- Resort type: City resort
- Landscape: Town, Mountains, Canyon, Riverside, Tropical Forest, Cliffs
- What to do: Cycling, Historical & Architectural Monuments, Hiking, Safari, Shopping
Ouarzazate is a small town in Souss-Massa-Draa in Morocco. The Draa River flows not far from the town. There are also the Atlas Mountains.
In summer, this place is crowded with the fans of cinema who want to see the Taourirt Kasbah castle built in a classical Berber architecture style. It is situated 2 kilometres away from the downtown and is a UNESCO site. The scenes from such films as Kingdom of Heaven, Asterix and Obelix, Gladiators, Game of Thrones were shot in Medina Ouarzazate.
The Atlas Film Studio is a must-see in Ouarzazate. On the territory of 150 Ha, the tourists will see decorations to different movies which were shot here. In the Cinema Museum in Ouarzazate, the tourists will be told interesting details about film shooting and the about the future prospects of the African Hollywood.
You will surely want to go to Draa valley and visit one more UNESCO site. This is Ait Ben Haddou. The tourists will see unique houses built of air-dried brick right on the slopes. The extreme tourists can go on a one-day or a multi day-long camel trip or jeep safari to the Sahara Desert. The four wheeler tours are organized by Sahara Spirit Voyage Day Tours. If you have the courage to ride a camel, then go to Dades Adventures. Skoura a VTT organizes biking excursion tours around the town.
In Labyrinthe Du Sud, you will find traditional Berber carpets. In Cooperative de Tissage, you can buy pottery and clay figurines. On the Avenue Mohamed V, there are many shops where one can buy food and all the necessary goods.
In Restaurant Sultana Royal Golf, you will have good meals and can play golf.
The Espace Kasbah Amridil restaurant serves the dishes inspired by the Mediterranean cuisine. The French cuisine is served in Accord Majeur. Treat yourself to the Italian desserts in Restaurant Phoenix. Enjoy pizza in Pizzeria Veneziano.