I’m going to be honest with you, Morocco was not my first choice of trip but Jorge insisted so much that I ended up giving up to his “emotional blackmail”… (sometimes he can be really convincing) And I have to tell you… I LOVED MOROCCO. I just loved visiting Morocco. Morocco is that destination that we want to return to again one day later, without a doubt!
Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech
Before we travel, we always do our itinerary (basically as everyone does or should do). When we were doing our research we realized that public transport … um … how to say? There were not many options, and we realized that it was a bit more expensive and apart we were going to take a lot of time from city to city. The itinerary that we will describe in this post, includes the trips by car.
(Just to have an idea, the rental was around € 600.00 for 5 days, it includes the rate of leaving the car in a different city, local taxes and the cost of the option to have the 2nd driver)
We landed in Fez in the morning (low cost flights from Barcelona), when we left the airport we met several taxi drivers. Just an advice, do not accept the first price at once, try to bargain and try to get 2 more people to share the taxi. Unfortunately we accepted the first taxi driver and along the way a couple ask us if we can share a taxi because they went to the same place as us and the taxi driver did not accept … Well just a personal advice 😉
In Fez we stayed at Riad La Source Bleue. SUPER recommendable. The staff is super friendly. As soon as we arrived we were welcomed with an amazing and delicious green tea with mint..
Lobby and Restaurant of Riad La Source Bleue
Famous Tea of Mint
When we got there, we asked for a map to get to know the Medina of Fez. Can you imagine that the Medina consists of 9500 streets and 15km of Wall? Incredible right? We were soon advised that the odds of getting lost there were quite high, and because of that we hired a local guide, the price varies between 40-60 €.
Points of interest:
Points of interest:
It is a huge city, more urbanized than the last cities we visited in Morocco. We stayed out of the city center, so to move around we used the car.
Points to remember:
Visiting time: 1 day.
On the first night we stayed, Riad Le Bel Oranger, super friendly staff and they helped us organize the tour through the desert.
As we arrived in Marrakesh on the first day, we had dinner in the medina.
The next day we woke up early to start the tour. The desert tour includes:
– Camel ride to the camp
– Night at the camp
– Camel ride back to the locality
What is not included: lunches or extra expenses.
Price per person € 60.00 approx.
(We made this reservation through the Riad, if you look online you will find it more expensive, and in the Jemaa el-Fnaa square cheaper.)
Jorge looks very awesome. It really looks like Ali-Baba.
We did the tour of 2 days, 1 night. The trip is long, VERY LONG, but they make stops in several locations, one of them is Ouarzazate, this is a famous place that serve as the scenario for several films and series known as The Gladiator or Game of Thrones, beyond this interesting point , is a unique place.
We take a tour and see the handcrafted articles, and the different jobs there.
We had the opportunity to see one of the most beautiful sunrise we have ever seen.
And of course, the breakfast was amazing. Don’t expect an incredible continental breakfast but was unique!
Once we arrived from the tour we stayed at Riad des Etoiles, and then we spent 2 nights there.
Points of interest in Marrakesh:
Jemaa el-Fnaa- the first impression we had was of chaos, but no doubt, day or night, this square doesn’t stop. In the morning, enjoy the delicious orange juice and at night, do not miss the night market, street restaurants with local food, storytellers, music and belly dances. This square has it all.
Koutoubia Mosque – is one of the mosques in Marrakesh but its entrance is only allowed to Muslims.
Majorelle Garden – the first moment you enter this garden you seem to enter a tropical country, full of colors, delicious smells.