Province d' Ouarzazate Travel Guide

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Ouarzazate

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Zagora

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112,296,17

Ait Ben Haddou

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115,365,7

Tinerhir

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35,130,8

Telouet

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58,282,0

Agdz

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29,93,0

El Kelaa des Mgouna

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El Goumt du Dades

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Tighza

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Anmiter

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8,44,0

Tazenakht

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0,7,0

Mhamid

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10,28,0

Ourika

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8,22,0

Tagounite

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0,3,0

Taddert

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6,42,0

Mhamid el Rhozlane

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13,19,0

Megdaz

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Nkob

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1,14,0

Fint

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4,19,0

Ait Oudinar

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1,6,0

Zaouiat Sidi Lahsain

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Tazzarine

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1,8,0

Msemrir

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4,18,0

Ouarzazate

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  • Escroquerie et vol aux Tourists

    Ouarzazate Tourist Traps

    Je porte à Votre attention que dans la ville de Ouarzazate, dans les magasins proprété de Monsieur AMIRI MIMOUNE:LE CADEAU BERBERE à la sortie de Ouarzazate sur la route de MarrakechLA MAISON SAHARIENNE à la sortie de Ouarzazate sur la route de ZagoraLOCATION DE VOITURES en face de l'Hotel Berbère Palace à Ouarzazateutilisent les cartes crédits des...

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  • Le Petit Riad

    Ouarzazate Hotels

    We spent three nights here in January, 2013. This Riad was custom built as a B&B. It is not a...

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  • Say Aash Al-Malik!!! Long live the...

    Ouarzazate Local Customs

    Most Moroccans are very proud of their new King Mohamed 6. This king put Moroccon on the right path of democracy, human rights, economic development. During the Arab spring, the only revolution seen in Morocco was an extraordinary Economic revolution, creating more jobs and improving peoples living conditions. Long live the king!! in Arabic you...

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Zagora

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  • Deciding on dunes of Mhamid/Zagora or...

    Zagora Favorites

    Ive got some pages of my visits around the area - the road to Mhamid is fine by normal car - BUT if you want to go into the desert you will need a 4x4 from there - there are agencies with 4x4s to take you into the full on sahara desert of Erg Chigaga or some that just take you into the nearby sandy hamada desert with some small dunes - you will...

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  • Kasbah Baha Baha

    Zagora Hotels

    N'Koob, Zagora, Morocco

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Tinfou dunes

    Zagora Things to Do

    After driving along about 5 km of flat and stoney terrain to the left comes into sight an orangeish dune of sand in the distance - quite unusual really - and this has been named the 'dunes of Tinfou'.There are camels there at the ready for the tourists who want to take their maybe first ride 'by camel in the desert' and there are also possibilities...

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Ait Ben Haddou

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  • great food and restaurant decor

    Ait Ben Haddou Restaurants

    Have stayed here several times now over the past 2 years - 2010-2012 for 1-2 nights at a time and had several breakfast. lunch and evening meals here which have all been very good. We prefer to stay here now as regular patronage to an establishment creates a rapport and the family that run this hotel appreciate that and look after us even...

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  • Kasbah Ellouze

    Ait Ben Haddou Hotels

    Tamdaght, 4 km d'Aît ben haddou, Ait Ben Haddou, 45000, Morocco

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • New walk bridge over the river to Ait...

    Ait Ben Haddou Transportation

    In one of my Off the Beaten Path tips here I suggested missing the touts that are along the usual pathway that most people take down to where the river crossing is and over to the main entrance by going on up further past this pathway to cross the river - well now there is a new pedestrian bridge up there - which is a great improvement for both...

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Tinerhir

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  • Overcrowded by tourgroups

    Tinerhir Restaurants

    Beautifully located, in the heart of the Todra gorge, lies restaurant Les Roches. We went in for lunch, and found it very crowded with tourgroups. The have a small menu, and once you want to order something, you'll find out that there are only 2 or 3 dishes available from the whole list.The food we ordered was OK, and tasty.We did not have a good...

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  • Hotel Tomboctou

    Tinerhir Hotels

    We loved this place! The service was low-key, efficient, and friendly, and although not the cheapest...

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  • Dades Gorge

    Tinerhir Off The Beaten Path

    At the village of Boulmane, we turned off to see the Dades Gorge. After going most of the way in the bus, we had to park it and switch to rented 4x4s. About halfway between Boulmane and the Gorge, we saw a series of caves far from the road that is a family home. The guy has 4 wives, and he raises camels and goats. (If you look carefully at picture...

