What to expect on the day experience to the authentic Berber home?
- Pick up from your hotel in Marrakech at 9 am. Around 2.5 hours drive.
- Breakfast at Said’s Berber 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.
A visit to the Berber village in Morocco is one of the most memorable experiences. Your journey will start in the morning; the pick up will be from your hotel in Marrakech at 9 am. To reach the village, it’s around 2.5 hours drive. 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.
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. After lunch, you will chill in the house, enjoy nature. Come back to Marrakech around 5-6 p.m.
p.s. A cosy bedroom on the second floor is rented for travellers (there is hot water, standard shower, toilet etc.). You can also spend a night there, contact for more info.