My name is Abderrahman Oukassi – I am born in November 1986 as the third son of a traditional Berber family at a small village in the Dades Valley.
After visiting the school for 10 years I followed my father’s work which is building houses. In the city of Oujda I worked for some years as a construction worker. Later – after getting my driver license – I decided to learn to drive a caterpillar what I really loved to do! Controlling the big machines for a fine work is a real challenge which fasciated me.
But I had as well another dream since I was a young boy: Deutsch sprechen!
So I resaddled and set off direction desert of Merzouga to find my luck in the tourism branch. This was my starting point of a new life!
First I had to improve my French speaking and second I had to learn English to communicate with people from all over the world. My work as a man for everything in a Kasbah hotel at the foot of the dunes of Erg Chebbi gave me this opportunity.
After three years of education I moved over to Marrakech to work at a Riad for one more year. Then it was the time to complete an examination as a professional driver and to start working as a driver/guide for touristic private and group tours.
Next I founded my agency for touristic services ethnoTOURS MOROCCO which is now a small and very individual travel agency giving you on special tours an impression of my country.
I love my coutry! I am a proud Berber and happy to give you insights and understanding of our culture and the Berber lifestyle of my fellow countrymen and my ancestors.
“Morocco is a country which reveals its essence only to those who take the time to draw water and to pour a pot of tea.”
This proverb will accompany you on your individual and private travels to the genuine and authentic Morocco – with the service of my travel agency ethnoTOURS MOROCCO.