Morocco travel: the best itinerary to explore deeply the country

One of the best destinations you can choose for your vacations is the getaway to Africa. Morocco travel includes epic mountains, ancient cities, wonderful and mysterious deserts, warm hospitality. The best part of the trip is given the chance to live desert, exploring the ways of local populations and merchants. You can discover the various features of the country, mixing experiences, and go deep into the culture. Are you ready to visit Morocco?

I want to guide you, to give you an itinerary that will take you into a dream. My goal is to suggest a special tour you will surely love, to taste the real Morocco and to enjoy also a bit of luxury. It is a travel idea that allows you to get the best and live a unique experience. Before to tell you more about the tour proposal and explain how to access a special condition, let me introduce you to this marvelous destination. You will enjoy your Morocco travel.

 

Morocco travel: the best in the country

What can you expect visiting this Northern Africa pearl? There is a huge variety of attractions from nature to art, from history to culture. Unique settings will make you travel through the centuries, like a historical trip to discover tradition and modernity. The best places in Morocco can answer any taste and goal of travelers. That’s why you have to consider the idea to mix city and desert, but especially following an itinerary that brings you to cross the country.

Natural attractions

The environment looks like made to surprise travelers, but the only hand that touched the Sahara desert with its dunes and the High Atlas is the one of nature. Colored landscapes take you to pass by the rocks of Rif, together with High Atlas, and the sand that surrounds the beautiful oasis. The sun enlights the beauties playing with shadows to underline the best features, while the night stars give a romantic setting and help to find directions. The hot temperature lets the fresh air take over in the night to refresh people and animals. Admire the views from Tizi n’Ticha pass and visit waterfalls, forested hills, and the coastline. Each step will make your Morocco travel a special moment between wonders.

Historical cities

Medinas are exciting places. The word comes from the Arab language and it means city. You won’t find something similar on the continent. They were built on the main nomads’ trails and their centuries-old palaces show the organization of the communities across the centuries. Fez, Marrakech with its carnivalesque street-theatre of the Djemaa El Fna, will take you into the history to learn more about the country’s evolution. It will be interesting and curious to see the kasbahs, the protection walls, some of them made of shells approaching the coast. While the modern Casablanca, Rabat, and Tangier express modern urban design.

 

Activities to do

You can say to have visited a country only when you experience local traditions and habits. In Morocco, this is a must. You can start seating in a cafe on the street or better on a square to watch people passing. You have to drink a coffee or the superb mint tea they have. I am a tea lover and the one in the country is simply fantastic. Maybe you will agree with me. It is a good chance to make a plan. What to do? Go hiking on North Africa’s highest peak, then taste and learn how to roll couscous, visit ancient cities and markets, sleep in boutique riads, restore yourself in a hammam. You should also try to mop up delicately flavored tajines. If you are searching for some relaxation, go to terraces, they are perfect for that.

Traditions

There is no Morocco travel without a journey into traditions. You should start by considering the ability of the country to wove ties to Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. This created an international ambiance to facilitate relationships and giving inspirations to locals for community evolution. The national identity is strong, also because its origin is a mixture of Arabs and Berbers. New generations followed new trends, but this means that the local world is more colorful. There is the time to pray at the mosque and to dance in hip hop discotheques. Discover the various sides of the country, go for traditions, and be open to learn and to talk with people.

Why visit Morocco

Are you curious about this amazing country? Well, if you need some reasons to plan your visit, let me inspire more your Morocco travel. But then I will have my best card to play, the best itinerary idea. Be patient, let’s discover everything steps by step, this is the way to explore this amazing place.

 

 

Sun and stars in the desert

The largest desert in the world is always ready to welcome you and especially to be seen under different lights. Ride a camel and enjoy the sunset, sunrise, and the stars in the night. Camping in the desert is the best option to visit it and to get the best moments to see the dunes and the environment.

 

Mountains and panorama

Sahara is fascinating, but any Morocco travel needs to consider another natural wonder. The Atlas Mountains and Toubkal Mountains are the highest points in the area and from there you can see an incomparable panorama. You will need a few hours on the direct trail, but it worth it. If you want to explore more the mountains you can opt for the longer route and spend over there a long weekend. On the way, you will find some Berber villages and you can stay there to learn more about their traditions.

