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Our desert and city tours from Ouarzazate will take you to some of the most stunning landscapes and historical places in Morocco. Here’s a brief summary of a handful of them. Please contact us if you require any further information.
Ait Ben Haddou:
Ben-Haddou is a ksar, which is a fortified pre-Saharan city with enclosing walls. It is located in southern Morocco, on the old trading route between the Sahara and Ouarzazate.
The Ksar, which has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1978, includes some of the best kasbahs in the world. These huge constructions were built to defend medinas and towns, and they served as evidence of the wealth of certain families.
Regrettably, each downpour causes severe damage to these kasbahs as well as the entire earthen ksar. Furthermore, around ten families continue to reside on the land.
Ben-Haddou is well-known for its film business, since it is home to a number of well-known producers, including:
David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia, Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ and Kundun, Bernardo Bertolucci’s A Tea in the Sahara, Ridley Scott’s Gladiator, and Oliver Stone’s Alexander are just a few examples.
On our desert and city tours from Ouarzazate to the south, the Kasbah will be your first destination. It’s time to schedule a tour!
Ouarzazate, located at 1160 meters above sea level, sits at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. In the valley created by the confluence of the Draa and Dades rivers. Not to mention that Ouarzazate is the gateway to the Sahara. It is the meeting point of the Saharan routes. The route used by caravans bringing items from Sudan. Its varied scenery is stunning.
Ouarzazate is the second destination on desert and city tours that begin in the south from Ouarzazate.
It is currently, more than ever, a popular tourist destination, the capital of the Souss-Massa-Drâa region, and an economic and military centre. It is notable for the kindness of its Berber residents, as well as its rich and diversified mythology.
The expansion of tourism is reflected in the recreational options, which include large hotels, golf courses, horseback riding facilities, artisan cooperatives, an airport, and so on. Its modern Conference Centre can host large business meetings. The city has an excellent lodging variety, which includes hotels, magnificent houses, and campers.
The city stretches along Avenue Mohamed V, and it is home to a variety of companies, hotels, and restaurants. It’s a pisé-colored city that’s open and clean, with the huge Al-Mouahidine square at its core.
It’s a great spot to start exploring the Dades and Toudra valleys, the road of a thousand kasbahs, the Great Atlas, the Draa valley, and the Sahara.
In addition, athletic events such as the International Ultra Ouarzazate Marathon “Gateway to the Desert” are hosted in the city and its surroundings.
Tinghir Palm Grove is situated in the Todgha valley, between the High Atlas and the Jebel Saghro. The old French garrison hamlet is built around a rocky outcropping that is overlooked by the ruins of the ancient Glaoui Palace. When exploring the Todgha region, make a stop at Tinghir and wander among the flower gardens, ksour, and kasbah.
From Tinghir, take the road to Er-Rachidia and then the palm grove path. After passing through a number of hamlets and ksour, you will arrive in the village of El Hart, which is famous for the ability of its potters who work with the valley’s ochre soil. The site is very stunning, and you will discover wonderful stuff there (crockery…)
Todra’s palm grove is a must-see on every Tinghir visit. You can drive down the wadi for 12 kilometers to the source of the Sacred Fishes with an international driving license, but hikers and sportsmen will be able to enjoy the gardens on foot. The wadi bed looks like a multicolored checkerboard, with fields of cereals, vegetables, palm and olive trees intermingled. You may also tour the valley’s little towns or simply relax and enjoy the beauty. On foot, the climb takes around 3 hours.
You’ll have a multitude of excursions at your disposal with Unique Desert Trips’ Ouarzazate desert and city tours…
Are you planning a trip to Morocco? Do you need some fresh air and a change of scenery? Looking for breathtaking scenery? Then don’t put it off any longer and go on a trek to Merzouga in Morocco’s Erg Chebbi. This meeting will far exceed your greatest expectations.
Merzouga’s first steps are already luring us in with the scent of freedom. The seemingly endless journey comes to an end in a little village that seems quiet at first appearance. But gradually, we discover its inhabitants, its small shops, its sand-colored cottages, full of colors on the inside, and, ultimately, sand dunes as far as the eye can see.
They are among the most spectacular sand dunes in the Sahara, and unquestionably the most beautiful dunes in Morocco! The Erg has a length of 30 kilometers and a width of 5 kilometers. Furthermore, Mother Nature can be rather surprising at times, as seen by the location of these dunes in the middle of nowhere! The highest dunes may reach heights of more than 150 meters. You may also rent skis or a snowboard to travel down the slopes.
How to get to the Merzouga desert?
