24 Sep Morocco: Journey to Desert’s Edge
Ouarzazate, Zagora and Tinghir are authentic destinations bursting with myriad wonders that will take your breath away. The unbelievable variety of landscapes, ranging from deserts to green valleys, must be seen to be believed.
Follow in the footsteps of famous filmmakers like David Lean, Ridley Scott, Martin Scorsese and Alejandro González Iñárritu, who chose these sumptuous, movie-ready backdrops to film masterpieces of the silver screen, including “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Gladiator”, “Kundun” and “Babel”. These magical places attract new productions each year, as evidenced by the recent arrival of the series “Prison Break”.
For active travelers looking for adventure and trekking opportunities, there are many trails to take you into the desert, where you can meet camel drivers and their caravans at the crossroads of the Draa, Ziz and Dades routes.
Why not camp out? Near Zagora, Tinfou Dune – alsoknown as the “Golden Sand Dune” – makes for an unforgettable experience. Stop in the High Atlas mountain town of Tinghir and be sure to take in the magnificent panorama from the Glaoui Kasbah down over the city’s palm grove and the Todra valley.
When you’re this close to the desert, there is no such thing as too beautiful!
A paradise of sand and stone
Thrills galore at the gateway to the desert!
Is your dream to combine a vacation in an exotic natural setting while enjoying a favorite recreational activity or learning a new one? The area around the city of Ouarzazate and its more modest neighbors, Zagora and Tinghir, is the ideal place for an array of sports. The environment here ranges from typically Moroccan towns to a vast desert where you can get your fill of fresh air. Climb atop a camel, jump on your mountain bike, lace up your best walking shoes or hop into a vehicle and head toward the Chgaga Dunes. Prepare to be amazed!
Ouarzazate, At the rhythm of the South
Get in touch with nature in and around Ouarzazate!
Do you long to get away to grand, mysterious landscapes? Then hire a guide and roam through the palm groves at Draa and Skoura, climb the dunes at Tinfou, Erg Lihoudi or Chegaga and admire the singular beauty of the Fint oasis! In the mood for a swim? Jump into Mansour Eddahbi Lake! Ouarzazate and its neighbors Zagora and Tinghir offer up a host of activities and unforgettable panoramas to enjoy on a Moroccan vacation devoted to the unexpected.
Together, Ouarzazate, Zagora and Tinghirmake up an important metropolitan area in southern Morocco, on the outskirts of the desert, where the varied landscapes will take your breath away. Seek out the company of an experienced Moroccan guide and get ready to explore a ton of sites whose unheralded beauty will transport you. The variety of panoramas create a true feeling of escape.
Venture into palm groves, swim in lakes, wander through the mineral desert at Agdz or the Dades Valley, explore the caverns at Akhiam-Imssakh-Rabb or Oussikis Valley or plunge into the unmissable Iriqui National Park!
As you can see, Ouarzazate has a wide array of landscapes that are representative of Morocco and of this gateway to the desert.
LE BERBÈRE PALACE – Ouarzazate
Le Berbere Palace is the starting point for a great adventure of the Moroccan South.
This splendid jewel of Ouarzazate immerses you throughout the authentic, architectural and millenary history of Morocco …
This palace is a foretaste of the extraordinary experiences of the region!
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