Desert Safari to Morroco team offers a great selection of full and half day excursions from Ouarzazate to Skoura Valley, Dades Gorge, Ait Ben Haddou, Zagora and Draa Valley, allowing you to spend some time here and enjoy places with rich history.
Visiting Ouarzazate, is never a bad option. It is city full of big markets, museums and studios, with their modern and ancient look.
Here is description of excursions from Ouarzazate you can see:
Kasbah Taourirt, Museum of Cinema, Ksar Ait Ben Haddou (half day)
Departure: in the morning or afternoon by 4×4 cruiser.
As we’ll visit city’s historical monuments and surroundings the first stop will be Kasbah Taourirt.
Continuing, we will head to the Cinema Museum, famous for couple of historical movies, where you can take look at old movie-making equipment.
Before returning to Ouarzazate guests will see Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a walled city with groups of earthen buildings- UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Fint Oasis and Tifoultoute Kasbah (half day)
Passing the “Plateau de Pierres“ group will visit Fint Oasis which is formed by unique group of villages surrounded by mountains. What makes this area unusual is combination of Berber and African tribe’s cultures.
That outcome of this mixed cultures can be found in nice local ceramic workshops. Great views,landscapes, mountains, palm groves and rivers are always following the passengers. Also before heading to Kasbah Tifoultoute, there is a resting place and mint tea waiting in the village chef’s house. What will be presented in the province, 8km far from Ouarzazate, is amazing fortress rising from the beauty of oasis.
Skoura Valley (half day)
Try horse-riding tour around green Skoura valley! About 40km from Ouarzazate, it glows with various vegetation and architecture. With a flourishing nautre and fortresses, along the edges of two rivers. The most famous are Amerhedil and Aït Abou and the latter is still inhabited and run as a guesthouse by its owners. Also leaving this complex you will find yourself in no less charming surroundings. Skoura is very large and very beautiful oasis that will be hard to leave.
Ksar Ait Ben Haddou and Kasbah Talouate ( full day )
Traveling by 4×4 cruiser, through Grand Atlas Mountains, is always followed by various riches. Historical and geographical. On this steep and long range our first stop, that catches eye is famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Continuing,with each step, a guest can experience local spirit of Barber tradition resting on the sides of the Ounila Valley, part of the main caravan trade route to Marrakech. Here the resting place for lunch will be extraordinary Talouate Kasbah.
After that guests will see the highest Kasbah in the Atlas Mountains, Kasbah of Pasha Glaoui. As one of Morocco’s most impressive Kasbahs it will be the last stop before leaving.
Dades Valley and Gorges ( full day )
Departure: in the morning by 4×4
Starting with flourishing nature of Skoura palm grove, your exploration of smells and colors can begin! This trip is full of truly amazing sensations, making your whole body living and breathing with surroundings.
Heading to Dades Gorge and Beber village of Msamrir. Dades Gorge, carved out by the river, is rich in minerals and rocks. Discover freshness, walk by the river and enjoy lunch. At the end of the trip village Kelaa M’Gouna will allow you once more to catch the smell of the roses and their products.
Draa Valley ( full day )
Departure: after breakfast in Ouarzazate
Our day starts with crossing Atlas Mountains via Ait Saoun going straight to the village of Agdz. Marked as “resting place “ this was important location on the caravan route. Therefore, from here we will take caravan track to monuments of Draa Valley. As many routes going through this part of land, this one too is followed by unforgettable landscapes.
95 kilometers south of Ouarzazate, we will see Kasbah Tamnougalte, resting in palm oasis and then continue south to Zagora. There, town Tamgroute has to offer some incredible knowledge with its collection of ancient religious books in Koranic library. Unavoidable visit to underground Kasbah and lovely pottery district. For full experience, crossing the borders of vegetation and warm sand, you will climb dunes riding a camel, at Tinfou.
Having the lunch in Zagora, you can summarize memories, before return to Ouarzazate.
We hope you like presentation of excursions from Ouarzazate. To check the price of any of our tours in Morocco, or to create a customised tour, please do not hesitate to Contact us!
Team Desert Safari to Morocco, wishes you happy holidays!