Ouarzazate desert trips
Ouarzazate: the door to the Morocco desert, discover its green oases!
Ouarzazate desert tours – During your stay in Morocco, don’t forget to go to the South of the country. South Morocco has a particular charm with its ocher earth kasbahs which already recall the colors of the desert … and invites to many excursions from Ouarzazate. Visit Ouarzazate and its surroundings, its green Oases, the ksar of Aït Ben Haddou, the Valley of the roses, the Dades Gorges, the Gorges of Todra … or go for a 2-day Ouarzazate tour or longer in the Moroccan desert. Famous for its film studios, Ouarzazate is located at the crossroads of the Drâa Valley, the Ziz Valley and the Dades Valley. Ouarzazate is the door that opens to the Moroccan Sahara …
What are the best Ouarzazate excursions and Ouarzazate desert tours to do during your vacation in Morocco? What to see in Ouarzazate? How to visit the Ouarzazate region? How to prepare your trip to Ouarzazate? When is the best time to visit Ouarzazate? Which Ouarzazate desert tour to choose? Info and tips below! Also discover our Ouarzazate trip programs. Our offer includes tailor-made Ouarzazate tours and personalized Ouarzazate desert excursions.
Ouarzazate desert tours programs
Ouarzazate to Tinfou dunes tour
This is a Morocco desert tour from Ouarzazate to the Tinfou dunes.
The Tinfou dunes are located near to Zagora. It's a day trip to the desert from Ouarzazate. During your holidays in Morocco, you are welcome to discover the Draa Valley and enjoy a camel ride in the Sahara dunes. Ouarzazate desert tour for a day. 4x4 day trip from Ouarzazate to the Sahara.
Ouarzazate day trip Oasis of Skoura
Ouarzazate day trip to Oasis of Skoura. Morocco desert tour from Ouarzazate. Visit the typical kasbah and enjoy a camel ride in one of the most known Oasis near to Ouarzazate. Go for a day trip from Ouarzazate during your holidays in Morocco. The area of Ouarzazate is rich of discoveries. Spend a day in an oriental setting in South Morocco.
Ouarzazate Oasis of Fint day tour
Ouarzazate to the Oasis of Fint day tour. Ouarzazate day trip. If you want to visit the Oasis of Fint this Morocco excursion for a day is perfect. Enjoy your trip in Morocco and escape to an oasis near Ouarzazate ... Discover the Oasis of Fint, its fauna and flora, its Kasbahs... After lunch go for a mule ride and discover the palm grove.
Ouarzazate to Dades Gorges and Kelaat M’Gouna excursion
Are you planning holidays in Morocco during the summer? The Ouarzazate to Dades Gorges excursion tour is ideal for this season of the year. You will set off to explore Kelâat M'Gouna in the Valley of the Roses and the Dades Gorges. Morocco tour 2 days from Ouarzazate. Visit the Oasis of Skoura and Aït Ben Haddou.
Ouarzazate to Todra Gorges excursion
If you spend holidays in South Morocco, we recommend this 2-day excursion tour from Ouarzazate which will take you through the beautiful Valley of Roses and will introduce you to the Todra Gorges. In addition to a simple visit, this Morocco excursion tour allows the bravest to try climbing in an exceptional natural setting. 2 day trip from Ouarzazate.Enjoy it!
Ouarzazate the Valley of Roses day tour
If you spend a few days in Ouarzazate or in South Morocco, discover the beautiful Valley of roses for a day. We offer a day trip from Ouarzazate that allows you to visit the Valley of the Thousand Kasbahs. Ouarzazate The Valley of Roses excursion trip. Discovery of the area of Ouarzazate. 4x4 Morocco tour from Ouarzazate.
Ouarzazate to M’hamid tour 2 days
2 days Morocco desert tour from Ouarzazate. Camel ride and overnight under the stars in the desert. Sahrawi music in the desert camp. 4x4 Ouarzazate desert tour. Discover the Sahara and the nomadic lifestyle. Ouarzazate to M'hamid desert tour 2 days. Morocco private tour to the Sahara. Ouarzazate desert trip 2 days.
