Ouarzazate Day Trip from Marrakech

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Experience Highlights

Take this day trip to Ouarzazate from Marrakech, less than 200 kilometres away. Don't hesitate to enter this fantasy world where you will see iconic sites such as the city of Ait Ben Haddou, the famous Kasbahs and the imposing Atlas Mountains.

An expert guide will accompany you on this journey, you'll be provided with transport to and from the city and you'll even discover some of the sets of famous films such as Gladiator and The Mummy. On this "Hollywood of Africa" experience, you will also cross Tizi n'Tichka, the highest road pass in the north of the continent.

  • Get to Ouarzazate from Marrakech. Located in the south of Morocco, this city has spectacular sites such as the fortress of Ait Ben Haddou.
  • Accompanied by a professional guide, you will be able to contemplate the beautiful Atlas Mountains and see the Kasbahs, the famous Moroccan palaces.
  • You will be provided with a shuttle service and will have the opportunity to see the filming locations of such cinematic gems as The Mummy and Gladiator.

What’s included

  • Excursion to Ouarzazate from Marrakech
  • Transport to and from
  • Professional guide

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Step by Step

Don't miss this day trip to an authentic place of fantasy and history: Ouarzazate. From Marrakech, less than 200 kilometres from this southern city, stunning views of the Atlas Mountains, the majestic Kasbahs and the city of Ait Ben Haddou, among other interesting places, await you.

You will drive through Tizi n'Tichka, the highest road pass in North Africa, while enjoying the desert landscape. You will also witness some of the filming areas of movies such as Gladiator, Star Wars or Alexander the Great. The experience includes an expert guide and return transport.

Ouarzazate is also known as the gateway to the desert and its history includes Berbers, African traders and French settlers who passed through this region. It is one of Morocco's most visited tourist destinations, not least because of its film studios and fortifications such as the Kasbah Taourirt.

Situated in a strategic location overlooking the Sahara desert, Ouarzazate was a transit point for a multitude of caravans of traders coming from the south to Europe. On the other hand, there is Ait Ben Haddou, one of Morocco's best-known and best-preserved ksar, or castles, of Berber origin and full of narrow streets and labyrinthine passages.

During your adventure in Ouarzazate, at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, you will see high mountain landscapes, snow-capped peaks in the distance, plains, palm oases, dunes, lakes and much more.

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4.8
· 349 Reviews
  • R
    Rosalia
    5
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    It has been an unforgettable experience, I loved it and I have been very comfortable at all times.
  • R
    Remi
    5
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    Excellent work of the guides throughout the day. They have taken care at all times to get to the points of interest.
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    Scarlett
    4
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    The best part of the excursion are the guides, kind, sincere and very friendly.
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    Charlotte
    4
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    Spectacular visit, the journey is long but worth it. Even the landscapes on the way are beautiful. The driver was very kind and attentive, as well as the guide.
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