Today we reveal the beauty of Draa Valley between the Atlas Mountains and the dunes of the Sahara. It is said to be one of Morocco’s most splendid landscapes. The Draa, is a mass of date plantations punctuated by kasbahs made of rammed red earth rising against the sky.

According to Travel Exploration the Draa River is Morocco’s longest river and is formed by the confluence of the Dades River and Imini River. It flows from the HighAtlasMountains southeastward to Tagounit and from Tagounit mostly westwards to the Atlantic Ocean somewhat north of Tan-Tan. The water from the Draâ is used mainly to irrigate Palmeraies and small horticulture along the river. The inhabitants of the Draâ are called Drawi – dark skinned people of Draâ that make up the largest portion of its inhabitants.

Extreme Environments – Looking south along the Drâa Valley from Agdz, Morocco
Image Credit: Richard Allaway

 

Photo of the draa near zagora made by: sahara aventures-zagora

 

Kasbah, mountain and agriculture in the Draa Valley. Image Credit: Flickr/ Richard Allaway

 

Draa Valley, Zagora, Morocco. Image Credit: Richard Allaway

 

The Draa Valley from Agdz, Morocco. Image Credit: Richard Allaway

 

The Draa Valley. Image Credit: Laffitte Jean-Claude

 

Mountain range at the Draa Valley. Image Credit: Mario Micklisch