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Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

Ait Ben Haddou 45000, Morocco
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Ait Ben Haddou 45000, Morocco
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went in a one day tour from Marrakech - don't do it! We were picked up from our Riad at 7.00am and arrived at Ait Ben Haddou at 1.00pm. That's 6 hours and not the 3.5 hours that the travel agent will tell you....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great stop for lunch and a hike. Beautiful fortified city in the Atlas Mountains. The hike to the top through the ancient city is worth the view!

Thank RickMCornelius
Reviewed 4 days ago

I learned about Ait Benhaddou after watching the movie "The Physician." I was fascinated by the setting, so performed some internet research, where I discovered that it was partly filmed in Ait Benhaddou. Later, when we planned our vacation to Morocco, I just knew I...More

Thank gschloesser1
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped to see Ait Ben Haddou for a couple of hours. People still live there and if you go early you get the place to yourselves before it becomes a hub of activity. Go early. Climb to the top. See the views. Incidentally, close...More

Thank What2DoNext
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is for sure a very rich cultural/historic experience. In this town you will have the pleasure to experience how the old civilizations live in this area, because the people who lives here they live like centuries ago. There is no water or electricity, they...More

Thank Joao V
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are within 100km, this place is well worth the visit. It has featured in many films and our guide explained the fascinating history of the place, a definite must see.

Thank Anton65203
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not too many tourists. Charming place with history. Most beautiful at sunset and sunrise it is also worth staying here for a night. Tour groups usually stop here for 1-3 hours during the day time(read: the heat might too much for appreciating the place). So...More

Thank Alicia Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well l worth a stop - amazing views- gives an understanding of the life lived. Take water and rests on the way up. Small art cafe on the way up and lots of small vendors as well as carpet sellers ( Womans` co operative)

Thank Sumra K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This 17th century fortification is accessible via a wooden foot bridge which stretches over the Mellah River, surrounding a fortress built into the side of a mountain. This is another site made famous for its film credits which include Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and The...More

Thank AugustPhoenix
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour spent a morning at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. After walking across a foot bridge we encountered the expected tourist stalls, Once past them we were into the Ksar proper. I was surprised to find out that there were still families living there....More

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Risa G
For two active and adventurous seniors, is it best to stay here in town or stay in Ourrzazate? We will be arriving with our rental car (not a 4 wheel drive) Nov 3 for two nights. Thanks!
October 16, 2016|
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Response from Wibs39254 | Reviewed this property |
Stay in Quarzazate. Day trip to site would be my suggestion.
Jade W
Where is the best place to stay when visiting? Are the owners/staff helpful with booking a tour? Is parking an issue anywhere? Thanks!
October 5, 2016|
Response from littlehavane |
Hi, Il y a des petits hôtels-restaurant très bien et typiques dans le village d'Ait Benhaddou, au pied de la kasbah. Visites libres et gratuites mais mieux avec un guide, à trouver sur place. Aucun problème de... More
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Vicki B
Hi, We are doing a road trip in October, and wanted to visit Ait Ben Haddou. How long would you expect a visit here to take? We have lots of places to see, so need to plan carefully. Could you do this in an hour and a half (up to the top and back down, with a bit of an explore of the streets)? Thanks very much, Vicki
September 24, 2016|
Response from Wibs39254 | Reviewed this property |
We spent a few hours. There is a stop to take pics as you approach. We parked at the Main Street hotel. Walked across the bridge and to the top. Takes you thru the seats so you get a good idea of what is there. My... More