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Agdz Tour

Agdz Tour
Agdz Private Tour Description: Agdz and the Draâ Valley Tour are the perfect Ouarzazate one-day excursion or when visited as part of our Splendors of Morocco Private Tour. Explore the Draâ Valley, Morocco’s longest river, visit Berber villages, and meet locals referred to Drawi, the dark skinned people of Draâ. Trek through the the date palms trails they traveled, go date picking and visit a local cooperative. 
Duration: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Morocco Travel Included: Agdz & Draa Valley  Region Sightseeing Tour, Transport in Luxury 4x4, English, Arabic, French Speaking Driver, Marrakech Expert Licensed Guide
Starting & Finishing Point: Your Riad or Hotel In Ouarzazate
►Take the road to Agdz via the Draa Valley.
►Agdz is located South of Ouarzazate in the region of Zagora and nestled within the Draa Valley. This charming, dusty desert town’s name “resting place” given it was once part of the old caravan routes in Southern Morocco. Agdz once played an essential role for traders linking Marrakech to Timbuktu.
►Visit the sleepy Desert town of Agdz and enjoy the magnificent view from the Agdz palmeraie.
►If you are traveling on a Thursday, stop to see traders in the Agdz Souk and an authentic date and vegetable market.
Have lunch at Kasbah Tamnagoult. - an incredible example of a traditional Moroccan Kasbah with its soaring spaces built of red pise (mud), tunnels and interior spaces. Kasbah Tamnougalt also has a large Jewish quarter (mellah)
►Return to Ouarzazate via the Draa Valley.
►The Draa Valley is Morocco’slongest river. It’s formation is that of the Dades River and Imini River and flows from the High Atlas Mountains southeastward to Tagounit and from Tagounit mostly westwards to the Atlantic Ocean somewhat north of Tan-Tan.
►The water from the Draâ is used to irrigate Palmeraies and small horticulture along the river. The inhabitants of the Draâ are called Drawi, used to refer to the dark skinned people of Draâ that make up the largest portion of its inhabitants.  The Draa Valley originally was known as the Valley of Olives but when the 19th Century caravans passed through the date palms arose within the trails they traveled.  The palms proved to be a better choice to continue as a grown commodity because they bare dates, are used to make baskets, leafy carpets and overshade for the inhabitants.
►The Draa Valley is surrounded by and made up of volcanic rock and breathtaking landscapes that lend to traces of the old routes of the caravans. Agdz, referred to as the Door to the Draa Valley and famous for its market of dates and palmeraie is a charming, town with a palmeraie view worth visiting on a Draa Valley one-day tour. From Agdz Moroccan travelers can journey on a seven-kilometer pise in the Draa Valley to discover old Ksars where the Berbers have been living for centuries. This area is known for the Haritine people who are black descendants from the region of Mali.
►End your tour at your Boutique Riad or Hotel in Ouarzazate.
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