Because we are a travel agency, you may book a tour with us from Ouarzazate, Fes, Tangier, and Casablanca. Check out our desert and city tours from Ouarzazate above. Merzouga’s desert has earned its name! It takes at least 8 hours to get there from Ouarzazate through small winding mountain roads. The vistas, on the other hand, are an adventure in and of themselves. Without a doubt, one of Morocco’s most beautiful roads. There are enough mountains, snowy passes, and desert roads to fill more than one dream. Furthermore, we recommend taking the trip twice and stopping in the small village of At Ben Haddou, 30 kilometers before Ouarzazate; it is stunning!
Ifrane is a mountain hamlet located 1,713 meters above sea level in the Middle Atlas Mountains. It boasts one of the Kingdom’s largest water reservoirs due to the availability of natural places.
According to the most current administrative division, Ifrane, whose original name is Ourti (a garden in Amazigh), is the capital of the province of Ifrane, which has an area of 3573 km2 and is part of the Meknes-Tafilalet region.
In Morocco, it is referred to as “Little Switzerland.” Better! This 30,000-person hamlet on the High chain was named the world’s second cleanest city in 2013. Ifrane is the capital of the province of Ifrane, which is part of the Fez – Méknes administrative region. It has a significant tourist potential since the views and other magnificent sites that surround it are extraordinary and of exceptional beauty. It was undoubtedly one of late King Hassan II’s favorite locations, as he regularly came to vacation or ski in his Royal Palace located on the town’s heights, just before the Prairie des Amours.
The allure of this location is found in its diversity of sceneries in an unusually tranquil atmosphere where the fresh air fragrances tourists’ spirits with the aroma of cedar and thuja essence. Ifrane has long been a summer camp destination and a change of scenery for visitors due to its geographical location.
The lion of Ifrane:
It still stands majestically in the city center and acts as a symbol for the city. It is unquestionably one of the most photographed places in the whole region. The creator of this WWII stone sculpture, Gironde native Henri Moreau, is either a German prisoner or a Frenchman.
Morocco is famous for its four magnificent royal cities: Ouarzazate, Meknes, and Rabat. Fez is the most senior of the bunch. Because of its beauty, diversity, and cultural treasures, parts of the city were recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1981. Immerse yourself in one of the Islamic world’s centers and be enchanted by the beauty and attractions of the city. Our local experts will guide you to the most intriguing and one-of-a-kind sites. Make a reservation for your desert and city tours from Ouarzazate.
The Medina of Fes:
Fez’s medina, or old town, is the country’s largest and oldest. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Morocco and should not be missed during your visit! You may get lost in the small tunnels here and let the medieval ambience do the talking.
Relaxation on one of Fez’s many terraces with breathtaking views.
Take in the genuine atmosphere in the middle of the small streets.
Discover the city’s top attractions.
Souks of the Medina:
At lunchtime, the medina changes into a huge market square, bringing the business sector to life. The various souks are classified according to the type of business. A spice market, a market for fresh fruits and vegetables, and artisan items, jewelry, and goldsmiths may all be found a few streets away.
Examine the vast and diversified variety.
Expand your gourmet horizons by exploring your own area.
Expert advice: Visit Place Seffarine to learn about copper pot production!
Madrasa Bou Inania:
This medieval institution in Fez’s old town was founded during the reign of the Merinids. The building is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it was completely restored in the mid-1990s. The inner courtyard is lavishly decorated and may be visited by non-Muslims as well.
Chefchaouen is a small town located in northern Morocco, around 40 kilometers south of Tétouan. Chaouen (Spanish: Xau) is another name for this city, which has a population of approximately 45,000 people. Chefchaouen, located on the eastern slopes of the Rif Mountains, has pleasant weather even during the hottest months of the year. The name refers to the two mountain peaks known as “Die Hörner,” which can be seen from the town. Chefchaouen is also known for its many blue-painted buildings, which can be seen on city and desert excursions from Ouarzazate. In 2013, UNESCO classified the city’s traditional cuisine, along with that of other Mediterranean locations, as human intangible cultural heritage.
Moulay Ali Ben Moussa’s formal name is Moulay Ali Ben Moussa. In 1471, Ben Rached El Alami founded the city (a descendant of Idris I). During that time, a small fortress that still exists today was built. The castle was built as a defensive structure against the Portuguese (15th century) expansion in this area. Many immigrants from Andalusia (Spain), as well as banished Jews, came there with the Ghomara tribes. The Arabs of Andalusia (Moors) emigrated during and after the Spanish Reconquista (Castilian: (reconquest) in the Middle Ages. The refugees were then scattered over North Africa.
Chefchaouen province still has a lot of tourist potential to draw people to this beautiful place. Currently, there is a type of everyday tourism of people from Spain, including tourists planning a multi-day journey to Morocco’s north, including a visit to Tangier, throughout the warmer seasons. Throughout the summer, many people choose the cooler temperatures in this mountain location – 570 meters NN. Outside of the city, there are extensive woodlands with a variety of fauna and flora, as well as several historical sites.