is a long bumpy journey in a van. Not for those with physical issues that could be exacerbated with 4 hours each way bumpy journey. view is amazing across Atlas mountains, lunch was great, studio was mildly interesting. disappointing we could only see scene from GOT in distance. Ait Ben Haddou was fabulous. but another 2 Kasbahs was unnecessary delay in getting back. guide was very friendly and helpful. his English reasonable. thank you Mustapha. must stress that van was noisy and uncomfortable for such a long journey even for me and my middle aged husband. at the end we were stiff, sore and missed dinner time at the hotel! do not under estimate how long this day is. albeit you get to see ALOT of Morroco and such a variety of landscapes in one day.
Written October 22, 2020
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Chris318i
Regensburg, Germany172 contributions
Amazing Kasbah and sunset
Nov 2019
Two friends, my wife, little son and I visited Kasbah Aït-Ben-Haddou in August in the evening to see the sunset. The hike is not very challenging (I was carrying our son and my wife our camera), but totally worth the effort. After reaching the top, the view across the surrounding area is brilliant and somehow it's not too crowded (maybe also due to the visit in the evening) so that you can definitely enjoy the atmosphere.
Kasbah Aït-Ben-Haddou was one of our highlights in Morocco and is from our perspective definitely a must see. On our next round trip in Morocco we'll come back for sure.
Written October 15, 2020
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AlexSwallow
Sheffield, UK1,352 contributions
A highlight of our trip to Morocco
Jan 2020
This place took my breath away. There was so much to enjoy. When we first got there we had some food at a restaurant overlooking the old town, so we got to appreciate it that way. If you have watched Game of Thrones it feels almost nostalgic! Then we walked down, across the (mainly dry) river- there are stepping stones in some places. Before we entered the Ksar proper we saw the space where one of the main scenes from Gladiator was filmed.

Once inside we followed a winding path all the way up to the structure at the top. There were great views in every direction and on our way back down, the change in atmosphere caused by the setting sun will live long in the memory.
Written September 3, 2020
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Michael
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Wonderful tour to ait ben haddou
Dec 2019 • Couples
We left early to travel to Ouarzazate and Ait-Ben-Haddou. We were picked up near our ryad by driver Abdelhaq and guide Massi. Both very enthusiastic and proud of their culture, what you can get from the stories they tell. The journey was long, but was interrupted several times for a lunch and a drink. Especially the moments of stretching your legs are worthy of the panorama. After a ride of 4 hours we arrived at Ouarzazate, where we were given a good explanation about the Atlas film studios that are located there. Here we had the opportunity to get a tour in the studio, which you had to pay separately from the tour. However, this is a modest price for viewing the various film sets. We continue the journey to nearby Ait-Ben-Haddou, the oldest Kashba in Morocco, which itself is a true film set. Major films and series have been recorded here and we were allowed to roam freely. A very long but cool day.
Written June 29, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review about the tour of ait Benhaddou Great to hear that you enjoyed it! Kind regards :mustapha Amazouz
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Ed C
Arlington, VA726 contributions
A magnificant view, either from the top or bottom
Jan 2020
When I visited the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou three years ago, I was rather sick. I made it across the walking bridge and into the ksar proper for a short while but then my illness took over and I had to turn around and go find a toilet. My failure to get to the top was one of my major regrets of that trip.

Flash forward, getting to the agadir (fortified granary) at the top of Ait-Ben-Haddou was my number one goal on this trip. Unfortunately I had hurt my hip on a camel ride into Erg Chebbi the previous day, so I was not moving fast. I did make it to the top with the help of my walking stick. The view was well worth the effort.
Written May 18, 2020
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granbrandrew
Florence, AL189 contributions
little adventure and fun
Jan 2020
This is a beautiful small walled city that many recognize from its starring role in many films and TV. Well worth the side trip - cross the river on foot, up through the city gates and hike to the top for the views.
Written April 23, 2020
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Marek P
Adelaide, Australia415 contributions
Fantastic - feels familiar and so different at the same time
Nov 2019
We stayed at Ait Ben Haddou overnight and this is recommended to enjoy the sunset and night time vistas. What an amazing place that has been the backdrop for so many films and TV, including Game of Thrones, Gladiator and Jewel of the Nile.

Walking through the Ksar is memorable and enjoyable. It is not a hard climb to the top which offers great views of the river, the town and surrounding countryside.

This was one of the highlights i was looking forward to on the tour and it did not disappoint. I hope to visit it again some day.

We had a great and knowable tour guide, but look into the history beforehand to truly appreciate the historical significance of Ait Ben Haddou and how it shaped the region and the world.
Written April 18, 2020
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Emh9010
New York City, NY85 contributions
Are you not entertained!
Feb 2020
Beautiful place to explore and watch the sunset! Be sure to pick up some souvenirs such as a a piece of art.
Written April 16, 2020
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Alice
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
UNESCO Site Ait Ben Haddou
Feb 2020 • Couples
We stopped by the Kasbah as a part of our tour. We walled inti and was very nice place to see and discover. Highly recommended it!
Written March 28, 2020
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Breakaway44
Brossard, Canada384 contributions
Unique
Mar 2020
An easy walk will take you through the casbah and to the top. Magnificient views on top and several shops on the way. The casbah is very well preserved and take you back in time.
Written March 23, 2020
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