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Ouarzazate to Zagora

Zagora It is flanked by the mountain Zagora from which the town got its name. Originally it was called ‘Tazagourt’ (ⵜⴰⵣⴰⴳⵓⵔⵜ)the singular of plural ‘Tizigirt’ (ⵜⵉⵣⵉⴳⵉⵔⵜ), Berber for ‘twinpeaks’, referring to the fortress of the Murabitun, or Almoravid, people. In old European maps the mountain Zagora is already indicated but the town itself was only built in the 20th century. On the top of the Zagora mountain the remains of an Almoravid fortress can still be seen.[1] The exact location of the former Almoravid mosque is still a matter of dispute. Each year the moussem (festival) of the Sufi saint moulay Abdelkader Jilali is celebrated at Zagora. Languages spoken in the city include Moroccan Arabic, Tachelhit and Tamazight. A sign at the town border states « Tombouctou 52 days », the supposed time it takes to get to Timbuktu, Mali on foot or camel. The original sign have been replaced by a mural painting
Day 1: Ouarzazate – Zagora  ( 3 hours drive )

Your desert day trip from Ouarzazate to Zagora with a pick from your hotel at 09h00 AM and drive south east to the oasis of Adz, where you will visit Kasbah Tamnougalt which used to be the house of the local tribe chief.

It was used by Brad Pitt to film the movie « Babel ». Share a cup of mint tea and fresh dates with the locals before we continue our drive along the magnificent Draa river with its hundreds of thousands date palm trees, Kasbahs and fortified villages. You will have the opportunity to do an hour walk in the palmeraie under the shade of lemon, almond, olive and palm trees watching the local taking care of their crops or herding their kettle. We arrive at the old Jewish quarter of Amezrou.

Where Haratines, Berbers and Arabs live together from the tradition they inherited from the Jews who all immigrated in the last century : Silver jewlery making.

Pick-up from your hotel
Soft Drink
Camel Ride
Lunches on the way
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