Ait Benhaddou is a fortified city that’s situated along a former caravan route. Salt and gold used to be carried across the Sahara using this same route. This hillside wonder is located along the Ourzazate River.

You will instantly admire Ait Benhaddou and its mesmerizing landscapes. A vast green space surrounds the area and rugged mountains gives it a Moroccan atmosphere. You will find along your journey in Ait Benhaddou traditional buildings there ages ago. A rustic and authentic vibe is coming out of this place, and you’ll authentically experience Morocco.

In 1987, Ait Benhaddou was granted UNESCO world heritage status, and since then, Ait Benahddou has been home to many Hollywood blockbusters, including, Lawrence of Arabia, The last Temptation of Christ, The Mummy, Gladiator, and Alexander. A dramatic scenery that had encouraged renowned directors to choose this place as home to their movies.

Explore the red kasbahs that still remain inhabited to this day and meet one of the few families that still live there. Signature Morocco will take you to discover this sixteenth century wonder. Mud bricks have been damaged by rainstorms, but, repairs are taking place to preserve this national gem.

Best things to do in Ait Benhaddou

The following itineraries include a visit to Ait Benhaddou. If you would like to include this sixteenth century wonder on a touring itinerary to Morocco, check our Signature Morocco tailor-made holiday section.

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Marrakech
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