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Ouarzazate Budget Travel

Ouarzazate, which is called 'the door of the desert', is a city in southern Morocco.

Its name comes from a Berber phrase meaning "without noise" or "without confusion" and the city is situated close to Atlas Mountains and Draa Valley, making Ouarzazate budget travel ideal for backpackers exploring this region.

Ouarzazate Budget Safaris

Ouarzazate is a beautiful desert city with a calm, peaceful atmosphere and a slow way of life, and is a popular budget travel stopover for travellers seeking to explore to wonders of Morocco.

Ouarzazate budget safaris offer a range of attractions which include the casbah-town of Aït Benhaddou, and many excursions through the valley of the Draa River into the Sahara start from the city. These include trips to Zagora, an oasis town surrounded by palm tree plantations, and the traditional departure point for camel trains to Timbuktu.

Ouarzazate is also home to one of the largest movie studios in the world, Atlas Studios. Films and series produced here include Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and The Amazing Race 10.

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