Valley of the Draa Attractions
The Drâa Valley begins in the High Atlas and winds its way as far as Agdz. It has a long river, contrasted by palm trees and sand mountains.
Ouarzazate is located where the roads between the Drâa, Dadès and Ziz valleys cross. It has two magnificent kasbahs: Taourirt and Aït Benhaddou. It also has a souk every Sunday that sells many items from food to craftwork.
Aït Benhaddou Kasbah
Valley of the Dades
In the High Atlas resides the Valley of the Dadès. It is known for the gorges within this valley.
At Todra, you will see two sheer cliffs 300m/980ft high separated by a narrow corridor only 20m/65ft wide.
El Kelaa M'Gouna
It is here at El Kelaa M'Gouna, where thousands and thousands of roses grow every year. There is a rose festival that takes place in May where dances and processions follow one another under a continuous shower of petals.
Valley of the Dades, Alzag
Alzag is home to 120 smiths, almost all the men in the village, who produce the most finely worked daggers.
Bou Taghrar Kasbah - Valley of the Dadès
The Bou Taghrar kasbah is located in the town of Alzag. It is balanced on top of a rocky outcrop.
Souk, El Kelaa
El Kelaa des Mgouna is a small village in the Dadès Valley. The El Kelaa souk is held on Wednesday.
The Ouarzazate souk is held on Sunday. The souk or market is a place for buying and selling.The majority of the Moroccan population is rural and each tribe has a certain number of souks that are usually held out in the open country or in a reserved enclosure.
The Desert Symphonies festival is held in Ouarzazate in June.
Tinzouline Kasbah - Valley of the Drâa
The Tinzouline Kasbah is located in the village of Tamenougalt within the Valley of the Drâa.
Valley of the Draa, Zagora, Morocco
It was here, in the Zagora oasis, that the Saadians conquered the Souss and then the whole of Morocco in the 14th century.
Valley of the Draa, Tamegroute
Tamegroute is home to famous mosques, its influential medersa (Koranic school) and its library collection which includes magnificent illuminated Korans.This village is also known for its pottery made characteristically in green and brown. Green is obtained from manganese and copper, while brown comes from antimony and copper. The prices cannot be beaten.