Journey Beyond Travel wants to take travelers to places that will not only touch the heart, but change the soul. Our aim is to always meet the needs of foreign travelers through careful planning and flexibility. We live up to our vision of responsible tourism that gives back to the local people and environment. We take you "...beyond the destination!"
Setting the Standard
What makes us truly stand out as Morocco's premier tour operator is all the little extras we do, along with our local guides, drivers, and staff (the finest in Morocco), who go beyond the call of duty to give you a truly intimate experience of the country. Before comparing our prices with other companies, read all the fine print. Verify that they are a legally registered entity. Most other companies are not actually located in Morocco. We are! A majority of others operate from abroad and use an in-country 'partner,' which is most often a transport company who is not a licensed tour operator. In the United States, we are Journey Beyond Travel LLC. In Morocco, we are Journey Beyond S.A.R.L. Also, be sure that the company is insured and bonded, won't charge you extra when you arrive (often called an "in-country fee") and have your best interests in mind. Our foreign and local staff have been living, working, and traveling here for years! If price is the only concern, you won't find the cheapest packages here. We simply won't compromise on quality. But, if having a trip that runs like clockwork, offers special amenities, takes you into the heart of each region, and offers you an unforgettable journey, then you've found the perfect match. We wholeheartedly welcome you to go "beyond the destination" with us!
Sustainable, Responsible, and Eco Tourism
Every traveler who comes on a trip has the opportunity to carbon offset their holiday with a small donation to the High Atlas Foundation. All proceeds go directly to tree planting initiatives. Some of this includes fruit and nut tree planting so that local co-ops can start sustainable businesses.
On tours, our clients visit various co-ops throughout Morocco. Depending upon the location, many of these are local women's co-ops that produce various products, both natural and artisinal. Money collected directly benefits these foundations and the women who work there.
Additionally, our clients have special opportunities to visit villages throughout the country with local guides who work directly with our team. In turn, these guides oversee some initiatives in their villages that we help sponsor, from collecting funds and supplies to local schools, to starting local foundations and co-ops.
Our trips are all small scale. We do not arrange trips that promote mass tourism, but focus our efforts on small groups who fit our niche. We are proud to work with small, privately owned guesthouses and lodges across the spectrum. This includes eco-lodges in various regions in the country. Supporting these establishments helps bring awareness to the region of the benefits of sustainable business ventures.
Quality Service and Accommodations
Pay special attention to the type of accommodations listed with each of our tours. We judge each hotel independently, in person. We rate each one on its own merit and by our strict quality standards. A hotel or riad (guesthouse) that claims five-star status may not deserve it. So, we might label it differently. In regard to price differences with other companies, note what sort of room you'll get in each location according to the type of tour you are taking. While another company might give you a standard room, we'll reserve the suite. It's these subtle differences in quality and thinking that make Journey Beyond Travel stand out from the crowd.
Village of Khemlia
High Atlas Foundation