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Ouarzazate, known as The Doorway to the Desert is just 180 km south of Marrakech.  The city is blessed with a strategic location and is surrounded by impressive valleys, gorges, oases, palm groves, and dunes. It is also a film-making destination with Morocco’s biggest studios and  a starting point of an idyllic and unique experience in the Moroccan desert.

Join us today to experience the wonders of nature in charming Ouarzazate ! Simply book  your trip and let us take care of the rest!

 

Our Program

Your journey starts with an early breakfast in Marrakech before departure to Ouarzazate. You will have to cross the hamlet of Toufliht, a magnificent marvel constructed with adobe between two mountains, still reflecting its typical Berber features. From a distance, you will see two more different hamlets. These are built of yellow stone, offering a magical view of the high Atlas Mountains.

You will continue your way towards the Tizin’tichka pass to reach the altitude of 2260m. You will be amazed by the panoramic view of an extraordinary mountainous landscape.

After a few hours’ drive, you are finally in Ouarzazate, the ultimate cinematographic city where dozens of international films have been shot, such as “The Laurence of Arabia”, “The Mummy”, “The Gladiator” .etc.. you will also discover two the most well-known kasbahs in the region, namely  Ait Ben Haddou kasbah and  Taourirt Kasbah. A moment of nostalgia and a step back in time to admire an incredible architecture, attesting to the talent of ancient craftsmen.

Your lunch break is a time when you will taste the delights of the Moroccan cuisine. After enjoying a succulent meal, you will start your journey back to Marrakech. We will drive for miles before taking a short break. Time to enjoy once again the splendid view of some majestic landscapes. Your arrival to Marrakech is expected at 7 p.m.

 

What exactly to explore in Ouarzazate?

    • Atlas film studios
    • Taourirt Kasbah,
    • Ait Ben Haddou kasbah,
    • Skoura palm grove
    • Todgha Gorge,
    • Dades Valley,
    • The dunes of Tinfou,
    • Rock Art/engravings

At JCI TOURS, We are dedicated to taking care of every detail in your journey to ensure that you have an exceptional experience.  Book your trip Now and let us handle the rest!

Included/Excluded

  • Air-conditioned Minibus or van depending on the number of participants
  • Hotel pick-up/drop off
  • Knowledgeable multilingual driver
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
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