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1545

Day Trip From Marrakech To Ouarzazate

Tour Plan

Ouarzazate is one of the most popular Moroccan sites for filmmakers around the world. One of the cinematographic strengths of this place is the quality of the light, its popularity increased with the realization of Lawrence of Arabia in 1962, shot in particular on the site of Ait-Ben-Haddou, a small village near Ouarzazate has been listed as World Heritage.

Ait Ben Haddou is a Kasbah (fortified city) located 30 kilometers from Ouarzazate. Like Atlas Studios, the Kasbah has been filmed dozens of times and features in such great classics as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, The Mummy, and The Nile Diamond.

Kasbah Taourirt is another fortified city around Ouarzazate. The construction was made of clay, has two crenelated towers, and is considered one of the best-preserved kasbahs in Morocco.

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Incredible scenery, amazing roads, and charming traditional villages make this day trip to Ouarzazate an event worthy of interest. During this day trip, we cross the high Atlas Mountains and cross the Tichka Pass (2260 m) to reach the Kasbah of Ant Ben Haddou, a world heritage site. We will continue then to visit the Kasbah Taourirt and the museum of the cinema of Ouarzazate.

Ouarzazate is a must on the road from Marrakech to the Sahara Desert. The name Ouarzazate comes from Arabic which means “without noise”. You will travel through the history of cinema. Films such as The Diamond of the Nile, Asterix, and Cleopatra or The Ten Commandments were shot in Ouarzazate. Thus, you will visit the Kasbah of Ben Haddou, a world heritage declared by UNESCO, as well as the Kasbah de Taourirte Ouarzazate and the museum of the cinema of Ouarzazate.

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