When traveling to Morocco, many visitors expect to see plenty of sand dunes, beaches and ancient cities. From the bustling Medinas to the well-preserved ruins there is so much to do and see. If you will be spending an extended amount of time in Marrakech, you may want to consider taking a day trip to see the beautiful Cascades D’Ouzoud Waterfalls. They are located about 2.5-3 hours from Marrakech, so it does involve significant driving time. However, you can learn about the surroundings and landscape as you drive to the falls, which can make the drive enjoyable as well.
When you are preparing to travel to a country like Morocco for your vacation, it’s important to know what you are buying from a tour company.
One of the most asked questions from those who inquire about our tours is: is this a tour for “just us” or is it a small group tour?
We’ll answer that question first, before we go any further into what the private tour experience is.
Experience It Tours only offers private tours – we do not put small groups of travelers together or match solo travelers up with other solo travelers.
Your tour party will consist of the number of people you plan with.
Are you a rock climber interested in visiting Morocco?
We sometimes get the question from rock climbers: are there any good places to climb in Morocco?
The answer is, without a doubt, yes!
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.
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.
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.
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?
“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.
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.
Most consult TripAdvisor looking to find honest and unbiased reviews of hotels, restaurants, and other travel experiences. Sadly, this reputation isn’t representative of the whole truth. While the website boasts being full of only free voluntary content by real consumers, the millions of profits they company has made must lead us to question the site further.
The mega-site for all things travel, with over 660m reviews, surely has a lot to offer. The sheer quantity of content is almost overwhelming. Over the years they’ve grown from a small website where anyone can post their thoughts on their specific traveling experience to THE reviewing resource when searching for hotels, restaurants, and activities.
The website is extremely powerful, there’s no doubt about it. But, there are a few things that you need to remember when using TripAdvisor for tour reviews.
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.