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3 Weeks in Morocco

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Spending 3 weeks in Morocco - Feb/March 2014 - tips/advice needed please
5 years ago, April 26th 2013 No: 1 Msg: #169817  
Hi All

We are planning a 3 week break to Morocco next February/March.

Would like to find out the best places to visit, stay and explore. We will be on a budget and love to visit places off the beaten track.

Any tips/advice would be great!

Below is a rough idea of where we want to go:

Fes
Marrakech
Essaouira
Chefchaouen
Merzouga
Meknes
Dades Valley
Agadir
Asilah
Tangier
+ 3 day/2 night desert tour (start and finish Marrakech)

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5 years ago, April 30th 2013 No: 2 Msg: #169983  
Hello Toria and Phil, I am not an expert on Morocco, but know what I enjoyed while I was there a few years back. My visit was brief, so I can't speak to many of the towns. I know others will have good info for you.

If you have a chance to spend a few hours in Rabat, I would recommend doing so. Within walking distance of each other are ruins of an ancient mosque, the Mausoleum of the Kings and a very interesting Medina close to the ocean. It's not a place I would spend more than a few hours though.

In Tangier, hire a cab to take you out to Cap Spartel. It is the most Northwest point of mainland Africa. Great views, the Hercules Cave, an incredible camel ride along a deserted beach (at least when I was there). Again, it is a nice afternoon trip. I stayed at a beautiful little hotel up on the top of Tangier. PM me if you are interested in it. My blogs on Morocco are in the 30's if you would like to read what an ordinary traveler did there. Regardless, it will be a wonderful trip. Enjoy.

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5 years ago, May 2nd 2013 No: 3 Msg: #170055  
Hi Brendan

Thank you for your kind reply. I will definitely make a note of the places you recommend. It seems like quite an easy country to travel around. I've been in touch with a recommended tour company who organise Sahara Treks stopping off at places along the way, it lasts for 3 days and sounds like a must whilst we are there!

That would be great if you could message me the name of the hotel, I will check it out and definitely take a look at your blogs - so much better than just reading a guide book I think!

Thanks again.
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5 years ago, May 3rd 2013 No: 4 Msg: #170085  
Hello Toria and Phil,

You will love, love, love Morocco. 3 weeks will give you a good amount of time to look around. The scenery is stunning and the people warm and friendly. We didn't get to Tangiers. The food in Morocco is sinfully good. It is easy to get lost in the souks but it is a fascinating place.They are mysteriously chaotic.

We stayed in riads while we were there. I'm not sure if they will fall into your budget.

I'm a beach person so I enjoyed Essaouira.
The square in Marrakesh is exciting and has a very different vibe at night from the day time. It is well worth spending time there.
Each town has its own personality. Fes was great.

Hopefully you can pull some information out of our blogs that will be helpful to you.

We think you are going to love your time in Morocco.

Casablanca and Culinary Curiosities

Fes: Artisan's Paradise

Motoring in Morocco

The Sounds, sights and smells of Marrakesh

Essaouira - Seaside, Surfing and Song Reply to this

5 years ago, May 4th 2013 No: 5 Msg: #170138  
Hi Dave and Merry Jo

Thank you for your reply, it really does look like an amazing country. So much to see and do!


Will definitely take a look at your blogs and am sure will have some more questions nearer the time!

Thanks again.
Victoria Reply to this

5 years ago, May 5th 2013 No: 6 Msg: #170145  
Victoria we are happy to answer any of your other questions.
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5 years ago, August 6th 2013 No: 7 Msg: #173736  
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Hello Toria and Phil, I am not an expert on Morocco, but know what I enjoyed while I was there a few years back. My visit was brief, so I can't speak to many of the towns. I know others will have good info for you.
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