The Yagour Plateau

Visible in good weather from Marrakesh, Yagour plateau is a vast high plateau of the High Atlas. With stunning views, the plateau has the largest number of engravings in the High Atlas. Rent a car and discover this string of suspended villages.

 

Yagour Plateau

 

60km from Marrakesh, on the Toubkal, at over 2,700 meters above sea level, lies the Yagour plateau. The local population, the Berbers, cultivate fruit and nut trees on terraces irrigated by sources formed by melting snow. Amid the sheep and goat farms, sheltered underneath fruit trees along streams, we also find the greatest treasure of the region: more than a thousand rock carvings dating back from 2,500 to 3,000 years.

The plateau possesses the largest number of sandstone slab engravings in the High Atlas. With over a thousand engravings dating from the late Neolithic, this site is the densest and most prestigious. There, visitors will discover the history of Morocco - from the pastors of the late Neolithic to the modern horsemen of the Roman conquest.

A little advice from Hertz Morocco : rent a SUV to go to discover the Yagour Plateau.

 
 
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Practical informations

To go to the Yagour Plateau and to discover its rock carvings, you will need to go to Tizi N'Tichka, where you will begin a hike ( with berber guides) to the site. To easily go to Tizi N'Tichka (which is a 1h45 drive from Marrakesh), consider renting a SUV.