Zagora Dunes of Tinfo / 1 Day
>On this tour you will visit Skoura, Kasbah Tamnogault, the Dunes of Tinfo in Zagora and the option to visit a Berber Village.
- Morning departure from your riad or hotel in Ouarzazate.
- Zagora is a Sahara Desert town in the southern Draa Valley. Zagora is favored by travelers for its desert dunes, palms, 45 varieties of dates, and Hollywood sunset mountain backdrops. Take the piste to discover the land where caravans once transported sugar, tea, dates, and other dry goods to Ouarzazate.
- Visit Kasbah Tamnougalt. Kasbah Tamnougalt is a landmark with its soaring spaces built of red pise (mud), tunnels, and Kasbahs. Kasbah Tamnougalt also has a large Jewish quarter, or mellah.
- Walk the palmerie and hamlet set amid lemon, almond, and olive trees. Then wander the gardens of the village. Visit the former Mellah (Jewish quarter), where a mosque now stands. Amazraou is inhabited by Arabs, Haratines, and Berbers who continue the Jewish tradition of silver making. Amazraou, also home to the old Jewish Kasbah, was once the center of life for a community of talented jewelers. Most of the Jewish people are no longer there, however Berber craftsmen have taken over the jewelry tradition and their workshops are open to the public.
- Take a camel excursion across Zagora’s Dunes of Tinfo and visit the old Kasbah Ait Lkaid in the village of Tamegroute. At the end of the main road you will find the famous road sign to Timbuktu that reads “52 jours” – meaning 52 days by camel.
- The Dunes of Tinfo are famous for their healing qualities for rheumatoid arthritis. Ask your guide to bury you in the sand from head to toe for this a 20 minute spa-like experience.
- Enjoy lunch at a local Kasbah restaurant in the town of Zagora, or learn bread baking and have lunch with a a Moroccan family in the Berber village.
- Visit Zagora’s unique, beautifully glazed, forest green pottery at the local cooperative in the desert town of Tamegroute and pass by the Koranic library. The holy village of Tamegroute is known for the beautiful pottery created with a glaze made from henna.
- Return to Ouarzazate on the back roads through the Draa Valley’s mystical Berber villages. Option to stop for tea in a Berber home, or shop in one of the charming Saharan towns for precious and unique Southern Moroccan pieces.
wind: 3mph W
H 58 • L 43
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