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Kasbahs & Ksars

Exploring Telouet Kasbah, Ait Benhaddou & Ouarzazate 

​This comprehensive journey will take you across the High Atlas Mountains and into the outer reaches of the Sahara Desert. You'll discover oasis towns, mud-built Kasbahs and fortified villages known as Ksars, the most famous being Ait Benhaddou (pictured opposite).

Atlas Mountains
  • Cross scenic High Atlas

  • See Berber villages

  • Remote Telouet Kasbah

  • Ksar of Ait Benhaddou

  • Visit Ouarzazate

  • Explore Taourirt Kasbah 

Kasbahs & Ksars, Ait Benahadou
Atlas Mountains
Atlas Mountains

On this private day trip, you’ll travel across the High Atlas Mountains to reach a vast desert plain that forms the outer reaches of the Sahara. This is a remarkable land of contrasts with river-fed oasis towns, contorted ancient volcanic wilderness, flourishing valleys, dramatic stone and mud-built Kasbahs and fortified villages known as Ksars.


Travelling with a driver-guide you’ll visit Telouet and Taourirt Kasbahs plus the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ksar at Ait Benhaddou. The Ksar of Ait Benhaddou is a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco. The ksar, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. The houses crowd together within the defensive walls, which are reinforced by corner towers.  


0700  Pick up from your riad or hotel. Drive on Tizi n’Tichka route into the Atlas

1000  Arrive at Telouet Kasbah. Visit Kasbah then continue to Ait Benhaddou

1200  Visit Ait Benhaddou. Optional lunch: our driver-guide will recommend options 

1430  Depart on short drive to Ouarzazate

1500  Explore Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate

1600  Depart Ouarzazate back to Marrakech

1900  Arrive Marrakech. Drop off at your riad or hotel 

Timings are approximate and depend on weather and interests of the group.


Private departures operate daily and can be tailored to personal interests. 


Take your camera, closed sports shoes, comfortable clothing, sunglasses and sunscreen. During winter, take warm clothes (and a windproof jacket).

Kasbahs & Ksars (7)

Typical Atlas village en route

Kasbahs & Ksars

Ait Benhaddou

Kasbahs & Ksars

A souvenir?

Kasbahs & Ksars (8)

View from Telouet Kasbah

Kasbah 2 and Atlas Mountains


Village and Atlas Mountains

Ait Benhaddou

Prices from £40 / 500 dirhams

Group Size        £GBP      Dirhams
2 adults        £84   1050

3 adults        £70     875

4 adults        £60     750

5 adults        £50     625

6 adults+      £42     525

Note:  Prices are Per Person

Price for children 0 to 11 years old is £24 (300 dirhams) per child (must be min. 2 adults accompanying). Children 12 and older pay adult price. 


Pick-up/drop-off at your hotel; transport in air-conditioned private vehicle with English-speaking driver-guide; fuel and taxes. 


Optional entrance fees; tips; food & beverages; any extras not included .  


Hundreds of people have enjoyed this trip and we are proud of our customer satisfaction levels. 

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