Fez & Chefchaouen trekking holiday in Morocco
Description of Fez & Chefchaouen trekking holiday in Morocco
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetAs we are committed to our community, we are also committed to our environment. We are proud to sustain the planting of 100 trees in our Riad and encourage other Riads to do the same. We also continue to work to eliminate unnecessary single-use plastics with a number of initiatives, like using fresh produce from our local suppliers. We have taken the below initiatives to allow us to have a positive impact on our environment:
We try to act as an example, and we encourage our guest and stuff as well as our other friends Riads to save energy where possible by acting responsibly through buying locally, only printing where necessary and reusing items such as bath towels and paper.
Our energy saving efforts include:
Light bulbs: We only use energy efficient light bulbs.
Towel Use We introduced Save Our Planet card where all guests are encouraged to leave towels in the bath if they would like them changed, otherwise they can be reused.
Plant As You Go: We have planted over 100 trees in the Riad. The plan is to help create quality air all around the Riad and to create enough green space in a small surface. It also helps in cooling the Riad during a hot summer.
Solar Panels: We have installed Solar Panels to promote the use of clean energy and consequently to reduce the level of CO2 level in the air create from normal energy.
Keeping the Original Architecture: Keeping the original architecture is a perfect way to keep the authentic and original ecological system of the building. High ceiling and open courtyard contribute to a good aeration. Thick walls help to keep the Riad cool in summer and warm in the winter. Some of our guests hardly use the Air conditioner as they don’t feel the need to. A lot of saving in energy!
Saving the energy does not have a good impact only on our business but also a positive one on our environment.
Here at Riad Alassala we believe in recycling, although the idea is simple, it’s an extremely effective way to sustain the future. In a world of diminishing natural resources, it is important to reuse and recycle the resources that we do have most efficiently.
Recycling toiletries: All our soaps and toiletries are recycled, which reduces waste to land fill and benefits humanitarian projects within local communities.
Everyday Items: We recycle paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, cans and printer cartridges as a standard.
Lost Property: Lost property that has been unclaimed after 3 months is given to people in need or alternatively recycled.
Recycling Bins: All of our rooms have in room recycling bins, to encourage guests to recycle.
Reduce the use of unnecessary items: We are now reducing the use of unnecessarily plastic items.
Food Waste: All food waste is split and recycled.
PeopleYou will stay as a guest of Alassala Riad and Tours, our partner in this programme. Your stay will benefit the local people employed at this company, including in the Riad itself, but also through the work they do with the local community. Below is a list of our initiatives that this trip supports, contributing and giving back to the community.
Medina Walls Painting: This idea was actually initiated by the local teenagers during the Covid-19 lock down. Young boys and girls came with the idea to paint the outside wall of their building or apartment. Soon the idea spread all over the Medina and the city. We appreciated the idea and we wanted to be part of it, so we did provide the participants with tools and materials to help them implements the project.
Achoura Initiative: We take part in the traditional religious festive of Achoura donation to local Children’s Charity.
Medina Children’s Library Charity: The Medina Children’s Library was established to encourage literacy and a love of reading in the children of the Fez Medina community. We are proud to support them. Raising money to buy books for children to read and acquire knowledge, is an absolute privilege!
Friends of Fez Orphans: It is a non-profitable organisation that helps in improving the lives of children in Fes by providing socialization, therapy, and education along with hugs, smiles, and compassion. We are proud to support them. Putting a smile on a child’s face is priceless and makes us take pride of what we do.