Morocco Day Trips
Browse our Ouarzazate day trips with daily departure to some of the most sought after attractions and destinations of the Draa Tafilalte region. There are plenty of natural sites available in the area and Ouarzazate is centrally located for day excursions to some of the most beautiful attractions of Morocco. If you keen on architecture, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah is only 30min away from the city as a UNESCO site. Drive inland through the Anti Atlas Mountains and desert along the Draa valley for massive palm groves, Kasbahs & Berber villages until the primary sand dunes of Tinfou. If you are a nature lover, then head east to Dades valley, Skoura, Todra and Mgoun foothills for the amazing contrast and colors. For traditions, daily lifestyle in Oases or palm grove, take a short half-day trip from Ouarzazate to Fint Oasis or Skoura. At last but not least, the Draa Tafilalte region offers a wide spectrum of sites that you will not find elsewhere: Gorges, valleys, Kasbahs, desert dunes, waterfalls, mountains, lakes, palm groves and Oases. all are easily accessible through our Morocco day trips & activities from Ouarzazate.
Zagora & Draa Valley day tour is one of the best day tours out of Ouarzazate. The pick up is from your hotel in Ouarzazate towards Agdez, the administrative village after we cross the Anti Atlas mountains and Tizi n’Tinifift pass.
One of the most requested day trips from Ouarzazate. In fact, this is a highly recommended full-day tour, mainly for photographers, nature lovers and travelers who like to see the alternation of colors and contrast changing, beautiful landscapes and fortified kasbahs.
Ouarzazate is well placed for one day tours, the city is located between both the high and the anti-Atlas Mountains ranges which allows access to different destinations including the desert areas, canyons, valleys, palm groves, oases and the nestled Berber villages in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains.
First of all, we call it “1000 kasbah road” because of the enormous number of kasbahs we see along the way during this magnificent Ouarzazate day trip.
Ouarzazate Day Trips
About the city
Located at the gateway of the desert, Ouarzazate was founded in 1928, it was a military garrison during the French protectorate. The city fascinates its visitors with its absolute quietness, security and silence that reigns day and night. Ouarzazate province features a huge number of Kasbahs and Ksours, valleys and oases, gorges and palm groves, lakes…etc. To which we offer a wide range of day trips all year round. One of the city’s main attractions is Taourirt Kasbah, the former palace of Thami El Glaoui, Pasha of Marrakech in the 19th century. It is a wonderful construction considered as one of the most beautiful in Morocco, with its adobe walls.
Moreover, the city of Ouarzazate would not have been known without the existence of the cinema studios. The city succeeded to attract filmmakers and lovers of wild landscapes from all over the world. The cinema industry, which prospers here, offers an important number of jobs to the locals and inhabitants of the neighboring regions and it also creates certain economic and commercial agitations that last for months.
Morocco Day trips
Ouarzazate is well placed for desert excursions, camel treks and Morocco day trips, including both half-day trips to Ait Ben Haddou village, Fint oasis, city tour & Kasbahs and Skoura palm grove. Full day trips are available to Amethyst track, the road of 1000 Kasbahs, the valley of Roses & Dades gorges and Draa valley on the way to Zagora. When you book a one day tour with us, the tour starts from the city center or designated meeting point, the pick up could be arranged at your hotel in Ouarzazate as well as drop off. During the tour, you will benefit not only from the knowledge of our friendly drivers who know well the regions you travel too but also from the freedom for stops, tours are run at your own pace.
Other Ouarzazate tours & Desert excursions include both the sand dunes of Erg Chigaga near M’hamid, Erg Chebbi in Merzouga with an overnight camel trek and a night in a tented Berber camp or in a hotel at the dune line if you choose Erg Chebbi. Ouarzazate desert tours & Camel Treks range from 2, 3 and 4 day tours.
Our Ouarzazate Desert Tours & camel treks are available all year round and can depart any day from Ouarzazate with 2 or more participants, if you are a solo traveler, we still give you a quote for one person but you may consider joining a pre-booked tour or camel trek tour if we have already bookings.
Frequently Asked Questions
We are the best local tour operator to contract for your day trips from Ouarzazate not only for the direct prices you get from us an on the ground tour company but also for what you get “Value for money”. Our day trips pricing differs on the number of participants and includes as follow:
- Private A/C insured vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser or deluxe van throughout the tour + fuel
- Experienced English speaking driver
- Pick up & Drop off at your Ouarzazate hotel/riad
- Free time to explore sites such as Ait Benhaddou, Kasbah, Walks, Canyons, Breaks for photos,…Etc
We have selected for your the best day trips from Ouarzazate to make your stay as beneficial as possible, we recommended at least 4 if not 5 best day trips and outdoor activities as follow:
- Draa Valley, Zagora & Tinfoud dunes, the only day trip that includes a desert experience
- Half day tour to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a NESCO site.
- Dades Valley & Gorges with the winding road used for Cadillac advertisement.
- Fint Oasis in the Anti Atlas Mountains, Berber villages & oasis lifestyle.
- Ounila Valley & Telouet home of the Glaoui Palace & Kasbah.