Aït Ben Haddou

Ait Ben Haddou: Charming corners, places full of magic and sand.

If we go on our way to Ait Ben Haddou, by road, from Marrakech, we have 168 kms to do. Depending on the time of the year, we might find a very different view. During the winter, the mountains of High Atlas are covered by snow, in Spring we can see the almond trees along the valley. Summer is the dryest time, and it shows all the yellow and ochre spectrum. It is located in the Draa River Valley, and due to this we will have to go through High Atlas. Along the Draa (which goes from High Atlas to the limits with Argelia) live between a hundred and two hundred thousand people, working the agriculture in their majority. Along the Draa we find also Ksar, or fortificated cities like Ait Ben Haddou, that’s why we know this one as the Route of the Kasbahs.

 

History

In Ait Ben Haddou, our home, we are lucky to have the best conserved Kasbah in all Morocco. UNESCO recognized it as Humanity Patrimony. Ait Ben Haddou will be forever a place for Hollywood movies and other filming projects. We can say without lying that every person who comes, comes back at least once again. We are just in the way to the desert, which makes the visit something recomendable. But we don’t pretend this village to be a passing away place. We propose you to meet real Village, to meet its people, welcoming for nature. We want you to enjoy the calm of the place. Hotels are fitted with all the comodities you may need to spend at least one night and enjoying the sunsets and the environment.

Climate

The climate of Aït Ben Haddou is desertic. During the year, there is virtually no rainfall in Ouarzazate. This climate is considered BWh according to the climatic classification of Köppen-Geiger. The average temperature in Ouarzazate is 19.1 ° C. There is about 150 mm rainfall.