Kasbahs of Ait Ben Haddou & Telouet

kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. This haven sets the scene for many Hollywood blockbuster films…

Departure from Ouarzazate by 4×4 to the most famous kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. This haven sets the scene for many Hollywood blockbuster films, such as ‘Alexander’ and ‘The Gladiator’. It is one of the eight UNESCO World Heritage sites in Morocco and was elected as such in 1987. This Kasbah is situated 30 kilometres away from Ouarzazate.

The itinerary continues along a track through the High Atlas to Kasbah Telouat, which is now being asphalted for easier accessibility. This kasbah is remote, far away from the main Marrakesh road and served as a palatial residence and headquarters of the powerful Glaoui tribe. The head of this family was the Pasha of Marrakesh, the last of whom Thami Glaoui fled Morocco in 1956 after French Independence as he supported the French rather than the return of the king, Mohammed V.

Lunch is scheduled in a Restaurant by the Kasbah before returning to Ouarzazate over the Tizi-n-Tichka Mountains where you will enjoy a beautiful scenery.