Ouarzazate (pronounced War-za-zat) is the goal of travellers looking for the different and more audacious kind of holiday. You will not be disappointed. Ouarzazate is the most important of the southern towns and is strategically located at a crossroads that joins the north to the south and the east to the west. For those who want a taste of the south and do not want to change hotels several times, Ouarzazate is the best located town from which to explore with daily excursions as far afield as Zagora, Agdz, Skoura, Tineghir and the Todra Gorge and dozens of breathtaking kasbahs.

It is an ideal base for exploring the Beau Geste of oasis and dune which makes Morocco’s South unique.

Ouarzazate and the Great Southern Routes
Within easy driving distance (30km) is one of the most spectacular Atlas villages – Ait Benhaddou with its Kasbahs among the most elaborately decorated and best preserved; the charming oasis village of Fint (20 km); Tiffoultout Kasbah (8 km) and Taourirt Kasbah which is in the centre of Ouarzazate. But above all … The Valley of the Kasbahs. Car Hire is essential.

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