Ouarzazate
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  • From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

    1. From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

    Start your day trip with pickup from your Marrakech accommodation from 7-8 AM. Hop inside your air-conditioned car and soak up the scenery as you travel into the Atlas Mountains. Your first stop will be at a small village called Ait Ben Barka near the amazing natural areas surrounding Toufliht. Explore the area with your driver and learn about the schedule for your trip, and the sights that you will see on your trip. You'll take a little break to enjoy the beauty of this natural landscape and get excited for the next part of your journey. The second stop on your tour will be the Tizi n'Tichka pass, 7,415 feet above sea level (2,260 meters).  Your third stop will be at Atlas Film Studios at Ouarzazate. This is the largest film studio in the world, famously featured in the TV series Game of Thrones. You will have the opportunity to visit the studios to explore on your own. You'll be abl...

    This was the best day of our stay in Marrakech. We loved our host, he was so nice and friendly. We visited beautiful places during the day. Absolutely recommend this trip.

  • From Ouarzazate: Zagora and Draa Valley Day Tour

    2. From Ouarzazate: Zagora and Draa Valley Day Tour

    Get picked up in the morning from your hotel or guesthouse in Ouarzazate. Begin your journey all the way to the desert dunes of Tinfou. En route, enjoy a stop at the Tamnougalt casbahs and village, where some scenes of the film "Babel" were shot. Afterwards, continue along through the Draa Valley and its villages and enjoy the scenic road and Saharan landscapes. Arrive in Zagora, the most populated town before hitting the vast Sahara. Continue further south to Tamgroute passing through Amzrou, known for its jewish quarter. Once in Tamgroute, opt for a visit to the old library and discover all the ancient books and manuscripts. Next, head to Tinfou for an option camel ride, paid locally to the camel drivers. Return to Zagora for a lunch break before driving back to Ouarzazate on the main road.

  • Ouarzazate Full-Day Tour from Marrakech with Lunch

    3. Ouarzazate Full-Day Tour from Marrakech with Lunch

    Take a journey through the breathtaking countryside of Morocco, traveling via the Tizi N'Tichka pass, which at 7,415 feet is the highest pass in northern Africa. On this full-day tour from Marrakech you’ll discover an area of magnificent landscapes. You’ll stop to visit the famous, fortified city of Ait Ben Haddou kasbah. Listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has been the backdrop for many films. After eating lunch, we will enjoy a city tour of Ouarzazate, whose name is the Berber word for “no noise.”, then visit the Taourirt and Tiffoultoute Kasbahs which were the ancient residences of Glaoui (Old Pacha of Marrakech). Afterwards, we return to Marrakech. Menu: * Varied salad *  ChickenTajine with lemon *  Choice Dessert Vegetarien menu: * Varied salad * Vegetabls taine * Choice dessert

    Everything was great. Our driver was really excellent. I highly recommend this day trip for everyone.

  • Marrakech to Merzouga: 3-Day Private Tour with Camel Riding

    4. Marrakech to Merzouga: 3-Day Private Tour with Camel Riding

    Day 01: Marrakech - Art Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Todra Gorges Start your Marrakech adventure bright and early with a convenient pick-up from your Marrakech located hotel. After a short meet and greet with your driver you will be on your to your first location. Cross the High Atlas Mountains until you reach the Tizi N Tichka's pass (2250 meter altitude). Continue on until you reach the Kasbah of Alt Ben Haddou, here you will marvel at the unique looking desert villages. Visit the magnificent Ksar (selected as a heritage listed site by UNESCO) before continuing on to Ouarzazate. In Ouarzazate you will have the chance to stroll through Taourirt. After your sightseeing you will continue on your travel until you reach Todra Gorges, here you will settle in for a relaxing sleep overnight and enjoy dinner under the stars.  Day 02: Todra Gorges - Erfoud - Merzouga Dunes Depart in the morning ...

  • Marrakech: Day-Trip to UNESCO Kasbahs and Ouarzazate Tour

    5. Marrakech: Day-Trip to UNESCO Kasbahs and Ouarzazate Tour

    Departing early in the morning from your accommodation in Marrakech, you will drive towards Ouarzazate through the High Atlas before reaching the Tizi N'Tichka pass. Sitting 2,260 meters high, this is the highest road crossing in Morocco. It connects the Marrakech Saharan regions, of which Ouarzazate is the crossroad. You will then stop for a visit to the famous fortified city of Ait Ben Haddou. This city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its Kasbah has been the backdrop for many films including the Diamond of the Nile, Lawrence of Arabia, Sodom and Gomorre, the Jewel of the Nile, Jesus of Nazareth, the Mummy, Gladiator and Babel. After this visit of the fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou, you will continue to the city of Ouarzazate to explore another Kasbah built in the 17th century. Here you will visit the cinema studios, before stopping for lunch in a local restaurant. Following...

  • Marrakech to Ouarzazate: 1-Day Red City Tour

    6. Marrakech to Ouarzazate: 1-Day Red City Tour

    Following a morning pick-up from your Marrakech accommodation, pass through the magical Atlas Mountains and the Berber villages on your way to Ouarzazate. Cross the Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass and make a short stop for photos. Afterwards, visit the beautiful Kasbah Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where several popular movies were filmed. Following lunch at a traditional restaurant, arrive in Ouarzazate to enjoy a city tour with visits to the Cinema Museum and the Taourirt Kasbah. End the tour with a transfer back to Marrakech.

