Yes! It’s both an inspiring and a historical site. At first I only wanted to have a walk from my house in Ouarzazate to the Kasbah Tifoultoute ( 8 Kms / 4,9 miles ). My companions? A backpack, some provisions.. and a camera. Isn’t that enough for a good walk ?
It’s clear that most tourists visiting this historical and cinematographic city don’t have time for such an easy trek. They might prefer a mountain summit trek like the Toubkal in the countrysides of Marrakech. I think and believe walking to Kasbah Tifoultoute worth it as well.
Just two hours (or even less) of walking. Green yards, so many kinds of birds around and, men and women, locals cultivating in the fields.. It’s not a hard level trek, but a wonderful one under the sunbeams in the South-East of Morocco.
I started walking by longing the paved road (paved only at its beginning) behind The Draa Tennis club of Ouarzazat. The views are just splendid. The fresh air is melt to the fertile soil odors, and to the smell of the various kinds of trees and vegetation all along the path.
Before you arrive to the Kasbah, it’s better to get close to the river (not flowing all year), where you might picture some migrant birds.
Photographers would love as well and for sure to take pictures of the Kasbah from the river. In few weeks, one of my pictures, from the river too, has been seen thousands of times through Google Local Guides.
Kasbah Tifoultoute is a historical site and of an amazing architecture, preserved and kept by a local family. It has been a propriety of the ancient Pacha of Marrakech, Thami EL GLAOUI, in addition to other similar Kasbahs in and around Ouarzazate.
Ouarzazate, with many studios, is known for film industry. And some scenes of Lawrence of Arabia have been shot particularly in Kasbah Tifoultoute.
So, will you miss this place in case you pass by Ouarzazate? 🙂
See you around, guys ! 😉