A DAY WITH THE BERBERS

Azzaden Valley, Berber Culture & Atlas Nature Retreat

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Berber market day

  • Tranquil Azzaden Valley

  • Insight into local culture

  • Easy walking trail

  • Make Berber Bread

  • Tea-making ceremony

  • Tassa Ouirgane village

  • Relax at Kasbah Africa

  • Berber cuisine lunch

  • Torort Berber village

Discover real Berber village life far away from the commercialisation seen in other High
Atlas valleys such as Ourika and Imlil. Enjoy an authentic Atlas Mountain experience in a truly spectacular setting. In the Azzaden Valley we follow a trail through orchards to Tassa Ouirgane village passing walnut and almond trees, olive groves and numerous fruit trees including apple, peach, plum, apricots, quince, lemon and fig.


In the village we walk to the river then visit the local mill for a demonstration of how to make Berber bread. We’ll also learn about day to day village life. Lunch is served at Kasbah Africa, a stunning nature retreat built on the slopes of the Azzaden Valley on the bend of a river. At the Kasbah there is a pool with a wonderful view and plenty of areas to laze and enjoy peace and tranquillity. If you are still feeling active there is the option of a short walk to Torort village before we return to Marrakech.

ITINERARY

0830   Rendezvous with driver. Depart Marrakech, drive via Tahanoute and Asni.

0950   Arrive at Kasbah Africa in Azzaden Valley; traditional Berber welcome.

1300   Guided walk to Tassa Ouirgane village through orchards and along the river.

1630   Visit the local mill and bake bread Berber-style; tea-making ceremony.

1630   Walk back to Kasbah Africa along the river (if water levels are low) or trail.

1630   Lunch at Kasbah Africa; time to relax, swim, sunbathe, bird spotting or snooze.

1700   Optional walk to Torort Berber village, meet vehicle and drive to Marrakech.

1820   Arrive Marrakech.

A stop to visit a local market will be made on market days - Tuesday (Tahanoute), Thursday (Ouirgane) and Saturday (Asni). Timings are approx. and may vary due to interests of the group, weather or seasons.

DEPARTS DAILY

This tour operates daily throughout the year.

DON'T FORGET

To take swimwear, trainers or walking shoes plus sun protection.

PRICES PER PERSON
PRICE INCLUDES

Pick-up/drop-off in Marrakech; travel in style in private vehicle with air-conditioning and professional driver; three course Berber lunch at Kasbah Africa (with a mountain/river view); day pass access to the swimming pool and Kasbah facilities; pool towels.

PRICE EXCLUDES

Beverages and meals not specified; tips and items of a personal nature.

Price for children 0 to 11 years old is £24 (300 dh) per child (must be min. 2 adults accompanying). Children 12 and older pay adult price.

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