AZIAM TREK -Imlil -Marrakech
Discover Morocco on foot - Maak te voet kennis met Marokko - Découvrez le Maroc à pied
"Morocco with Aziam Trek really is a fantastic and extremely unique experience", I am often told, whilst walking. By this the walkers are not only referring to the beautiful Moroccan landscape and day-to-day experiences, but also to Brahim and his team.
always looking for new, unknown and special places to add to the
itineraries. It is he who makes it possible for us to meet the Berber
people, to be invited to have tea and stay with them as well as taking us shopping in
the little hidden local stores and experiencing the authentic way of life. Buy real saffron from where it actually grows, see
the traditional way women and girls weave and knot carpets in the wonderful old
patterns that are handed down through families.
When choosing a trip with Aziam Trek you will experience a great
time and you will also help to improve the lives of the Moroccan people who
will be accompanying you. Obviously Brahim is the hub of it all. As
I have already mentioned he is the best guide I have ever met (and I have met
quite a few!). Brahim's deafness is a handicap, not for us or his
work, on the contrary. It actually makes him take much more care and will keep a more
close eye on his tourists and team. It is the authorities that are the
Brahim is not the only one to benefit from our trekkings. Thanks to him many others can earn a living. This includes the cooks, mule and camel men, drivers, other guides and the generous people who invite us into their homes. In this way every group gives work to between 5 - 10 people. Unemployment is very high in Morocco and there is no social security or benefit system. Only one in ten of the population has work and they have to support the rest of the family, so our treks mean a great deal to them.
My work is completely voluntary, I do not earn anything, so all
the money goes to Brahim and his team - it is for all of them. You help
me helping them - and it works. I have been doing this for 15 years and I
can certainly see the difference it makes. As far as possible the money
that is earned is invested in improved accommodation, education and a better
daily life. More modern thinking has enabled Brahim's daughters to go to
college and learn how to use a computer. More and more children - especially
- girls are encouraged by their parents to go to college. The wives get new teeth
and clothes! Learning things such as it is not a good idea to
marry your cousin!
So a trek with Aziam Trek
is much more than just a holiday.
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