Ouarzazate to Erg Chigaga tour 2 days
Ouarzazate to Erg Chigaga tour 2 days. This Morocco desert tour to the big dunes of Erg Chigaga includes a 4X4 transfer. This is a 2-day Ouarzazate desert tour. Enjoy an original Sahara experience during your stay in Morocco. Enjoy a camel ride in the dunes of Erg Chigaga and a beautiful Sunset. Morocco Sahara excursion 2 days.
Ouarzazate to Merzouga tour 2 days
Do you want to enjoy a 2-day tour of the Moroccan desert? This Ouarzazate Merzouga desert tour is ideal to discover the Sahara and spend a night in the desert in traditional nomadic camp. Camel ride for the sunset. Possibility of quad biking or sandboard activity. Private 4x4 Morocco desert tour.
Trip from Ouarzazate: stay and discovery in Southern Morocco
Rich in its architecture, its calm life and its surroundings that nature has imagined so well, the city of Ouarzazate is a starting point for many excursions in Morocco. This is the reason why many will decide to spend their holidays in Morocco there. From Ouarzazate you can get in about 4 hours to the Moroccan desert. You are at the right place for a Ouarzazate desert tour! The city is also an ideal starting point for a Ouarzazate Merzouga desert trip, a Ouarzazate Erg Chegaga desert excursion or a weekend in the Moroccan desert.
Thanks to a Ouarzazate day trip, you can visit the Oasis of Skoura or the Oasis of Fint, discover the Valley of Roses, Kelaat M’Gouna. Visiting other natural sites in the region, the Dades Gorges and the Todra Gorges, is a must during a 2-day Ouarzazate trip.
How to visit Ouarzazate and its region?
There are several ways to organize your trip to Ouarzazate! It depends above all on your desires: are you looking for a relaxing holiday? do you want to experience adventure? do you like hiking? do you prefer cultural and gastronomic discoveries? you want to find a themed stay?
The city of Ouarzazate and its region can be explored in a thousand and one ways. The Ouarzazate tour or excursion you choose will be tailor-made.
Exploring Ouarzazate and its surroundings by 4X4: this is a fairly common way to visit the region. Whether for a Ouarzazate excursion tour with family or friends, transport by 4X4 is always pleasant when it comes to traveling long distances or terrain that is difficult to access by classic car.
Explore the surroundings of Ouarzazate by quad: some will prefer to do a few hours, even half a day or a day of quad in Ouarzazate to visit the surroundings of the city differently.
Hiking in the region of Ouarzazate: the trek is very popular in this region, in the Valleys around Ouarzazate, the Oases, without forgetting the trek in the Sahara.
Which cities to visit in Morocco? Why visit Ouarzazate?
One of the cities of definite tourist interest for exploring Morocco is the town of Ouarzazate, in southern Morocco.
In addition to being a city worth visiting for its film studios, its souks, its kasbahs and the Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou in its immediate vicinity, Ouarzazate offers travelers the possibility of making a multitude of excursions, and tours in the Moroccan desert.
The city of Ouarzazate is an ideal destination for your holidays in Morocco. The scenery and the exotic decor are waiting for you. Above all, the city of Ouarzazate allows you to discover the South on a day excursions and to go to the Sahara for a 3-day Morocco desert tour, for example.
In addition to its proximity to the Moroccan desert, the geographical location of the city of Ouarzazate offers a variety of choices for your excursions in Morocco: valleys, oases, rock massifs, the route of a thousand Kasbahs,…
Leaving from Ouarzazate you can go to the two gateways to the Sahara (Merzouga and M’hamid). It’s up to you: Ouarzazate Erg Chebbi desert trip or a Ouarzazate Erg Chegaga tour. Going to the Moroccan desert is an opportunity to seize if you stay in Ouarzazate. The Sahara will enchant you with its inimitable charm and the welcome of its inhabitants, the Sahrawi nomads.
