Morocco Ecotours defends an ethical and responsible tourism

Morocco Ecotours  undertakes:

  • to promote to the public sustainable, solidary and equitable tourism,
  • to select quality services,
  • to provide objective information to travelers / participants
  • to pay 3% of the profit of travel to support sustainable development projects of general interest,
  • to assist and advise local partners for the establishment of a sustainable tourism,
  • to pay them fair compensation, in the spirit of a fair and responsible tourism,
  • to give priority to products and local service providers (purchase of local food, local guides …)
  • to save natural resources (water, wood …) and manage waste
  • to ensure full transparency of management,
  • to respect the Moroccan Charter of responsible tourism and to ensure compliance by its partners and participants.

Local partners:

  • must provide quality services and demonstrate professionalism in achieving these,
  • should encourage contact, the real exchange, while respecting the privacy of local people,
  • must ensure compliance with the local rules of life and the control of donations and gifts to local people.
  • must ensure the safety of travelers (vehicles in good condition, weather …) and try to stick to the timetable of the travel program.

The travellers:

  • undertake to respect the safety rules and follow the advice and recommendations of the guide,
  • Should aim to contribute positively to the group’s life for a smooth stay.
  • must respect and conserve the maximum local natural resources (wood, water …), considered valuable as they become rare. They must also learn to manage their waste,
  • Observation of the animals should not change their natural behavior and disturb their daily lives. It is better to keep a distance that animals regard as safe, and to refrain from making too much noise. Feeding animals alters their diet and can be dangerous. And monkeys become aggressive and thieves, for example.
  • must be aware of the consequences of their actions and attitudes towards local populations during their stays. For example they should ask permission to take pictures.
  • must respect the social and cultural integrity of host communities, the pace of daily life, traditions and habits, their privacy and their work …
  • must not intervene in social organization or judgmental,
  • The direct donation distorts the same value of the exchange. It creates dependency and needs, arouses jealousy and encourages begging rather than working. The traveler can however make indirect donations from structures such as schools, hospitals … or through partners or leaders of the trip who will tansmit them.