Voluntourism in Morocco – Day 8

Moroccans love their mint tea, which they affectionately call ‘Moroccan whisky’. Preparing it is quite a ritual, and the fruits of it are worth the wait!

Mint tea - essential for voluntourism in Morocco

Mint tea - essential for voluntourism in Morocco

One new addition to our voluntourism itineraries that we can now recommend with relish is the Skoura oasis, which one reaches in about 5 hours from Marrakech, having traversed the stunning Atlas Mountains and marvelled at the incredible clay-walled town of Ait Bennhadou (scene of many films, including Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia), and passed through Ouarzazate, which does not live up to the mystique denoted by its name.
As an oasis, Skoura is quite lush, and Dar Ahlam is a sublime Kasbah nestled in the date palms that I cannot recommend highly enough, especially when you kick-off your stay with a hammam (traditional steam bath) and Moroccan clay scrub, followed by a soothing massage. There are many more treats in store for you here, and I won’t spoil the surprise…

Voluntourism at Skoura oasis

Relaxation part of Voluntourism at Maison des Reves, Skoura oasis

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