Day Trip To Ait Ben Haddou And Telouet
A must see it to believe it place
Escape the busy city of Marrakech for a private day trip to The desert town of Ouarzazate and the UNESCO-listed kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, while taking a lesser traveled road to get there.
Leave the city behind you and enjoy a nice drive via one of the most spectacular roads in the country on a comfortable air-conditioned minivan through the magnificent high atlas mountains, one of Morocco’s most beautiful and breathtaking sceneries , and hit the road to visit the two crown jewels of Moroccan enchanted kasbahs, the mysterious site of Ait Ben Haddou kasbah as well as the unaffected time and tourism old kasbah of Telouet, the native town of the Glaoui one of the lords of the Atlas as Gavin Maxwell the English writer called him
One of the hidden gems in Tichka atlas mountains area that should definitely be on your list is the former headquarters of the legendary Glaoui tribe, the Berber Kasbah of Telouet, firstly Built in the 1800s and abandoned as recently as 1956, this ruined yet outstanding Kasbah gives an interesting insight into a chapter of Moroccan history when the Glaoui regime and the family rose to power in the south of the Moroccan kingdom during the late 19th Century.
Ait Ben Haddou
Ait Ben Haddou is not just a movie backdrop but a KSAR as well, a Berber word for a walled village, its beginning can be traced back to the 17th century i was one of the main stops for caravans that crossed from Sudan to Marrakech bringing with them silver, slaves and gold and taking goods from Marrakech redeeming back home
Ait Ben Haddou is not merely relics of the history, but a living place that still shelter handfull of Berber families.
from The top of the KSAR, you can enjoy glorious views of the palm grove at the foot of the village and the stony desert that stretches almost into infinity.
the simple yet extraordinary design of this UNESCO World Heritage jewel has attracted curious visitors from the world over. an architecture that expresses the simplicity of the locals’ spirit and their aspirations of a desert nobility