Ksar El Khorbat

Promoting Sustainable Tourism in Oasis

El Khorbat is an ancient Ksar, a fortified village, built of soil in the middle of the 19th century and recently restored, thanks to the international cooperation. It is located 50 km east of Tinghir (or Tinerhir), in the low Valley of Todra, Southern Morocco.

About half of the houses of El Khorbat are still inhabited. Others have been rehabilitated with different functions, like a guesthouse, a museum or a handcraft workshop for women.

The object aims to use ecotourism in order to protect a historical and architectural patrimony of incalculable value: the Kasbahs made of soil.

El Khorbat has now converted into the ideal starting point for excursions to the oasis of the South of Morocco, the gorges of Todra and Gheris, the road of thousand Kasbahs and also the grand sand dunes of Erg Chebbi near Merzouga.

This project of responsible tourism was founded in 2002 by three partners, Ahmed Ben Amar, Joan Castellana and Roger Mimó, who collaborate closely with the Association El Khorbat for Patrimony and Sustainable Development in order to improve the living conditions of the people and to organize a sustainable development for the oasis.

Our project obtained the trophy Maroc of Responsible Tourism 2010, for values, tradition and culture, national category.

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