10 Hour Marrakech to Telouet Kasbah and Ait Ben Haddou Tour
Tour Code: GOL-MOR-012
Duration: 1 Day
Tour Guide: English
- 7 Days left
Experience: UNESCO, Family
Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...
Tour Guide:Chinese, English
Daily (2021-07-02 To 2024-07-31)
Set off from Marrakech and cross the High Atlas Mountains via the highest pass in Morocco. Visit the Kasbah of Telouat and stop by a salt mine on the way to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, the most spectacular of the UNESCO sites in Morocco.
Get picked up from your hotel in Marrakech and start your journey crossing the greatest mountain chain in North Africa through the Tichka Pass, at an elevation of 2260 m.a.s.l. Over the road, you will enjoy the verdant valleys, terraced slopes and the panoramic views of the High Atlas. The first main stop will be at the village of Telouat to visiting the remains of El Gloui Family’s Kasbah which was built in the 18th and 19th centuries. Afterwards, the drive will take you along the spectacular valley of Ounilla until you reach Ait Ben Haddou, the most iconic of all Moroccan Kasbahs and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.
The fortified village of Ait Ben haddou is situated in the ancient caravan route and was an important stop for traders carrying gold, salt, etc. from the Sahara to the northern cities of Morocco and Europe. Today, the Kasbah is an attractive location for moviemakers. Several movies have been shot in Ait Ben Haddou, including: Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, Kingdom of Heaven, Babel and Game of Thrones.
In modern times, significant restoration was carried out under the intervention of UNESCO to preserve the Kasbah’s architectural authenticity.
Lunch will be in a local restaurant and you will be on the way back to Marrakech in mid-afternoon.
The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.
The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.
Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.
You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.
Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.
Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.
These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.
Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.
- AC and comfortable Vehicle 4wd Toyota Land Cruiser or Minivan
- Fuel, tolls and all associated expenses
- English speaking driver/guide
- Pick-up from your accommodation
- Lunches and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Entrances fees
All the prices are listed in USD.
Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.
Prices may change without any notice.
Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.
Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.
Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.
Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.
A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.
There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.
Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.
Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).
Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations
There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.
You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.
Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.
If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.
If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.
On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.