I have heard great things about Morocco and given that I enjoy to travel to unique states I decided to visit this specific North African nation and I wasn’t disappointed.
The country offers great natural scenery including the Atlas Mountains, green palm oasis, high gorges and of course the Sahara desert. The foundation of the cities can also be incredible contrary to the coastal town of Essaouira into the donkey alley spacious roads of Fes.
We’ve got book our excursion using a company named Your Morocco Tour. They arranged every thing from us. They chose us up in the airport in Casablanca, where we stayed our first night. Casablanca is still another big city also has perhaps not much to watch, except the spectacular mosque of Hassan II that is open to non-Muslims day trips from Marrakech.
Next day we jumped into Rabat, Roman ruins of Volubis, seen Meknes then stopped our day at Fes.
The old medina in Fes is still an area unlike any other. It is a rather old city, where the time ceased and almost nothing has ever shifted since the 12th century, except folks now have electricity and satellite dishes. Otherwise, it appears like it did not change given that decades past. It’s a exact true city that has a varied cultural, religious and historical landscapes.
Following Fes we drove a very long drive to Merzouga to see that the Sahara desert. The two-hour ride to the camels was perhaps not what I expected, but we left it into our camp by the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. The sky was coated by tens of thousands of star; our local guides were playing on drums and signing up their Berber songs by an passion. Additionally they reveal us just how sand bread has been made in the fire. This was an remarkable night that I will never forget.
The following two days were filled up by magnificent scenery. We visited the maximum palm oasis in Morocco, the Todra Gorge. The night time we spent in the Dades gorge lined by steep curved road that pops around red rock. We watched a few Kasbah on the route like the Ait Ben Haddou which was quite notable as well. We cross through the Atlas Mountains Which Were really high through the Tizi Tichka Move. The views of the Berber villages had been quite unique and surprising just how people in this century still live.
Marrakech didn’t provide a feeling as being old as Fes. We have seen several beautiful gardens along with also other historical sights. The Koutoubia mosque is and its minaret are famous from many movies because the sight of Marrakech. I must not forget that the mad sq of Djema El Fna that matches by lots of jugglers, belly dancers, and singers and additionally stalls of the food. It had been fun to receive lost at the souks at Marrakech. It’s incredible what it’s possible to purchase there. The awful point was some of the shopkeepers were way to pushy.
I want to take this opportunity to let you know our motorist Ibrahim. He had been only brilliant! He was quite content all of the time, also forced us feel so at home in Morocco.