Hey! we are a family of 7 age 17-55 travelling to Morocco October. we have 9 days, landing and departing from Casablanca and our limitation is that on the nights of day 3,4,5,6 we have to sleep in Marrakesh since one of us is attending a conference there (the rest are free to do one-day tours from day 4 and on)
we are looking for a cool and adventurous trip with nature, history an culture.
This is an offer we got from a travel guide -- i would love to hear recommendations and comments from people who have been to Morocco recently about this plan..
thank you!!! / Uri
Day 1 Arrive in Casablanca airport drive straight to Rabat for brief visit of the Hassan Tower and the Mausoleum of Mohamed V and then on to Fez for dinner and overnight.
Day 2 A full day today to visit the oldest Imperial city in Morocco with the oldest university in the world. Our day begins in the old Medina with Fez El Bali - old Fez - the
Andalusian and the Karaouine quarter with its dyers and tanners and artisans working in the style of their forefathers.
As the day progresses we take in the Mellah - the Jewish quarter, with its old cemetery and the Royal Palace. A fascinating day finishing back in the hotel for overnight and the possibility to eat dinner out..
Day 3 Drive South to Marrakech via Beni Mellal. A scenic route taking us through some of the prettiest scenery of the Middle Atlas. Check in to our Marrakech hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 Morning tour of Marrakech taking in the historical sites and then afternoon free maybe to visit the Souks and the fabulous Djemma El Fna Square with its’ fortune tellers, dancers, snake charmers and water sellers. This square really is the heart of Marrakech. You will have time to wander around or just sit in one of the roof top cafes surrounding the square. Sit and enjoy this incredible picture postcard – a living theatre with the Atlas mountains as a backdrop before returning to our hotel for overnight. Or maybe take a Caleche (Horse drawn carriage) and visit the Majorelles Gardens made famous by Yves St. Laurent. Dinner can be taken outside.
Day 5 An early start today for Essaouuira, once known as Mogador. The "Purple Islands" off the coast were used by the Romans for the dying of their togas and we explore the old Medina little changed since its Portuguese occupants left; Back to Marrakech for overnight stay. Dinner again can be taken outside.
Day 6 Free day today or maybe a High Atlas adventure with jeeps and mules and some of the most spectacular scenery in Morocco with views over Mount Toubkal. Back to Marrakech and overnight with dinner outside.
Day 7 and 8 Leave for the South via Ouarzazate with its Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah made famous in many Hollywood films finally ending the day in Zagora and ultimately th Sahara Desert. Overnight with dinner in tents. Breakfast early the next morning to see the sunrise over the dunes and then set off for the return to Marrakech where we take dinner and overnight.
Day 9 Depending on the flight time leave for Casablanca airport
I am looking for accomodation for 13 people in Rabat and Erfoud. (6 dbls and one single)
We are interested mostly in cheaper but clean Riads.
Please advise if you can recommend some riads?
(which have at least 7 rooms. )
What should we expect to pay for a 3 or 4 day basic tour (including a camel trek and an overnight stay in the desert) from Fez to Marrakesh for 2 people? Can you share any recommended tour companies or contacts?
My wife and I will be in Tarifa next week. We plan to take a ferry to Tangiers then make our way to Fez. What mode of travel would you recommend from Tangiers to Fez, train or bus? Any suggestion on economical accommodation in Fez.
J and C
i was concerned that as a woman driving alone might be an issue but i am reconsidering
can someone give me advice about renting a car in Marrakesh and driving to Draa valley?
I do not want to rent a car how do i go by public transport from Marrakesh to El Kelaa Des M'Gouna?
I am only visiting here for a couple of days in May. Can anyone tell me a "must see" place to visit- Grateful for your response. S
I would like to rent a normal car (not a 4x4) to travel through Morocco. Does anyone know if it's allowed to drive up till M'semrir in the Dadès valley with this car? And up till Merzouga?
Thanks a lot!
My friend and me are thinking of a 3 days / 2 night trip (including dessert safari). We are thinking of either fez to marrakseh or marrakesh to marakesh. Would appreciate suggestion or advise on which is more worthwhile to pursue?
Separately,whatis the immigration (visa on arrival) process like for morocco? Is it anything like in Cairo (I personally ffound the immigration process in Cairo a bit chaotic with some agents seem to have "express" lane)?
Thanks heaps before hand.
Hi, two senior ladys going to marrakesh for touring, cooking class and shopping, where is a safe, quite nice place to stay, name a nice hotel, but what area, wow there are so many, it will be in july, we no, hot hot, but not much of a choice in time, thanks for any input.
Hi, I am moving to rabat next week and would like to rent an appartment in Agdal. Could you please tell me what the price would be for a duration of 2 months (2 or 3 bedrooms)
HELLO, I plan to attend this end of June's Gnawa Festival in Essaouira and I have some ardent questions, if anyone could help please.
