One of our Travel Advisors, Julie, recently took a trip to Morocco. Over the course of her eight-day adventure, she traveled to Casablanca, Fes, the Sahara Desert and Marrakech. Follow along to hear her recommendations for what to do, wear and eat in Northern Africa.
Overall impressions: Beautiful country with many changing scenes – mountains, plains, tropical oasis, desert. There are many places to explore and each destination is different from the rest.
Favorite moment: The camel ride up a dune to watch the sunset, and then seeing the full moon rise on our way down the dune!
You can't stop thinking about: All the sights and how the scenery changed from moment to moment while driving through the country. The wonderful and friendly people of Morocco.
Favorite meal or meals: At the Dar Alham, we had dinner set up in a beautiful tent lit with candles. It was truly memorable!
Favorite restaurants, museums or sightseeing: The souks (marketplaces) in Fes and Marrakech. The dunes in the Sahara. A special lunch stop with Heritage Tours outside of the ruins of Volubilis.
What to drink: Green Tea with mint!
Daytrip suggestions: Volubilis, the Sahara, and the high Atlas Mountains roads.
Souvenir: Silk scarf
What to pack: Good walking shoes, comfortable clothes, a sweater or jacket for evening, tissue. Layers of clothes are the best.
Anything else? Make sure to carry small dominations of the Dirham; there are many places to leave a small (coin) tip.
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