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The Hidden Oasis Of Ouarzazte

The name “Fint” in Tamazight means “Hidden.” Why? After driving for a while on a dirt road, it becomes difficult to imagine that any oasis will be on the horizon. In fact, Fint is under the horizon. At kilometer 10, you start driving down a zigzag track, then you see it—a glorious date palms oasis hidden between the hills.

Fint Oasis

What to do in Fint

In the early hours, children run to the primary school, women make bread in the outdoor ovens, and others wash clothes in the river. Some men go to work in the gardens, while others travel to Ouarzazate on motorcycles. Fint is a great place to take a break. You can have lunch in the small guest houses or eat your picnic under the shade of a palm tree. If you enjoy nature, hiking, and village life, Fint is a must-visit spot.

We believe that the main activities to do in Fint are:

  • Stroll inside the oasis.

  • Hike from down the river to the upper side.

  • Spend one night with a local family and taste Amazigh village life.

How to get to Fint ?

Fint Oasis is 12 km south of Ouarzazate; however, the rough dirt road will make the short drive take around 45 minutes in a desert landscape.

By Car
The road from Ouarzazate is unpaved and quite rocky. The tarmac road changes to a small rocky track. If you drive carefully and slowly, a small car will get you there. Four-wheelers are best for driving there and can be easily found in Ouarzazate.

By Taxi
Take a Grand taxi from Ouarzazate, which you can find near the bus station and near Place Al-Mouahidine. When you arrive, the taxi driver will wait for you until you are ready to head back to the city.

Daily Trip
Many travel agencies in Ouarzazate can offer you a daily trip to Fint. Drive there by SUV with a professional driver, meals included. You can also ask for visits to other spots on the same trip.

Riding Quad Bike
Another way to make a quick visit to the oasis is by a quad bike. Almost every quad bike rental offers a daily trip to Fint. You will be accompanied by a local rider, taking you through dirt roads from Hey Tammasint (where most of the shops are located) to Fint and back. Riding by the river of Ouarzazate to the desert landscape, going to Fint by quad is a great way to have fun and discover a hidden oasis of Ouarzazate.

Fint Oasis

Overnight stop or a day trip?

While most travelers visit Fint Oasis for a one-day trip, it would also be beneficial to spend a night. One great way to experience the real life of villagers is to check for a stay with a family, which is quite cheaper as well. Moroccans are known for their incredible hospitality, especially in villages.

Fint Oasis

Oasis under the snow

In 2018, during a rare occasion, snow fell in Ouarzazate. Check out these photos of Fint covered in white by Abdellah Azizi

The way back

On your way back, as you arrive at the main road, take a left and drive to the +300-year-old Kasbah of Tifoultout. Extraordinary panoramic views of Ouarzazate River, the city, and the Atlas Mountains are visible from the rooftop. You can then continue your trip to Ouarzazate or stop by the film studios. Did you know that some of the sequences of the movie “The Way Back” were shot at the same set as “Kundun” in Atlas studio?

Kasbah of Tifoultoute
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