The perfect 2 week luxury vacation of Morocco. We explored Fes, the Sahara desert, the Atlas Mountains and Marrakesh.
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Africa13 days / September 2015
Highs & Lows
Hiking in the Atlas Mountains & visiting our guides' family home.
Air France lost my luggage for most of the trip.
We planned a full country tour of Morocco for our anniversary. I highly recommend this itinerary as I felt we had a good pace in each location. Morocco is a special country and we loved every minute of it.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
Not much. We felt that we saw a good part of the country. We never did a “beach town”, which we didn’t regret. The desert camp was amazing, but it would have been a bit more fun with a big group of friends and it took 6 hours of driving to get there.
Anything go wrong during the trip?
My luggage was lost for 7 days, but each city had everything I needed (Fez had a mall with a Nike store!). We had to drive late into the night to retrieve one of bags which meant we had to cancel a fancy dinner. We made the most of it and made a 1 am pit stop and had reheated frozen pizza at a gas station with our guide and driver. Made for a fun memory!
After losing my luggage for much of the trip, I now only travel via carry on. I have 1 roller bag, and 1 large duffel that fits under the seat and do laundry at hotels 1/2 way through trips. Women should plan to cover their shoulders when walking around the towns (no need to be modest in most nice restaurants). Weather in September was pleasantly warm, dry, but not too hot.
How was the food?
The food all throughout the country was incredible. Lots of flavors but not spicy hot. We ate lamb, chicken and some goat along with vegetables and incredible fruit. I ate pretty much everything on this trip. Great options for vegetarians though.
Such a varied landscape with mountains, ocean, lush valleys. While there are plenty of tourists, it never felt like the country is overrun by them. Morocco had the exotic charm that I hoped for.
We used Heritage Tours as our travel agent and tour guide which I highly recommend. We flew Air France from Seattle to Paris, then Paris to Casablanca.