Experience Berber Village Life


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.

This is an overnight experience and it will start at 9AM on day 1 and ends the next morning at 8AM.

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Food (full board)
Drinks (water)

Excluded in price



I went to Morocco on my own and decided to book with Ilias. The guesthouse has a beautiful interior, the rooms are comfortable and clean and provide a private toilet and shower. In the afternoon we went for a short 2 1/2 hours hike through the valley. And what a beautiful spot! You’ll hardly find a place, comparable to this gorgeous valley. I’ve never been wandering within such a variety of terrain, flowers, stunning views, and amazing stone structures. That was a short but adventurous trip, as behind every corner something unexpected could be waiting for you. In the evening we had dinner with his friendly family which was very authentic too, as I could learn something about the eating culture and traditional cuisine. That the meal was also delicious has not to be mentioned. After I slept under the stars on the rooftop we left the place right after breakfast to travel on to the desert of Merzouga. Thanks, Ilias for this great experience!

Julia Littwin

Recently made my first trip to 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 downside 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.

Derek Halsey

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About Me

Hello, my name is Ilias. I am a nomad, an adventurer, and a Berber man. I breathe, live, and hike in the wilderness. Come on and join me in the wild!

I live in the central part of Morocco, 300 km east of Marrakesh. I have been running trekking tours since 2011, altogether over 200 visitors, from 1 person to big groups. I am your faithful 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.


Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy: Flexible

> If the traveler cancels more than 2 day(s) before the start of the experience, he is reimbursed 100 % of the amount paid
> If the traveler cancels less than 2 day(s) before the start of the experience, he is reimbursed 0 % of the amount paid

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Duration: 23h 00m

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