1. I shall be mostly alone as a woman and planning to stay at Ryad Malaika. How safe is that? Concerts will finish late at night, so how could I come back to my ryad?
2. Any new impressions about Ryad Malaika?
3. How is the weather, generally, during the day and during the evenings, end of JUne?(20th)?
4. Which flight plan would be more convenient: to fly to Marrakesh, or to casablanca?
I would gladly spend a night in Marrakesh too...
5. How is the Festival public? mostly local? baba-cool from all over the planet? late hippies? (too) excited youngsters?
many thanks for your help!
Hi guys! We are flying to Casablanca and renting a car at the airport to drive to Marrakech. Does anyone knows realistically how long does it take to get there and what is the best way? And how's road conditions, highways?
Is it safe to drive in Morocco?
My friend and I are planning to take a tour on 24th of April from Fes to Marrakech. Tour will take 3 days, we will pass trough Merzouga and Ouarzazate. We will spend a night in the desert! You may find the details in the bouaouina tours.
If you join, the price will decrease!!!
If you are interested, please contact us!!!
Hi everyone .
There are two refugies on the Hight Astlas BC . I know one ,the Muflon refuge. But I coud't find any information about other one . Do you know any contact ( email,website or phone number ) for the other one ?
Thank you ,
which is the best hotel for children 3 to 4 years with a pool and waterslide
I am looking for a budget hotel in Casablanca with just a few basic requirements: Central safe location, hot running shower, clean bed and some wi-fi access. I have researched so many hotels and looked up so many reviews but I cannot find a single hotel which travelers recommend. I am looking to stay just two nights in two weeks time and with a budget of 30euro max per night. Does anyone recommend a good budget place to stay? The reviews most hotels seems to be terrible unless its an expensive chain one, help!
Any nice bars to relax over a few drinks after dinner?
Hi - we are for us travelers traveling to Marrakech and are hoping to book a great riad (close to the medina, with rooftop terrace for vies, and also not too close to the djemma el fna ye not too far to walk back at night). I am literally tired of reading the hundreds of thousands of reviews on trip advisor on all of them - there are just TOO many to go through!! Also it seems as if this is a busy time - and the ones I've reached out to seem to be fully booked already. I am on a deadline - so I appreciate any one's advice on this - cheers! Oh price wise I would like to spend $100 USD or so - but any suggestions will do, thanks again. ;o)
I WILL NEED TO TRAVEL FROM MARRAKETCH TO CHEFCHAOUN THEN ON TO CEUTA. PLEASE ADVISE ME THE BEST WAY. MANY THANKS
I've been thinking of visiting Morocco for one month (May). Thought the weather would be good and sightseeing would keep me busy. (female, solo traveler)
But now I'm wondering whether I could make it 2 months, perhaps spend May swimming in a quiet town with a good beach (Essaouira?)
Is 2 months too long and where should I spend them. I dislike noisy, polluted places but can get bored in nothing- -to-do small towns.
Would love to hear from mature, solo female travellers. thank you
What kind of shelter do generally people live in Rabat, Morocco?
I will want to buy a bottle of wine on Sunday. My hotel is near Stade Laarbi ben Mubarak. Where is the nearest place? What are Sunday hours like?
Guys I know this is crazy, but is there anywhere in or around Essaouira where I might find some gluten free ingredients. I don't expect Planet Organic or Wholefoods Market, but maybe somewhere that sells, you know, that kind of thing. Also somewhere that sells those immersion boilers for perhaps concocting some kind of gruel in our room.
A bakery that produces some non-wheat bread would be cool too!
BecauSe we are staying for so long, The Atlas have given us their biggest room, easily big enough to accommodate a family of six, and that's just in the bed!
Seriously, any assistance with this would be gravely appreciated.
What is the easiest and fastest way to go from Casablanca to Rissani. I know you can go by ctm to Errachidia and then grand taxi, but does Supratours go on to Rissani?
I'll be arriving around 11pm in the city and am a solo female traveller. I'm planning on booking a transfer with my hotel, but from what I've read the taxis cannot go all the way to the hotel (as it is in the medina) and I'll have to walk some. Is this safe? Also, are taking taxis as a single female safe?
We went to Tunisia early this year for just a week without visiting the desert. We hope to spend at least an overnight in the Sahara when we visit Africa next time and the country may be Morocco. In Morocco, we definitely will also visit Casablanca. As we have already been to Tunisia and Egypt, I would like to know if the cities are very similar and that how many days should I spend there? Thanks.
Can anyone recommend cheap but decent apartment / pansion or hotel in Casablanca or Rabat?
Does the train from Casa Voyages Station to the airport run 24/7 and if not, what is the earliest it begins each day?
Does anybody know what is reason behind that gov of morocco will not exchange Aus Dollars. I would love to hear your point of view.
In Egypt another African country AUS Dollars works and you can exchang it,