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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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Douar Ait Ben Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou 45000, Morocco
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ait Ben Haddou is a village located 32 km. from Ouarzazate on a hillside overlooking the Ouarzazate river. Morocco is known as the land of 1,000 kasbahs and Ben Haddou was one of the most important and powerful as its Kasbah fortress guarded the Sahara...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We walked across the dried up river bed to the kasbah and it is very picturesque indeed. Lots of small shops as expected and a nice climb up the steps to the summit, which is a good place to watch the sunset and has great...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I highly recommend to visit the kabash not because of its UNESCO heritage status or it's film credentials. The kabash may be in a disrepair shape somewhat but it s nonetheless an architectural marvel in Morocco. I also suggest to stay the night in town....More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

While traveling through Morocco we had the pleasure of visiting this site. My husband and I have traveled to many GOT's locations to see where the filming has been done. This one was a real treat. We were able to wander through the kasbah and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ksar is stunning! It is really worth the visit here to see this UNESCO site. You cross a bridge over a dried river and walk among the reconstructed stucco walls of the Skar. It's not too steep a climb until you're at the top...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delightful gem this place to eat is. Open air, gentle breeze, really good cuisine. Our group enjoyed the three course meal. An intro dish, main chicken, and fruit as a finishing .

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw some beautiful pictures and really wanted to visit but came back somewhat disappointed. The ksar was smaller than we thought and there is not much information to read or learn. You just follow the crowd passing through souvenir shops and walk up to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Initially, we had no intention to visit this kasbah, but it was practically on our way from Marrakech to Ouarzazate. We only had to drive additional 20 km and the road was quite good. We had a local guide from the little town of Ait...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Alt Ben Haddou on the way to Marrakech. The Ksar has many entrances but most lead you into a retail shop/guide service where they want to charge you to go inside and up to the top. The entrance to use is the one at...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4 hour ride from Marrakesh on very windy roads through multiple construction areas in the mountains. But it was worth it. The site makes you feel like you are part of a caravan arriving at a destination.

Date of experience: October 2019
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December 31, 2017|
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Response from MrMyle |
Easy! If you are used to drive through the mountains like the Alpes for example, or something alike than this would be no issue. We did it this winter with our little family with our small Fiat 500. Not the most powerfull... More
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Response from MattventuresGlobal | Reviewed this property |
If I was going back I'd stay at Ait Benhaddou and make the day trip to Ouarzazate. Riad Tomdakhte is where I stayed for a night. It's on a gravel road but easily accessible by a small rental car (like I had). The owner... More
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