About the ecolodge
Touda EcoLodge is located in the Bougmez Valley, High Atlas Mountains, Morocco, which remains one of Morocco’s best-kept secrets.
Perched 50 metres about the valley and with nine rooms (five twin, two double and two family rooms) and two suites, the guesthouse can accommodate several guests while respecting the natural berber environment. The house was built in a traditional style, but one where authenticity meets modernity. Common spaces invite travellers to gather to share tales and local staff shares their culture through music, food and dance. Meanwhile natural light floods the salon through the arcades giving on to the terrace overlooking the valley. Mint tea flows freely and it’s not uncommon to see guests rolling up their sleeves and learning a thing or two from the dada in the kitchen that opens on to the dining room.
Touda aims to provide an authentic experience for the seasoned traveler through local experiences such as the valley, the poeple, music, food and activities both indoor and outdoor.
Touda EcoLodge is a perfect place to disconnect and unwind. The lodge invites guests to feel at home with a relaxed atmohsphere while providing comfort and convenience. Meanwhile, the numerous trecks, hikes and outdoor activities will keep you entertained and stimulated. Especially in the spring/summer/autumn it is also a suitable place for yoga at the terrace, where you may find yourself isolated in beautiful surroundings.
Said Marghadi, owner of Touda EcoLodge says that, “There are mountains everywhere, but the cross-cultural exchanges possible here in the valley are unique” and at his eco-friendly guesthouse overlooking the vast valley, local staff shares their culture through music, food and dance. A wander through the valley and guests often report on exchanges with friendly locals who invite them to stop for tea, children who are keen to say hello, and peak in to the local culture.
Touda EcoLodge may both be recommended for couples, groups, friends and single-travelers.
For further information: https://touda.co.uk
What to know
- 4 hours Drive away from Marrakech airport
- Located in Ait Bougmez valley in the Atlas Mountains
- 9 rooms & 2 suites (small capacity due to sustainable tourism)
- Suitable for yoga, relaxation, hiking, and experiencing authentic berber culture
What to love
- The homely and welcoming vibe
- The opportunity to explore the berber culture
- The surroundings of the Atlas Mountains
- The opportunity for hammam, cooking courses, hiking trails and more