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Telouet

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  • Visit lovely Telouet!

    Telouet Things to Do

    The Berber village of Telouet, once of the seat of the Glaoui rulers of this part of the Atlas and Southern Morocco - only 21 km off the main road from Marrakech to Ouarzazate just past the top of Tizin Tichka - sits pretty much in a valley behind Morocco's second highest mountain pass so its up pretty high in the mountains.It therefore is an...

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  • Beautiful palace in its beautiful...

    Telouet Things to Do

    Grande palace in its setting in the valley of Telouet behind Tizn Tichka - the old village is the original slave quarters while Telouet was the main base for the Glaoui rulers, allowed to rule because they were in league with the French colonialists.The people, particularly tribes with malcontent of the disunity of the country and lack of power and...

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  • extravagant mix of stucco,zellig and...

    Telouet Things to Do

    Here at Telouet is an excellent opportunity to see traditional Moroccan embellishment and adornment of the nobles desire for beauty.There are some great places around that are in this style - using the great designs of tiling, which is zellij and stucco, which is the beautifully carved plaster - along with sheets of embossed cedar or even metals...

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Agdz

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  • Good stop off place

    Agdz Restaurants

    Now, I think this was the name of the restaurant, but I could be wrong - if anyone recognises the place from the picture, please feel free to correct me! This restaurant on the outskirts of Agdz appeared to be geared up for tour groups. We were shepherded up a flight of stairs, where round tables were laid out for 6 people. Pleasant decor, tiled...

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  • marriage with Ahwash

    Agdz Nightlife

    each avgust is the marriage month for the berber people and that is realy something special to dance with them, with the strong tamburin beat. just be as you are

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  • yoga class on the teracce Maison Tuareg

    Agdz Things to Do

    After nice walking, we rest on the teracce and we did yoga. Nice. we procide with the tea and some food and we take a sunshine bath.

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El Kelaa des Mgouna

  • Kelaa Mgouna Rose Festival

    El Kelaa des Mgouna Things to Do

    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. The dates or the actual festival is never absolutely definite as it depends on the rose harvest, the season and the powers that be - the Moroccan...

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  • The Rose Festival

    El Kelaa des Mgouna Local Customs

    It is in the last half of May that the grand Rose festival takes place in Kelaa-des-Mgouna. It happens in conjunction with the rose crops of the season. At that time people swarm into the villages of Kelaa-des-Mgouna and celebrate with music, dancing and shopping.This stadium is where the festival takes place. I hope in the future to put some pics...

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  • Taxi

    El Kelaa des Mgouna Transportation

    Taxis could be a nice way of going from one place to another in town.Although for what I think, the city its just too small for you to even think on getting a taxi.

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El Goumt du Dades

  • Drive on further to Msemrir

    El Goumt du Dades Off The Beaten Path

    A lot of people, myself included on my first trip to the Dades Gorges, would miss the stunning and dramatic scenery on further towards Msemrir.My third trip up to the Dades we decided to go on further and it was excellent. Is time consuming - took an extra 2 hours but it provided some lovely photos and stops along the way! My friend visiting with...

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  • Road Flooding

    El Goumt du Dades Warnings and Dangers

    Morocco for some reason does not have nearly enough bridges. To that end, be safe and pay attention to the weather forecasts and be warned that roads frequently flood over and make sections impossible.Delays can last up to several hours after the storms stop, so you should have some basics in the car (water, etc.) to make any delay a bit more...

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  • abodes and life up past the Dades

    El Goumt du Dades Things to Do

    Always interesting places to see on the way up here - see where people live and make it way out in these remote areas - with their interesting homes, what they wear, going about out on their land and roadways - their fields or crops grown and nurtured in really difficult looking placesAlso the hardships of the weather - there can be a lot of snow...

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Tighza

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  • Tighza - Walking around

    Tighza Things to Do

    Many visitors to Tighza come to enjoy the rural aspect, and to see a bit of typical village life. I must admit to having some reservations - on the one hand I wanted to see and learn a bit more about life in Morocco, but on the other hand I feel that I'm intruding, or that there's something a bit uncomfortable about 'gawking' at 'the quaint...

