We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Full-Day Tour from Marrakech to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah and Ouarzazate
More Info
and up
Full-Day Private Tour to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou from Marrakech
More Info
and up
Tour of Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou with Road of the Kasbahs
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Every North African town has a kasbah, a traditional administrative building made from mud and straw. This one, nestled against the High Atlas Mountains, is among the most impressive of its kind.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Ait Ben Haddou 45000, Morocco
Write a Review
Reviews (1,788)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 642 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This amazing place full of Moroccan history is one of the stops that everyone needs to do. It’s simply outstanding, starting from the walls, ruins all the way to the amazing Kasbahs. We went as a group with a tour guy that told us everything...More

Thank Kosta-Macedonia
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's an amazing place! You can go up to the top and get a great view. Some people who live there will allow you to go inside their houses and see how they live.

Thank pddi
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of those places we would not have even know about except for our Intrepid Tour. After we checked into our hotel we hiked up to the top of this UNESCO site for amazing views of the valleys and mountains. There have been a number...More

Thank wacotom
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had lunch in Ait Ben Haddou in a restaurant overlooking the kasbah which was very nice, really nice place, it's a UNESCO heritage site that shows a unique piece of Moroccan history

Thank coelped
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Ksah is inhabited. Take your time to walk around as there is quite a lot to see. Most tours will rush you. Try to get to the top but best not done in the middle of the day as there is a fair amount...More

Thank chrisjph
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ksar Ait Ben Haddou is a stunning piece of Moroccan history, amazing, and its a UNESCO heritage site. Sunrise and sunsets are the way to go. Stunning views, wish we had more time to come back for more photos. Hint: good camera, suitable footwear, suitable...More

Thank Janr20
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ksar Ait Ben Haddou is a Unesco Heritage site that shows a unique piece of Moroccan history. Ksar, I've learned. is the Arabic word for castle. However, unlike other ancient European castles, it is actually a citadel perched on top of a hill, where one...More

Thank Flordelis D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did a day trip from marrakech with my wife. we picked up on the journey, accompanied our guide brahim to this world heritage site and our driver omar, ait ben haddou was a really great place to explore and while to visit the Ksar,...More

Thank karenpetersen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group headed to the top of the hill for sunset, taking in the breathtaking vistas. Our guide explained that original families may live in the Ksar, but are restricted to keeping the look traditional, so no satellite TV dishes, etc. Everywhere you look from...More

Thank Cathy K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The size of the village is much smaller than it appears across the valley. Cross the stream and follow the signs which means you take the circuit to see all the buildings. Climb to the top, it is worth the effort.

Thank Peter A
Nearby Restaurants
Kasbah Valentine
98 reviews
.47 km away
Maison D'Hote Chez Brahim
127 reviews
.26 km away
Bagdad Cafe
73 reviews
.43 km away
Auberge Azaddou Tamlalt
24 reviews
.34 km away
Nearby Attractions
Guides Ait Ben Haddou
29 reviews
.11 km away
Travel Exploration Morocco Private Tours
255 reviews
.11 km away
Moroccan Guides Travel
125 reviews
.12 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Risa G
For two active and adventurous seniors, is it best to stay here in town or stay in Ourrzazate? We will be arriving with our rental car (not a 4 wheel drive) Nov 3 for two nights. Thanks!
16 October 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Wibs39254 | Reviewed this property |
Stay in Quarzazate. Day trip to site would be my suggestion.
Jade W
Where is the best place to stay when visiting? Are the owners/staff helpful with booking a tour? Is parking an issue anywhere? Thanks!
5 October 2016|
Response from littlehavane |
Hi, Il y a des petits hôtels-restaurant très bien et typiques dans le village d'Ait Benhaddou, au pied de la kasbah. Visites libres et gratuites mais mieux avec un guide, à trouver sur place. Aucun problème de... More
Google Translation
Vicki B
Hi, We are doing a road trip in October, and wanted to visit Ait Ben Haddou. How long would you expect a visit here to take? We have lots of places to see, so need to plan carefully. Could you do this in an hour and a half (up to the top and back down, with a bit of an explore of the streets)? Thanks very much, Vicki
24 September 2016|
Response from Wibs39254 | Reviewed this property |
We spent a few hours. There is a stop to take pics as you approach. We parked at the Main Street hotel. Walked across the bridge and to the top. Takes you thru the seats so you get a good idea of what is there. My... More