Trekking in Morocco with a Berber family

“Do something out of the ordinary and head for the Atlas mountains, where you’ll help a Berber family move their livestock, eat traditional Moroccan food and camp out under the stars.”

Highlights

Marrakech | Cascades D'Ouzoud | Berber Migration | Ait Benhaddou | Ouarzazate

Description of Trekking in Morocco with a Berber family

If you’re looking for something a bit different, this trip could be for you - you’ll join a Berber family as they move their livestock through Morocco’s mighty Atlas Mountains. The trip departs just two times a year: in May, as they move their sheep, goats, camels and mules up the mountain and in September, as they move them back down again. You’ll walk between four and seven hours a day, with rest stops built in, and will reach altitudes of up to 3100m. During the six day trek you’ll receive three traditional Moroccan meals a day and spend nights camping underneath the stars.

At either end of the trek, there will be time to relax and explore some of the country’s other highlights. You’ll spend time in vibrant Marrakech and visit the Ouzoud waterfalls, as well as Ait Benhaddou, which is one of Morocco’s best-preserved Kasbahs.

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Date
Price
Basis
22 Sep 2018
£ 949
excluding flights
Available
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18 May 2019
£ 995
excluding flights
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21 Sep 2019
£ 995
excluding flights
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Trekking in Morocco with a Berber family

Environment

Waste
All our travellers are sent detailed pre-departure information upon booking their trip. This includes information on travelling responsibly and minimising their impact on the local environment. A section is devoted to minimising waste whilst travelling. Travellers are encouraged to remove unnecessary packaging from items before leaving home (recycling facilities are often more accessible in home countries) and to use either rechargeable batteries , wind-up or solar-powered electrical items-such as torches, cameras and mobile phones.
At the start of your trip your Tour Leader will aso remind the group of the importance of disposing of waste appropriately.
On this trip in particular, all waste has to be collected and carried whilst migrating through the mountains as there is no waste collection service.

Buildings
During the migration aspect of the tour you will stay in tents. These have minimal environmental impact and are appropriate for the environment.

Community

Volunteering and Charity
We are proud to be working with the Ait Ouhem Association for Development, a local, community-led organisation in the Atlas Mountains. For every Moroccan tour booked we donate £5 per passenger to help the Association achieve its goals of:

1. Building a dispensary in the village to provide people with at least emergency first aid medical supplies. (The nearest hospital is 70 km away).

2. To provide houses with tap water.

3. Encouraging students of the village to continue their studies through buying necessary materials such as bags, books, books, pens.

4. To plant different trees in the mountains all around the village to stop or at least limit erosion.

5. Creating a textile cooperative for women so that they can earn a living that is otherwise not available to them.

Friends and Neighbours
This tour directly supports the local community at grass roots level by working with local Berber families to allow travellers to spend a few days sharing in their lives. These Berber families benefit directly financially from this relationship, and these are families that would not normally benefit from tourist income.

We are very keen generally, that the income from our trips is dispersed as widely as possible locally and goes to small local service providers and not multi-nationals. All the accommodation and restaurants we use on our trip are small locally-run establishments and all our guides are local Moroccans.

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