:As at 12th April 2009, the morning CTM bus from Inezgane departs at 09:30hrs.
*Marrakesh - There are
[[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.
*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
*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
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
=== Tours ===
* <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 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>
*<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>
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>