Ait ben Haddou kasbah Day Trip

Ait ben Haddou kasbah Day Trip

Day Trip Itinerary :

The famous city of Ouarzazate is The Gate of the Sahara desert, its a city and capital of the  Province in Drâa-Tafilalet region of south-central Morocco. Ouarzazate is at an elevation of 1,160 metres (3,810 ft) in the middle of a bare plateau south of the High Atlas Mountains. To the south of the town is the desert.

The town is inhabited by Darija (Arabic dialect) and Berber-speakers, who constructed many of the prominent kasbahs, and buildings for which the area is known. Ouarzazate is an important holiday destination in Morocco, as a base for excursions across the Draa Valley and into the desert. The fortified village (ksar) of Ait Benhaddou west of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Ouarzazate area is a noted film-making location, with Morocco’s biggest studios inviting many international companies to work here. Films such as Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Living Daylights (1987), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), The Mummy (1999), Gladiator (2000), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Kundun (1997), Legionnaire (1998), Hanna (2011), and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011) were shot here, as was part of the TV series Game of Thrones.

The Ouarzazate solar power station invested and created by the Arab League is expected to open its first phase in December 2015.

Note : You can also combine Kasbah of Telouet Visit with ait ben haddou Day trip

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