The Draa River Valley is over 100 kilometres in length, stretching between Ouarzazate and the beginning of the desert. It's a very green valley, with date palms, but a very poor region once you get away from the water, and into the red desert area, but rich enough on the riverbank. I got off the bus to Mahmid to visit this region, around the city of Agdz. Agdz has a campsite and a couple of hotels, but there's a lot of desert influence. The Bedouin cover their faces in a dark blue veil, and the people are darker there than in the north or near the coast. You can stroll through the palm trees, which is nice because trees provide shade and a lower temperature.