Morocco Tours Discoveries, Inc. was initially founded in response to the low-quality, a mass-market mentality of group tours in Morocco and Spain exploited mainly by large companies of mass tourism. M.T.D is set out to create a new approach to travel in Spain and Morocco respectfully and adequately distributed in different regions creating opportunities for the traveler and local people in remote areas. With more emphasis on education and environment preservation, we became the first company to create tour programs and itineraries to develop rural and ecotourism when others were busy focusing on mass tourism in the big cities and beaches; a tourism that does not suit nor benefit an ancient culture and a beautiful destination. M.T.D is extremely proud of the reputation we have earned for Travel to Spain and Morocco also have since developed sustainable trips of quality, custom-designed private tours to the diverse areas, whether in the ancient imperial historic cities or in the evergreen cedar forests of the Rif Mountains or trekking the high peaks of the Atlas Mountains in the oases and Kasbahs of the mystic Sahara desert, with integrity and respect to its authenticity.
About our escorted tours and trips: You will travel in deluxe vehicles from a coastline bathed in Mediterranean breezes to explore ancient Roman ruins, walk through the olive grove of Mount Zerhoune, hike the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, explore Berber villages, camp in a beautiful Sahara tent encampment among the local Tuaregs Bedouins (Blumen) and shop in bustling, exotic ancient markets. Enjoy Moroccan or Spanish cuisine and Music everywhere you go. Even a cooking class if that interests you.
we are the leaders of responsible and Sustainable tourism. At M.T.D, we offer unique Morocco adventure trips, escorted or customized to meet your acquirements. Our Tours vary from one day to visit Tangier to three days in Fez, five days imperial cities, one-week trekking south of the country and Sahara desert, ten days deluxe tour, 12 Days discover trip, an array of tour itineraries for you to choose the best that suits you. We can also provide with tailor-made sample trips that would entice your senses. In our escorted tours you will certainly mingle with locals and share time with them sipping a mint tea or enjoy a ceremony of tribal music with them in their homes and workshops. If you are a socially aware and experienced traveler who wants to see the reality of these destinations, land of adventure and enticement while making a real difference for five families, this trip is for you!
We at Morocco Tours and Discoveries offer you the freedom to choose for yourself what interests you, creates the spontaneity that maximizes the chances for great experiences allowed in private tailored FITs travel. We listen to you carefully to and customize a special cultural tour to the T for you, or advise you to join a small pre-packaged group of travelers like yourself.
Our guides and drivers are handpicked, our staff of professionals is devoted to helping ease the way for you and minimize any inconveniences of traveling in a foreign land. We are equally proud of the smaller, more intimate beds-and-breakfasts and small boutique hotels and inns that we have found to be more catering to our clientele such as riads and Paradores. Many are historic monuments that have been respectfully and tastefully converted to one of a kind accommodation. Not only do they offer you an experience not found in larger "Holiday Inn" types of hotels, but they also give new life to historic monuments that would otherwise be abandoned and ultimately destroyed or replaced by chain hotels.
These establishments—from small inns to game lodges to grand "old-world" hotels—embody the charm and culture of our destinations and offer you a chance to get to know the people who work there and their daily lives. We do not believe, however, that private, customized and tailored trips have to be prohibitively expensive. we offer you the best offers you cannot refuse. In fact, many of our clients report that our prices are for private trips in comparison are below the group tours they have used or researched before they found us.
We work towards supporting the local communities to be direct beneficiaries of the tourism industry. To ensure that we mainly train and hire local guides, purchase products such as food, water, soft papers, etc from local shops and advise travelers to do the same.
We also help visitors to support the communities in different ways like by sponsoring children, providing voluntary services or teaching skills, sharing useful ideas, exchanging culture, adoptions and child support by providing useful gifts like cooking devices, books, and learning materials.
We do our best to make sure that families and women cooperatives are served through any of the support that we or travelers are involved in. We also do this through promoting our cause and identifying the right projects or programs that are ready and will benefit the most from this support.
We are committed to seeing an environment in the particular destinations free from toxic and harmful substances. We have been part of different campaigns such as "Zero Plastic" a campaign to address All Moroccans not to use plastic bags and anything plastic that is not biodegradable, “One Million Hectares Forestation” fighting sand invasion in the Sahara Desert and erosion in the Atlas Mountains, “Urban Farming” a project to make Casablanca a green bio center instead of just the industrial capital of Morocco. We also advise travelers to pay high attention towards the reduction of negative impacts on the environment and preservation of natural resources. We advise travelers to try not to waste water in hotels by letting taps and showers run unnecessarily.
Our local guides are very well versed in introducing their culture and their people to our visitors, also make sure to supply guests with useful tools such as greetings in Berber or Arabic, suitable gifts to take with them when they visit locals in their tents or dwellings. Offer our visitors deep input on customs and traditions, what is the best way to break the ice and feel welcomed. Mutual respect is set in advance on both sides so the encounters are just as smooth and harmonious as nature is. Mountain people are so generous but they need to fully understand the purpose of these travelers visiting their communities. When things are set on good foundations then both sides benefit from the moment to create everlasting memories. We also provide information on how to be sensitive to natural habitat, forests and open crop fields with campfires, off-road driving and avoiding detergents, toothpaste, silver foil and the proper disposal of plastic bottles and bags.
We help and encourage local communities for the protection of biodiversity and cultural values; promote and support indigenous knowledge which supports the environment; promote useful traditions and campaign against harmful traditional practices and imported ideologies. We work towards supporting the local communities to be direct beneficiaries of the tourism industry. To ensure that we mainly train and hire local guides, purchase products such as food, water, soft papers, etc from local shops and advise travelers to do the same. All our accommodation are authentic to the region’s architecture and natural make up, locally owned and 100% green friendly with all responsible practices available.
We support local initiatives and invite visitors to visit these on all our itineraries. We send tourists to "Berber Cultural Initiative" a group who got a license to exhibit and promote the reality of Berber indigenous culture, Art and Music, ancient household materials and "Women Centers of Adult Learning". We support rural voluntary medical and teaching Caravans of professionals. We support our Mountain community in hard winters by blankets and warm clothes. We encourage our travelers to contribute directly to NGOs and associations of these rural communities in the hinterland. We are trying to find a way to support another project named Village of Hope in Ain Leuh to help orphans in and malnourished children in the Atlas Mountains. The project is implemented in Ifrane and rural areas and focuses on unwanted Children and poor single mothers. One of our staff wishes to devote her time to be directly involved.
Jawad Lahani, Youssef Sebti, Fouad Benjelloun are all specialists in tailor-made travel to their homeland. Our tour leaders accompany you throughout, with local guides joining you at different stages of your trip are also specialized in particular aspects of culture, botany, history, wildlife or mountaineering. We are all Moroccans in this company eager to give the best of our beloved Morocco and its culture.