Road trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate – Firefly Morocco

From the ocher city to the desert gate: this is the route that we have prepared for you. Discover the details of this trip between Marrakech and Ouarzazate, and where to rent a car in Marrakech to do it.

Marrakech, nicknamed "the ocher city", is a historic city but it is also a large, dynamic and modern city. Its landscape and atmosphere contrast with the city of Ouarzazate, nicknamed "the gate of the desert". To see two facets of Morocco, we suggest you to go for a short trip by car between Marrakech and Ouarzazate.

Marrakech, Toufliht, Tizi N'Tichka and Ouarzazate

Rent a car in Marrakech to make the road trip to Ouarzazate

The first thing to do when arriving in Marrakech is to go to the Firefly agency at the airport to pick up your rental car - that will allow you to move in the big city that is Marrakech and take you to Ouarzazate. In Marrakech, we advise you to visit the Bahia Palace, the Majorelle Garden, and the souk, of course.

Once you have visited Marrakech, take the N9 road towards the Toufliht Forest. On the road, you will come across breathtaking landscapes and you will discover an authentic rural region of Morocco. Then continue south, still on the N9 road. You will reach the Tizi N'Tichka pass, considered one of the most impressive roads in the kingdom. After through this pass, you will have less than an hour and a half (approximately) left before arriving at Ouarzazate. There, you will not miss things to do. For example, you can visit Atlas Studios, Kasbah Taourirt and even go on a desert tour.

Small Firefly Morocco tip: rent a 4x4 to make this road trip between Marrakech and Ouarzazate more comfortable.

Useful information

To see the modern and dynamic side of Morocco as well as its traditional and rural side, we advise you to rent a car in Marrakech and plan a road trip to Ouarzazate. Rent a 4x4 for the occasion and do not miss the Tizi N'Tichka pass.

Itinerary: Marrakech, Toufliht Forest, Tizi N'Tichka, and Ouazazate
To get there: car rental Marrakech and car rental Ouarzazate (Firefly Morocco car rental agencies)