We are Going to Morocco! And You Can Join Us.
The music, the food, the sights, the smells...just thinking about Morocco gets me excited! I love when a trip can offer a diverse set of experiences and it may be hard to beat a trip to Morocco.
On our two week trip to Morocco we will see multiple UNESCO World Heritage sites, take a cooking class, ride a camel, visit a national park, enjoy a foodie tour of the market, glamp under the stars in the dessert, stay with a local village family, and more!!! We will see the top sites in Morocco. I can’t wait for February to get here so that we can go on this trip to Morocco!
This two week trip will be action packed and show us the best of Morocco! We will see some of the most incredible sights Morocco has to offer. From the markets and foods of the medinas and kasbahs to the desert and mountains, where you’ll get to experience a true Moroccan small village, old country living (and dining!).
Our trip will start in Casablanca on October 16th, 2021. We will gather with everyone who is joining us at the hotel to meet our guide. Did I mention you can go with us? Learn More here. After meeting our guide, who will help us on the entire trip, we will all go to dinner and get to know each other.
The next morning we will wake up early and enjoy breakfast before we take the train to the historical town of Rabet. After stowing our luggage we will enjoy an orientation walk and spend a few hours exploring the old town and taking the beautiful walk up to Kasbah des Oudaias, a seaside village, passing blue lined walls and tea & pastry shops ending with beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Back on the train we will head to Meknes, one of four imperial cities in Morocco. This laidback town receives fewer visitors than most. There are lots of windy narrow medina streets which morocco is known for and grand buildings to explore. You will have the afternoon to explore on your own. Be sure and head to Bab Mansour Laleuj. The grandest of all Imperial Moroccan gateways, completed in 1732.
More Meknes, Morocco! We will have the morning to sleep in or explore more of Meknes on your own. We will gather for lunch in Medina at a local restaurant where you can even try a camel burger, if that is your thing. After lunch we will board a minivan and take a one hour trip through rolling hills and olive groves to visit Volubilis, a world heritage site which was once a roman capitol but now ruins. A local guide will provide us a tour around the ruins. This is an undeniably impressive site with lots of mosaics for great photo ops. Afterwards we will travel to Chefchaouen “The Blue CIty” to spend the night.
After breakfast, you have the morning to explore Chefchaouen. When I talked about taking a trip to Morocco many people told me I had to see “The Blue City”. For those wanting some good photos this is the place! In the afternoon we will travel to Fez where we will spend two nights. Fez is a well preserved medieval old city that has the best known Medinas. This is the spiritual and cultural heart of Morocco, a feast for the senses. Fez is full of restaurants and eateries and stumbling upon a culinary treasure for dinner where you least expect it is part of the adventure.
The following morning in Fez we will join a guide who will show us the busy Medinas of Fez where cars are not allowed and packages are carried by donkeys. The area is alive with craftsmen, tanneries, markets and mosques. We will see lots of beautiful buildings and mosaics so have your camera ready. We will visit the Funduk Nejjarine a beautifully restored 18th century inn and the world famous tannery known for the iconic views overlooking the dye pits. The evening and dinner is on your own to explore.
On Day 6 we will board a private minibus and head to the Scenic Middle Atlas Mountains. Along the way we will see a variety of spectacular scenes. This area is populated by wandering nomadic shepherds attending to their flocks. We will pass through the Cedar Forests home to Barbary Apes, North Africa's only monkey. We will arrive in Midelt which is a market town tucked into a valley. We will explore a local Bremmem village, visiting a local family for a tea demonstration and tasting. Dinner and the evening is on your own.
The next day is a five hour drive toward the mighty Sahara Desert. Since we will be in our own private minivan we will have lots of opportunities to stop as we wish along the way to see frontier towns and orchards. We will arrive in the Desert where we will glamp under the stars for the night. At sunset we will mount a camel for a one hour sunset ride. That evening dinner will be cooked for us by the locals. A bucket list day for many!
Today we head South to Ait Benhaddou. The scenic drive takes us by ancient ruins, the famous rose valley, palm trees an