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Get under the skin of the authentic Morocco in its traditional, historical cities
Be transported through time as you explore the winding maze of Fes' medina
Explore the picturesque streets of charming Chefchaouen, Morocco's blue city
Delve into the hustle and bustle of Marrakech's souk and its colorful, vibrant streets
Admire the incredible scenery of the Atlas Mountains and learn about life in traditional Berber villages
Weather-wise, the best times to go are spring and autumn, when temperatures are 20°C to 25°C by day and at least 10°C by night, and November to February, with cooler nights but similar daytime temperatures and light rainfall possible. The weather in March and April features sporadic, light rainfall with some sandstorms in April, while June sees dusty siroccos (desert winds). From mid-June to August temperatures rise into the 30s and occasionally 40s.
Many visitors simply scratch the surface of Morocco's unique and vibrant culture. This itinerary takes you off-the-beaten-track to some of the country's less-visited areas, where you'll get a glimpse of the traditional, authentic Morocco. Get under the skin of Morocco as you discover the country's fascinating history and exotic culture in its bustling, lively cities and authentic villages.
The adventure starts in Casablanca, Morocco's most cosmopolitan city. While Casablanca is more similar to western cities, its greatest landmark is the Hassan II Mosque, one of only two mosques in the country that non-Muslims are permitted to enter, and a truly magnificent building. Spend your time exploring the mosque and the compact medina to discover that there's more to this city than its famous name.
Venture north to Chefchaouen, Morocco's blue city, and certainly one of its most picturesque. Wander through the winding streets of the city, where the Andalucian architecture boasts vibrant blue walls and red-tiled roofs, creating a delightful atmosphere. Explore the old medina where the main square, nestled beneath the Rif Mountains, is the perfect place to stop and watch the world go by.
Continue on to Fes, the former capital of Morocco and its oldest imperial city. This is where visitors find the authentic, traditional Morocco, where donkeys still rule the streets in its labyrinthine medina. Here you'll be able to watch daily life unfold at the city's famous tanneries, uncover ornate palaces and visit beautiful Islamic gardens. You'll also have the chance to discover the flavors of Fes with a local food expert, tasting local delicacies and traditional Moroccan dishes before your journey continues on to Marrakech.
The most visited city in the country, Marrakech is a whirlwind of musicians, acrobats and traders in the souk, where a variety of sights, smells and sounds entice the senses. Learn about Marrakech's fascinating history as you visit ancient landmarks such as the Koutoubia Minaret and Bahia Palace and enjoy getting lost in the maze of winding alleys in the medina. After sampling delicious Moroccan cuisine in Djemma el-Fna Square, why not try your hand at bartering as you inspect the intricate detail of the local handicrafts.
The final stop on your Moroccan adventure is the Atlas Mountains, home to breath-taking scenery and traditional Berber villages. Here Morocco's indigenous people live in communities dotted across the mountains and these villages offer a unique glimpse into the past. Spend a day with the Berbers, learning how to bake bread and cook a delicious meal in the traditional method. You'll have the chance to spend time with these friendly and fascinating people before relaxing, enjoying the views and finishing your journey in style.
Explore Morocco in true Berber style - on the back of camel. This is a spectacular way to traverse the immense sand dunes, capturing the changing light across the rolling, golden dunes of the Sahara.
Get to know Morocco's unique Berber culture by spending time in one of the authentic Berber villages. You'll have the opportunity to explore the Moroccan countryside and understand this traditional way of life.
La Maison Arabe has a well established restaurant that opened in 1940 and its experienced chefs host cooking workshops. Have a go at making your own lemon chicken tagine and learn about traditional cooking methods using authentic Moroccan spices.
Discover the intricate medina of Fes, a winding maze of colorful streets hidden behind the city's ancient walls. As you explore you'll come across the iconic tanneries, impressive palaces and vibrant life that makes up Morocco's oldest imperial city.
Discover the exotic city of Marrakech with a tour of the Koutoubia Mosque, Saadian Tombs, El Bahia Palace and the famous Souks. This guided history tour is the perfect introduction to the city, it’s fascinating culture and wonderful architecture.
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