Draa Valley, Zagora

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Formed by a river flowing from the High Atlas, Draa Valley features a scenic landscape of sandy dunes, palm groves, and flowering oases. Stretching over a desert limestone plateau, this fertile valley--once known as the Valley of Olives--has been inhabited since prehistoric times. As you look for watchtowers and forts once used for defensive purposes, imagine how desert caravans--carrying Saharan gold, salt, and spices--passed through the valley on their way to some distant destination. The valley still hosts a regional souk and a variety of traditional festivals. Use our Zagora trip itinerary builder to visit Draa Valley on your trip to Zagora, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It was amazing drive through the Valley with it's palmeries and people still living along the river because most families are firmers. We stoped by some very good photo spots. Local recently used...  more »
  • Huge a few tens of kilometers, forest of date palms, pomegranates, and some places planted with corn, divided to plots, fenced with a maze of fences along the dusty paths to almost dry river Dra with....  more »

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