Feel like a family in a Berber house
For an authentic experience, step off the tourist trail and stay with a local Berber family. Even if you're only staying one night, you will have memories to last a lifetime...
They say that home is where your heart lies. Now we're sure it's not possible to replace your home, but while you're miles away from it, we strive our best to replicate the feeling of belonging and comfort you can find only at your home.
Being a part of the family means you're able to get hands on in the kitchen, imagine:
Berber Homestay in High Atlas is a small renovated house with the ideal blend of modern day comforts and the traditional simple Berber home experience.
Nadia and Said invite you to a whole new experience.
We combine the goods of both Riad and home stay in an atmosphere of warmth and invite you to stay with us as family. You stay not at a mass produced apartment, but in a safe, personalized environment where you can adjust just as easily as one would, in a place called home.
Only 20 kms from Ouirgane our home is a great starting point for treks all over, but take note of a truly special one: Tinimel is just 7 km from us. It's a mosque from the 12th century built in 1156.
it is one of the few mosques in Morocco open to non-Muslims.
“Said's place was without a doubt our best stay during our trip around Atlas. By best I mean place with nice hospitality, nice people, personal approach and outstanding food. Evening meal was great including watching bread-making which was great fun. Breakfast was best we had during our trip. I regret to have stayed only one night!”
We can arrange a wide range of local activities, day trips and tours including guided walks in the Ijoukak valley to nearby villages, Atlas treks, Toubkal climbs, nature trails, mule treks and cycling to remote mountain villages and beyond.
The Moroccan cuisine has a unique formula of spices, tastes and flavors. It's Tagines, Couscous are cooked with a passionate touch and details for the ingredients.
You like to reveal the magic behind the Moroccan kitchen and learn it's secrets and smells? If you enjoy your food at the Berber house you could always learn to cook Moroccan style and join a cooking class or bread making.
Hands down the best Airbnb I have stayed in, the family were incredibly warm and welcoming and really did make you feel part of the family, altogether an experience I will remember for a long time!
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We had a fantastic stay with Said and his family. The food was delicious, he was great at explaining the culture and the area was peaceful. Said was great at showing us around the area and explaining everything in great detail. I would highly recommend this experience.
/ WorldTowner and founder of WorldTowning
We were treated with the warm and sincere hospitality that we had come to expect in Morocco, we felt very relaxed during our stay and enjoyed spending time with the family and local people. The trip to the barber was memorable and the walk around a local market was really interesting. We loved our breakfast, especially the wood fired fresh-baked bread from the clay oven. Take a little time to learn a few Berber words/phrases and it will make a great difference to your experience in Southern Morocco.
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For those wishing to spend a day in the Atlas Mountains and experience the true spirit of the Berber way of life, Berber HomeStay is open to non-residents.