High Atlas, Glaoui Kasbahs and Fint Oasis
AST has designed a wonderful 2-day trip from Marrakech to Fint Oasis for those who wish to discover life in an oasis in the south of Morocco. Life here is quite different from anything you experience in other rural parts of the world and is unique to the Orient. Cross the spectacular Tizi N Tichka Pass (2260 m) of the High Atlas Mountains to the village of Telouet. See the salt mines in the Ounila Valley on route to the UNESCO-listed fortified village of Ait-Ben-Haddou. Continue to Ouarzazate where we will visit the Atlas film studios and Taourirt Kasbah, then head to Fint Oasis to discover the mountain-fringed landscape of this desert oasis, which is dotted with date palm trees and small, quaint villages.
Marrakech - Fint Oasis
You will be picked up from your accommodation and leave the busy city behind and head east toward the desert. Drive through the High Atlas mountains "Tizi n´Tishka" Pass (2260 m), traversing unique landscapes with magnificent colors with stops at multiple beautiful panoramas for pictures. After the pass, we will take the turn to the Kasbah of Telouet to visit a fascinating and surprising castle that belonged to the former Pasha of Marrakech. Then, we will continue down the colorful Ounila valley, our way to Ait Ben Haddou; classified as a UNESCO World Heritage. This caravan halt village offers beautiful sights and embodies the traditional Berber architecture. Our next highlight is the ancient Kasbah Tifoultout, a fortress that was held by the family of Thami El Glaoui, Pasha of Marrakech from 1912 to 1956. We will continue our trip to the Oasis Fint, where you will spend the night in a traditional Kasbah.Show more...
Guided Visit of TelouetDuration: 30min
Delve into the world of El Glaoui and visit the fascinating Kasbah. The kasbah is named in honor of “El Haj T’hami el Mezouari el Glaoui” who was the highly respected head of the Glaoua tribe in Morocco.
Ait Ben HaddouDuration: 1h
Go on a walk with a local guide crossing the river to the other side to discover The Ksar and climb to the top of the hill through the alleys of
Tifiltoute Kasbah Visit3 € per personDuration: 1h - 2h
Kasbah Tifoultoute is another Kasbah of the family of Thami El Glaoui, the Pasha of Marrakech. The kasbah of Tifoultoute served as decor for film
Fint Oasis - Marrakech
After breakfast, you will visit the inner of the Fint Oasis and have the opportunity to participate in the daily tribal life by joining your host at the village headmaster’s house for a cup of tea! The Oasis of Fint benefits from a special microclimate maintained by an open-air irrigation system. It is organized around a fair distribution of irrigation water and cultivable land. Afterwards, we will return to Ouarzazate to visit Film Studios & Taourirt Kasbahs. Discover how the area has been featured in movies, including Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and Black Hawk Down. On our way back to Marrakech will stop for lunch in one of the local restaurants or arrange a picnic lunch with your driver. In the afternoon, we will drive you back to Marrakech via the Atlas Mountains, which brings an end to your Marrakech 2 Days Tour to Pacha Glaoui's Kasbahs, High Atlas and Fint Oasis. Drop off in your accommodation around 6 p.m.Show more...
Film Studio8 € per personDuration: 30min
Join a film studio tour and visit the cinema Musuem to learn more about the filmmaking process and the history of the area.
Taourirt Kasbah5 € per personDuration: 30min
Take a guided tour of the historic structure to explore its endless chambers and stairwells, discover the carvings and decor of the palace interi
- Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD car x Fuel
- English speaking driver during the tour
- Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation
- Overnight in a traditional Hotel in Fint Oasis
- Tour the surrounding area & visit a Berber house
- Have a cup of minttea with the a Berber family
- Free time to explore the sites Kasbahs, Walks, Breaks for photos,..Etc
- Local guide in Ait Ben Haddou
- Local guide in Telouet
- The opportunity to ask the driver to stop when and where you wish
- Forced shopping free tour
- Entrance fees to monuments