Responsible tourism

We traveled with a great agency that promotes the responsible tourism, because we wanted so much to see the country from inside a family/community and also because we wanted to feel safe. It was the very first time that I used an agency to organize a photo-trip, and we are very grateful to all the people who helped us to achieve our goal: Consuelo, Ayoub, Abdelghani, Abou, etc. I am sure it was time consuming to organize it the way I wanted, and also it was energy consuming to our guides during our 18 hours journeys 😉 . If you ever decide to go to Morocco with this agency, please let me know and I will give you all details.

Let me tell you about sustainable tourism:

Responsible tourism is tourism which:

Minimizes negative social, economic and environmental impacts
Generates greater economic benefits for local people and enhances the well-being of host communities
Improves working conditions and access to the industry
Involves local people in decisions that affect their lives and life chances
Makes positive contributions to the conservation of natural and cultural heritage embracing diversity
Provides more enjoyable experiences for tourists through more meaningful connections with local people, and a greater understanding of local cultural, social and environmental issues
Provides access for physically challenged people
Is culturally sensitive, encourages respect between tourists and hosts, and builds local pride and confidence

Cape Town Declaration, 2002

Goats on the argan trees. The argan oil is very important for the economy, we  stayed at a village where the women make the argan oil

Goats on the argan trees. The argan oil is very important for the economy, we stayed at a village where the women make the argan oil