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Atlas Film Studios Tours and Activities

Atlas Film Studios
On the edge of the Sahara Desert in Ouarzazate, Atlas Film Studios is not only the center of Morocco’s film industry, but the largest film studio in the world. Founded in the early 1980s, the studios boast an impressive pedigree, having hosted iconic film sets such as Gladiator and Star Wars, as well as scenes from Game of Thrones.

The Basics
Located within the Hollywood of Morocco, Atlas Film Studios allows visitors to encounter famous film sets such as the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Ait Ben Haddou, which served as the clay kasbah in Game of Thrones; the coliseum where Russell Crowe fought in Gladiator; or the prop jet plane from Jewel of the Nile. Elsewhere in Ouarzazate is the maze-like Taourirt Kasbah (which has also served as a cinematic backdrop), the Cinema Museum (Musée du Cinéma), and the town’s UNESCO-listed adobe dwellings.

You can explore Atlas Film Studios as part of a half-day, full-day, or multi-day private or group tour that incorporates myriad adventures, such as a visit to Oasis Fint for a traditional lunch in a local home. Tours often include time to walk through groves of lush palm trees, stops in Berber villages, camel rides, camping in the desert, or a motorbike adventure through the Atlas Mountains to Saharan sand dunes and Atlantic beaches. Tours may include round-trip transport, entrance fees, and food and drink; check specific tours for details.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Atlas Film Studios is ideal for movie buffs yet fascinating for all travelers.
  • Most tours are not wheelchair accessible. Be sure to check beforehand.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. 
  • Atlas is not a visitor attraction like Universal Studios, it’s a more low-key and authentic experience visiting decaying sets in a desert environment.

How to Get There
Atlas Film Studios is located about 3 miles (5 kilometers) from Ouarzazate and 5 miles (8 kilometers) from the Ouarzazate Airport on the road to Marrakech. If not self-driving, take the yellow shuttle bus from Ouarzazate main street, Avenue Mohammed V, directly to the studio. 

When to Get There
Atlas Film Studios is open from 9am to 6pm daily, except when filming is in progress. The best time to visit Ouarzazate is the spring (March through May) and fall (October and November), as these months have the most pleasant weather. Festive times to visit include late May for the Rose Festival in Kalaat M’Gouna, the rose capital of Morocco and a short drive from Ouarzazate, and August, when Sidi Daoud is celebrated with a pilgrimage, souk for craftsmen, and traditional songs and dance.

The Valley of the Roses
Don’t miss Kelaat M’Gouna (Valley of the Roses), the epicenter of Morocco’s thriving rose industry. Here, the local Berber population cultivates their famous rosa damascena on the slopes of the High Atlas Mountains, whose minerals deepen the pink pigment of the blossoms. In the springtime, the valley is carpeted in pink, and the annual rose harvest festival is celebrated in late May/early June with music played on traditional instruments, a parade, artisan booths, and food vendors. 
Address: Km 5, route de Marrakech, Tamassinte, Ouarzazate BP 28, Morocco
Admission: Varies
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10 Tours and Activities to Experience Atlas Film Studios

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Ouarzazate ‘Hollywood of Morocco’ Private Full-Day Tour with Ait Ben Haddou

Ouarzazate ‘Hollywood of Morocco’ Private Full-Day Tour with Ait Ben Haddou

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Explore the kasbah movie locations and museums in and around Ouarzazate on a full-day private tour. Discover the labyrinthine rooms of Taourirt Kasbah, and see sets from locally filmed movies such as ‘Gladiator’ at the Cinema Museum and Atlas Film Studio. Finally, explore Ait Ben Haddou, a clay-built walled kasbah that featured in ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Gladiator,’ and other hits. Private air-conditioned transport and hotel pickup and drop-off in Ouarzazate included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$230.10
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$230.10
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Ouarzazate day trip from Marrakech

Ouarzazate day trip from Marrakech

Pickup and drop-off at your hotel or riad Transportation with professional driver Différents stop ( landscape, kasbah, museum..)
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  • 12 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.31
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$109.31

Monuments of Ouarzazate et Kasbah ait ben haddou

Monuments of Ouarzazate et Kasbah ait ben haddou

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Here is chance to experience simple bedouin life . visiting ouarzazate monuments : cinmea studio , kasbah taourirt , museum of cinema , kasbah tifoultout and enjoy 3 hours tour in kasbah ait ben haddou with break lunch , get closer about famous shoted films , culture , history . finishing tour in local riad in ouarzazate drinking tea .
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.78
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$84.78
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Ride the cast of famous Hollywood movies on set in their natural environment!

Ride the cast of famous Hollywood movies on set in their natural environment!

