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:As at 12th April 2009, the morning CTM bus from Inezgane departs at 09:30hrs.
*Marrakesh - There are two three CTM buses a day (80 dirham), along with three local buses (also 80 dirham). You can also reserve a place in a grand taxi for around 100 per person.
Plane:
[[Image:Ouarzazate_kasbah.JPG|thumb|250px|Kasbah Taourirt in Ourzazate]]
[[Image:Ouarzazate_Atlas_Studios.JPG|thumb|250px|Egyptan decoration at Atlas Studios]]
*'''Ait Benhaddou''' - one of the best preserved Kasbahs. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Taxi can take you to Ait Benhaddou for 300 dirhams, however you can haggle (we managed to get to 220 after some serious effort), driver will wait couple of hours. Very picturesque place, lots of movies were shot there (Gladiator). 10 dirham to visit kasbahs. You don't need a guide, but locals will follow you pretending to help and at the end will ask for money. Careful Be careful not to get too wet from the river when crossing it, since there's been reports of Schistosomiasis contracted from the water.
*Walk along the central square behind Muhammad V at night when everyone comes out. The kids go out to play football on the square, people go eat and socialize, and you'll get a feel for the community just walking around.
* Go to '''Atlas Studios'''. It lies about ~ 4km from town center. Entrance ticket is 50 dirhams. Films such as Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, Lawrence of Arabia, The Man Who Would Be King, Cleopatra, Kundun, Gladiator and Alexander, Kingdom of Heaven and Babel were shot there. Most of movie decorations are a bitt bit crumbled, but egyptan Egyptian decorations is are still impresive impressive but in very poor condition, left to rotten rot unfortunately, a shame.
*Plan an expedition out to '''[[M'Hamid]]'''. A night in the Sahara is unforgettable and can be the best part of your Moroccan adventure. Ourzazate is the last big town in the south where this is easy and cheap to do. There are lots of agencies around that can arrange a trek like this, though this is the more expensive way to do it. A cheaper way, if you don't mind worrying about a few details, is to rent a car, go out there yourself, and negotiate an overnight in the desert with a Merzougan auberge (most of them offer overnights in the dessertdesert). Renting a car and driving the way is relatively easy if you drive a stick. The roads out that way are very good and easy to navigate. The overnight in the Dunes should only cost about 300-400Dh. A grand taxi will also take you out that way and back for 150-200Dh. Everything out here is negotiable, so shop around for the best price. Local agencies also offer trips to mountain valley of Dades.
Be prepared to negotiate hard otherwise they will rip you off!
*<see name="CLA Studios" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="100Dh" lat="" long="">CLA Studios aka Dino de Laurentis Cinecitta Studios, is along the same road as Atlas Studios about a kilometer closer to Marrakech. If you have to can go to only one of the two studios, this is the one to go to. The Atlas Studios tour is mosly TV movies and The Mummy Returns remake. The sets are unconvincing in person. CLA, on the other hand, has the Jerusalem set from "Kingdom of Heaven," which looks real in personauthentic, and a host of great props.</see> *Make a half-day trip to beautiful '''Oasis de Fint'''. A small paradise of vegetation in the midst of the dry hills surrounding Ouazarzate. Cross the river into Tabount, then take the road direction Agadir. After ca. 1 km there is a signpost, from here it is ca. 10km by mostly unpaved roads. At the Oasis there is a auberge with restaurant. You can get there by car, taxi or rent a bike in Tabount.
=== Tours ===
<do name="Caravane de reve" alt="" address="M'Hamid Centre" directions="oposite of the mosque, " phone="+212 670020033" url="http://www.caravane-de-reve.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" fax=""> '''Do you feel like exploring Chegaga, the stunning sand dunes?'''
