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Ziplining at Terres D’Amanar, Your Morocco Tour Guide

Ziplining at Terres D’Amanar

Terres D’Amanar is a stunning estate located at the foothills of  Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, just 30 minutes outside of Marrakech. Terres D’Amanar abuts the pristine forests of Toubkal National Park. Ziplining at Terres D’Amanar is one of the many activities that can be done during a Marrakech Tour extension or during a Morocco Tour. The Terres d’Amanar estate is a grand example of  ecotourism in Morocco done at its best. Terres d’Amanar is suitable for families, couples and groups.

Some of the activities offered on an extended Marrakech Tour by Terres D’Amanar are Zip-lining across Terres d’Amanar’s famous 700-foot gorge, Tree-to-tree zip-lining at the tree-top adventure park and Mountain biking through the Atlas foothills. At Terres D’Amanar Morocco adventure travelers can also cross the Tyrol suspension and tight-rope bridges, hike and trek on foot, horse or mule, participate in Berber bowling, archery, falconry and polo on mule-back. To top this off Terres D’Amanar offers Berber weaving demonstrations along with Moroccan cuisine and tea-making workshops.

On a Morocco Terres D’Amanar  can easily be incorporated as a one or two day excursion from Marrakech as they offer an  outdoor guest house that sprawls across its property guaranteeing accommodation in a quiet and serene atmosphere. The food at Terres D’Amanar is prepared by Berber women from neighboring Douars. One of Terres D’Amanar’s key highlights is that is is a project designed in partnership with local Moroccans. The staff at Terres D’Amanar are locals from surrounding villages and the project itself supports over 150 Moroccan families. If you’re looking for a place to participate in adventure activities in Morocco that has a fair trade motto then Terres D’Amanar is the place to be.

For more information about Terres D’Amanar on a Marrakech Tour

For More Information About Travel and Tours to Morocco plus highlights on Moroccan culture visit Morocco’s Imperial CitiesSeaside Resorts,Sahara DesertBerber villagesA Taste of MoroccoMagical Kasbahs, Ruins & WaterfallsAbsolute Morocco, The Best of MarrakechFes, and Ouarzazate

Discover The Best of Morocco - Travel ExplorationTravel Exploration specializes in Morocco Travel.We provide Tours and travel opportunities to Morocco for the independent traveler and tailor-made tours for families and groups with a distinctly unique flavor. From Morocco’s Seven Imperial Cities, to the Magical Sahara Travel Exploration offers a captivating experience that will inspire you. At Travel Exploration we guarantee that you will discover the best of Morocco! Call Travel Exploration at 1 (800) 787-8806 or + 1 (212) 618882681and let’s book a tour to Morocco for you today.

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Casablanca Tour of Derb Ghallef, Your Morocco Tour Guide

Derb Ghallef, Casablanca Flea Market

One of Morocco’s little known city sites where old world tradition and modern technology meet hand in hand is Casablanca’s Derb Ghallef. Derb Ghallef in Casablanca is worth visiting on a one-day Casablanca Tour. Derb Ghallef is essentially an enormous flea market and the center of distribution for black market goods and services in Casablanca, Morocco. The noise and bustle of the auction block, the bargain prices of the flea market and its goods are defining features of today’s Derb Ghallef. There is no better way to see a live flea market on a Casablanca Tour then Derb Ghallef.

Casablanca’s Derb Ghallef is a world renown microcosm for how informal markets function in developing economies. The Derb Ghallef has over 2,000 outlets that are located in narrow alleyway and looks like a shantytown. Most of the stores in Casablanca’s Derb Ghallef occupy not much more then 12 square meters, and are made of tin, zinc and wood.

Casablanca Tour Derb Ghallef Visit

Casablanca’s Derb Ghallef even has a mosque with a its minaret made from green-painted cardboard and found materials. Derb Ghallef is not even o the electrical grid so to speak yet it generates over 140 million USA Dollars annually.

The history behind Casablanca’s Derb Ghallef is nothing less then fascinating. Derb Ghallef began in the 1920’s as a shantytown near the center of Casablanca, as a result of rural migration and an increasing birth rate in the region.

Subsequent to a welder accidentally burning down the area in the 1950’s, Casablanca’s Derb Ghallef resettled at a nearby site, where they created a flea-market and auction house for used goods.

Derb Ghallef has no land rights and is not an authorized site of business. It has been a controversial place for decades that has breaded ground for corrupt officials to take advantage of the proceeds.

In late 1982 a suspicious fire was set and the merchants had to set up in a nearby space and have remained their since. There are several advantages of shopping at Derb Ghallef on a one-day Casablanca Tour. The market is a one-stop shopping destination like Wal-Mart or Carrefour with unique Moroccan resold goods

The merchants of Derb Ghallef have created a nexus of commercial and technological innovation and a paradise of smuggled, pirated, and counterfeit goods.

For more information about Casablanca’s Derb Ghallef or a Casablanca Tour

For More Information About Travel and Tours to Morocco plus highlights on Moroccan culture visit Morocco’s Imperial CitiesSeaside Resorts,Sahara DesertBerber villagesA Taste of MoroccoMagical Kasbahs, Ruins & WaterfallsAbsolute Morocco, The Best of MarrakechFes, and Ouarzazate

Discover The Best of Morocco - Travel ExplorationTravel Exploration specializes in Morocco Travel.We provide Tours and travel opportunities to Morocco for the independent traveler and tailor-made tours for families and groups with a distinctly unique flavor. From Morocco’s Seven Imperial Cities, to the Magical Sahara Travel Exploration offers a captivating experience that will inspire you. At Travel Exploration we guarantee that you will discover the best of Morocco! Call Travel Exploration at 1 (800) 787-8806 or + 1 (212) 618882681and let’s book a tour to Morocco for you today.

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