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We have a famous horses and camels which has participated in many international film works such as Kingdom of Heaven, Gladiator, Game of Thrones ... So you will have the opportunity to ride the cast of famous Hollywood movies on set, in their natural environment! You will discover quiet Berber villages and meet with the warm and friendly locals.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.26
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$37.26

Private Full-Day Tour of Ouarzazate and Oasis Fint

Private Full-Day Tour of Ouarzazate and Oasis Fint

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Explore Ouarzazate’s historic kasbah, movie studios, and historic sites on a full-day, private tour that includes pickup and drop-off at your accommodations. Get outside of the city to visit the Oasis Fint for a traditional lunch in a local home, with time to walk through groves of lush palm trees and Berber villages. This 7-hour private tour is priced per-vehicle, and accommodates your group of up to six people.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$163.50
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$163.50
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3 Days - Desert Experience Merzouga from Marrakech

3 Days - Desert Experience Merzouga from Marrakech

Day1 We leave Marrakech to Ouarzazate at 7H00 of morning , crossing the High Atlas by the Tizineck n'Tichka (2260 m ) through several Berber villages. We Stop by the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou to visit this charming village the we continue towards the palm grove of Skoura to visit the Ameridile kasbah , Continuing our trip through the Valley of Roses , the village Kelaa and the Dades Valley. Day2 Morning departure to Erfoud via Tinejdad and several Berber villages to a stop at Marble fossils in Erfoud. After the continuation of our adventure trip to the impressive dunes of Erg Chebbi Merzouga. we continue our trip with dromedaries to attend the sunset in the dunes. You will spend the night in the tents of nomads in the Sahara desert to enjoy the silence with a sky full stars Day3 the sunrise over the dunes . After breakfast. return to the hotel by the camels .back to Marrakech
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$460.21
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Private Daytrip All Inclusive around Ouarzazate: Oasis Fint & Ait Ben Haddou

Private Daytrip All Inclusive around Ouarzazate: Oasis Fint & Ait Ben Haddou

This is an unforgettable full-day private guided tour in and around the diverse landscapes of the desert capital Ouarzazate and it gives you an overview of the film studios and different movie sites of the area. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to visit two ancient Kasbahs without hassle. Tour the famous Aït Ben Haddou-Kasbah und explore the fascinating Kasbah in the Atlas mountains. Hear about the movies that have been filmed in the ‘Hollywood of Morocco’ and have a typical lunch at a local family's home. Last but not least, visit the Oasis of Fint for guided walk and learn more about the Berber village life. Enjoy the stunning view of the Fint valley and its palm groves before you drive back to Ouarzazate.
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  • 8 hours
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$226.68
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$226.68
Price varies by group size

From Ouarzazate: 6 Days Private Camel Trekking with Berber family

From Ouarzazate: 6 Days Private Camel Trekking with Berber family

This camel trekking from/to Ouarzazate starts at a local families home in the desert of Zagora and combines the experience to live and eat with a typical berber family together with a 5 days camel trekking crossing flat desert plateaus, mountains and golden dunes. It is a perfect opportunity to learn more about the life of the Berber people in the desert of southern Morocco. You will also love the sunrises and sunsets on the ridge of the dunes and the mint teas at the set up camping. Sleeping in your tent or under the stars, bake the bread with the camel drivers, read the map of the starry sky, make a campfire... and share this unique experience with us.
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  • 6 days
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$1,489.56
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$1,489.56
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Day trip from Ouarzazate: Teloute, Ait Ben Haddou & Oasis Fint including lunch

Day trip from Ouarzazate: Teloute, Ait Ben Haddou & Oasis Fint including lunch

This is an unforgettable full-day private guided tour in and around the diverse landscapes of the desert capital Ouarzazate and it gives you an overview of the film studios and different movie sites of the area. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to visit two ancient Kasbahs without hassle. Tour the famous Aït Ben Haddou-Kasbah und explore the fascinating Telouet Kasbah in the Atlas mountains. Hear about the movies that have been filmed in the ‘Hollywood of Morocco’ and have a typical lunch at a local family's home. Last but not least, visit the Oasis of Fint for guided walk and learn more about the Berber village life. Enjoy the stunning view of the Fint valley and its palm groves before you drive back to Ouarzazate.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$207.25
Price varies by group size
From
$207.25
Price varies by group size

From Ouarzazate: Private 12 Days-Trekking in Draa Valley and Erg Chegaga dunes

From Ouarzazate: Private 12 Days-Trekking in Draa Valley and Erg Chegaga dunes

This camel trekking from/to Ouarzazate is our most extended one with 8 full days in the desert with camels and tents – and the stars! Only for the explorers among you! It is a perfect trekking for well experienced hikers and desert lovers as you are mostly hiking in the dunes and on desert plateaus.
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  • 12 days
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$1,806.90
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$1,806.90
Price varies by group size

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