The best sustainable destinations in Morocco
Morocco is a country in a beautiful country for nature and culture traveling, known for its varied landscape of mountains, desert, beaches, vibrant Medinas and and hospitable people. Morocco has a great travel green opportunities to pure and amazing nature, authentic valleys where you will have a great trekking, biking or any type of holiday that suits your interest. Here is 6 best sustainable destination in Morocco that you should’t miss for you eco friendly tours.
There are several way to travel green in Morocco while you are in holiday. participate in Eco tourism or the country and get an amazing connection with nature. Atlas mountains in Morocco remain of the best sustainable destination for eco tourism experiences and Traveling challenges where you can travel green and stay green.
Ait Bouguemez valley
One of the best sustainable destinations in Morocco, know for its Berber villages and amazing mountainous nature. The valley of Ait Bouguemez, known also as the happy valley, is your destination for green traveling of all sorts. If you love to hike, the valley is a point for departure for the trekking trips to M’goun as well as other summits in the High Atlas mountains. I’s always great to spend sometime in the valley its self and discover the culture of Berber people living in small communities along the valley. Make sure to get your local rug in one of the women cooperatives.
In the valley of Ait Bouguemez, make sure to use guest houses owned by families and go for a hike to Sidi Moussa granary. If you like to try a unique experience, try homestay with Berber nomads for few nights.
Imlil valley remain on of the green valleys of walnuts and apples, Admire the nature of the High Atlas mountain, on one day trip from Marrakech you will have a gate to explore the best of nature on the Atlas mountains. It’s possible to explore the valley by hiking with a local guide and have a lunch at a local house.
Hiking to Toubkal peak 4168M, the highest peak in the north Africa begin from this valley/town.What’s more amazing is that you can do the summit only in 2 days hike. Hiking from imlil can led you to Ifni lake, one of the beautiful lakes in the southern part of mount Toubkal.
Dades valley and Rose valley
Both the two valleys are situated in the south East Morocco, 350km from Marrakech and only 120km from Ouarzazate, both valleys worth your visit. Rose valley in the end of April, its blooming time attract several travelers who are interested on sustainable tourism in Morocco, you always can participate in harvesting roses, its such a unique beautiful experience. Just half hour drive from Rose valley, you will be in the spectacular valley of Dades, make sure to follow the valley to reach the Rock formation of Monkey fingers and stop for a local made meal in one of the guest houses. It’s always famous for little hikes and it’s peaceful nature.
From Imlil you can hike towards different valley in the High Atlas mountains, such as Azzaden valley or Ourika valley. Travel green to different summits over 4000 meters and discover 100’s of Berber villages.
Without hesitation, Imilchil is your best destination for sustainable traveling in Morocco. The view along the way from Todgha Gorges is faboulous, admire the mountain landscape with lots of Berber villages along the road. On your green trip to Imilchil make sure to explore Tislit and Isli lakes, this are some of the best lakes in Morocco. If you love camping, this is also your spot for a wild night near one of these lakes.
Imilchil is also your sustainable destination for some hiking and trekking, try the two famous hikes to Amalou summit at 3013m altitude and the peak of Bab N Ouayad at 2804m alt.
Morocco Sahara desert
In additional to the big dunes at Erg Chebbi and Erg Chigaga, admire the valleys of Date palm trees in Draa Valley or Ziz Valley. At the Sahara desert you can either try the camel riding,” if you like such experience” and make sure to spend a night in an eco friendly luxury camp.
The Sahara desert offer a great Morocco travel green experience if you choose to do a camel trekking at Chigaga dunes. this is unique hiking trip that allow you not only to get in touch with the harsh nature of the Sahara, but also with locals while traveling with the camels and camp in the Sahara with the starry nights ever.