day ouarzazate tour from Marrakech

Marrakech Ouarzazate excursion

Discover the city of Ouarzazate and Aït Ben Haddou

Day Ouarzazate tour from Marrakech

Day Ouarzazate tour from Marrakech – 1 day excursion from Marrakech to Ouarzazate – Marrakech to Aït Ben Haddou tour – Ouarzazate and Aït Ben Haddou tour from Marrakech

The Ouarzazate day trip from Marrakech is a good idea for an excursion tour during your holidays in Morocco. You leave Marrakech early in the morning. The day Ouarzazate and Aït Ben Haddou tour takes you through the Atlas Mountains.

Ouarzazate is located on the road of a thousand Kasbahs and at the gates of the Moroccan desert. The city is famous for its movie studios, the Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou, its Oasis. The visit to Ouarzazate is undoubtedly one of the best day tours from Marrakech.

Day Ouarzazate tour from Marrakech : the visits

The High-Atlas mountains

For this day Ouarzazate excursion from Marrakech, the driver-guide picks you up from the riad or hotel early in the morning.

You first pass by the road in the High Atlas Mountains which connects the two cities Marrakech to Ouarzazate. The road takes you to the Tizi’n’Tichka pass in the Atlas, which rises to an altitude of 2,260m.

Stops are planned to see Berber villages in the mountains. Take advantage of this Ouarzazate day tour from Marrakech to take photos of the magnificent landscapes of the Atlas. The views are really beautiful. We also stop at the Kasbah of Telouet. The trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate takes around 4 hours.

Visit of the Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou

The Marrakech Ouarzazate 1 day excursion takes you to Aït Ben Haddou. The Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou is located at about 40 km from Ouarzazate.

Aït Ben Haddou is a UNESCO heritage site. The village extends over an ocher-colored hill. It is a true masterpiece of southern Moroccan architecture. It is also one of the most beautiful sites in the Ouarzazate region. And also one of the most visited tourist points in the surroundings of Ouarzazate. Known for its beauty, Aït Ben Haddou is fully worth the visit. You enjoy a guided tour on site and lunch in Aït Ben Haddou. You can also plan a camel ride during this Marrakech to Ouarzazate excursion.

Day Ouarzazate tour from Marrakech : visit of the city

During this day Ouarzazate tour from Marrakech, you will also take a tour of the city.

Visits during the excursion (according to your choices) :

  • movie studios tour,
  • the cinema museum,
  • the Kasbah of Ouarzazate,
  • its souk;

Once these visits finished, you take the way back to Marrakech. Arrival in the pink city is planned for the end of the day. To see the Sahara, we offer a 3-day M’hamid desert trip from Marrakech, a Marrakech to Erg Chigaga tour or a 3-day Merzouga desert tour.

  • One day Marrakech to Ouarzazate tour

    Departure from Marrakech in the morning (8 AM).
  • The distance between Marrakech and Ouarzazate is about 200 km.
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  • What to do in Marrakech?

    The Marrakech Ouarzazate excursion tour could take a day or two days.

    During this Morocco, excursion enjoy an Ouarzazate city tour and discover Great South Morocco.
  • You will cross the High Atlas mountains to arrive in Ouarzazate.
    This part of the journey is really appreciated by travelers.
  • If you have enough time, let's organize a Morocco desert excursion to the Sahara!
    Discover the nomadic lifestyle and culture.
  • Ouarzazate and its surroundings are a good place to practice a quad riding.

    So, why not, enjoy 1 hour of quad biking in Ouarzazate?

    If you have enough time, visit the Oasis of Skoura or the Oasis of Fint.


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