Ouarzazate

Often referred to as “The Hollywood of Africa”, throughout Ouarzazate you'll find cities of brown mud homes and kasbahs, surrounded by oases of green palms and towering river gorges.

Central Morocco
30.9335° N, 6.9370° W

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Things to do in Ouarzazate

We are experts at creating a Moroccan experience perfectly tailored to our guests needs. These are some of our most popular sights and activities, and they may be customized to the utmost extent of your imaginations.

Aït Ben Haddou

Explore ancient fortresses and movie sets

Game of Thrones fans, rejoice! This city — and in particular, the ksar (walled town) of earthen dwellings — is iconic not only for serving as the setting of the famous TV series and numerous famous movies, but also as an impressive display of southern Moroccan architecture.

Movie buffs may recognise it from Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth (for which much of Aït Ben Haddou was rebuilt), Jewel of the Nile (note the Egyptian towers) and Gladiator, to name a few.

The Secret Cafe

Sip Mint tea in a desert oasis

Share a quiet moment together in the gardens of a desert oasis. Whether you spend a few nights here or simply stop by for some refreshments, sipping mint tea in the cool shades of a fig tree is sure to be a treasured memory.

Dades Valley

Walk among lush valleys and fantastical formations

The Dades Valley is a particularly scenic section of the Dades River valley, Gravity, characterized by lush green valleys framed against gravity defying rock stacks and gorges on either side.

Explore the ancient red-clay fortresses, sample fresh-picked figs, and marvel at the scenery.

Todra Canyon

Todra Canyon

Located in the Eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains, after 15 km of picturesque drive from the city of Tinghir, along the Todra lush valley through green palm groves and authentic Berber villages before reaching the massive orange rock walls of Todra Gorges, where a 300 m deep fault splits the limestone into a deep ravine, providing contrasted thrilling landscapes, with rocks and blue sky reflected in crystal-clear perpetual river.

Dades Valley Switchbacks

See the Dades Valley Switchbacks

The Dades Valley Switchback is easily the most iconic stretch of road in this region of Morocco, with the view point atop the hill offering a spactacular view of the gorge and river below.

Rug Shopping

Shop for handcrafted rugs

The Berber people are renowned artisans, making some of the highest quality handicrafts in the country. Berber rugs are hand-woven from camel hair and cactus silk, with every piece telling a story about some aspect of Berber culture. Be sure you learn the backstory before you take home the goods you buy, or you’ll miss half the treasure.

Atlas Mountains

Atlas Mountains

The impressive peaks of the mythy rocks of the High Atlas, an abundance of the green valleys comes into view, a marvelous variety of vantage points, provide the most beautiful views of the magnificent scenery, and it pays to take some time to explore the terrain, the beauty of nature added to the historical heritage of the Berbers are responsible for the charme of this uncompetable landscapes, as number of strategic locations are reminders of old fortresses, the Kasbahs, has now relegated to the pages of history, still are symbol of the former military power of the Berber tribes that were dominating the caravan trails cross the mountains, the majority of this Berber fortresses were eventually deserted by their occupants, it seems as though only the Atlas mountains have survived the ravages of time. The spectacular journey through a network of hiking paths through fertile secluded valleys and isolated Berber villages up to the remote mountain snow-smeared peaks is an unforgettable adventure.

Telouat Kasbah

Telouat Kasbah

Telouet In addition to its remarkable natural beauty, It is famous for its Kasbah, which is part of the Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage; Located on the outskirts of a small Berber village and built on a high place that overlooks all the surrounding lands, as the centre of a trans-Saharan trading empire, along the caravans former routes from the Sahara over the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech, its construction began in 1860, but it expanded year after year owing to the increase in the wealth of El Glaoui family and the expansion of their influence, to reflect the wealth and power of this family; This historical milestone produced by certain economic and social circumstances in Morocco in the 19th century, the Kasbah, which followed the steps of the Glaoui family towards wealth and high positions, was not in fact the property of the members of this family only, but was and still is the property of an entire nation, representing its memory and storing its history, its features, the intricately designed interior walls with the stunning colorful geometric mosaic tiles and carvings are still clear, testifying to the glory and sophistication the region has known, and to the mastery of art reached by the Moroccan manufacturer.

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