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Homestay in the tighza valley

Tighza, Morocco

  • Homestay in Morocco
  • Accommodation Morocco
  • Meet a local Moroccan family
  • Tighza valley Morocco
  • Fruit trees in our valley
  • Wild flowers Morocco
  • Homemade tajine
  • Lake Tamda Morocco

  • Homestay in Morocco
  • Accommodation Morocco
  • Meet a local Moroccan family
  • Tighza valley Morocco
  • Fruit trees in our valley
  • Wild flowers Morocco
  • Homemade tajine
  • Lake Tamda Morocco



The Activity

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Live with a local Moroccan family
  • Take a stroll through the fields full of grapes, peaches, apricots, pomegranates, olives, vegetables and herbs
  • Go for a hike to Lake Tamda and have a picknick lunch
  • Learn to make delicious tagine, Moroccan bread or other delicacies
  • Join in with any local celebrations if happening during your stay
  • Duration: From 1 night>

DESCRIPTION

Our village is set in a very green valley which has been farmed by families for generations in small terraced fields. Berbers are some of the most hospitable people you will ever meet.

During your stay you will have the chance to help with cooking delicious tagines, freshly baked bread and couscous. The lady of the house will love demonstrating and teaching you how to prepare traditional meals. Berbers traditionally do not eat much dairy so vegetables and meat with spices are the typical items used in our cooking (we can cater for dairy free, vegetarian and wheat intolerant diets ).

Depending on your time of arrival you can take a walk through the village where we will show you the crops grown here. We have many almond trees, 2 types of silver birch (used as roofing materials when building homes), walnut trees, fig trees, many fruit trees including apple. Crops include alphalpha for the animals, corn, wheat, onions, and various vegetables. We have a river which flows through the valley. In May and June the fields are often full of wild flowers including poppies.

On the second day a freshly prepared breakfast will be served in the family lounge and will consist of fresh bread, jams, honey, yoghurt, local pancakes, Berber tea (very sweet) with herbs or mint and coffee. Cereals can be provided with advanced notice. Today you can take a hike to Lake Tamda, which is a walk of 4.5 hours from the village and can be done with a muletier and picnic lunch. The walk back takes around 3.5 hours. Go can also go mountain biking or if you are into painting and photography the scenery of our village is perfect for this. In the evening enjoy the stars from the terrace, there is almost no street lighting and the stars feel just out of reach.

The scenery that surrounds our village will take your breath away whatever time of year you visit. Our valley is very green while the mountains surrounding it have many shades of red, yellow and greys. If you visit during the times of festivals such as Ramadan or Eid you are welcome to take part in all the celebrations. Similarly if there are weddings or fetes for the birth of children we love sharing these experiences with you.

If you stay only for 2 nights you will leave after breakfast on day 3. If you are staying longer then you can also visit the local souk with the villagers on Thursdays or take a local minibus down to Telouet any day of the week to visit the Glaoui Kasbah and the Mine De Sel just outside Animeter. You can also go for a trekking further afield from Tighza or go to the local Hamam. This is a great place to meet the locals and enjoy a traditional body scrub.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals, tea, coffee
  • Breakfast, dinner

Price excludes:

  • Transport from Animeter to Tighza is not included (costs maximum 100dh)
  • Hike to the lake with a local guide and any other activities you would like to do
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Meet Mohamed and Ahmed

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I am Mohamed, I have lived in Tighza all my life with my brother and my parents. My family home is one of the homestays where you will be hosted by me or my brother Ahmed.


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We had such a wonderful stay in the Tighza valley. It is a great way to experience Moroccan local life and enjoy its stunning nature. The fields were full of apricot, figs, apples and more. The home cooked food was one of the best we had. Thanks a lot Mohamed!

15 Nov 2018

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