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 18 miles away
- Oued Mellah 21 miles away
- Skoura 24 miles away
- Ourika Valley 50 miles away
- The Atlas Mountains 62 miles away
- The Dades Valley 64 miles away
- Zagora 76 miles away
- Marrakesh 80 miles away
- Taroudant 121 miles away
- The Draa Valley 124 miles away
- The Sous Massa National Park 171 miles away
- Essaouira 174 miles away
- The Erg Chebbi 176 miles away
- Casablanca 189 miles away
- The Anti Atlas 195 miles away
- Rabat 215 miles away
- Meknes & Volubilis 221 miles away
- Fez 245 miles 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.