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  • Visiting a local family - the kasbah

    Tighza Things to Do

    Before entering the families home, a few points of interest were pointed out to us In particular, two windows with typical ironwork - one was from the time the kasbah was originally built, the other was a more recent addition. The older one had the work done as one piece, the newer had been created by welding pieces of metal, and was more intricate...

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  • Visiting a local family

    Tighza Things to Do

    The family we visited lived in a kasbah, which had been built by the fathers Grand father. It was a typical red adobe mud structure. We entered into the yard, where a variety of animals were to be seen, they all looked well kept and healthy. Goats, sheep, a cow, hens, chickens and a mule were kept to provide food, or help transport goods etc.Some...

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Anmiter

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  • Getting to Anmiter - and guides

    Anmiter Off The Beaten Path

    You could also follow up the contacts and their numbers that in my Anmiter tips to do your own trekking up there and compare the prices - you could get a rental car and drive to Anmiter and then go from there with guide and donkeys....I have a few connections in various places as well which might all make a more diverse package to get more for less...

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  • Anmiter definitely worth a visit....

    Anmiter Things to Do

    Anmiter is an old village of kasbahs that acted like a watchhouse station to exercise control over the old caravan route here where traders came up from the sub-Sahara to buy salt. This was all part of the ancient Glaoui stronghold who ruled this part of Southern Morocco up until the French lost control over Morocco and the Moroccan king returned...

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  • salt valleys

    Anmiter Things to Do

    We drove past here in Feb and June this year 2012 and there is a signpost here now to let you know where to turn in to visit these salt mines.As you can see in the photo the earth in these mountains contains salt which leaches out with the rains - when you drive in you will see the entrance to an underground mine and also some salt ponds.The salt...

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Mhamid

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  • Camel trek in Sahara

    Mhamid Things to Do

    I recently finished a camel trek from M'hamid to Erg Chigaga that was arranged through SaharaTrek (an American middleman company that subcontracts to local tour operators). While the desert was fantastic, the service was not. The cost was supposed to include an English-speaking guide the whole time, but he arrived a day and a half late*; meanwhile...

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  • excellent Mhamid brochettes

    Mhamid Restaurants

    By the time we got to Mhamid i was actually almost 'starving'! so it was even more appreciated having an excllent lunch put before us! Thanks so much to the guys at Dunes d'or Restaurant and Houssine who was escorting me down from Ksar Riad Malal just north of Zagora and showing me just what the Sahara south of Zagora ie Chigaga had to offer!...

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  • Camel ride to the Sahara (Work in...

    Mhamid Things to Do

    Have a camel ride at sunset, leaving from M'Hamid to the first real dunes of Sahara.You'll discover a silent place where the wind blowas and doens't make noise, pure air and intense colours. A really nice experience.

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Ourika

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  • Ourika Valley topography

    Ourika Favorites

    The Ourika River is of course the reason that the valley exists, and is also the reason people live here and are able to farm the land so effectively. But it can also be a threat as it is prone to flooding in early Spring when the snow starts to melt in the High Atlas and comes rushing down the streams and waterfalls into the valley. Even in...

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  • Life in the Ourika Valley

    Ourika Favorites

    Life here in the Ourika Valley appears to go on much as it has done for centuries, despite the influx of tourists. That isn’t to say that people here don’t make use of modern technology at all – the houses are dotted with satellite dishes, and the moped is a popular and sensible form of transport. But the technology seemed to me to be used only...

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  • Arbousier fruit

    Ourika Local Customs

    As we drove through the lower parts of the valley we saw a number of local selling little woven baskets of a red fruit beside the road. I asked Mokhtar what it was, and at the next opportunity he stopped the car and called the seller over. After arguing briefly about the price he bought a basket and handed it over to us, explaining that these were...

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Taddert

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  • Have a stop at Ahmed's

    Taddert Restaurants

    A nice small garden resto at the mainroad. You can sit and watch the life around you. Many busses to and from the Col de Tichka stop here.Prices for breakfast (omlette, bread, butter, honey, marmalade, fresh orangejuice and a milk coffee) 15 DRH - 1,40 euro.Lunch or dinner (a small salad, tagine, bread and 2 brochettes) 25DRH - 2,30 euro. Made with...

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  • Mountains 2

    Taddert Off The Beaten Path

    try to climb to the top and expect a very nice view from the mountains. take a bottle of water, your lover and a camera.

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  • Berber Kitchen

    Taddert Restaurants

    Our ladies are cooking a wonderful meal with Fatima's help. couscous vegetarian lots of vegetables.water melon for desert

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