The two weeks travelling through Morocco with our group in November last year provided memories for a lifetime. Each day showed us a new landscape or time to explore a new destination.
Our guides were friendly and informative and at the end of each day our accommodation, never far from the interesting parts of the town or village, was an amazing addition to the experience of Moroccan culture and hospitality.
Our days included:
Seeing the traditional crafts in the meandering souks of Marrakech. Experiencing the amazing colours and chaos in the tiny streets surrounded by everyday goods, spices and foods as well as exotic tourist items made locally from glass, textiles, metal, ceramic and precious stones. We also had ample time to have our own adventures or choose to walk with the group.
Exploring the history of Morocco with local guides. Wonder at ancient buildings decorated with magnificent tile work, mosaics, plaster work and textiles. Every surface reflecting the skilled artistry of past centuries. Colours that dazzle. Doorways and windows fanciful and sculptural in form.
Experiencing Moroccan hospitality and sharing meat, fish and vegetable tajines, cous cous or salads with families in traditional homes in the old Medinas. Taking part in a cooking class in a professional kitchen – and eating the delicious results afterwards!
Visiting one of the potteries in Fes that makes the magnificent mosaic fountains that have been a central feature of the courtyards in old and grand houses (Riads) in the medinas for generations.
Visiting ancient Kasbahs on the centuries old trade routes crossing the desert terrain. Time to quietly wander Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – a World Heritage Site beautifully preserved with its views of the Atlas Mountains.
Exploring the bright cobalt blue winding laneways, walls and doorways of Chefchaouen, followed by lunch in the local small square and time to explore the market and shops.
Wandering the ruins of the ancient Roman town at Volubilis with its tall columns, stone foundations and extensive mosaics telling stories of a grand settlement from another time.
Traveling through the high Atlas Mountains past Berber villages that seem to grow out of the mountainside much as they always have – except for the obvious addition of electricity and ‘white flowers’ the small satellite dishes seen all over Morocco!
Watching the sunset and sunrise over the red sand dunes of Southern Morocco and then spending the night in deluxe tented accommodation amongst the dunes and beneath a sky bright with a million stars.
After a busy day relax in the quiet garden courtyard of your Riad accommodation – traditional houses made into boutique accommodation without losing any of their original character.