When is the best time to visit Ouarzazate?
The city of Ouarzazate is located in southern Morocco, about 200km from Marrakech. Ouarzazate is surrounded by the Anti-Atlas mountains and sits on a rocky plateau at an altitude of 1160m. You can go to Ouarzazate all year round. However, it should be remembered that summer can be particularly hot (June-July-August). A visit of the city and an Ouarzazate excursion in the surroundings will make you discover this beautiful region in the South of Morocco. We recommend in particular an Ouarzazate Gorges of Dadès tour or Gorges of Todra, an excursion to visit the Oasis of Skoura and the excursion to Aït Ben Haddou… For the Morocco desert tours from Ouarzazate, we advise you to favor the period between mid-September and mid-May.
What weather in Ouarzazate?
What’s the weather in Ouarzazate? You should inquire about the temperatures expected for the period of your holiday in Morocco. The coldest months in Ouarzazate (winter) are December, January and February – min 3 ° / 17 ° max, the warmest months in Ouarzazate (summer) are June, July, August – min 20 ° / 39 ° max. In spring – March: min 10 ° / 23 ° max, April: min 12 ° / 27 ° max, May: min 16 ° / 30 ° max. In autumn – September: min 17 ° / 32 ° max, October: min 12 ° / 26 ° max, November: min 5 ° / 17 ° max.
How to prepare your trip to Ouarzazate?
To properly prepare your trip to Ouarzazate and your stay in Morocco, you must first obtain some useful information about the city and in general and about life in Morocco (money, exchange rate, transport, food, weather).
Where to sleep in Ouarzazate? Most of the websites offering online booking of accommodation in Ouarzazate allow you to consult customer reviews for these establishments, as well as their location in relation to the city center, etc. As part of an organized Ouarzazate trip (including Sahara tour or stay), accommodation is provided in the formula. Ouarzazate offers many possibilities: riads, hotels, …
Where to go out in Ouarzazate?
If you are wondering where to go out in Ouarzazate, know that you can go to the central square “Place al-Mouahidine” where you can have a coffee or eat on the terrace. On Place du 3 Mars and Avenue Mohammed VI, you will also find shops, cafes and restaurants.
Ouarzazate is full of souks (Sunday) and small shops where you can find souvenirs (handicrafts, spices) and useful things (clothes).
You can visit the city of Ouarzazate for a day trip to discover the medina, the secret streets of the city and the Kasbah of Ouarzazate (the Kasbah of Taourirt, an ancient fortified village).
Ouarzazate and cinema
The city of Ouarzazate is known for its film studios. Several films have been shot in Ouarzazate and in the region, such as Lawrence of Arabia (1962), the Sheltering Sky (1990), Gladiator (2000), Throne Play (2013). So if you are wondering what to see in Ouarzazate, one of the essential visits remains the discovery of film studios.
You can pay a visit to the CLA studios to discover the sets used for different films. Atlas Studios are also worth exploring during your stay in Ouarzazate. Take the time to admire the sets of the Lawrence of Arabia films, Babel etc. The Atlas studios are located 4 km from the center of Ouarzazate. The Cinema Museum is also open to curious travelers looking to discover different accessories and film sets.
What to see near Ouarzazate? Excursions around Ouarzazate
Go on an Ouarzazate Aït Ben Haddou excursion tour
Aït Ben Haddou is one of the places around Ouarzazate to visit absolutely during your stay in this city. It is a beautiful ksar listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A true architectural gem of southern Morocco, Aït Ben Haddou is located just a 30-minute drive from Ouarzazate.
The exotic and sublime village of Aït Ben Haddou can be visited for half a day or a day. Aït Ben Haddou was chosen by different producers to serve as the backdrop for several films. The Ounila Valley where it is located is worth exploring for its small Berber villages. The Ounila Valley can be discovered on an excursion: the valley hides terraced orchards, olive trees, cliffs. You can push the discovery by making a Ouarzazate tour until the Kasbah of Tamdakht, not far from the ksar of Aït Ben Haddou.
