Visit Ourzazate, Morocco
Ourzazate is a city of strategic and historic importance, sadly not really reflected in the determinedly modern architecture.
It is however a great base and staging post for exploration of the kasbahs, valleys and desert of the south, and possesses a couple of interesting kasbahs itself.
Taourirt is the best of these, and has been restored, now standing at the heart of a complex of traditional housing, craft shops and cafés. It is likely you will pass through and stay in or near Ourzazate at least once on any itinerary that includes a visit to the desert and southern oases valleys.
Suggested itineraries featuring Ourzazate
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Ourzazate, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Ourzazate
Places & hotels on the map
Places near Ourzazate
- The Southern Oases Valleys 28 kilometers away
- Oued Mellah 34 kilometers away
- Skoura 39 kilometers away
- Ourika Valley 81 kilometers away
- The Atlas Mountains 99 kilometers away
- The Dades Valley 102 kilometers away
- Zagora 123 kilometers away
- Marrakesh 129 kilometers away
- Taroudant 195 kilometers away
- The Draa Valley 199 kilometers away
- The Sous Massa National Park 275 kilometers away
- Essaouira 280 kilometers away
- The Erg Chebbi 282 kilometers away
- Casablanca 304 kilometers away
- The Anti Atlas 314 kilometers away
- Rabat 346 kilometers away
- Meknes & Volubilis 355 kilometers away
- Fez 395 kilometers away
Photos of Ourzazate
Ideas for experiencing Ourzazate
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Ourzazate, and which use the best local guides.
Explore the beautiful Dades Valley, otherwise known as the 'Road of a Thousand Kasbahs'. The red hues of the stark mountain scenery contrast with the softer green of the fertile valley floor, ringed and protected by mud-brick walls and fortresses.