As you see more and more camels and date palms you realise you are somewhere completely different to the snow-capped Atlas mountains en-route – you are now in the gateway to the south and the Sahara desert.
Fee, Original Traveller
Four to five hours south-east of Marrakech by road, the town of Ouarzazate is known as the gateway to the south of the country.
Why we think you’ll love it
- The mud-walled town of Ait ben Haddou is a gem, and has been used in several films
- Learn more and find out when to go in our in-depth guide