Kasbahs

A memorable one day excursion from Marrakech to the spectacular Kasbah’s at Telouet and Ait Ben Haddou. Two ancient fortified cities on the former caravan route from the Sahara to Marrakech.

Ait Ben Haddou is a world heritage site that has been the backdrop to a remarkable 16 feature films including Gladiator, The Man Who Would Be King and Marco Polo.

You will have an English speaking driver and a comfortable car or Minibus with air conditioning. The driving time is normally four to five hours covering 190 miles. Your party will have exclusive use of the vehicle and can vary the itinerary as you wish, the driver can recommend viewing points and stops along the way.

There are a variety of excellent places for lunch en route (not included in the price).

The normal departure time is 8.00 am and you can expect to be back in Marrakech at 18.30. Your dedicated vehicle will collect you from any hotel or accommodation in Marrakech. If you are staying in one of our wonderful Riads in the old town you will be met at the nearest medina gateway. You do not have to be staying with hip to book an excursion through us.
Please pay attention to input the correct email address and phone number in the booking form. After your reservation is secured the local operator (patente 45191146) will use those details to contact you directly to arrange pick up.

Do not be concerned about late booking, if availability is showing on our system there is a vehicle available for you. Excursions are commonly booked the day before travel.

 

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Why book ahead?

Why book ahead?

Book Ahead to secure your preferred excursion on your preferred travel date. Where we still have availability you can of course book while you are on holiday. Medina walking tours require at least 48 hours notice Car seats require at least 48 hours notice Spanish, Italian or German speaking drivers require at least 48 hours…

Where will we be collected at the start of our hip excursion?

You will be collected from your Marrakech accommodation or the nearest vehicle access point. It is essential that you include your contact details and information about where you are staying in the booking form. Our excursion partner will make best efforts to contact you or your accommodation in advance to confirm the pick up point….

Departure times from Marrakech

We recommend departure from Marrakech at the following times. Ourika       :09:00 Imlil           :09:00 Essaouira  08:00 Kasbahs  :08:00 Ouzud waterfalls: 08:00 Desert    : 08:00 Grand tour : 08.00 If you wish you can leave a little later, however, you may have less time than planned at your destination…

Return to Marrakech.

Return to Marrakech.

What time should I expect to return to Marrakech? Ourika and Imlil excursions return to Marrakech around 4pm.  Our experience is that it’s best to drive to your destination, enjoy your walk in the late morning away from the heat of the afternoon sun, have a leisurely lunch locally then return to Marrakech. All our…

What footwear would you recommend?

What footwear would you recommend?

Sturdy footwear is required for all hip excursions.  

Are there discounts for multiple bookings?

When booking through hip you are already benefitting from our buying power as well as our expertise. We do not offer discounts for booking two or more excursions.

What currency will I pay in?

What currency will I pay in?

Our excursions are priced in UK pounds and your deposit will be paid online or over the phone in UK pounds. You will pay the balance to your driver in cash either in pounds, or in euros / moroccan dirhams at the exchange rate on the day you travel. There are plenty of ATM’s where…

Is the driver also a guide?

Your driver is not a registered guide. He will be friendly and approachable and will have a good knowledge of the route including viewing points and places of interest to stop and allow you to explore.  If you wish he will be able to suggest restaurants etc.  For the avoidance of doubt your driver will…

Will the driver speak English?

Your driver will have a reasonable level of English to allow you to communicate with him. Alternatively, if you give at least three days notice we can usually provide a driver who speaks French, German, Spanish or Italian. If languages other than English are preferred please ensure you specify at the time of booking your…

What type of vehicle will I have?

You will have a comfortable air conditioned vehicle appropriate to the size of your group.  Normally a car for 3-4 people,  a minivan for 4-7 people, and a minibus for 8-14.

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