Experience the unique beauty of Zagora which gets its name from the majestic mountain rising in the background. This sleepy little town Zagora beckons you with all the charms of a desert crossroad – discover the culture of the Berber other nomadic people at the Musée des Arts et Traditions de la Valleé du Draa. 

Apart from plentiful palm groves to admire from viewpoints on the mountain, the region also offers the artisan village of Amezrou where an old Jewish synagogue still exists. Catch the excitement of a bustling souk at the town center which comes alive on Sundays over piles of dates, olives and Berber carpets ZAGORA Established by the French authorities during the Protectorate, Zagora is the most convenient base for exploring this spectacular region. 

The famous sign saying “Timbuktu, 52 Days by Camel” evokes the great age of the trans-Saharan caravans, although the illusion is ever so slightly spoiled by the presence of a large concrete préfecture (town hall) just behind it. The village of Amazraou, set amid lemon, almond and olive trees on the southern side of the town, is a peaceful haven on the edge of the desert. In the former mellah, the mosque stands next to the abandoned synagogue. 

Many of Amazraou’s inhabitants continue the Jewish tradition of making silver jewellery. By following a footpath from La Fibule hotel, the summit of Jbel Zagora (from which the town got it’s name) can be reached in one hour. It is crowned by a military post and commands a breath- taking view of the valley. The remains of walls indicate the presence of the Almoravids in the 11th century. Several hotels and tour companies offer excursions in four-wheel-drive vehicles or on camelback. Lasting from a day to two weeks, the tours take in the impressive Chigaga dunes south of Mhamid, and the town of Foum-Zguid,