Kas­bah du Toubkal, Morocco

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This beau­ti­ful re­treat in the At­las Moun­tains has won nu­mer­ous awards for its unique ap­proach to re­spon­si­ble tourism. Perched on an im­pos­ing out­crop 1800 me­tres above sea level, the for­mer sum­mer home of a lo­cal feu­dal chief has been re­stored from a crum­bling ruin to what it is to­day. Stay­ing here is a chance to learn about the Ber­ber cul­ture, as it is run through a unique part­ner­ship with the Ber­ber com­mu­nity. En-suite rooms in the gar­dens of­fer most mod­ern comforts. There’s also a trekking lodge in the heart of the At­las Moun­tains. Built in tra­di­tional style, the lodge has so­lar-pow­ered un­der­floor heat­ing and spec­tac­u­lar views, and is a leisurely four- to five-hour hike from Kas­bah.

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