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This incredible adventurous location is steeped in tradition and showcases scenic deserts and dramatic green landscapes
Zagora holidays represent sheer escapism from manic cities and lively streets. The natives of the trading post of Morocco stick to tradition, immersing visitors in the rich customs of the country. Although Zagora doesn’t play host to as many monuments as the capital Rabat, Moroccan culture in Zagora manifests in a more direct sense, with ceremonial gatherings, markets and desert expeditions taking the front seat.
Desert excursions are the main attraction during holidays to Zagora. Family friendly camel treks can last from one to fourteen days, depending on your bravery and sense of adventure! Longer trips allow you to see the depth and breadth of the desert, a worthwhile journey for a genuine sense of escapism. Camping under the stars in the desert is a once in a lifetime experience. Campsites accommodate small to large groups and families, with traditional barbeques, sheesha, singing and dancing occurring in the evenings courtesy of the Berber guides and campsite owners. Various types of desert tours are available, including 4x4 excursions and walking tours, so for those hoping to stay in a luxurious hotel and dine in better tear up their plane ticket!
If greenery rather than golden sand is your preferred environment, the romantic Vallee du Draa is the place to head. Palm trees and foliage populate the area, unique to the surrounding areas such as Marrakech and Fez. You can also see how the locals live as small villages are on the fringes of Vallee du Draa, where the tradition is truly preserved and nurtured. The preservation is furthered when the native spirit comes to life during the Moussem of Sufi Moulay Abdelkader Jilali. The religious festival sees the Sufi Jilali brotherhood journey through Tangier and Zagora complete with hand held drums and religious chanting, a must-see for those looking for a real taste of Morocco on their holidays in Zagora.
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