Touda Ecolodge, a pioneer of sustainable accommodation, is located at the heart of M’Goun UNESCO Global Geopark, some 100 km from Marrakech and 330 km from Casablanca, Morocco, in the middle of the chain of the central High Atlas.
Touda Ecolodge was born following a meeting between Said Marghadi, a Berber guide from the High Atlas Mountains, and Ali, chief of the Zawyat Oulmzi village in the Ait Bougmez Valley where the guesthouse is located.
Perched at 2715 metres above sea level (the valley is 2200 metres above sea level) and overlooking the vast Ait Bougmez Valley, Touda EcoLodge was constructed between 2007 and 2008, .
With eight rooms (four twin, two double and two family rooms), the lodge can accommodate up to 18 guests. A Berber female name, Touda is a tribute to Saïd’s mother. Among the Berbers, the man is the protector of the family, while the woman represents his pillar, symbol of the warmth of the home. Thus, each room in the house has a female first name, testifying to the importance of women in Berber culture.
Touda is a member of Acteurs du Tourisme Durable association which unites, informs, represents and promotes French-speaking actors of the sustainable tourism and ecotourism.
Check how Touda helps the local community and its environment here.