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Morocco Travel Tip – Shopping for Berber Carpets

It’s one of those experiences that everyone has heard about – legendary in Morocco.

Shopping for a Berber carpet.

All the myths, tales, and stereotypes aside, seeing a carpet show can be a remarkably fascinating experience. Sit and drink mint tea or orange juice (whatever your preference) as people unfold carpet after carpet in front of your eyes. Red, orange, brown, with a multitude of different patterns and styles, each one sends you into a flurry of indecision because now it’s too hard to decide which one is actually the most beautiful.

But, there are tales and stereotypes for a reason: almost every tourist to Morocco has heard a horror story of how some unsuspecting visitor got completely ripped off by a carpet-seller. It’s true, if you have no idea what you are looking for and what a carpet should cost, it is possible to be taken advantage of. After all, they are trying to sell their wares at the highest price possible…it’s good business! Here are some of our best tips for you to be able to ENJOY your carpet show, and walk home happy with a carpet for your home.


2 Ideas For Day Excursions from Fes, Morocco

Are you looking for some day trips from Fes?

Here are 2 day excursions that are worth adding into your itinerary, if you have time!

1. Volubilis / Meknes – Roman & Imperial Cities

Perhaps the most popular day excursion from Fes is a full day trip to the Roman Ruins of Volubilis and then Meknes.


7 Things To Do In Meknes

Is Meknes a stop on your itinerary?

Here are seven things that you should see while in this Imperial City…

Located in Northern Morocco, Meknes is only sixty kilometers from Fes and was the capital of Morocco until 1727. Situated close to the Atlas Mountains, this beautiful city is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with things to do and explore and ideal for a day visit when traveling to Morocco.


The Day in the Life of a Berber

Perhaps one of our most enjoyed day trips from Marrakech is The Day in the Life of a Berber! This hands-on cultural day is full of fun, learning, and experiencing Berber culture. It is a day excursion or overnight trip that can easily be added to your Morocco tour. Want to know more?


What to Wear in Morocco: Packing Tips

“Deciding which clothes stay or go can be a nightmare.”

Most travelers find themselves in one of these situations:
1) looking at their suitcase and realizing they didn’t bring the right things or
2) looking at their suitcases and wondering why they brought so much.

Packing is hard enough for a vacation in a culture where you are completely comfortable. It gets even more difficult when you go to another country with a culture that is more conservative than you are used to.


Morocco Tour TripAdvisor Reviews: 3 Things to Remember

Is TripAdvisor really the best place to find reviews about Morocco tours?

Over the past years, TripAdvisor has become one of the authorities on world travel. Millions of people visit TripAdvisor each month to help find travel advice and reviews. The website is extremely powerful but there are a few things that you need to remember when using TripAdvisor for tour reviews.


Family Holidays to Morocco: Fun Ideas For Children

No one likes to drag their kids half way around the world on a family holiday and have their kids bored out of their minds. Has this ever happened to you? As a young boy, I had the opportunity to snorkel in the Seychelles and explore the Masai Mara in Kenya! My parents were amazing at planning activities that the 3 of us would enjoy.

When the kids are whining, even the perfect destination can be ruined.

How can you avoid that from happening in Morocco?

In 2001, I packed my family up and headed off to Morocco. An adventure of a lifetime! My kids had the opportunity to experience the real Morocco. Here are 5 things that our family loved in Morocco and I am sure your kids will too.


Adventure Travel in Morocco

Visitors to the country of Morocco are sure to find a diverse and ancient culture with plenty of features just waiting to be uncovered and explored. Typically tourists head to popular destinations to view the incredible architecture, sample fantastic cuisine and experience the bustling souks and markets that are such a vibrant part of Moroccan life. There is much more to explore, though, when you take a deeper look at your adventurous side.


Best Travel Gadgets for Your Morocco Tour

Don’t you love it when you find things that make your trip just a little bit easier?

Let’s admit it – we all love finding those time-saving tips or creative ways to stay organized.

It can be very easy to get overwhelmed with what to pack for your trip. It’s hard to stay organized while traveling. You’re in a different country, handling different currencies, and needing things that you may not have even thought of!

If you have a smartphone, it may become one of your most helpful assets. Not only can you use it to call or browse the Internet, you can also use its currency converter, different time zones and other helpful apps.

Here are some travel gadgets that you should be aware of as you are planning for your Morocco tour!


Travel Tips: 12 Best Moroccan Street Foods To Try

It’s no secret that one of the main reasons to come to Morocco is to enjoy the amazing food.

(Not really – there are any other compelling reasons to come to Morocco like culture, history, weather, the Sahara desert and more…)

On your private tour, you’ll try some amazing dinners at your riad and in different restaurants. However, it is important to realize that some of the most memorable meals in Morocco aren’t served in a fancy sit-down restaurant or a five star riad.

Be sure to be brave and try different street foods on your trip – you’ll find that they might be some of your favorite treats!


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