Alia started Kantara, a fair trade design business specializing in handwoven and vintage Moroccan rugs in 2008. After more than a decade of traveling through Morocco on rug buying trips, often alone, often in tiny little rental cars, she decided to start a travel company.
It had always been a dream to bring friends, family, and clients along on these journeys through Morocco. There's no better way to meet the artisans and to experience a taste of Morocco's incredible generosity.
Alia launched Kantara Tours in 2019 with two private tours and a Signature Tour. After a brief Covid hibernation, we're ready to jump back into travel, starting with tours in 2022.
Types of Tours
We offer several different types of tours to Morocco. Some Tours have a set itinerary and make sure to hit all of the highlights in Morocco. Other tours are designed for high school and college students. And then there's always an option for a custom Kantara Tour.
Kantara's Signature Tour is a 12-day adventure for 8 to 15 travelers, offering authentic and memorable experiences throughout Morocco-- from the imperial cities, to the majestic Atlas Mountains, to the Sahara desert and back again.
In the words of our guests:
"The women in the rug cooperatives clearly felt you were special and treated us that way as well. Their home-cooked meals made me feel like an honored visitor. Their meals were a high point of my Moroccan food experience. I liked feeling that I was contributing to the success of their mission, that our trip fit into some larger picture."
October 2019 Signature Tour