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.
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.
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!
(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!
When you travel to any new and unfamiliar part of the world, it is important to not only be knowledgeable about the local customs, but to know how to be respectful of them, as well. For westerners, this is especially important when visiting conservative countries like Morocco. Here are 7 tips to consider while traveling to Morocco.
Traveling to Morocco and looking for a little luxury?
Treat yourself on your vacation to a relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatment. Find out about Moroccan traditional beauty treatments for yourself.
Morocco’s spas are known for their relaxing Hammams, or rather steam baths, as well as for their original and local blends of traditional and unique products. The Rhassoul mud, for example is only mined in Morocco, and is popular for its cleansing nature. Also native to the area is argan, an oil found in southern Morocco, as well as henna, which is commonly used to improve skin and hair quality. Expect to find some, or all, of these products at Moroccan spas during your travels.