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Zagora is a town in the Draa River valley in the Drâa-Tafilalet region of southeastern Morocco. It is flanked by the mountain Zagora from which the town got its name. Originally it was called ‘Tazagourt’ the singular of plural ‘Tizigirt’, Berber for ‘twin peaks’, 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 Zagora Mountain, the remains of an Almoravid fortress can still be seen. The exact location of the former Almoravid mosque is still a matter of dispute. Each year the 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”, the supposed time it takes to get to Timbuktu, Mali on foot or camel. The original sign has been replaced by a mural painting.
Your Accommodation / Airport, Train-Bus Station or wherever you want
15 Minutes Before Departure
After breakfast, Your driver will be there waiting for you at the meeting point, started the journey In order to enjoy the day trip from the beginning,
Our first stop will be at Tinifift pass, a panoramic view of Ait Saouen, continue our road to join the long palm tree oasis that produces dates and is known for its trade routes, volcanic rock, and date palms in the Draa Valley region. Pass the village of Agdz and visit the panoramic view which boasts spectacular scenery of the Draa palmary filled with date palms.
The earthy, massive adobe structures seen along the route are divided into houses that serve as habitations for families of these Kasbah villages where life has continued unchanged over many centuries. Visit KasbahTamnougalt. Tamnougalt is a village in the Draa River valley in Morocco, 95 kilometers south of Ouarzazate.
The village is close to Agdz and has a famous kasbah. It is the former capital of the Mezquita region and the residence of former caïds. Its name means ‘meeting point’ in Tachelhit. Each year, in the first week of October the Moussem Ellama is held, a cultural and religious festival for all villages in the neighborhood. The history of Tamougalt is connected with that of the oasis Mezquita of which it was the capital. When it was built is unknown. Tamnougalt was possibly a garrison in the Saadian epoch. Its political and economic role began with the coming of the caid of Taleb El Hassan. He was made caid by the Alaouite sultan in the 18th century.
After visiting Agdez, we will hit the road to Zagora, Walk the palms and village set in the midst of lemon, almond, and olive trees, and gardens of the town of Amazrou. Visit the previous Mellah (Jewish quarter), where a mosque presently stands. Amazrou is possessed by Middle easterners, Haratines, and Berbers who proceed with the Jewish convention of silver making.
Amazrou, moreover domestic to the ancient Jewish Kasbah, was once the center of life for a community of gifted jewelers. Most of the Jewish individuals are not there, be that as it may,
Berber skilled workers have taken over the convention and their workshops are open for a visit. Take a camel outing over the Dunes of Tinfo and visit the ancient Kasbah Ait Lkaid within the town of Tamegroute. At the conclusion of most roads, you’ll discover the celebrated road sign to Timbuktu that peruses 52 hours by camel. The Dunes of Tinfo (as well as many other sand dunes in Morocco) are famous for their healing qualities for rheumatoid arthritis. it is also used as shower sand.
Then we will Visit Tamegroute, a village located in the heart of Zagora that has a Koranic Library that once held 40,000 volumes and a theological college dating from the 11th century. The library contains a collection of illuminated Korans, the oldest of which are written on gazelle skins. These Korans are some of the most precious manuscripts in Southern Morocco.
The holy village of Tamegroute’s claim to fame throughout history is the beautiful pottery created that has a glaze made of henna and is sun-dried. Take time out to learn firsthand how the pottery is made and glazed. Try spinning it on a local wheel by hand.
After a fantastic day trip to Zagora, and Tamgrout, You will take the road back to Ouarzazate, drop off in your accommodation, and end of service.