Do you have any information on taking pottery or ceramics classes in Essaouira?
Hi everyone - I am taking a trip to Spain in January and I really want to take a 3-4 day side trip to Morocco. I don't really want to do the day trip to Tangiers as I heard it's not really representative of the country and that it's constant pressure to buy things and just extremely touristy. I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions on tours that are good - I would love to do a desert camel tour. I'm also finding it difficult to get from Malaga to Marrakech easily (which seems to be where all the good tours are). Help.
My flight gets into Marrakesh about 20:00. What are the options for getting to Essaouira that night. We were thinking of taking a taxi.Or are there shared taxis like in Turkey ie Dolmus? Alternatively when do the trains stop?
Would be grateful if anyone can share travel tips/advise on how best to reach Tangier from Granada.
Is it better to take ferry from Algeciras to Tangier Med or take a train to Malaga and continue by bus to Tarifa and then take a ferry to Tangier? We will be using a travel guide in Tangier as we hope the chance of being hassled will be minimized this way. Will it be relatively easy to get tickets on the same day for overnight train to Marrakesh from Tangier for early October? Hopefully it is not a peak season or holiday season in Morocco. Thanks before hand.
I happen to be at a friends wedding in Malaga the last weekend of June. I have one week off work afterwards.
Now I thought about an itinerary like this:
monday: Malaga - Gibraltar
tuesday: ferry to Morocco. (1) They go to Tangier, right? To the city itself or only to that port further west? Are there ferries to Ceuta? Are there ferries overnight?
wednesday - friday: along the north-western coast to Melilla
late friday/early saturday: ferry to Malaga
late saturday: flight back
(2) Is this a feasible route in your opinion?
Or will it be a constant rush?
(3) I know virtually nothing of Morocco. Will I come by with my rusty french? I can't read nor speak arabic.
(4) what about transportation? I am aware that my route does not belong to the most popular ones. Is it easy to catch minibusses? Is hitch-hiking a known thing there?
(5) are there accomodation options along the way, even in small untouristic places?
(6) is there anything to consider regarding safety?
(7) I assume all the involved border-crossings won't be an issue. Is that naive?
(8) Do you have any recommendations along that route. Is Chefchaouen worth it to leave the costal road?
A lot of questions, I know. ;-)
I hope you will help me to solve some of them.
Thanks a lot guys!
we are going on 8 days trip with a 4x4 in the south of Morocco.We are staying in the following hotels (raids)
Ourika in hotel Ourika ***
Kalaa M'Gouna in hotel Ksar Kaissar ***
Teneghir in hotel Bougafer ***
Zagora in hotel Salam****
Ouarzazate Hotel Fint
2 Nights Marrakech Hotel Amine
As I can find little or old information about these hotels I was wondering if someone could help me with the latest and personal information from any from these Hotels?
We're planning a 14 day trip to Morocco from the US, flying into Casablanca in September.
I have heard that driving in the Imperial Cities is challenging, so we are looking for an escorted tour for the cities.
After that we are considering on renting a vehicle to visit the following stops:
2.Ait ben Haddou
5.Overnight camel trek in the desert to Erg Chebbi
6. Possibly a day at Agadir or Essaouira
Can anyone suggest a good way to do this? Any good tour operators? Could this be accomplished within our 14 days ?
Hi, I am trying to organize a five day trip for myself, my Mom and her friend (two ladies in their early 60s with a bit of swing in their step). I would like to spend just a day in Marrakech, two days in Fez and a day in Chefchaouen. We fly in and out of Marrakech. Also we would like to rent a car. Is this doable?
We will be going on tour in Morocco. One night we sleep in a tent camp. "Furthermore, via a dirt road to Merzouga dunes with beautiful landscape where you admire the sunset. Dinner and overnight in tents, under the big sky of the south center of the vast desert." Does anyone know what we can expect in these tents?
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