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Morocco Ouarzazate
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A gateway town to the vast Sahara desert, Ouarzazate is best known for the immense Taourirt Kasbah, a 20th-century palace built for Pacha Glaoui during the French Protectorate. Today, it’s largely an administrative centre, with the city thriving on the film industry and the tourists it draws because of it.

Ouarzazate's red earth landscapes have been the setting for several famous films, supposedly depicting Tibet, Egypt and even ancient Rome and the nearby film studios are open for film buffs. Many of the townspeople have been cast in or worked on the films shot in this region including Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, and Babel.

Given its location, this is the perfect jumping-off place for desert adventures. One night to break up the journey between the Sahara and Marrakesh is often enough.

11 days

Classic Morocco

Imperial cities, nature and Berber culture
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9 days

Imperial cities and the Sahara

A journey through Morocco past and present
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Ouarzazate Tours

Trek Around Toubkal and Atlas Mountains

Hiking in the High Atlas Range

13 daysFrom €450
Destinations Marrakesh, Ouarzazate
Tour Type Private guided tour
Activity Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, National Parks, Culture, Indigenous Tourism

Three Valleys Trek and Sahara Desert Trip

6 days exploring the High Atlas Mountains

6 daysFrom €330
Destinations Marrakesh, Todra Gorge, Ouarzazate
Tour Type Private guided tour
Activity Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, National Parks, Culture, Indigenous Tourism

Mountain Bike in Morocco

Explore the High Atlas Mountains by bike

8 daysFrom €450
Destinations Marrakesh, Ouarzazate
Tour Type Private guided tour
Activity Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Biking, Horseback Riding, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Culture, Indigenous Tourism

Camel Trekking in Morocco

Explore the Sahara Desert by camel

7 daysFrom £500
Destinations Marrakesh, Ouarzazate
Tour Type Private guided tour
Activity Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Overlanding, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Culture, Indigenous Tourism

Ouarzazate Travel Companies

Atlas Mountain Trekking

Trekking holidays in Morocco
Destinations Morocco
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Camping, Biking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Archaeology, Indigenous Tourism, History, Solo Travel

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