Sights in OuarzazateEdit This
Siteseeing from Ouarzazate
Breakfast at a local pâtisserie of Café Cassis (Moroccan cappuccino) Moroccan sweet breads and fresh fruit, then climb aboard a Travel Exploration’s air-conditioned/heated 4x4 for day filled with great adventure. Your journey will take you through the Dadès Valley which covers 125 km between Ouarzazate and Boumalne du Dadès in the High Atlas Mountains.
Once you reach Boumalne at first sight you notice the limestone cliffs with uniquely shaped erosions and superb scenery and the valley’s pise (windy roads). Driving along you will pass flower filled fields, fertile fields, riverbanks and several fortified ksours. At the bottom of Gorge of Boumalne Dadès there are ruined hilltop Kasbahs and valley floor gardens. Protected by the mountains, Aït Youl is among the largest Glaoui Kasbah that is worth a pitstop.
Ask your driver to take you to explore it and go for a sort hike to Tamnalt where an impressive natural formation of rocks known by locals as the “Hill of Human bodies exists”. A series of fascinating Kasbahs can found there.
Lunch will be served at a nearby guesthouse that offers local Moroccan fare and a panoramic view. Relax and sip mint tea while gazing at the impressive valley view. After lunch your driver will take you past the Boumalne hills so you can see how the gorge narrows into a canyon passing directly through Aït Oufi to Msemrir. On Saturdays, there is a large village souk in Msemrir. Moving on, your driver will continue the road towards the breathtaking Todra Gorge. The Todra Gorge is a stunning natural spectacle of pink- grey gigantic rock walls that change colors with the different times of the day. Explore the gorge by foot and make sure to photograph the beautiful ribbon of palms between the cliffs, Berber villages and ancient kasbahs and ksours.
On the return to Ouarzazate explore the local Berber shops and people selling sequined scarves, head wraps and silver along the windy (pise) roads. This ends your one day Moroco Travel Dades Valley experience in Ouarzazate region.