Morocco: a country with unmatched culture, sights and experiences. This African country offers visitors the chance to travel from the cities to the desert and through to the coast.
A visit to Morocco will guarantee sights filled with old buildings, bright colours, intricate mosaic walls and a collection of different landscapes.
If you’re looking to escape the local people and the bustling Moroccan markets, then taking the winding trip to the desert is just the getaway you’re looking for. Desert guides will lead you through the sandy plains where you can have the camping experience of a lifetime. Different companies organise “glamping” tents to be set up in the middle of the desert where you can enjoy an unforgettable night under the vast starry desert skies. A trip into the desert is not complete without taking a ride on a camel, which allows you to view the desert from an entirely new perspective. Not a big fan of camels? Stay behind and enjoy a feast of local foods in your tent!
There are many cities to choose from when visiting this unique country. We specifically recommend Marrakesh, Fes and Casablanca. Within these popular cities, you will find beautifully mosaicked doorways and ceilings, and hidden rooftop courtyards. Another city we just love that is Instagram-worthy and completely unique is Chefchaouen. Also known as the blue city, Chefchaouen is famous for its blue walls, buildings, homes and doors. As far as the eye can see, a sea of blue covers the land. This makes the city interesting and exciting to explore, especially if you are a sucker for aesthetic views and gorgeous photographs.
When traveling around an African country like Morocco, your experience is not truly authentic without going to the “souks” (traditional name for markets) and interacting with the local people. Before you go, practice your bartering skills, as this will always come in handy! At these markets you will find local foods and spices, leather goods, beautifully woven carpets and even clothes for a bargain.
Some of our Destination Do's and Dont's for travelling in Morocco:
1) If you’re going in a small group or in a group of just ladies, organising a guide or a driver would be a great idea to put you at ease. These guides know all the ins and outs of the cities, will answer any of your questions and ensure that you experience everything on your to-do list!
2) We know they’re not the most fashionable, but keep your money, passport and valuables safe in a bum bag or cross-body bag. Pick-pocketers are a problem all around the globe, but rather safe than sorry!
3) Be prepared for a change in weather. Morocco is generally warm and sunny, but rain is common and you don't want to be caught mid-downpour! Also remember to pack warmly if you'll be staying in the desert or visiting the mountains.