Welcome to Southern Oases


The hub of the region is the administrative centre of Ouarzazate, from where you can embark on excursions south through the Draa to M’Hamid and the impressive Erg Chigaga dunefield, or east via Skoura along the Dadès Valley to Merzourga and the smaller dunefield of Erg Chebbi.


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$136.95 Outdoor Activities

Half-Day Guided Quad Tour from Ait Ben Haddou to Fint Oasis

After your tour guide gives a brief explanation of how to drive the quad, depart from Ait Ben Haddou on a desert track used by ancient nomad caravans. On the way to Fint, pass through a vast expanse of relatively flat semi-desert landscape, several traditional Berber villages and unique rock formations in this part of Morocco. After a while, finally arrive at the beautiful desert oasis. Few tourists come to this tranquil Berber village. Take a break and relax with some tea or drinks at a local guest house restaurant. You will feel like you've stepped back in time. You will be free to walk around for a short time to take photos. See children play and farmers work in the farms along the stream. (Please be sensitive when taking photo of locals, especially women.) Then return to Ait Ben Haddou through a different track passing by an old film set. This circuit takes around 6 hours with no repeat route.

$11.65 Cultural & Theme Tours

Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou Half-Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionVisite the Kasbah of Ait ben haddou, the most important stops of the old caravans, between the desert and the north.Duration: 3 hours

$113.03 Cultural & Theme Tours

Day trip to Ouarzazate, Atlas Mountains and Unesco Kasbahs from Marrakech

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Tizi n Tichka, Ouarzazate, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionEnjoy beautiful landscapes and pass through Berber villages via the highest road of Tichka pass.Stop At: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionExplore the world heritage palace, kasar ait ben haddou and discover the uniques moroccan berber architectureDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Taourirt Kasbah, Ouarzazate, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionDiscover the 18th century fortified kasbah and Unesco world heritage siteDuration: 1 hourStop At: Atlas Film Studio, Ouarzazate, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionVisit the african hollywood in Ouarzazate where many famous and international films were shot.Duration: 1 hour

$423.58 Kid Friendly

3 Days Tour From Marrakech - Merzoga - Fes

ItineraryDay 1: Marrakech – Tizi N’tichka Pass – Ait Benhaddou – OuarzazateStop At: Tizi n Tichka, Ouarzazate, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionToday, we pick you up from your Hotel in Marrakech, and departure to Ait Benhaddou over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude), visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and stop for lunch in a local restaurant. Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at the hotelDay 2: Ouarzazate - Erg Chebbi (Merzouga)Stop At: Erg Chebbi, Casablanca, Grand Casablanca RegionThis morning after breakfast in the hotel, we begin our drive towards Merzouga and the desert of the Sahara. We stop to see the Kasbah of Imedril before carrying on to the edge of the desert. After lunch, you will ride your camels to your accommodation for the night on the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Dinner and overnight in Bouviacs.Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in BouviacsDay 3: FesStop At: Fes Morocco Travel, Fes, Fes-Boulemane RegionWake up to watch the sunrise play with colors on the dunes, and have a leisurely breakfast. If you choose you could surf a dune! Thereafter, we will depart the solitude of the Sahara and head towards Fes. We break along the way to take some pictures , in the valley of Ziz and the Switzerland of Morocco, Ifrane. We will pass Midelt, and Azrou and its cedar forest and macaques. Upon reaching Fes, we will drop you at your accomodation. Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$323.11 Kid Friendly

3 Days Tour From Marrakech - Merzoga

ItineraryDay 1: Marrakech – Tizi N’tichka Pass – Ait Benhaddou – OuarzazateStop At: Tizi n Tichka, Ouarzazate, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionToday, we pick you up from your Hotel in Marrakech, and departure to Ait Benhaddou over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude), visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and stop for lunch in a local restaurant. In the Afternoon we will drive to Ouarzazate. Here you will get to visit one of the top Hollywood cinema studios and learn a few interesting facts. We carry on later into the city center for a panoramic view of the kasbah of Taourirt. After that you will head to your riad for the night. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at the hotelDay 2: Ouarzazate - Erg Chebbi (Merzouga)Stop At: Erg Chebbi, Casablanca, Grand Casablanca RegionThis morning after breakfast in the hotel, we begin our drive towards Merzouga and the desert of the Sahara. We stop to see the Kasbah of Imedril before carrying on to the edge of the desert. After lunch, you will ride your camels to your accommodation for the night on the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Dinner and overnight in Bouviacs.Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in BouviacsDay 3: Merzouga – Rissani – Alnif – N’kob – Kasbah of Tamnaugalt – Agdz - OuarzazateStop At: Merzouga Desert, Merzouga, Meknes-Tafilalet RegionWake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the dune in the Sahara Desert then have your breakfast. After these beautiful moments, you will ride your camel back to the hotel where you can shower. Later on, we will drive back to Marrakech, via Rissani.We continue to the red city of Marrakech over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude). Arrival to Marrakech and Drop off in your accomodation.Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$68.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Eco Day trip to Aït-Ben-Haddou

Itinerary: Exclusive & Personalised Early in the morning, precisely at 8am, we will meet you in any hotel of Ouarzazate to start our adventure. From there we have about 30 km of iconic landscapes until our main destination.First stop is just outside the city, 8 kilometers west of the city of Ouarzazate at the Kasbah Tifoultoute, an incredible fortress which had been constructed in the 19th century.Duration: 30 minutesAfter that we will continue for about 25 minutes drive to reach our main destination: Ksar Ait Ben Haddou. Our ecotour will be walking through the organic olives tree, an exclusive route to explore the gardens that surround the Kasbah. You will get in touch with the locals and get the opportunity to see ancient growing techniques. Arriving along the river is the best option for those who want to have an exclusive experience, complete different from every other tour available. Please, don't forget to use a comfortable shoes as we'll walk around the garden. Duration: 3 hoursLunch Break: Picnic at the garden! We will provide a full meal corse with starter, main dish and dessert, made with the best organic and local products available for the season. There is also many local restaurants in the area.Duration: 1:30 hoursAs we will pass by many local shops, we can use the time after lunch for shopping and also to see many unique local products many of them hand made.

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