No Problem, we pick you up in Ouarzazate, or you make an extra tour to M'Hamid! We are a family-run, friendly, experienced and licensed desert travel business, providing work for local people. We offer different types of desert tours, like 4x4 excursions, walking tours, camel treks, bivouac camps and sandboarding - short and long duration. Apart from trips and stays in the local area and to erg Chegaga also bigger Morocco tours are on the board, all according to the budget and the clients requirements. Spoken languages are Arabic, English, French and Spanish. Cuisine and the experience of home visits for food & tea time are included. </do>
 
 
* <listing name="Travel Exploration Morocco" alt="" directions="" address="4 Lot El Hassania La Resistance" phone="212-66148996" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.travel-exploration.com" hours="" price="">A Ouarzazate based travel agency that offers a variety of 4x4 Circuits to the Sahara Desert. 5% of all proceeds are donated to assist families in Berber villages</listing>
==Do==
*<do name="Travels Morocco" alt="Excursions & Tours around Morocco" address="B.P 701 Ouarzazate 45000" directions="" phone="00212 (0) 6 62 38 50 95" url="http://www.travelsmorocco.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">You are welcome to Morocco, Travels Morocco is a small local tour and transportation company based in the south of Morocco, with office in Ouarzazate.We offers custom tours that highlight the best of Morocco..</do>
*<do name="Road Junky Retreat" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="0623035315" email="[email protected]" url="http://www.roadjunkyretreat.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">January 18 - 22
Join with 20+ travelers to make music, meditate and share travel stories under the full moon in the dunes!</do>
*<do name="Ouarzazate xplorer" alt="agenc ede voyage maroc ouarzazate, travel agency morocco" address="[email protected]" directions="" phone="+212670719027" url="www.ouarzazatexplorer.com" hours="24" price="" lat="" long=""> expeditions to the heart of the desert of the south of Morocco, and to the mountains of the Atlas and the gorges of Toudgha and Dades with their canyons. camel rides and bivouac nights. Camel meharees.</do>
*<do name="Transport Tifinagh" alt="Transport Tifinagh" address="N° 06, Rue Mansour Eddahbi" directions="" phone="00212 (0) 524 88 64 51" url="http://www.transport-tifinagh.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Tifinagh Transport is a Tour Operator settled in the city of Ouarzazate, south Morocco. This company promises to provide an excellent service to its customers.</do>*<do name="Top Morocco tours" alt="Morocco tours" address="N° 18, Bd Med V" directions="" phone="00212 (0) 662 405 579" url="http://www.topmoroccotours.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Top Morocco tours is a Tour Operator based in the city of Ouarzazate, orgnize tours and trips in south of Morocco.</do>
==Buy==
*<sleep name="Dar Rita" alt="Riad Ouarzazate" address="Rue de la Mosquée 39" directions="Located inside Tassoumate old district on the entrance of Ouarzazate coming from Marrakech" phone="+212.672.730.585" url="http://www.darrita.com/" checkin="11pm" checkout="12pm" price="Double room + breakfast + diner = 70 Euros" lat="" long="">New riad in Ouarzazate located on the typical district of Tassoumate near the river bank and palm trees. 7 Rooms with private bathroom, terrace tend, all amenities.</sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Hotel el Salam" alt="" address="Mohamed Ave" directions="" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="70" lat="DH" long="">Hotel el Salam. 70 DH for single room with hot shower inside. Not bad for budget people, however cold in the night.</sleep>
====Nearby====
Dar Ahlam is a spectacular 10-room hotel in Skoura, about 40 km from Ouarzazate. It is expensive, but distinctive in every element: architecture, style, service, and food. Possibly the best hotel in Morocco. Ask to stay in one of the villas.
* <sleep name="Riad Ksar Ighnda" alt="Ksar Ighnda" address="Douar Asfalou - Amerzane" directions="" phone="00 212 (0)5 24 88 76 44" url="http://www.ksar.ighnda.net" checkin="" checkout="" price="~100-240€" lat="31.066150154853492" long="-7.143001556396484" email="[email protected]" fax="00 212 (0)5 24 88 76 44">On the edge of the desert, the Riad Ksar Ighnda opens its doors for you onto the Atlas Mountains. In an authentic yet modern setting, our hotel blends in with the environment. Our guests do not arrive at KSAR IGHNDA by chance but they long to return here.</sleep>
 
* <sleep name="[Kasbah Skoura]Kasbah Palmeraie Skoura" alt="Kasbah Palmeraie" address="Ahl louast, Skoura" directions="" phone="00 212 (0)6 62 15 30 49" url="http://www.lapalmeraie-skoura.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="16€" lat="31.072932" long="-6.559882" email="[email protected]" fax="">Located in Skoura, 40 kilometers from Ouarzazate, the Kasbah Palmeraie is a holiday that you will be ideally placed to visit the south of Morocco. Kasbah Palmeraie is located near the Skoura and its terrace offers a magnificent view over the palm of Ouarzazate and the Atlas Mountains.</sleep>
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