Morocco Sahara Travel
There is a much-photographed sign in Zagora, in the spectacular Draa Valley in Morocco. Beside the image of a blue-swaddled desert nomad is written: “TOMBOUCTOU 52 JOURS.” The journey is considerably quicker today, but if you go by camel, it probably still takes 52 days. Zagora is a popular starting point for trips on camel back into the Sahara Desert and this famous sign gives some indication of the significance of this area back in the mists of history.
The Sagro Mountain region and Ait Ouzzine is the ancestral village of the Ait Atta a Berber tribe which resisted the French up until a treaty was concluded 1933 and never submitted to Thami El Glaoui Pacha of Marrakech during the French protectorate 1912-1956. The Ait Atta belong to the Ait Atta Confederation which covers Ouarzazate, Errachidia, and Azil Provinces. The tribe existed prior to the Arab Islamic conquest in the 7th century and was the leading Berber tribe between the 15 and 19th century. Fiercely independent, their stronghold was the Saghrou Mountains which surround Nkob and its villages. A trek in the Sagro Mountain region includes a five day treks tarting from the Dades valley via the Saghrou Mountains to Nkob. You can also visit the Valley of the Roses on the high plateau of El Kelaa MGouna when visiting this region as well or arrange a home stay with a Berber family through a reputable Moroccan travel agency that specializes in travel in Morocco’s Berber villages and the great South.
Guelmim, famous for its blue people and as the gateway to the Sahara is in the South west of Morocco. It is the capital of the Guelmim-Es Semara region which includes Southern Morocco (south of the Souss-Massa-Draa region) and northern Western Sahara. It can be reached easily by road from Agadir.
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Traveling to Morocco for a Morocco Holiday, Customized Tour or a Private Travel experience through a Morocco Travel Agency will ensure that you discover the best of Morocco. With a population of nearly 34 million of Arabs, Berbers and Foreigners, Morocco offers some of the most exciting and cultural Morocco Travel opportunities. Morocco offers a taste of exotica for travelers who are interested in discovering varied landscapes from the Dades Valley to the High Atlas Toukbal Mountains and from the Sahara Desert to the Imperial Cities of Marrakech, Fes, Casablanca and Meknes.
Traveling to Morocco’s Sahara region through a Ouarzazate Travel Agency guarantees an authentic Morocco Travel experience. When traveling to Morocco’s Zagora region of Ouarzazate, the Draa Valley and the M’hamid Sahara Desert (Erg Chegaga Dunes) it is important to also have a Ouarzazate or Saharan driver and licensed guide who speaks fluent English, Arabic & French as well as the local dialect of Berber (Tashlhiyt)
he Dunes of Tinfo have long been referred to as the “Healing Dunes of the Sahara.” Travel to Morocco’s Sahara Desert and have a first hand experience within the sacred Dunes of Tinfo. Let your guide bury you in the Sahara Desert sand from head to toe. Being buried in sand dunes is known to assist in healing ofrheumatoid arthritis and to calm the spirit.