The day tour to Telouet and Ait Benhaddou from Marrakech offers the opportunity to learn about the mysterious history of Morocco as well as enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of the High Atlas Mountains.
Depart Marrakesh from your Riad or Hotel at 08h00 in the morning for a day tour to Telouet and Ait Benhaddou taking the road through the High Atlas Mountains by crossing the Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260m). En route, Berber villages built with adobe and stones and scattered along the edge of the mountains to form ideal spots for pictures.
We will take a secondary road towards the Telouet Kasbah. We will drive through the heart of the mountains. Before getting to Tetlouet Village, a huge Castle is visible from afar. Even though most of it is crumbling, but you can see how wealthy the Glaoui family was.
The two Glaoui brothers, Thami and Madani looked after the Sulatn Hassan I and his army of 3000 in 1893. When the Sultan got back to Marrakesh, in return of their services, he gave them political power of Morocco’s south of High Atlas Mountains.
Please check the book entitled “Lords of the Atlas: The Rise and Fall of the House of Glaoua“ By Gavin Maxwell, 1893 – 1956.
Ait Benhaddou Village, which contains a selection of architecturally beautiful Kasbahs, was built in the edge of a hill to serve as a watchful eye. It was built with the aim to guard the lucrative caravan route traversing the Atlas Mountains. Ait Benhaddou Kasbah got its fame when it appeared in the 1962 film of Lawrence of Arabia.
The Ait Benhaddou Kasbah is a stunning attraction and therefore to make sure you bring your camera with you. Lunch is served on a terrace overlooking the whole village of Ait Benhaddou.
The Day Tour to Telouet and Ait Benhaddou includes the following:
- Private 4WD or MPV from Marrakech, English speaking driver/guide and fuel.
- Pick up and drop off from and to your hotel/Riad of Marrakech.
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