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The Great Oasis Valleys Travel Guide

Skoura

Surprisingly lush and abrupt as it springs from the tawny landscape, Skoura deserves a lingering look for its kasbahs and its rich concentration of date palms and olive, fig, and almond trees. Pathways tunnel through the vegetation from one kasbah to another within this fertile island—a true oasis, perhaps the most intensely verdant in Morocco. Skoura is such a pleasant and magical

place to hole up that if you're on a grand tour of the Great Oasis Valleys it's well worth considering staying here rather than in often lackluster Ouarzazate.

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