I work in the tourism industry 15 years ago in Morocoo...so far, I still haven't seen Tangier, and Rabat as well as Casa and Ouarzazate, but did Agadir, Meknes, Fez, Marrakesh...
My vote...and by far will always go to Fez....one of the place to see...on earth! Well, and I found a lot of peace in Meknes also...
How about Meknes? Travel sites say that it's really beautiful but I havent seen people mention this city much on this site.
Also, I read on one of the sites that the distant between Marrakesh and Fez is a 7 hour travel by train and the trains run only in the morning. Is that true? Is there a faster way to get there?
Meknes is really beautiful. They have few amazing sites.
Esaouira, Fes and Chefchaouen are definetly my favs. Chefchaouen is lovely up in the mountains, a small village type of atmosphere, it was great. Esaouria was awesome beachy feel, with some great views of the atlantic and some hidden gems. It also have great beaches with kite surfing, so much fun. And Fes, that medina is amazing, just go get lost, and buy some leather its great.
What is the distance from Marrakesh to Fes? and what is the means of transportation? I hear there is a 7 hour slow train ride from one city to another! There must be a faster transportation, isn't it?
hi morocco its good place if u will have some adventur come to south like dades valley dotgha s valley desert u will see good mountain nomad alot of things im sure that u will be intersting
If you are welling to visit Marrakech and from Marrakech to Meknes then I would suggest to go to Khenifra and stay there 1 night. It is a small town on Atlas mountains and it is nice to stay a night then continue to Meknes. Meknes is nice city and it is one of the 4 royal cities in Morocco. But Meknes can be seen all together 2 days only. Fez is of course not far away from Meknes. So, I would suggest to stay in Fez and from there visit Meknes early morning.
On the other hand, while you stay in Fez don't forget to visit Ifrane and around. It is amazing place to visit.
Thank you Mohammed. This is becomming a really difficult trip to organize. I have 7-8 days for Christmass holidays and I would like to go to Morrocco. I have narrowed it down to Marrakesh and Fez (and probably Meknes since it's close to Fez). Since I have a limited time I would like to fly from Marakesh to Fez. I'll be flying from france, so the flight will be paris to Marrakesh, Marrakesh to Fez, Fez to Paris. I have only found one flight on internet, and what is it soooo expensive! $700!! and really odd hours of flight! I hear there are trains from Marrakesh to Fez but that's 8 hours!! I don't have that much time to spend in trains! Is there a Morrocan travel agency I can call? or check on line?
Also, if I have 8 days, how many days would you give to Marrakesh and how many days to Fez? what is the distance from Fez to Meknes?
Thank you so much for all your imput. As much as I love to arrange for this trip, I work too much and get too tired in the evening to do all this research. I look for distances from cities on the internet and I can't find a decent website to give me all this information.
Thank you again,
Hello again Mar,
As far as I know the distance between Marrakech and Fez is over 400 km. and the roads is so difficult as it is all mountains. While the distance between Fez and Meknes is only 65km by motorway.
Regarding flights from Marrakech to Fez, as far as I know there is no direct flight it should be via Casablanca. I hope I am wrong. A train.... well... there is also no direct I believe you have to change it some where in Casablanca or some where near casablanca. That is why if you can make it by road via Khenifra would be much better (that is my suggestion).
Marrakech, I would say you may need 4 dyas if you want to see inside and outside Marrakech. But you should wake up little early to finish everythings. On the other hand, if you just want to see inside Marrakech then I would say 3 days (also wake up early). Fez, I would say the same.
I really don't have any website for any travel agent in Morocco. I usually rent a car there and go around by a map.
If you need any further information, just let me know.
"Favorite city" is a tough question to pigeon hole a city by.
It really depends on what you are looking to do? Good food? Do touristy things? Feel like a local?
All cities in Maroc have their pluses and minuses.
Many mentions of Fez and Marakesch... nice places, but inundated with tourists and touts.
To get a real feel for Morocco, try visiting Rabat, Agadir or Meknes.
Or venture out to Erg Chebi.
I visited Marrakech! It was so beautifull! There is a lot of things to do in Marrakech
Many tourists venture from Marrakech to visit the valley of the Ourika River in the Atlas Mountains or the valley of the Draa River in the south, near the Sahara desert. They also tour the Middle Atlas Mountains, where the Waterfalls of Beni Mellal are found, and to Essaouira on the Atlantic ocean.
While the cities in Morocco are amazing don't miss the magic of the desert. You can go by camel or 4x4 (I loved the camel ride) You can work with guides from Fes (wonderful to visit) or Marrakech. The guide we used was based in Merzouga; they are a family group, they took us on camel ride in the sunset to a desert oasis fed us wonderful food and entertained us with berber music on drums and flute. We had the choice of sleeping in bedouin tents or under the stars. Our guides were from ; I am sure there are many others but ours were great!
We are looking forward to going in Oct. Will be staying in Rabat mostly, but will travel on weekends. If we had only 2-4 days, what should we see?
I really like Asilah and also Essaouira, I like the white plazas, the blue medinas, the friendly people, the little seaside villages. They are lovely!
I went to the Rabat,capital city of Morocco last year for my friend wedding. The city is very beautiful with a blend of old and modern look.The traditional dress of Moroccan men was nice. The clothes of Moroccan women wearing takchitas and kaftans were with gorgeous colours and embroideries.
Sure that Essaouira, Chefchaoun, Merzouga are the best places of Morocco