Picnic around the Ouarzazate lake
Another idea of a place to see near Ouarzazate: the lake near the city, Mansour Eddahbi. A day trip from Ouarzazate to the lake allows you to enjoy nature, hike and discover nearby places to see.
Discover the nearby Oases: Ouarzazate Oasis of Skoura or Oasis of Fint excursion
If you want to discover beautiful places without going too far from Ouarzazate, an excursion to the Oasis of Skoura or a tour to the Oasis of Fint (15 km) are recommended. In the Oases you can enjoy a walk, a camel ride, a lunch with the locals.
The region of Ouarzazate is really ideal for a holiday in Morocco filled with discoveries, change of scenery and relaxation. Without forgetting the possibility of organizing a tour in the Morocco desert from Ouarzazate. The region is also full of routes for hiking close to nature. Trekking enthusiasts will find their happiness in the vicinity of Ouarzazate.
Ouarzazate to Valley of roses tour and Dades Gorges or an Ouarzazate to Todra Gorges excursion
If you want to make a tour from Ouarzazate to discover the Valley of the roses and the region, you can leave for a trip of 2 days. We offer an Ouarzazate Gorges of Dades excursion or an Ouarzazate Gorges of Todra tour.
Which tour from Ouarzazate? What to visit in the Ouarzazate region?
Vacation in the Moroccan desert
If you want to discover the country, enjoying a Morocco Sahara desert trip is an original and unforgettable way to visit southern Morocco. Several possibilities are available to you for this experience in the Sahara. Starting with the destination …
Ouarzazate Merzouga desert tour
The Ouarzazate Merzouga tour is one of the most popular tours for travelers. First, it’s about going to the desert, to Erg Chebbi: a place that fascinates us with its beauty. But it is also about discovering a culture, that of the Sahrawi nomads who live in the Moroccan desert. Thus, the Merzouga trip from Ouarzazate includes an overnight stay in a traditional nomadic camp. The Merzouga excursion promises unique moments of discovery both in terms of nature, a cultural encounter and a way of life. In addition to this out of the ordinary trip to the Moroccan desert, there are various activities to practice: trekking in the Sahara, camel ride for the sunset, quad biking, 4X4 excursion. The Ouarzazate Merzouga excursion route will also allow you to discover magnificent places and typical villages. You will pass by Tinghir and Errachidia before arriving at Erg Chebbi.
Ouarzazate Erg Chigaga desert trip
This 2-day Ouarzazate tour will take you to the largest dunes in the Moroccan desert. Erg Chigaga is the second most visited site in the Moroccan Sahara. The Erg Chigaga excursion from Ouarzazate is ideal for visiting the Sahara, doing sandboarding or a camel ride, enjoying the atmosphere that reigns in the evening at the bivouac with a big fire and Saharawi music. This Ouarzazate desert excursion is one of the travelers’ favorites for the unique and authentic experience it provides.
Ouarzazate Zagora desert excursion – discovery of the Draa Valley and the dunes of the Sahara
If you want to go to the first dunes of the Moroccan desert, the Ouarzazate Zagora tour to the dunes of Tinfou is ideal! It is a Morocco day trip from Ouarzazate but you can decide to extend it with a night in a desert camp in Zagora. This Morocco desert excursion from Ouarzazate has the advantage of making you discover the beautiful Drâa Valley.
Weekend in the Morocco desert
If you have decided to take a Morocco desert excursion from Ouarzazate to go to M’hamid El Ghizlane, you will also pass by the Drâa Valley. You will make an essential stop at Tamegrout where you will find famous green pottery which is made in the workshops of this small town in southern Morocco. Then let yourself relax in the traditional camp. The weekend in the Moroccan desert can also be the ideal opportunity to practice activities at the bivouac or simply take advantage of the Sahara to relax and discover this splendid place.