The ancient and stunning gateway to the Sahara Desert, and the backdrop to many a blockbuster movie that has also given it the title of “Little Hollywood” — or Ouallywood, in more recent times — the town of Ouarzazate tours are a firm tourist favourite in Morocco. It lies several hours’ drive southeast of Marrakesh and is the capital of Ouarzazate Province in the Drâa-Tafilalet region, a breathtaking area framed by the majestic High Atlas Mountains.
You can take a Ouarzazate day trip or perhaps a longer trip from your base in Marrakesh or any of the other major cities in the country, including Fes, Rabat or Agadir. And you can also travel to Ouarzazate and stay there in one of the many opulent hotels that will have you in the lap of luxury as you explore this fascinating and otherworldly part of the country.
Here’s a sampling of what you can see and do in Ouarzazate:
Other things to do in Ouarzazate include the hilltop Kasbah of Tifoultoute, which is a short distance away (around 8km) and is a striking sight as you approach it; CLA Studios, another place of major movie heritage in Ouarzazate; and the Old Synagogue, which is now a museum housing a large amount of Jewish artefacts.
And as the mighty Sahara Desert is just on your doorstep, you’re in the perfect position to head out and explore one of the most spectacular places on the planet. The challenging environment of the Sahara, however, means it is not a place you discover on your own but experience on a professionally organised tour with expert local guides who know the desert and its hazards, and can give you the best possible time out amid the vast and timeless sands.
There’s no better place to be than Ouarzazate if you want to experience the wonderful Sahara Desert. Book your experience with Desert Majesty today.