‘Go Berber!’ is a wonderful local living excursion, immersing you in the daily life of an authentic mountain community. The round-trip through lush Ourika Valley and dramatic Atlas landscapes by luxurious SUV will be your only non-Berber experience on this eye-opening, hands-on adventure.
Bake bread and prepare tagine in the kitchen of a village family and get to know them better over a pot of traditional mint tea – made by you! The conversation should also start to flow, with a little help from your guide. While lunch is simmering, get your hands stuck into wet clay in a ceramics workshop. Later, try your hand at weaving a colourful kilim with the local women behind their prized ancestral looms, and walk the farm terraces to see the sweated labour that goes into ancient irrigation and subsistence farming methods. You’ll also meet the community’s youngest members at the charity pre-school centre where little Berbers learn Arabic in preparation for big school.