Head to a small village outside Marrakech and enjoy a private, outdoor cooking class hosted by a local chef. Learn about Moroccan spices, including Ras al Hanout, the definite spice of Moroccan cuisine. Bake bread the Moroccan way using a traditional earthen wood-fueled stove. Prepare a tagine, a version of the classic Moroccan stew. Your organic vegetables are gown in the garden on site!
Drive south through the scenic cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains, following the green Ziz River valley, until it ends at the Sahara desert. Soon after, you will arrive at the Tafilet oasis. The Tafilet Oasis was the last stop on the trans-Saharan trading route before Timbuktu. Continue by 4x4. Venture further towards the legendary dunes of remote Znigui. Spend the night at your private desert encampment.
The American Foundouk, was founded in 1927 and provides veterinary care to the working donkeys of Fes medina. Spend time helping the veterinarian. The American Fondouk is a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to providing people-to-people aid through offering free veterinary care for the hard working donkeys, mules, and horses of Morocco. Treating working animals in the developing world is considered to offer a significant contribution towards safeguarding the livelihoods of the poorest and most vulnerable members of the community, both in the towns and in the countryside.
The Fes Children’s library is a recently established lending library in the under-served Medina. Spend time teaching the kids to count in English! The library was started by a group of neighbors living in the Fez Medina. We wanted to offer the children in our community a place where they could discover books and develop a love of reading. This is the only children’s library in Fez.
The library has received more than 22,000 visits since opening in January 2015, with an average of 1000 visits each month. There is a huge need here and it’s exciting to see the immediate response from the kids.