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5 years old.
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1 Reviews of Morocco family vacation
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 24 Apr 2022 by Alicia Moreno
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
We loved every moment of our vacations, but the most memorable was probably staying with the Berber family in the Atlas Mountains. It was such an amazing experience, making bread, eating the local food, mixing with the locals, visiting the village of Imlil and having the most amazing views to the mountains. Riding the camels was a hit with my two boys too! I also discovered my new passion for mint tea!
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Perhaps be ready to lower your standards, especially when it comes to stay with the Berber family. Iím spite of being a basic accommodation, for us it was a total highlight. Be relaxed about the Moroccans, they are lovely, friendly people. Just be aware when you are shopping. Make sure you haggle and set your price!
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
We had a local guide and stayed in local hotels, a Berber homestay, so some of our money definitely went to the local community. We also had cous cous demostration by the small local communities. We still had quite a lot of driving, though, although it was a small bus.
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
The trip was well-organised and we were very well-looked after by our local guide Said, who was a very nice man who was absolutely fantastic with the kids making the experience fun. He brought us closer to the Moroccan culture, and my kids absolutely loved it. Iím giving 5 stars based on the actual trip in Morocco, although I found the communication with the operator before the trip not so easy.
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
The very ethos of our style of travel is responsible; small groups on fully escorted tours, experiencing the very best of a region, a culture and a landscape, with a friendly local hand guiding the way. Our itineraries are designed to give our travelers real life experiences without compromising the part of the world we are exploring; to travel responsibly is at the heart of our commitment as a global tour operator.
We believe that responsible travel is about the attitude you take with you and the choices you make when traveling - to respect and benefit local people, their cultures, economy and the environment. From the colourful, chaotic medinas to the moody desert landscape, Morocco is a land filled with wonder and rich culture.
Steps will be taken throughout your trip to further reduce our environmental impact while in country. Small measures can make a big difference to the overall picture and you will notice hopefully little actions as we go. For example, all travelers in the group will be encouraged to travel with refillable water bottles and purification tablets rather than purchasing water in plastic bottles to minimise waste and your group leader will also be on hand to advise on the responsible discarding of rubbish throughout the trip, recycling wherever possible.
Tasked with bringing this to life, will be your professional local group leader. All our Ďon tripí recruitment comes from the local community, so team you are with will all be Moroccan from you leader, to your driver, to your camelteers and overnight hosts, and all are keen for you to experience the best of their country through its locations, people, culture and food! Our local team not only gives our travelers a fantastic insight into the country and a snap shot of day to day life, but it also puts valuable financial resources back into the local economy, creating training and job opportunities and supporting local businesses. We source produce locally throughout the trip, eat at local restaurants and encourage our travelers to purchase souvenirs from local artisans.
Your group leader will also encourage and advise your group when it comes to respecting local sensibilities, a key indicator that often marks out responsible travelers from many of the Ďtourist herdí. Morocco is a very conservative country, particularly outside of the cities and modest clothing that covers shoulders and longer trousers as an alternative to shorts is appropriate dress. This itinerary visits rural regions such as the MíGoun Valley and Midelt as well as important religious sites including the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, factors which should be considered when packing for this trip!
The comfortable accommodations we stay in on this trip are all very traditional properties, reflective of Moroccan culture and style. Most are privately owned, from our Saharan desert camp where itís not unusual to be entertained by our hostsí traditional lively music, to the small gite we walk to the Atlas Mountains, to the hotels we use in the bigger cities. This means that we can ensure again that our visit is supporting local economies and not going to larger corporations.