The traveler’s notebook
Excursions Ouarzazate – The city of Ouarzazate is known to be “the door of the Morocco desert“… Must-see city of the Great South of Morocco, Ouarzazate is representative of the typical architecture of this part of Morocco. Several Ouarzazate excursions allow to discover the “natural beauty” of its surroundings. The region of Ouarzazate is very rich in beautiful landscapes thanks to its kasbahs, its valleys, its oases and the large desert plateau.
Excursions Ouarzazate and day trips
Ouarzazate is the meeting point of two valleys crossed by two rivers (Oued Ouarzazate and Oued Dades). The two rivers give birth to Oued Drâa.
Discover The Drâa Valley
From Ouarzazate and to the desert extends the beautiful Draa Valley with its beautiful palm grove and small typical Berber villages. Visit the Draa Valley.
Where could you do a camel ride in the Ouarzazate area ?
A Ouarzazate desert excursion will take you to the Drâa Valley to the Tinfou dunes located in the city of Zagora. Camel riding on the sand dunes. If you go a little be far, a camel ride at M’hamid is possible.
The Dades Gorges and the Toudra Gorges : excursion from Ouarzazate
Northeast of Ouarzazate are the Dades Gorges and the Toudra Gorges. These are two natural sites with beautiful views. A day trip from Ouarzazate allows you to visit them and the Valley of Roses.
Visit the Skoura Oasis
Another day tour from Ouarzazate : the visit to the Oasis de Skoura and the possibility of taking a camel ride in its palm grove.
The Kasbahs in the region of Ouarzazate
You can also discover two famous kasbahs : the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou which is northwest of Ouarzazate and the Kasbah of Telouet, located a little further in the Atlas.
Other places in Ouarzazate to visit during your stay : the Kasbah Taourirt which is the symbol of the city. It was built in the seventeenth century by the Glaoui. In addition to the Kasbah exterior of a bronze red color that is worth visiting for its architecture, you can also visit its interior. The kasbah Tifoultoute also worth mentioning. It is located about ten kilometers from Ouarzazate. The Oasis of Fint and the Kasbah of Amridil which is located in the palm grove of the Oasis of Skoura are also places to visit and can be the object of an excursion Ouarzazate.
It should not be forgotten that Ouarzazate is also famous for its movie studios. This is one of the sites in Morocco that is very popular with filmmakers. The studios and the movie museum can be visited. Day trip Ouarzazate.
Good to know :
- Ouarzazate has an airport. The city is also accessible by road (from Marrakech, for example).
- In Ouarzazate, there are about 300 sunny days a year !