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How to Spend 1 Day in Ouarzazate

How to Spend 1 Day in Ouarzazate

You might recognize Ouarzazate even if you’ve never been here. This desert outpost is Morocco’s Hollywood: Countless movie and television scenes have been filmed in its giant walled, earthen village. If you only have a day to spend in the gateway to the Sahara, here are some tips for how to make the most of your time.

Morning: Ait Ben Haddou

One of this area’s most spectacular attractions is the traditional mud brickksar (fortified village) Ait Ben Haddou. Spend your morning exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site during a guided half-day tour. Wander through the pathways leading up the hill between buildings for an up-close look at Morocco’s most famous kasbah and filming location. Some excursions to the area also include a visit to the small Berber village of Télouet, set in the High Atlas Mountains. Alternatively, explore the desert scenery around Ait Ben Haddou on an ATV tour.

Afternoon: Atlas Film Studios

Dive into Ouarzazate’s Hollywood history this afternoon with a visit to the Atlas Film Studios, where scenes fromGame of Thrones,The Mummy, andJewel of the Nile were shot. A tour of this film studio—one of the world’s largest—takes you through decades’ worth of decaying movie sets and props littered across the desert landscape. Don’t miss the replica kasbah, Egyptian tomb, and the colosseum that featured in the Russell Crowe movie Gladiator. If time permits, head to the Cinema Museum to learn more about Morocco’s role in the movie industry.

Night: Night Under the Stars

No trip to Morocco would be complete without a night spent amid the towering Erg Chebbi dunes of the Merzouga Desert. Set out on camelback to a Berber-style camp of tents, where you can watch the sunset, enjoy a traditional meal, sleep under the stars, and watch the sunrise over the dunes. If you’re looking for something a bit more low key, opt instead for a quiet dinner of tagine and Moroccan salad in an Ouarzazate riad. 

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3 Days 2 Nights Desert Trip from Marrakech to Fes

3 Days 2 Nights Desert Trip from Marrakech to Fes

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Spend a night in a private nomad-style tent in the towering Erg Chebbi dunes on this overnight excursion in the Merzouga Desert. Ride a camel while watching the sunset and awaken to the sunrise with breakfast provided at this comfortable camp. Your guide offers hotel pickup and makes it a not-to-be-missed experience and takes care of the details while you relax with Berber hospitality.
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    Ouarzazate ‘Hollywood of Morocco’ Private Full-Day Tour with Ait Ben Haddou

    Ouarzazate ‘Hollywood of Morocco’ Private Full-Day Tour with Ait Ben Haddou

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    Explore the kasbah movie locations and museums in and around Ouarzazate on a full-day private tour. Discover the labyrinthine rooms of Taourirt Kasbah, and see sets from locally filmed movies such as ‘Gladiator’ at the Cinema Museum and Atlas Film Studio. Finally, explore Ait Ben Haddou, a clay-built walled kasbah that featured in ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Gladiator,’ and other hits. Private air-conditioned transport and hotel pickup and drop-off in Ouarzazate included.
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    • 7 hours
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    $227.66
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    Half-Day Guided Quad Tour from Ait Ben Haddou to Fint Oasis

    Half-Day Guided Quad Tour from Ait Ben Haddou to Fint Oasis

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    Explore the semi-desert landscape of Fint on a half-day ATV quad tour. Visit this beautiful oasis located just 45 kilometers from the city and get your adrenaline pumping as you zoom past rock formations and traditional Berber villages. Discover some hidden gems of Morocco and enjoy a day filled with excitement.
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    • 6 hours
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    Private Trip Ait Ben Haddou & Ouarzazate

    Private Trip Ait Ben Haddou & Ouarzazate

    Aït-ben-Haddou est un ksar du Maroc inscrit sur la liste du patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO, Ouarzazate est une ville au sud des montagnes du Haut Atlas marocain, connue comme étant la porte du désert du Sahara. Son énorme Kasbah de Taourirt, abritant un palais du XIXe siècle, offre une vue sur le paysage rocailleux des environs, qui apparaît dans plusieurs films. Au nord-ouest se trouve la ville fortifiée en terre rouge d'Aït-ben-Haddou, tandis que les gorges rocailleuses du Toudra s'étendent au nord-est. Une route serpente vers le sud-est, à travers les palmeraies luxuriantes de la vallée du Drâa, en direction du désert.
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    • 10 hours
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    1-hour Guided Quad Tour of Ait Ben Haddou

    1-hour Guided Quad Tour of Ait Ben Haddou

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    An ATV tour (aka quad bike) provides an exciting way to explore the natural landscape of Morocco. You'll cruise up and down the hills around the Ait Ben Haddou kasbah to admire the semi-desert scenery.
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    • 1 hour
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    Private Full-Day Tour of Ouarzazate and Oasis Fint

    Private Full-Day Tour of Ouarzazate and Oasis Fint

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    Explore Ouarzazate’s historic kasbah, movie studios, and historic sites on a full-day, private tour that includes pickup and drop-off at your accommodations. Get outside of the city to visit the Oasis Fint for a traditional lunch in a local home, with time to walk through groves of lush palm trees and Berber villages. This 7-hour private tour is priced per-vehicle, and accommodates your group of up to six people.
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    • 7 hours
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    Private city Tour Ouarzazate

    Private city Tour Ouarzazate

    departure point is your Hotel or Riad and our driver will come to meet you in your Hotel to start your journey make sure everything goes according plan visiting Monuments and souks and kasbah ait ben haddou , kasbah tifoultout , kasbah taourirt , cinema studio , Hand craft , Free tea in local Riad , Ouarzazate Square ....... feel free to ask driver if you have questions in your tour . Drop off hotel
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    • 5 hours
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    One Night far away from noise in beautiful Riad

    One Night far away from noise in beautiful Riad

    you will spend night far away from noise in private room learning how to make your own food tagine and salad
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    • 2 days
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