When visiting Draa-Tafilalet, you can stay in a variety of places, including hotels, inns, campings, and guesthouses. If you want to really immerse yourself in the region's rich culture, stay at an inhabitant's guesthouse.
It is more than an accommodation place; it is an authentic moment of sharing in which you will learn more about the culinary specialties, traditions, customs, and centuries-old ways of living.
A wonderful human experience, enhanced with amazing hospitality, that will marque your spirits is waiting for you!
Stopovers and halts
Some treks and trips can take several days. As a result, it is vital to indicate breaks in order to recharge your batteries.
While exploring the Ziz and Draa valleys on foot or by mountain bike or hiking at the bottom of the Ayachi and Saghro mountains, the locals will welcome you to stop and eat a hot meal. They will also lead you to the best sites away from touristic trails. You can end your trip in one of the Ksours in the Todgha and Dades gorges to discover the night atmosphere of the spectacular canyons while enjoying a delicious meal. On the way to 1000 Kasbahs, stop at a guesthouse where the friendly owners will take good care of you and tell you stories inherited from their ancestors.
As they are part of the National Human Development Initiative, these casual lodgings are controlled by the appropriate authorities. It is still vital to carefully select the location and, above all, to respect the traditions of each community. following the circuit, your guide will advise you on the ideal addresses to use.
Discover lifestyles and rituals
During events and moussems, lodging at guesthouses is also quite popular. Stay among the villagers in Tigharmatine during the Rose Festival or in Imilchil during the Engagement Moussem to witness traditional rituals on the sidelines of the events.
By staying among the villagers, you will also have the opportunity to learn about centuries-old lifestyles. Adopt the oasis way of life in M’hamid El Ghizlane, Fint, Khemlia, or even Taouz, and learn how the locals have adapted to a rough, yet rich environment. You might also follow the nomadic tribes as they traverse valleys and plateaus.
If your visit meets a wedding or other event, you may be invited to participate in the ceremonies. You will then have the opportunity to witness authentic and emotional performances and feasts. Apart from tourist clichés, it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe the preparations and rituals surrounding these festivals, and so learn the true local culture.