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).
Cross scenic High Atlas
See Berber villages
Remote Telouet Kasbah
Ksar of Ait Benhaddou
Explore Taourirt Kasbah
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).
Typical Atlas village en route
View from Telouet Kasbah
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.