BERBERS OF TASSA OUIRGANE
A day with the Azzaden Valley berbers.
Explore the Azzaden Valley
Insight into local culture
Farmland & orchard trails
Water mill & bread making
Views from Tassa Ouirgane
Lunch option in a Berber home
Can be half or full day activity
One of Kasbah Africa's most popular excursions, this trip offers an insight into traditional Berber life in the Azzaden Valley. Enjoying a half or full day with the Berbers you will gain an insight into Berber culture, local community, farming and more. This excursion is on foot (approx. 6 km of tracks and trails) from and back to Kasbah Africa but transport can be arranged if necessary.
We head up the Azzaden Valley to Tassa Ouirgane village following a trail through orchards and farmland. We pass walnut and almond trees, olive groves and numerous fruit trees including apple, peach, plum, apricots, quince, lemon and fig. There's time to visit the local water mill to see how Berber bread is made. Arriving at Tassa Ouirgane village, dramatically located beneath rocky outcrops on the edge of Toubkal National Park, there's time to enjoy a spectacular view down the Azzaden Valley.
Here we hope to visit the local school (depending on operating time and seasons) and spend time with a local family. We will take a different route through the valley back to Kasbah Africa. For keen walkers there is the option to extend the walk and continue further up the valley. The half day option takes approx. 4 hours, and if you'd like to experience a home-cooked lunch in a Berber family house, then allow 7 hours for a full day with the Berbers.
1000 Start walk to Tassa Ouirgane village through orchards and farmland.
1030 Visit the local mill and bake bread Berber-style; tea-making ceremony.
1130 Arrive Tassa Ouirgane; explore village and optional visit to local school.
1300 Begin the walk back to Kasbah Africa or enjoy lunch in a local home.
1400 Arrive back at Kasbah Africa if on the half day trip.
1500 Chance to walk further up the valley if on the full day trip.
1700 Arrive back at Kasbah Africa if on the full day trip.
Timings are approximate and may vary due to interests of the group, weather or seasons.
This activity operates daily throughout the year.
PRICES PER PERSON
English-speaking local mountain guide; mint tea break & visit to mill en route. Back-up service provided by Kasbah Africa who can arrange transport at certain points en route if necessary.
Beverages and lunch (additional 100 MAD or £8 pp to upgrade to full day trip); tips and items of a personal nature.
Children age to 11 years old are FREE OF CHARGE on half day trip, 75 MAD (£6) pp on full day (must be min. 2 adults accompanying). Children 12 and older pay adult price.