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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$138.74 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.

$10.41 Cultural & Theme Tours

1 Day Guided Tour in Ait ben haddou and arround the valley

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 caravans,Duration: 1 hourPass By: School Tamdakht- 3 hours walking in the hills to get The kasbah of Tamdakht,Will be a short stop in the water spring (AGNI).- We cross the river to reach the old Troglodites caves of Tazelf.- Get Lunch with locals.- Walking back to Ait ben haddou Trought the Gardens.- Get a coup of tea in my house before we get the starting point.- End of the trip.

$114.51 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

$90.28 Outdoor Activities

Day and Night by Camels in Erg chebbi Dunes

1 Night and half by camel !You will start at 10:00 the morning after one hour and half by camel , You will visit a very old village behind the dunes of Erg Chebbi where a family lives alone.You can see how the original inhabitants of the desert live, in traditional tents. We can visit Berber homes, to see how they live, watch them prepare home-made bread Pizza, Eath together with them and drink Berber tea , And then we go to the camp between sand dunes to watch the sunset and have tasty dinner , After you sleep or you can walk in the dunes in light of the stars if you are interested about the stars , Next morning after the sunrise . You will have the breakfast in the same place ,then we come back to the guest house for a shower and relax !-includes-A room in the Guest House where we organise our desert trips to leave some of your luggage ,shower.-Parking for your car (if you have )-Nomade tent (desert camp )-Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast-Camel each /Guide-Camel ride to visit old village bihand the dunes,and to spent the night in the desert camp.-Water ,Tea,Sand boarding,

$260.25 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4 days Tour From Errachidia to Marrakech via Merzouga Sahara

Day 1 : Errachidia (Airport )Pick up you at Errachidia airport ,flight coming from Casablanca, and you be waiting by our driver/guide,checking and overnight ay your Hotel/Riad .Day 2 : Errachidia - Merzouga desert (115klm)After breakfastin your hotel,take road via merzouga desert passing through wonderful valley (we call it Ziz Valley rich and full of million palm trees). Continued to Erfoud city known about fossiles and best quality of dates.we take break for lunch in typical moroccan restaurant, after your lunch we continued the road to Erg Chabbi desert.We arrived to merzouga desert wich you find your camelride waiting for you to cross for 1hour driving to the nomadic berbere tent, while walking by camel you have opportunity to take picture of sunset,continued throug nomadic berbere tent where you expect the delicious dinner with singing berber songs.In early morning we recommend to climb the big dune to enjoy the wonderful sunrise.Day 3 : Merzouga desert- Ouarzazat (235klm)After breakfast and shower in your hotel,we’ll drive via Gorge dades passing through oasis and palm trees of tinjdad city, way toward gorge tourda is a canyon in the eastern part of high atlas mountains in morocco,continued through roses town of kalaa mgouna , this beautiful city known Every year, usually the first weekend in May thousands of roses are harvested in the valleys of Mgouna in the Dades Valley,and a festival is traditionally held to get the peoples of the area to celebrate.way toward skoura town famous with road of 1000 kasbahs and oasis of palm groves, arrive to ouarzazat , overnight at your hotel .Day 4: Ouarzazat - Marrakesh (210klm)After breakfast in your hotel,you’ll visit Ait benhadou kasbah ,is a fortified city, situated on a hill along the ounilla river, now is knowed about has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1987, and several films have been there (Gladiator,Babel……)after your visit, we take road via marrakech passing through amazing landscape and appreciate a lot of berber villages in steps take different mountains colors.we’ll stop for lunch in typical moroccan restaurant in the road,after your lunch continued toward high atlas before arrived to marrakech.arrived to your accommodation,overnight in Riad.

$130 Day Trips & Excursions

Zagora Desert and Draa Valley Day Trip From Ouarzazate

Pick up in front of your hotel in Ouarzazate towards Agdez, the administrative village after we cross the Anti Atlas mountains and Tizi n’Tinifift pass. The Draa valley starts here and extends to more than 190 km, the ancient texts says that crocodiles were swimming in it. Along the valley we see many villages in both banks where locals praqctice agriculture as a main activity for living, gathering dates during August to October is popular here. The famous kasbah of Draa valley is Tamnougalt located on the left bank of the river. Zagora is an administrative centre famous for it’s panel “Tombouctou 52 days”. It was the cradle of Saadian dynasty who ruled Morocco during the fifteenth century. 18 km far from Zagora, an old village called Tamgrout. Tamegroute is an old religious centre; a library of the most precious manuscripts and green pottery factories. 7 km further to achieve the first sand dune called Tinfou where you can ride a camel or just walk over the hill. Lunch will be in Zagora then return to Ouarzazate by the afternoon.This trip will make you taste and feel the desert if you only have one day.

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