Morroco – Berber & Arabic Heritage

 

Local name of the country : المغرب Al-Maġrib (Arabic) – ⵍⵎⵖⵔⵉⴱ L-Meġrib (Beber)

 

Languages : Arabic, Beber, French, Spanish, English

 

For more information :

Official Gateway to Morocco

Much Morocco

 

Activities

Hiking : Mount Toubkal, M’Goun Massif, Ait Bouguemez, Rif Mountains, Jebel Sarhro,Sirwa

Trekking : Toubkal Guide, Path Finders TreksAtlas TreksMorocco Trekking Trails, Trek Atlas, Naturally Morocco

Trekking in Morocco : Walking Treks, Mountain Bike Tours, Horse Riding Tours, Camel Treks, Winter Toubkal Treks

Terres Nomades : specializes in walking trekking and VTT circuits in Toubkal & Mgoun. They are member of VVE Association and the Sustainable Tourism Trophy Winner.

Donkey Riding Tours : Atals & Sahara Tours

Horse Trekking & Camel Riding : Zouina Cheval (Essaouira), Naturally Morocco

Kayaking : Water by Nature

Berber Rafting Adventure : White Water Rafting, Kayaking, Trekking

 

Places to stay :

Terres Nomades – Ecolodge & Bivouac Atlas (French website) : has been Green Key labelled

Terres Nomades –  – Bivouac & Atlas (French website) : 

Atlas Kasbah : focuses on respect for the environment, appreciation and use of traditional architecture techniques and above all, the strengthening of the local Berber communities. In order to help make your stay as pleasant as possible, there is a team of local Berber staff from the nearby villages, whose only concern is to take good care of you. They include: Rkia, Tamhilt, Rachida, M’Bark, Hussein…

Ouirgane Ecolodge : integrates sustainability, innovation, respect for the environment and the appreciation for the local Berber cultures. Consequently, the Kasbah places an emphasis on eco tourism labels. In order to achieve these objectives, few criteria were chosen including: water, energy, waste, purchasing, the integration with the scenery and environmental education.

Kasbah Toubkal  : awarded by Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism, Eco Hotels of the World and Eco Luxury.

Fès-Meknès (Village World Label) : Gîte de la Gorge, Riad Ajana

Drâa Tafilalet (Village World Label) : Ouednoujoum Ecolodge, La Roche Noire Hostel, Riad Tabhirte Guesthouse, Kasbah Dar Daïf

Marrakesh-Safi (Village World Label) : Hostel Tizi N’Oucheg

Tanger-Tétouan (Village World Label) : Aïcha Guest Farm, Berbari Guesthouse, Talassemtane Hostel

Atlas (Village World Label) : Tizi N’Tazazert Lodge

Azilal (Village World Label) : Megdaz Lodge 

 

Gastronomy :

 

Cultural characteristics :

Do not eat and shake hands with your left hand

 

Some words to learn

Marhaba – Hi

Sabāha l-ḫair – Yawmun sa ʾīd – Good morning

Basāʾa l-ḫair – Good evening

Almaʿṯrah – Excuse me

Ismī … – My name is …

Na’am – Yes

Lla – No

Sukran – Thank you

Lailah saʿīdah – Good night

Ilā l-lāʾ – Goodbye

Waḥid – One

ʾIṯnān – Two

Talāeah – Three

 

 

 

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