Ouarzazat, the base of Fikra Travel, is the gateway to the south of Morocco. The city lies there where the Draa and Dades merge, two rivers with exceptionally beautiful valleys. The city is the starting point for an enchanting visit to the green palm oases and the ‘land of the thousand kasbahs’.
|The kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou
The most beautiful Kasbah of Morocco you will find in Ait Ben Haddou, a small Berber town near Ouarzazat. The site was used as the film set of several famous films, including Gladiator, The Mummy, Lawrence of Arabia and Kingdom of Heaven. In 1987 the city is classified by UNESCO as world heritage for its typical architecture.
|A city tour and a visit to the kasbahs
Ouarzazat is a city with a vibrant culture and a long history, rich in art. The city was once a crossroads for African traders who were on their way to the northern cities of Morocco and to Europe. During the French occupation, Ouarzazat was a garrison town, an administrative center and a customs post. It is a quiet provincial town with a few notable must-sees: the El Mansour Eddahbi dam, the great Atlas film studios, the Finnet oasis with the beautiful Pise-ksour and the Kasbahs of Taourirt and Tifoultout that are built in the 18th century.
|The Todra valley
The Todra valley is a green oasis in the eastern part of the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. The river has a deep gorge carved into the rocks what results in a beautiful breathtaking piece of nature. You can make beautiful walks and refresh yourself in the river. Along the way, you will drive through the valley of roses along the palm groves of Skoura and the town Kelaa M’Gouna which is known for its annual rose festival.
|The Dades valley
The Dades Valley is located next to the Todra valley, but the area there is a lot greener. Besides the beautiful nature and the numerous Kasbahs, you can also admire different species of birds. Along the way, we drive through the valley of roses along the palm groves of Skoura and the town Kelaa M’Gouna which is known for its annual rose festival.
The town Zagora is one of the gates to the desert. The city has two attractions. On the Jbel Zagora are the ruins of a fortress from the time of the Almoravids (11th century). The fortress served to control the Sahara trade. A bridge over the Draa leads to the Jewish Kasbah of Amerzou. Along the way we traverse the beautiful Draa valley with its green palm gardens and we stop in the Berber village Adgz.