Best things to do in Ouarzazate, Morocco

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Ouarzazate “the door of the Desert” is well-known as an international film-making place thanks to its largest studios and Morocco receives many international companies to work in these studios. There are many things to do in Ouarzazate and is considered as a starting point for desert excursions.

Best things to do in Ouarzazate

Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah

To enjoy more the view of this fortified village, try to catch the sunrise or sunset there. Since 1987, it is considered a UNESCO World Heritage.

Tifoultoute Kasbah

The Kasbah of Tifoultoute is located 8 kilometers west of Ouarzazate city.

International Cinema Studios 

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Ouarzazate is known to be an international destination for cinema directors and you can enjoy visiting one of the largest studios in the world, Atlas Film Studios, and CLA Studios.

Some films shot completely or partially in Ouarzazate studios : 

  • The Man Who Would Be King(1975);
  • The Living Daylights (1987);
  • Gladiator(2000);
  • Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra(2002);
  • Kingdom of Heaven(2005);
  • Babel(2006);
  • Lawrence of Arabia;
  • Television series The Amazing Race 10;
  • Game of Thrones (Season 3);
  • Prison Break (Season 5)
  • Etc…

The studio is open to the public if there is no filming taking place. You can spend the whole day exploring this large Hollywood desert in a guided tour you can book online.

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It is a green garden, located 19km from Ouarzazate city and still protected from mass tourism. You can spend a nice afternoon in these beautiful landscapes.

Telouet Kasbah

Visiting Telouet Kasbah will make you take a step back in time.

Quad Experience and Desert Tour

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Having a quad adventure and taking a Desert tour, are lovely experiences in the Moroccan desert, crossing the beautiful trails and Oasis.
From Marrakech, you can take a big Taxi or a Bus ( CTM Bus, Soupratour Bus and there are many other cheaper bus companies ).
The distance between Marrakech and Ouarzazate is about 193km.

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