 

 

Colors

I already mentioned the colors of nature, but going around markets you will see more of them. You will be immersed in the sights, smells, and sounds of visiting souks. I bet you won’t get out without at least a souvenir, but you should anyway try to haggle with merchants. It’s a must, but it is also a cool and funny experience. It doesn’t matter your goal, pick an object, and do it. You will tell me your impressions when you will be back. There are exotic spices, delicious food, mint tea, and many handicrafts. In the Red City, Marrakech, there is the biggest market in the country.

Imperial visits

Would you like to follow the steps of emperors? Morocco offers you the chance to see four imperial cities. Rabat, Marrakech, Fes, and Meknes have something in common. All of them have been the capital of the country, but the first one is the actual one. The charm of historic medinas will fascinate you, each of them is different and this will be surprising for various reasons, but when you will be the colorful tanneries in Fes, you will fall in love.

Outdoor activities

One of the best ways to see landscapes out of the city is by using feet or bicycles. It is full of walking tracks to the mountains and not only. Especially you can hike the river canyons. You will be amazed by ochre-colored cliffs. The scenic mountain passes are surely a must-see attraction, but I am sure you will like a lot to go to Draa Valley, one of the largest oases with date palms in the country.

Seaside

Morocco counts on a beautiful coast made of golden sand beaches. Over there the keywords are relaxation and water sports. You can choose the one prefer or alternate between both of them, adventure is guaranteed on the seaside, but you can just go swimming or simply enjoy a marvelous African sunset.

Food

Experience Morocco means to taste the food. It requires a journey itself. It is plenty of delicious recipes. Most of them are popular around the world. Tagines, Harira soup, couscous, bread, pastries are the main ingredients for a cultural journey through the cuisine. Not only the palate will be satisfied, in fact, but smell and colors will also delight your nose and eyes. Moroccan food, if you want, will take you to know better the traditions, from restaurants in cities to desert camps and Berber villages.

Morocco travel idea

Now it is time to share a concrete Morocco travel proposal. It is an itinerary that will give you the chance to live a unique cultural experience, but also to admire the best attractions of the desert and the country. This tour is dedicated to small groups, so you can use it with your family or with friends. It is also a mix of history, nature, food, desert, and mountains. Let’s see the itinerary plan.

 

3 days 2 nights a Brief and Charming Sahara tour

Who has never dreamed of sleeping in the Sahara cozily nestled between dunes while looking at the stars? This 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga has been our best seller for years. Explore the High Atlas Mountains region on a hike, and camp under the stars in the desert.

 

Day 1 Marrakech/High Atlas/Ait Ben Haddou/Ouarzazate/Dades valley (overnight)

Your journey begins in Marrakech. You depart the Red City and drive through the High Atlas Mountains. Along the way, there are plenty of vistas at which to stop for photographs. You will cross the famous Tichka Pass (2,260 m / 7,414 ft), the highest paved pass in North Africa. The road from there continues to snake in and out through canyons and valleys. As the road begins to level out,  you will find the famous Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site, located on the slopes of the High Atlas. After freely exploring the kasbah, you will continue on your journey. Not long after you’ll enter the city of Ouarzazate, known as the Moroccan Hollywood for the numerous movies filmed in the city.

Lunch is in Ouarzazate. Shortly thereafter, you will drive through Skoura, a fertile oasis lined with palm groves, olive trees, and the ruins of kasbahs that date back to the 12th century. As you leave the Skoura Valley behind, you’ll drive through the Valley of the Roses.  If it happens to be the first weekend of May, you will encounter the annual Rose Festival. In the early evening hours, you will reach your destination for the night in the spectacular Dades Valley and Gorges.

 

Day 2: Tondra Gorge/Merzouga/camel trek and overnight in a desert camp

In the morning, you’ll make your way into the town of Boumalne, which marks the southern entrance to the Dades Gorge. You’ll find that the central market square is a good vantage point to observe the local life. From there you’ll drive through Tinghir, back to High Atlas Mountains, and into Todgha Valley and Gorges where you’ll have the opportunity for a stroll through the gorges in the morning. Afterward, you will drive back through the Todgha valley, through the small towns of Tinghir and Tinjdad, and into Erfoud. Erfoud is the International Capital of Fossils as well as a filming site for the movies The Mummy and King of Persia. Each year in October the city hosts the National Date Festival. After spending some time in the city known as the “Gate to the Sahara Desert,” you will continue your journey off-road to the impressive Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes. In a short time, you will arrive at the camp in time to board camels for a leisurely jaunt to the dunes where you will watch the sun sink below the horizon.  Your night will be spent under the stars in a nomad tent.