    We really liked the trip through the Atlas Mountains, the Kasbah is fantastic and it´s the most worth to see place of the entire trip. Ourrzazate was nice but a little disappointing. The guide and driver were very customer oriented and nice.

  • 3 Days 2 Nights From Marrakech To Chegaga

    7. 3 Days 2 Nights From Marrakech To Chegaga

    Go through the Tizi N Tichka path, in order to get the Tamdakhte Kasbah and the one at Ait Ben Haddou. There, you will visit this UNESCO world heritage site and continue the journey to Ouarzazate and Agdez, where you will enjoy a panoramic view of the Draa Valley. Then, you will follow this valley until Tansikht, where you will be able to discover kasbahs and typical villages along the Draa Valley until Zagora. From there, you will enjoy an hour camel ride with your guide to get to the authentic Tizi desert camp. At dinner you will eat a traditional meal with Moroccan mint tea, then spend the night in your tent After seeing a beautiful sunrise over the dunes, you will be back in your 4x4 and to start the Moroccan desert discovery trip, including of course, the famous Chegaga with the biggest sand dunes in Morocco. Then, head to a village called Mhamid. After arrival you will enjoy lunch...

  • Ouarzazate: Private Full-Day Tour and Oasis Fint

    8. Ouarzazate: Private Full-Day Tour and Oasis Fint

    This private full-day tour in and around the desert capital Ouarzazate gives you an overview of the film studios and different movie sites along with the opportunity to visit two ancient Kasbahs and a secluded oasis without hassle. You will meet your guide in front of your riad or hotel in Ouarzazate at 9:00 am. Start the day at the old kasbah of Ouarzazate named Taourirt where you will have some time to explore the narrow pedestrian streets on your own and visit the countless labyrinthine rooms of the palace. Afterwards, you can have a look at the movie museum just on the other side of the road. Continue to the Atlas Corporation film studios, where you can discover the diverse sets and listen to the anecdotes of the multiple movies and actors. Several famous movies like Gladiator, Babel, Prince of Persia and most recently The Physician have been shot...

  • Morocco: Private Tour of Aït-Ben-Haddou & Ouarzazate

    9. Morocco: Private Tour of Aït-Ben-Haddou & Ouarzazate

    Begin your full-day tour of the incredible Moroccan landscape with a drive from Marrakech through the Tizi-N-Tichka Pass. Visit a cooperative run by women in the Atlas Mountains, where the famous argan oil is produced by hand and organic delicacies and beauty products are sold.  Just before Ouarzazate, the gateway to the desert, enjoy the unique chance to visit the Aït-Ben-Haddou Kasbah. This ancient town is not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site but often a location used in Hollywood films and television series, such as Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, Prince of Persia and Game of Thrones. Enjoy a 1-hour tour with a local guide and discover what makes this little town so unique. After lunch in a local restaurant with a panoramic terrace in the newer part of Aït-Ben-Haddou, continue to Ouarzazate and enjoy the choice of visiting either the venerable Kasbah Taourirt and the Old City or the ...

    However road to that is bit too long for day trip, maybe it would be good idea to stay overnight in Quarzazate

  • Private Full-Day Tour in and around Ouarzazate

    10. Private Full-Day Tour in and around Ouarzazate

    Tour the famous Aït Ben Haddou-Kasbah and Ouarzazate, the «Hollywood of Morocco» on an exciting day trip You will meet your guide in front of your Riad or Hotel in Ouarzazate at 09:00 am. Start the day at the old kasbah of Ouarzazate named Taourirt where you have some time to explore the narrow pedestrian streets on your own and visit the palace with its countless rooms which seem like a labyrinth. Afterwards, you can have a look at the movie museum just on the other side of the road. Continue to the Atlas Corporation film studios, where you can discover the diverse sets and listen to the anecdotes of the multiple movies and actors. Several famous movies like Gladiator, Babel, Prince of Persia, and recently The Physician have been shot in those studios. Now it is nearly lunch time: travel down a gravel road in the direction of Aït Ben Haddou and have a look at a fortified city wall whi...

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What people are saying about Ouarzazate

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 463 reviews

Very good experience, I 100% recommend this tour. Magnificent landscapes all along the road and especially arrival in Aït Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate! “Thank you to Zacharia who was super nice, and who also taught us a lot of things about Morocco which was very enriching! We also ate in a great restaurant! You should still expect to make a lot of road, we left at 8am and returned at 9pm but it is worth it. Thank you for everything, from Julien and Léa the couple from Marseille !!!

Realy great tour and great value for the price. We had nice and safe drive trough some exeptionaly beautifull landskapes. Also we visited movie museum, had lunch visited kasabs and had stops on a way for taking photos and toilet. I would recoment this tour.

This was the best day of our stay in Marrakech. We loved our host, he was so nice and friendly. We visited beautiful places during the day. Absolutely recommend this trip.

Everything was great. Our driver was really excellent. I highly recommend this day trip for everyone.

Best tour in Morocco.Definitely a miss if you dont get this tour.