The idea of The Alternative Morocco cultural and solidarity tourism came to us while travelling Morocco regularly. After years of experience working in the tourism industry, we also have met and received feedback from a huge number of people who visited Morocco.
We understand that tourism in Morocco does not often satisfy the curiosity of travellers and can cause a negative impact on local communities and the natural environment, therefore we must promote a different experience of tourism that allows an equal cultural, material and interpersonal exchange.
Our aim is to create a sustainable environment that allows healthy interactions between local communities, travellers and nature.
Our project gives you an opportunity to fully contribute to the local community’s lives. Through active participation, both locals and travellers will gain a better understanding of their cultural differences, lifestyle, traditional knowledge and beliefs.
Whether you’re a solo traveller or a big group, our cultural and solidarity tourism project will take you to southeast Morocco.
Inhabited by native Amazighs, Imider is a remote village in the desert surrounded by the High and Anti-Atlas Mountains. You will be greeted by a local Berber family and taken to your accommodation – a private sleeping room in a traditional Berber house built at the feet of the mountain.
Throughout your stay, you’ll discover the beautiful mountainous area, visit various local communities, share traditional meals, ancestral rituals and activities.
As a part of our cultural tourism project, you will have a unique opportunity to fully engage in various daily activities such as farming local fields, picking fruits, cooking traditional meals, or learn the ancient craft of weaving carpets.
Spending time helping local people with their daily tasks, teaching children a different language, or how to play an instrument will surely benefit the community and make your adventure vacation truly rich and unforgettable.
We believe that healthy interactions between local hosts and visiting guests create a better cultural and environmental understanding. Through our ecotourism and cultural project, we also help to raise awareness of environmental issues in various regions in Morocco.
By sustainable practices, education, and creating alternative sources of employment, responsible tourism we promote can reduce problems such as desertification, deforestation and poor waste management.
Part of the profit from The Alternative Morocco tours is set aside for future projects such as regular school supplies, local cultural centre, sporting areas, and various environmental projects (reforestation, sustainable waste management) that will benefit Imider and surrounding communities as a whole.
The Alternative Morocco also ensures that local communities benefit more directly from our tourism. By contributing 20% of our profit to local communities, we provide them with educational supplies, daily necessities and support them in developing responsible, effective practices to restore the environment.
Let us present you another way of travelling, an authentic experience, a journey of learning, discovery and mutual respect.
Take part in our project and begin your adventure through the ancient caravan routes, rugged mountains and majestic deserts in the land of 1001 colours, rich culture and native nomadic tribes.
The Alternative Morocco Team
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