Travelogue

The best of Marocco

This is the last blog of the Marocco series and I have saved the best of the places for it. I would recommend visiting all of them, Zagora, Taourirt, Taroudant, Quarzazate, Erfud, El-kelaa, Aït Benhaddou and last, but not least, Agadir. Zagora is a town in the valley of the Draa River in Souss-Massa-Drâa offering some interesting views. The well known sign on the outskirts states “Tombouctou 52 days”, that of course is on camel! Taourirt is situated in about 100 km west to the city of Oujda and is an important Maroccan town. Taroudant is in the Sous Valley, east of Agadir on the road to Ouarzazate and the Sahara desert. It is called the “Grandmother of Marrakech” because it is a smaller version of Marrakech.  Quarzazate is nicknamed “The door of the desert”. It is positioned at an elevation of 1,160 metres in the middle of a bare plateau south of the High Atlas Mountains. Erfoud is an oasis town in the Sahara Desert favored by filmmakers due to the beauty of the surroundings. El Kelaa on other hand is known as  “The Castle of Seraghna”. Aït Benhaddou is also worth visiting, it is a fortified city along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. Agadir –this big city popularity is due to its position on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean and in the neighborhood of the Atlas Mountains.

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