 

Day 3: Merzouga Dunes/Draa Valley/Anti Atlas Mountains /Marrakech end of the tour

It is well worthwhile to rise early and observe the sunrise and the shadows as they play amidst the vibrant colors of the dunes. After a hearty breakfast, you’ll begin the long journey to Marrakech, starting in the magnificent Draa Valley. On the way, you’ll pass through the village of Tazzarine which was featured in the film, Babel. You may stop there or another small village for a delicious lunch.  Later in the afternoon, you’ll continue through the Draa Valley toward the small city of Agdz. Along the way, you’ll pass through a fertile oasis checkered with kasbahs along the river. Some kasbahs lie in ruins and others are still inhabited. You’ll glimpse Berbers working in the fields, carrying out the subsistence farming in the same manner as the generations before them. Shortly thereafter, you’ll enter the town of Ouarzazate. From Ouarzazate, you’ll make your way back through the High Atlas Mountains toward Marrakech, arriving near dusk.

 

 

Practicalities

  • Travel group minimum of 6 persons (group leader not included)
  • Starts end in Marrakech
  • Vehicle: minibus with A/C
  • Price Option for luxury desert camp under request
  • 1 group leader free charge
  • Age range 18 up to 50 years old
  • Deadline for the offer 31/12 /2021

 

The offer includes

  • Pick up and drop off in Marrakech
  • Transportation and fuel
  • English, French, and Spanish spiking driver/guide
  • Accommodation in hotel/riad
  • Camel trek
  • Berber tent in a standard desert camp
  • Half pension (breakfast –dinner)

 

The offer not includes

  • Airtickets
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Historical sites guides, city guides

 

Price per person: 250 euro per person

 

Important: To access this special offer, you have to contact the agency and mention MY ANASA BLOG.

 

The organizers

As you noticed, the tour is prepared and there is a special offer reserved for my followers and readers. This is possible thanks to an agreement I have with the organizers. You will be in touch with them and you will plan everything directly with their agency. Who are they? You will be welcomed by them in Morocco, but you can also ask for all the information and details you need. The proposal has no dates because you will set them booking the tour. Then with them, you can organize more trips or something longer. They will be able to update you about any type of restriction of the period, in case, so you can travel safely and be prepared planning the activities at the right moment.

 

Sky Morocco Trips

With Sky Morocco Trips you can discover the surprising beauty of Morocco from the very authentic perspective of our local drivers and guides. Elena, Greek origins, and Hassan, Touareg origins, like to share the wonders of Morocco while offering you the safety, honesty, and trust that you deserve. Choose the already prepared circuits they have or design your unique route. The agency guarantees:
  •    Total flexibility to create your own trip
  •    To remove the insecurity factor from your holiday
  •    To make you discover Morocco from a Berber perspective
  •    To have ad your disposal a local company with European management
  •    Experience circuits respecting the local population and environment
  •    Transparency in all their inclusions
  •    Spanish, French, English, Italian, Greek, and Arabic speaking staff
  •    Their adaptation to all your preferences.

As Moroccan culture and society are so intriguing to visitors, the agency’s activities ”Experience with Locals” are a mainstay of most of their programs. Getting under the skin of the Moroccan way of life is part of the experience and the local population is by nature highly welcoming, hospitable, and friendly. ”Experience with Locals ” can happen by design or simply by chance – in the form of encounters along the way – and their team of guides and drivers are there to facilitate opening doors to Moroccan culture and society.

Agency contacts

You can explore the proposals and features of Sky Morocco Trips on the page https://skymoroccotrips.com/. For bookings and inquiries, you can directly contact Elena and Hassan via e-mail skymoroccotrips@gmail.com, travelersnottourists28@gmail.com, or WhatsApp  +212677365402 (Morocco), +306944583893 (Greece).

Conclusions

What are you waiting for? Morocco travel is waiting for you, this destination is perfect to explore nature, culture, history, modernity, city, oasis, and much more. You only need to book or to contact the agency and take advantage of my deal to create a tailor-made tour. Your experience will be unique and unforgettable. Try it! 

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