Oued Todra is a right wadis of Chéris, it changed its name in its lower part and takes the district it crosses the ferkle before emptying into the darlings. Wadi Todra descendant of the great Atlas is fed in its upper part by large and never runs out of water, at least in the middle valley.
Description of Wadi: Wadi Todra a clear and pleasant tasting water, bed does not miss ever, a large number of channels derived, giving at all times abundant watering the plantation that border. For the lower part of its course where it passes through the lower level of the plain, it flows through a trench of about 1000 meters wide separated from adjacent land by steep embankment 8 to 10 meters. The bottom of the trench, sand, is covered with crops and palm trees: this is the heart of the oasis ... in the part where it crosses the upper floor, the wadi digs a gently sloping valley who are at 1200-1500 meters wide. At the time of snowmelt, the river Todra too powerful, sometimes crossed his abyss testafit. It continues its course across the plain in a bed the rest of the year is a wide path filled with pebbles and, for a few days each year Wadi Wadi Todra and Ferkla are that one river. The Todra has some affluent, almost always dry. The main ones are: on the left bank, Assif tidrin; assif on the right, the Imi OUZLAG, which flows to Ait SNAN, Wadi Arg n'sidi Ali or Bourk, which flows in Taourirt n 'Imzilen, and Wadi imider which flows into the Todra to taria. All wadis have water until the rains.
Wed Todra :
Oasis that unfolds like a ribbon of green in the middle of desert stretches over a length of 20 km and an average width of 1 to 2 km. Location of the valley: the limits of the valley are in the North, the great Atlas, the threshold and the valley of Wadi Imider; south, the eastern part of jbel saghro to the east, the north-south links bou oriented Touri, jbel Tisdafin and Ferkla.
It's a high cliffs (max = 300 m) and narrow. With a "normal" car, you can move a lot inside grooves on a good asphalt road, close up river where we forded. Then the path is land with stones. There is a hotel and restaurant at the foot of the highest cliff. This is where climbers soar with their equipment, the assault on the cliff. It's very pretty.
Halfway to Agdaz in the Draa valley is the village of Ait Saoun. Here the the grounds has this typical tree found nowhere in the valley to know Acacias we are accustomed to seeing in the savannah of tropical Africa. It is a tree with fragrant yellow flowers, arranged in clusters, growing in warm regions.
The Draa Valley
The Skoura palm grove
Ouarzazate & Regions
On the threshold of the deep south stands the majestic Ouarzazate, striking blend oases, kasbahs and flourishing valleys.
Skoura palm grove is around forty kilometers from Ouarzazate downstream of the Dades Valley to 1188 m altitude between Atlas, Anti-Atlas and the Dades Valley, famous for its olive and its oil. Foggaras bring water from the mountains to irrigate the palm offers the freshness of the oasis, a maze of lush gardens in the shade of date palms, pomegranate, fig, almond, checkered cereal. Among the many kasbas oasis, those of Ben Moro and Ameridil 's worth a visit.
It is located between Boumalne and Skoura and an integral part of the upstream large Dades valley at 1586 meters. The particularity of this site reside in the culture and gardens which are irrigated by the flowing waters of the river, it is a pen perfume rose bushes that bloom in May resulting in a festivity with folk characters, economic, tourist and cultural. The air is balmy all while women gather in Recycle Bins flower petals, immediately distilled in modern factories which export worldwide product will be the basis of innumerable perfumes.
Impressive casbah which, despite its state of disrepair inside, kept his pace fortress of the ancient capital of Mezguita. Below, Palm Grove and interesting Ksour that people continue to maintain using traditional techniques.
Tamegroute with its famous mosques roofs blue faience and white minarets, its influential madrasa and its library created in the sixteenth century, containing beautiful illuminated Korans.
The Draa River gave birth to a huge oasis 200 km long at the foot of the Anti-Atlas. This valley to the desert has long been coveted by nomads, and the inhabitants of the Draa had to fortify their homes (Kasbah) and villages (Ksour).
From Agdz to Zagora eight palm succeed. Their slice freshness with rugged site around. Along which descends the valley of the Draa stand beautiful monuments built earthen ramparts with their ksours or kasbah with square towers niche, finely serrated. Small openings, often triangular, murderous act. A road to the end of the day to enjoy the warm colors and shadows and light on the kasbah. On the banks of the river are cultivated cereals, henna and vegetables in the valley, oleander, palms and tamarisk. This axis is vital for the region.
Road of thousand Kasbah . Ouarzazate to Dades Boulmane, you will discover out of 170 km, one of the most amazing scenery in Morocco. Stuck between jbel Sarho and the massive High Atlas Dades crosses an arid and desert landscape to successfully supply a series of oases. Among its many kasbahs those el Kabbaba, Aïchil Dar Dar Ait Souss Amerhidi.
The Gorges du Dades, you can walk sy a cold river flowing at the bottom of the gorge, the brave can go down the river and sleep at the bottom of the gorge, on 1 or 2 km, barefoot in the water, this is very nice, quiet, green and ocher. You can also have lunch at this place before returning to Ouarzazate.
Todra Valley retains a remarkable architectural heritage in many ways, particularly through its harmonious integration landscapes in which it is inserted it has a forty Ksar Kasbah and with proportions and volumes variables but the daily life sy place is characteristic denotes a secular identity. these fortified villages (Ksour) and kasbahs ranged along both banks of the river todra high in the lower valley...