Ait Ben Haddou Transportation

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    New walk bridge over the river to Ait Benhaddou

    by angiebabe Written Sep 2, 2012

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    In one of my Off the Beaten Path tips here I suggested missing the touts that are along the usual pathway that most people take down to where the river crossing is and over to the main entrance by going on up further past this pathway to cross the river - well now there is a new pedestrian bridge up there - which is a great improvement for both locals and visitors to get across the river particularly when the river has a lot of water in it...when theres been a lot of rain often there is a lot of mud too.

    So the bridge bypasses those shops down the usual access pathway but of course there are new ones along the new route that has been created when arriving at the other end of the bridge!

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    The "current" way to get across the river

    by DSwede Written Jul 23, 2011

    I've seen people's reviews about taking the donkeys or the small boats across the river, with more details about how much they should cost, etc.

    Please note that those posts are now a bit out of date. There is a pedestrian walking bridge that spans the ~100m river and is completely free and open 24hrs of the day, regardless of the weather.

    Even on the rare chance that you could now still find a donkey or small boat to cross the river, take into mind that these options are not possible if the river is swollen due to rains or storms.

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    Have you ever heared of a ROTEL ?

    by globetrott Updated Jul 29, 2009

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    I came to Ait Ben Haddou on a ROTEL-bustour that took us within 30 days from Munich through Spain and Melilla to Morocco. In Ait Ben Haddou we had a lunchbreak and were given the chance to walk over to the old part of the town on our own.
    There are about 40 passengers in a Rotel and all of them will have their own bed in the wagon. At the end of the wagon there is a kitchen and these tours are always with halfboard, so breakfast and dinner is included and for lunch you can buy cans of canneloni, goulaschsoup etc. from the driver and heat it up yourself in the kitchen...
    Every night we spent on a camping-site.The wagon was unfolded, that means, on the right side of the wagon a platform was installed, and covered with a tent.On this platform, about 1 metre above the ground the passengers have enough place for a small piece of luggage and a bar where to hang their clothes.
    From this platform everybody could enter his cabin-bed, 3 rows of beds on top of each other. - mostly single-beds and about 6 double-beds, covered in front by a curtain.
    on the first day you don't know how to enter the cabin, then you learn quickly, it is place enough : o,8 metres wide and high, 2 metres long, a small window, that could be opened, a reading-light,a small net to store some smaller things.
    On the campingsites we sometimes had visits by local cats.
    These cats thought, why sleeping out in the cold, when they have such great, warm Rotel-beds in the cabins. They came in at night, where the feet were, you would not see them, not feel them, but maybe smell them in the morning...

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    How to get across the river

    by globetrott Updated Jul 15, 2009

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    The easiest way to get across the river is riding on a donkey or a horse and there will be a lot of children offering such a ride across the river as soon as they see tourists arriving. The prices are normally quite low, but I am allergic against all sorts of animals hairs, this is why I decided to walk through the river with the help of a guiding local kid.
    In the first moment it looked very easy to get across the river without any help but it took some time and at many places the stream was really strong, and one of our tour-members who tried to do it on her own, fell down and had her camera in the water.
    It is certainly the best to engage one of the children, instead of having them watch you to walk accross and have them laughing about you, when you fall into the water.
    You simply have to fix a cheap price in advance and all the rest is also a lot of fun !

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    to the old ksar

    by call_me_rhia Written Jan 21, 2008

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    the river to the old ksar

    There are three obvious ways of getting to Ait Ben Haddou - by public transportation (a combination of buses and taxis), by renting a car and driving it yourself or with a organized tour or day trip. Each will take you to the modern part of the village, the ksar is located in the old part, across a river.

    I visited in winter, so the water level was quite low and it was possible to jump from rock to rock and cross it easily. I believe that, when there's more water, local people "hire" out donkeys or horses. High heel shoes are really NOT the thing to wear.

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    Getting to Ait Ben Haddou

    by barryg23 Written Apr 13, 2007

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    Ait Ben Haddou is 9km off the main Tizi n Tichka road, which links Ouzaarzarte to Marrakech. Coming from Ouazazarte, you turn off to the right after about18km from the town. It's quite a scenic drive to Ait Ben Haddou. On the way into town there is a slight turnoff to the right , which is a popular spot for great views over the town and the Kasbah.

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    Grand Taxi

    by iwys Written Oct 17, 2006

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    A shared grand taxi from the taxi rank in front of Ouarzazate bus station cost DH 120, shared between 4 people. Grand taxis can take up to 6 passengers, so you could get there for as little as DH20 per person. We negotiated that price with the head of the taxi rank, who gave us his mobile number, so when we wanted to return, he sent a taxi from Ouarzazate to collect us from our hotel for the same price.

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    Cycle to Ait Benhaddou

    by jacobzoethout Written Mar 31, 2005

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    Cycling to Ait Benhaddou

    A special way to visit Ait Benhaddou is to go there by bike. You can rent a bike in Ouarzazate (Daya Travels); after a few hours of cycling you will arrive at the kasbah village. It's not completely effortless, there are hills and it is very dry so take anough water. In the summer it will be too hot i guess. In Ait Benhaddou, you cannot take the bikes with you into the village so hire a man that will guard your bikes and pay him afterwards. If you dont want to cycle all the way back, take a taxi back to Ouarzazate

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    From Ouarzazate by taxi, or tourism van

    by johnsakura Written May 31, 2004

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    You can get a taxi from Ouarzazate which is a big city located just 30km away from Ait Ben Haddou. Now this is problably goint to be expensive, so I advise you to maybe get a private tour along with other tourist on a 4wd land rover or a ford transit van, and this will be cheaper than a taxi.

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    By 4x4

    by Bigjones Written Jan 6, 2004

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    When we were in Marrakesh, we found a travel agency proposing exactly the trip we wanted to do. We very soon realised it wouldn't be easy to travel so much by bus and above all, we would lose so much time and couldn't see everything we wanted to see (Ait Ben Haddou for example was on our list but not on the bus way). So we took the package and discovered the south for four days. We even got a discount. We only needed to be six people before leaving to get it. Easy to find in a city full of tourists like Marrakesh.
    Now, I'm really glad that we travelled this way. We could take ways which would have been impossible by bus or even by car. And we didn't have to worry about anything. Moreover I wouldn't have liked to drive, I found it quite dangerous on the road (we saw many accidents) and it's easy to get lost, they were no road signs in some places. So thanks to our driver, we didn't lose our time and could completely enjoy that fabulous part of the country.

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    Donkey ride across the river

    by Bigjones Updated Feb 9, 2004

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    First experience on a donkey and on a dromedary the same day ;-)
    But I guess it was more fun for us than for the poor donkey that had to carry us on the other side of the wadi !

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