Walk around Ouarzazate

Walk around OuarzazateWalking around Ouarzazate is very easy as this is a very peaceful and quiet city. The name in Arabic literally means noiselessly.

A walk around Ouarzazate city center and Taourirt Kasbah is quite a pleasant journey. You can also walk from Tassoumaat up to the city center on 10 minutes, and further more to Taourirt Kasbah with more 10 minutes.

On a Sunday morning you can walk to the weekly market called souk. Here you can enjoy the most lively market in the region and where thousands of people gather for their weekly grocery shopping and business.

You can walk in the city center market place, where right after and before sunset turns into the most active part of the city. Ouarzazate people go out and boys and girls, men and women come and walk and promenade a little bit. Best time also to enjoy a tea in some street cafe.

Taourirt kasbah in Ouarzazate
Taourirt kasbah in Ouarzazate

If you’re up to a good hiking you can walk 15km from Ouarzazate city center all the way to Fint Oasis, a magnificent oasis surrounded by amazing mountains.

You can also walk until the lake, or even the Tifoultoute Kasbah near the cinema studios also reachable by walking 30 minutes from the city center.

Tifoultoute kasbah in Ouarzazate
Tifoultoute kasbah in Ouarzazate

If you’re really into serious hiking and long walks, you can even walk to the Ait Benhaddou in a 35km distance from the city center. You will cross rivers and desert mountains, lost Berber villages and probably end up in some local people’s house drinking Moroccan tea.

Oasis Fint in Ouarzazate
Oasis Fint in Ouarzazate

If you want to explore the desert plateaus outside Ouarzazate, just 4km from the city center you can adventure yourself to discover the lost cinema studios, you have the huge city of Jerusalem from the movie The Kindgom of Heaven, and the Holy City of Meca, and also another film set of Jerusalem after the Tifoultoute Kasbah. These are very interesting places to explore by your own, but only if you’re into walking.

Film set of The Kindgom of Heaven in Ouarzazate
Film set of The Kindgom of Heaven in Ouarzazate

Check out the film Kingdom of Heaven Trailer: