The crossroads between Europe and Africa, Morocco is home to a vibrant culture and landscape. Below is the itinerary of my 3 week trip in the wonderful country of Morocco.
The trip began by taking the ferry from Algeciras, Spain to Tangier.
- Tangier (2 Days)
This port city is one of the main ports of Morocco. The ancient medina is full of winding streets by the windy coast. Many toursits come here from spain for a few days to get a taste of Morocco. However, in my opinion it is not the best place to get a proper “taste” of Morocco. You’d be better off spending more time in other places rather than Tangier.
2. Chefchaouen (4 days)
Just a few hours from Tangier, is the mystical city of Chefchaouen. It was painted blue by Jewish immigrants centuries ago. This peaceful town is very picturesque with its mountain setting and blue washed houses.
3. Fes (3 days)
Being the former capital of Morocco, this imperial city is worth a visit. It’s sprawling medina makes it impossible to not get lost and explore. Many come to see the colorful (and smelly) Chouara Tannery as well as
4. Marrakesh (4 days)
Marrakesh has soimething for everyone. From luxury hotels to medina hostels, and peaceful gardens to majestic palaces. Some may find Marrakesh too touristy, but it’s for good reason. You cannot leave Marrakesh without visiting Jemaa el-Fnaa at night. Here you’ll find hundreds of pop up shops, performers and musicians that are sure to interest you.
5. Desert Tour in Merzouga (3 days)
No trip to Morocco is complete without visiting the desert. There are too main dunes in Morocco, the first is in M’hamid and the other is in Merzouga. Merzouga is the more popular one and you’ll find lots of tours leaving from Marrakesh and Fez. The tours usually include stops in other places like Ouarzazate, Todra and Dades Gorge.
6. Imlil and Toubkal (4 days)
Morocco really has it all. From coast, to desert and to mountains. It even has Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa and the Arab world at 13,671 feet high. Luckily, it is possible to climb Toubkal. No technical experience is necessary, only a moderate level of fitness and lots of motivation! You’ll start in the village of Imlil and from there the trek will take at least two days. You’ll spend one night at base camp at 10,000 feet to acclimatize to the altitude.
7. Essaouira (4 days)
Morocco has plenty of cities, sitting on the coast but none are as fascinating as Essaouira. It’s long history stretches back to the prehistoric times. In recent years it has been popular with hippies such as Jimi Hendrix and Cat Stevens. If you’re looking for a place to sit back and relax, this is it! You’ll find plenty of artists here too, from painters to sculptors and musicians.