Day Trip to Ahinajen Berber Village in the Atlas Mountains

Get an insider's view of rural life in Morocco. On this day trip from Fes, you'll make your way to the Berber village of Ahinajen in the Atlas Mountains, where you'll meet with local families of the regional tribe to learn about their rural lives. After lunch with the tribe's leader, you can meet with the local farmers or shepherds. The farmers will teach you different farming techniques and show you how to complete typical daily chores in the fields. As for the shepherds, you'll make your way through the mountains and follow a herd of livestock, learning about the challenges Berber shepherds face every day.

Traditionally, women and children act as shepherds for the family livestock, so you'll also learn a bit about how ancestral family dynamics work. This experience is very eye-opening, as you'll learn all about Morocco's rural way of life in the Atlas Mountains. It's a great way to interact directly with the local culture.

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Itineraries with Day Trip to Ahinajen Berber Village in the Atlas Mountains

Explore Morocco: Imperial Cities to Berber Villages - 11 Days

On this 11-day tour of Morocco, you’ll begin and end your travels in Casablanca, home to the famous Hassan II Mosque. Your trip takes you through all four imperial cities–Rabat, Meknes, Fes, and Marrakech. Take in daily life in each town at the lively medinas. You’ll also have the opportunity to observe Moroccan life among the farms in the Berber villages on this well-rounded Moroccan journey.

Discover Morocco: Imperial Cities to the Atlas Mountains and the Coast- 11 Days

This tour combines the bustle of vibrant imperial cities with tranquil rural retreats, starting and ending in the coastal city of Casablanca. Travel to the cities of Rabat, Fes, and Marrakech in search of buzzy medinas and souks, plus guided walking tours, delicious food tours, ancient sites, and lessons on traditional arts and crafts. Adopt a slower pace by visiting the Atlas Mountains, where you'll enjoy charming Berber villages, lunch with a local family, visits to almond and argan groves, and discover the Roman ruins in Volubilis.