The provision of clean, comfortable and safe accommodation for our clients is very important. We use a range of accommodation types.
Accommodation can vary from the very simple e.g. a Berber Home or Bedouin Camp, through Auberges and Gîtes, to Riads and to Hotels (up to 5*)
We use a range of hotels from the very simplest all the way up to 5*. All hotels used by ATS have been visited and inspected in order to judge their suitability for our clients.
As a result, we have established very good working relationships with the hotel management teams and they are very supportive in ensuring that our clients are very well looked after.
For our clients who are looking for accommodation that has full facilities and amenities, hotels meet this need.
Riads are more traditional buildings with Moroccan architecture that gives a homely, cosy feel. They are most frequently found in the Medina areas, the older part of a city. Riads tend to be smaller than hotels, perhaps 4 to 8 rooms, and so are ideal for smaller groups. Often the rooms are built around a central courtyard or water feature, adding to the relaxing ambiance of the experience of staying here. We like to offer our clients such accommodations when staying in city areas as they offer an oasis of calm amidst the city bustle.
Auberges are found more in the countryside and they offer high levels of comfort in calming environments. Often they are set in the midst of enclosing gardens, there can be a swimming pool and outside seating areas. We like to offer our Travelling Tour clients such accommodations, ideal for rest and recovery after an exciting travelling day.
Ideal for our hiking and trekking groups, Berber homes offer simple accommodation where Berber people offer rooms in their houses. Such accommodations are found in the mountain areas. Gites are similar although they may be in separate buildings in a Berber village; they can be basic (sometimes offering shared sleeping areas) but also they can offer private rooms.
We use two types of bivouac. For our hikers and trekkers who are travelling in the mountains and deserts, we carry modern lightweight tents and all necessary equipment (always having either mule(s) in the mountains or camel(s) in the desert for their carriage); each evening the Guide(s) and clients assist in establishing the overnight camp. Also we use fixed bivouac encampments. These tend to be traditional Berber tents of goat and camel hair. They are large and are “luxurious”, often with separate eating tents, salon tents and sleeping tents for 2 to 4 people.