Sustainable Tourism in Morocco

Sustainable Tourism in Morocco

As a leading player in the “green” travel industry, since our inception in 2007, the team at Journey Beyond Travel has been encouraging and promoting sustainable tourism in Morocco. At the outset of the 20th century, the continuous growth of tourism in Morocco began to take its toll on the country’s environment as well as the indigenous people. But unlike other nations, where tourism growth significantly damaged the environment, society and culture, Morocco, on the whole, quickly sought to take action to prevent too much harm from happening. (more…)

A Guide to Tahanaout, Morocco (Tahanaoute)

Ourika Valley MoroccoIn just 30 minutes, you can escape from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech’s souks. Where to? How about Tahanaout (a.k.a. Tahanaoute)!

Set against the majestic backdrop of the High Atlas, the picturesque village of Tahanaout enthralls visitors with its landscape, architecture and history. Surrounded by a terrain dotted with olive groves, orange trees and lemon trees, you can admire the red clay constructions, built according to traditional Berber techniques.

In fact, one of the highlights of touring Tahanaout is participating in hands-on workshops, such as learning how to make pottery in the form of jars, jugs and bowls. The Berbers have opened their home to tourists, and offer cooking classes, too. Here, you’ll learn how to make homemade bread, makoda (fried potato cakes), couscous and other traditional regional dishes. Those who just want to dine or drink the local specialty, mint tea, can do so, too. (more…)