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Ouarzazate: Private Full-Day Tour and Oasis Fint

1. 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 in those studios. You can have a look at a fortified city wall which has been used in the movie Gladiator starring Russel Crowe and enjoy a panoramic view over Ouarzazarte which goes on until the snow covered Atlas Mountains. The next highlight is the ancient Kasbah Tifoultout 8 km outside the city. This fortress belonged to the family of Thami El Glaoui, Pasha of Marrakech from 1912 to 1956. A part of this old Kashbah is used as a hotel/restaurant, the rest is slowly crumbling into the red desert sand. You'll continue the trip to Oasis Fint, where you will enjoy your traditional lunch at a local family's home. You have time to explore the quiet and peaceful oasis at the river together with a guide and learn about the local life of the friendly inhabitants. Return travel to Ouarzazate and get dropped off at your hotel/riad in the late afternoon. 

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

2. 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 for day two of your adventure. Start your day by taking a short drive to the Merzouga dunes and witness an outstanding and picturesque natural occurrence. Enjoy a drive to the Palmeraie area, dotted with thousands of Palm Trees. Visit Todra Gorges and witness the breathtaking, panoramic views of the steep gorges that sweep across the desert landscape. Once you have finished walking amongst the gorges you will pass through Tinejdad and Erfoud until you reach Rissani where you will enjoy a lunch. After lunch you will be taken to visit the tomb of King of Alaouit (belonging to the current royal family).  Next you will visit Merzouga, where an exciting camel ride over the dunes of Erg Chebbi awaits you. Whilst on the back of a camel you will be able to marvel at the Sunset as it falls behind the dunes. Pitch a tent in the evening and spend the night under the desert night sky.  Day 03: Merzouga - Rissani - Nqob - Tammougalte - Ouarzazate - Marrakech After you have enjoyed a delicious breakfast, you will depart back to Marrakech on an alternative route. On the way you will stop by new locations you have not yet seen.  Drive through the Draa valley in Nqob. Pass through a desert landscape that many of the locals consider to be mysterious. As you drive through it you will get to see the beautiful Oases that seem to survive in this harsh habitat. Before reaching your final destination in Marrakech you will stop in Ouarzazate and enjoy a delicious lunch with panoramic views. After your lunch you will be returned to your accomodation in Marrakech. 

Marrakech: Day-Trip to UNESCO Kasbahs and Ouarzazate Tour

3. 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 lunch, you can enjoy free time to enjoy a mint tea and enjoy the green valley and beautiful views of the High Atlas peaks. In this area, between the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert, one can find several Kasbahs, all the color of the sand and forming small Berber villages that take advantage of the abundance of water from the Atlas to its small crops and animals. At the end of the day, you will be returned to your accommodation in Marrakech.

3 Days 2 Nights From Marrakech To Chegaga

4. 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. Then you will be able to walk in the big dunes or practice sand-boarding before coming back to your 4x4 and then spending the night under the starry sky in authentic tents: erg Lihoudi. Admire the beautiful sunset across the big dunes of Lihoudi. Listen to traditional music around the fire at night. After the tour, in the early morning, you will hop back in the 4x4 to join your minibus and driver before coming back to Marrakech via the Draa valley and the Taourirte Kasbah.

From Ouarzazate: Private Day Trip to Zagora with Camel Ride

5. From Ouarzazate: Private Day Trip to Zagora with Camel Ride

Start your private full-day tour in the morning with pick up from your hotel or riad in Ouarzazate, or at the airport. Then, set off on a scenic drive into the desert towards the village of Agdz. The name of this settlement means 'resting place' and it is located on the ancient caravan route from Marrakech to Timbuktu. Check out the beautiful view over the date palm groves to the characteristic Jbel Kissane mountain. Then, follow the Draa River valley past many traditional Berber villages with kasbahs that were built in the 17th and 18th from mud and straw. Admire the huge green date palm groves and the fabolous view of the snowcapped Atlas Mountains. Learn about the valley's rich history which makes it one of the top sights of interest in Morocco. Enjoy a guided visit to the nearby Tamnougalt Kasbah and find out about how the Kasbahs were built and what local life looked like in those days. Next, continue the drive along the valley to the city of Zagora - the administrative center in the region. Head over to the village of Tamegroute which is famous for its green pottery, an old koran library, religious school as well as a subterranean kasbah. Have another guided visit here, before you step inside the house of a local family for a typical Berber lunch cooked on a fireplace. After lunch, take a spectacular camel ride in the nearby dunes - one of the real highlights of this tour. Walk with your friendly camel at the desert pace to the top of a sand dune to get a wonderful view of the Sahara desert. Finally, drive back to Ouarzazate where you will be dropped off at your hotel/riad, or at the airport.

From Ouarzazate: Zagora and Draa Valley Day Tour

6. 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.

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What people are saying about Ouarzazate

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Magnificent experience, breathtaking landscapes. Embellished by the company of our guide Hamou Amdyaze a really nice person, available and attentive and at the service of his customers If it were to be done again I would sign immediately without any hesitation especially with the guide Mr Hamou Amdyaze and his very comfortable 4 × 4 vehicle and his natural smile and his knowledge of the history and culture of the different places visited. As is the case for the Auberge restaurant La Terasse des Délices: beautiful, clean and well maintained place. the owner is very friendly welcoming to listen as well as his employees and staff. Succulent and delicious cuisine and more traditional at attractive prices. Unfortunately I have not had the chance to sleep on site this time, but already planned to come back . Conclusion: Re-serve without hesitation and eyes closed.

It was worth the magnificent trip

Despite the weather which was not great when we left with our very professional driver We had a great day The guide was also very friendly for the visit of the Kasbahs. In short an interesting visit along the whole line with a beautiful sun at the end.

Beautiful experience, very long journey but worth it. The Kasbah is really very beautiful, a unique experience to try immersed in an exotic landscape to be seen!

Great organization, great driver, comfortable car.

Beautiful, selected locations and a friendly guide