TERRES D'AMANAR is an estate located at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, only 30 minutes away from Marrakesh (take the road to Asni for 37km or 23 miles), and abuts on the pristine 100,000ha (247,000 acres) of forests of the Toubkal National Park.
The Terres d'Amanar estate perfectly epitomizes ecotourism in Morocco. Terres d'Amanar is suitable for families, friends, couples or colleagues. This is your natural boost through funny, sports, natural and cultural as well as crafty and traditional activities of this Berber area. Terres d’Amanar also provides accommodation and food services. Amenities are comfy yet environment-friendly. Food is prepared by Berber women from neighbouring Douars.
At the heart of sustainable development
The TERRES d’AMANAR Project has been designed by and in partnership with the locals:
The TERRES d’AMANAR staff are mainly locals, especially dwellers from the surrounding villages. Thanks to the project, 150 families are living in the vicinity, which means that they haven’t left. We lay much emphasis on partnerships with local cooperatives (vegetables, craft products and building raw materials), and we strongly encourage participative management as a way for employees to develop and keep on passing on their expertise to the next, as well as exchange savoir-faire on an international level.
TERRES d’AMANAR has also implemented a strict environmental policy, that is:
- Staff training and environmental awareness
- Using local building techniques (loam walls, compressed earth bricks)
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
- Water and electricity savings
- Customer awareness of the role they can play in preserving the environment