Founded in 1928, the wonderful city of Ouarzazate is the ideal destination for dream expeditions to Africa and more precisely to Morocco. Located 200 km south of Marrakech at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, this flamboyant city is the capital of the province of the same name. Ouarzazate in Amazigh means noiseless and it reflects well the image of a quiet city when you go there. It became a film town in 1984 and enjoys a great interesting world fame. Many artists’ studios are established to take advantage of its climatic, geographical and economic conditions ideal for their profession. Do not miss to participate in this exceptional atmosphere!
Because its desert is unique:
Nicknamed the “Gateway to the Desert”, this magnificent Moroccan urban district largely deserves this attribution. Its vast, limitless space will surely impress you. It is absolutely fascinating! Two well arranged accesses will bring you straight to the heart of this dazzling desert plateau. For those who love the depopulated landscape, a hike in this fine and bewitching sand would be welcome. Don’t forget to admire the breathtaking dunes of Chigaga. Try to climb these 150 m heights with your friends and prove that you are the best. How about taking a camel ride up there? It’s an unforgettable experience! Ouarzazate can be visited on 8 days tour from Casablanca. It is the best itinerary that will not only let you cross Marrakech but also Fes.
Because its famous constructions will fascinate you:
This excellent capital has certainly not yet revealed all its secrets. It conceals many others! Admire the beautiful buildings built from clay soil all over Morocco. Commonly known as kasbahs, these remarkable classical constructions really deserve special attention. The one you should not miss under any circumstances is the majestic kasbah of Taourirt. Erected in the 18th century, it was the property of the Glaoui family. It is the motto of the city of Ouarzazate. Also visit the kasbah of Tiffoultoute and the ksar of Ait-Benhaddou. You will not believe your eyes! Do not hesitate to travel the legendary road of the 1000 kasbahs!
Contemplate its paradisiacal natural attractions:
Ouarzazate is also a flock of natural wonders as magnificent as each other. You can visit its splendid lake El Mansour, the longest lake in Morocco. Don’t forget to contemplate its flourishing valleys: the Draa Valley and the Dades Valley. You will never have seen anything so beautiful! As for the Toudgha valley, it is the most beautiful oasis. Make a stopover in the land of roses, El Kelaat M’Gouna and breathe in the good smell that emanates from these beautiful flowers. Discover the restful palm grove of Skoura. You will be able to taste the delicious dates produced or simply lie down under its beneficial shade. Take advantage of it!
have magical moments:
For film enthusiasts, this is the destination par excellence to indulge in their favorite entertainment. The charming city of Ouarzazate is home to a large number of film producers on its territory. Its idyllic landscapes and frequent sunshine make it a unique setting for making good movies that you have no doubt already devoured with appetite. Films such as Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, The Man Who Wanted to be King and Prince of Persia were shot in this fairy-tale setting. Pack your suitcase today, don’t hesitate!