If you’re planning a visit to Marrakech, then our one-day ‘Artisans Crafts in the Atlas Mountains’ tour is a must. We have created an off-the-beaten track social impact experience in partnership with Airbnb Experiences, providing travellers with an authentic, behind-the-scenes visit.
Social Impact experiences are inspiring activities to promote awareness, create long-term advocates, and raise funds – Airbnb waives its fees, so 100% goes directly to the Eve Branson Foundation to fund craft centre training programmes.
This immersive day takes in the traditional Berber villages of Tansghart & Tamgounssi. Nestled in the High Atlas mountains,1300 metres above sea level, these peaceful villages are tucked away from the regular tourist routes.
Guests are collected from central Marrakech, stopping en route at Tahanaout local food market for the ingredients for a traditional Berber lunch. Arriving at our weaving centre Tamgounssi, you will meet local women and craft teachers, watch local bread or ‘khobz’ being made in traditional clay ovens, pick herbs for a Berber mint tea ritual and then enjoy a traditional tagine cookery lesson.
Observe artisans using ancient techniques in wood-carving, weaving or rug-making on a traditional loom and visitors are invited to try the looms for themselves. Discover the hidden world of the Berbers whilst making a positive impact on these communities.