TRAVEL WITH ALIA
Alia Kate launched Kantara Tours in 2019 after more than a decade of running her Moroccan rug business, Kantara. Over the years, she established long-lasting relationships with women weavers throughout Morocco and crisscrossed the country many times on rug buying trips.QUESTIONS? ASK ALIA
Her knowledge of the country, local customs, and current events goes hand in hand with her knack for the local languages-- French, Arabic, and Tachelhit.
With Kantara Tours, Alia curates the best experience for her guests, offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse into both rural and urban living, history, and the rich Amazigh cultural heritage.
Throughout the journey, Alia introduces travelers to locals -- friends who are skilled artisans, knowledgeable guides, small business owners, academics, farmers, musicians, artists and more.
She designs these tours by drawing on her many years of experience leading international service-learning trips with Global Works Travel, where she also serves on the Advisory Board. In 2019, she joined Smithsonian Journeys as an expert lecturer on their tours.