The Secrets of the Draa

"I find the wonder of travel lies less in the discovery of new places than in tracing the outline of those that have ceased to exist." Aatish Taseer

The Secrets of the Draa. There are many visitors who write about the beauty of the Draa Valley and how this place engages travelers. The diversity of the landscape and the fact that the culture of the Berbers is different from the rest, makes it one of the main attractions of this wonderful place.

Our tour begins in Marrakech, the labyrinthine red city. Crossing the Atlas by Tizi n`Tichka, we can see the reddish colors of the earth in contrast to the greens of the vegetation. Once up, if we cross the Atlas in winter, we can see the snow-covered mountains. The road is extremely complicated, so it is not advisable to make the journey at night or in low light hours. The most advisable thing is to use the services of a driver. The landscape during the summer season is the closest thing to a lunar landscape. The stone mountains completely lack vegetation, which contrasts with the landscape we find again when descending from Tichka. When we descend to discover the secrets of the Draa, we find the valley that runs along the river and a landscape where palm trees and almond trees abound. The most beautiful time to visit it is spring, because the almond trees are in bloom.

The Secrets of the DraaThroughout this tour we find the Route of the Kasbahs and the entire legacy of the Berber culture. We can find mosques, synagogues and even churches. A sample of the religions that were settled in these lands. A landscape in which the buildings completely blend in with the landscape as they are covered with reddish adobe, which is the predominant color of this soil.
We invite you to read the article by Aathish Taseer, with which we have given title to this entry. We hope you find it interesting.



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