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Experience berber village life

Gorges dades, Morocco

  • Experience life of a Berber family Morocco
  • Photo credit Wim van t einde
  • photo credit Louis cool
  • Ilias homestay Morocco
  • Stay in a Berber house
  • Berber homestay Morocco
  • homestay morocco
  • guesthouse Tamlalte

  • Experience life of a Berber family Morocco
  • Photo credit Wim van t einde
  • photo credit Louis cool
  • Ilias homestay Morocco
  • Stay in a Berber house
  • Berber homestay Morocco
  • homestay morocco
  • guesthouse Tamlalte



The Activity

HIGHLIGHTS EXPERIENCE BERBER VILLAGE LIFE

  • Have a chance to immerse into Berber village life
  • Meet Ilyas a Berber man who loves adventure
  • Learn to cook traditional Moroccan food, how to use medicinal plants and to make a Berber carpet
  • Exchange stories with the Berber family
  • Sleep in Ilyas homestay
  • Duration: From 1 day>

DESCRIPTION

During this experience I will take you to a Berber family where you can experience how they have lived for centuries. Berbers have a rich and very old culture, that you now have the opportunity to see and experience yourself. We will meet one of the lovely families of Gorges Dades village. They will warmly welcome you as soon as you arrive.

You have the chance to learn to cook traditional food like tajine, couscous, bread baking and many more dishes. Berbers also have a lot of knowledge about medicinal plants and how you can use them. They will be happy to show you.

You will also meet a local women association who is producing thyme oil and roses water, oil and soap. Further you can join in picking fruits and vegetables if it is the right season, make Berber henna tatoos and learn to weave a traditional Berber carpet.

In the evening you will join the family for dinner and have the chance to exchange stories. You will sleep in my guesthouse in Tamlalte to spend the night. It has cozy rooms with comfortable new beds, and bathrooms with warm showers.

Price includes:

  • Local English speaking guide
  • All the above mentioned activities
  • Accommodation
  • All meals

Price excludes:

  • Transportation to and from Gorges Dades (I can arrange this for you)
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Meet Ilyas

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Hello, my name is Ilias. I am a nomad, I am an adventurer, I am a Berber man. I breathe, live and hike in the wilderness. Come on and join me to the wild! I live in the central part of Morocco, 300 km east from Marrakesh. I have been having trekking tours from 2011, altogether over 200 visitors, from 1 person to big groups. I am your true companion and friend when we trek to the beautiful nature of Morocco. With me, you can see the real Morocco and the traditional Berber lifestyle. You are being a part of our family, living just like we do. Just come here, and I will take care of everything.


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Recently made my first trip to Africa / Morocco with my friend from France. We had no idea what to expect and ended up reaching Ilias in Dades Valley by luck. And what luck it was! Ilias took us into his home, sharing meals with his family and going on amazing treks through the surrounding canyons and mountains. The only down-side to this whole experience was that we only had one week and not more. The nature is absolutely beautiful, the people warm and Ilias brings together the very best of Morocco for you. A lot of the pictures on this website are from our trip – what an experience – can’t wait to see Ilias again – thank you!

15 Oct 2018

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$ 96.00 p.p.p.n.
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