Day in a Traditional Berber Home &
visit to Tinmel mosque
- Pick up from your hotel in Marrakech at 9 am. Around 2.5 hours drive.
- Breakfast at Said’s home, introduction to the local life
- Walk-in Said’s village and its surroundings
- Drive to the Tinmel mosque, guided visit inside
- Pottery village visit
- Late Lunch at Said’s home
- Come back to Marrakech around 5-6 p.m.
PRICE: 65 EURO/PERSON
- transport to Ijoukak Valley/Tinmel mosque and back to Marrakech
- breakfast, lunch,
- entrance to Tinmel mosque
Group size: 2-5 people.
It’s not a private tour, few other travellers might join the tour (max 5 people).
The experience can be booked for min 2 people. Then, even if there are no other travellers to join the experience, you will have a private tour. If you are a solo traveller, contact me to see if there is a group you can join.
Said’s village experience can be booked any day, however, preferable on the weekend.
If you want to visit Said’s village on the working days, contact me to arrange the best time.
Guides: Said or his uncle Mohamed (English speakers)
When you first time visit a new country, You want to feel its vibes.
You want to enjoy the local rhythm, observe people, discover their roots and authentic life. When this essence is caught, You can explore the country further.
Berber Said and his uncle Mohamed are inviting you to visit their home in the rural village located in the Ijoukak valley, close to the Tinmel Mosque and around 90 km away from Marrakech.
It’s a unique experience that will leave you speechless meeting the sincere people of Ijoukak valley.
In one day trip, you will visit Said’s family home. There, you will have breakfast and lunch, visit the village and its surroundings. The day will continue paying a visit to the Tinmel mosque (one of the two mosques in Morocco open to non-Muslims) and the secluded pottery village to experience how local people still make pottery in an ancient way.
More about the experience
Said’s family lives in the rural village located in the Ijoukak valley, close to the Tinmel Mosque and around 90 km away from Marrakech.
The road to Said’s home is scenic. You will drive through the beautiful and twisty High Atlas mountain road, will pass the artificial Ouirgan lake, leave many local villages behind.
At the village, Said or his uncle Mohamed will invite you to their home, an authentic Berber house. There, you will experience the daily life of Said’s family. His mother&sisters until now are making bread and tea in an old kitchen room with the wood-fired clay oven. This room is handy in cold winter when all the family is gathering around the fireplace.
A cosy bedroom on the second floor is rented for travellers (don’t worry, there is hot water, standard shower, toilet etc.). You can also spend a night there, contact for more info.
After breakfast, Said will invite you to discover his neighbourhood by walking down the river, passing local communities. You will be introduced to the everyday rural life: how locals are making olive oil, harvesting olives etc.
After the walk, your trip will continue by car to the
nearby Tinmel mosque – one of the two mosques in Morocco open to non-Muslims. Tinmel mosque is a hidden gem and not very well known in Morocco. Before heading back to Said’s home, you will visite another rural village, where locals make a living from making pottery.
For a late lunch, Said’s family will prepare you a generous table with the tagine, couscous and deserts.
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