Zagora or “Tazagurt in Amazigh language” is a quiet city located in the south east of Morocco, a few kilometers to the west of the border with Algeria. This city is a good place for all those who want to continue their journey through southern lands or those who want to enjoy the Erg Chegaga desert thanks to its proximity to Marrakech. about 360 km southeast of Marrakech. Here you will find the most absolute peace, a change of scenery and culture.
Zagora is a stop on the caravan route. It is located at the door of the Sahara desert, a place of reflection and well-deserved rest. You will be surprised by the friendliness of the people, dazzled by the traditional architecture, its exquisite cuisine with spice flavors and by the variety of landscapes like the palm groves and the dunes that are there.
What to see in Zagora
Among the short excursions we can do from Zagora descantan the climb to Jbel Zagora, the visit to the library of Tamegroute, the Ksar of Tissergate, and the route of the palm grove that supplies dates to the whole area. It is also interesting A visit to the pottery ovens. Also visit the surrounding ksars which are magnificent fortified villages. Of course, a sunset in the dunes and it is an absolutely breathtaking sight
The dunes of Tinfou are located a little further south and together the M’hamid and Merzouga are the most idyllic image of the desert. Other interesting places in the vicinity and the small town of Amazrau (Located just 1.5 km).
In the mornings Zagora has a great animation of caravans of off-road vehicles preparing to realize the old track of Paris Dakar that communicates Zagora with Merzouga. You can also see the area nomads and Tuareg.