Seeing Morocco in 10 Days

18 thoughts on “Seeing Morocco in 10 Days”

  1. Thanks very much for a rivetting read.
    I live in southern Morocco by the Erg Chebbi dunes and was particularly interested in your experience here and your colourful descriptions.
    You summed up a great time in an entertaining way that kept me reading to the end.
    Regards, Sara

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    1. Thanks for the comment Sara! It must be amazing living near Erg Chebbi. One of these days we’ll definitely make a trip back to Morocco and maybe see the coastal cities and towns. Glad you enjoyed the post, drop by again soon!

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  2. Hi

    I’m trying to organise a trip to Morocco following your itinerary. It sounds great. The only problem is one of the party suffers with vertigo. Can you please let me know if we will be on very narrow roads with steep drops or anything else that can worry her?

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    1. Hi Monique, thanks for dropping by!

      I guess it really depends how serious the vertigo is. The drive from Marrakech to Skoura (the first leg) and from Agdz back to Marrakech (last leg) passes through the High Atlas, which does have some pretty steep drops along the edge of the road but all of them have safety barriers. This is the part with the really dramatic views. Here’s a another great description about that section of the trip to give you a better idea: http://travelblog.viator.com/marrakech-to-ouarzazate-tour/

      Once you get to the desert, if you guys do a camel trek, the route into the Berber camp skirts along the tops of some pretty huge dunes, some of them are a few hundred feet tall AND you’ll be perched on top of a camel too. Another option might be to go by quads (dune buggies) but that’s definitely not as cool / environmentally friendly because of the noise and sand that gets churned up.

      I hear the route along the coast from Tangier to Essaouira is pretty amazing too, so that might be an option if the vertigo prevents you guys from doing this itinerary.

      Let me know what you guys decide in the end!

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  3. Ahh, re-reading this blog brings back such wonderful memories of Morocco.

    I still see a lot of you linking to this post from TripAdvisor. If you have any questions (or if you’ve just been to Morocco and found this itinerary helpful – or not) feel free to leave a note.

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  4. Loved this post. We have been thinking of visiting Morocco for some time but were undecided because we weren’t sure how much was there to do. You just helped make up my mind. Morocco here we come! Thanks for the lovely insight.

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    1. Thanks for the comment – glad you enjoyed the post! I’m a little jealous you’re planning a trip haha. The experience was wonderful – it’s hard to describe the vast landscapes and interesting people as you make your way from the city into the desert. Hope you guys enjoy the trip – let me know how it goes.

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  5. Hi! I really like your blog and thinking about doing a similar trip, including the north. How easy is it to rent a car? and how expensive? we are going in the summer so the prices may be higher.

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    1. Thanks Rahul!

      It’s been a few years since our epic trip to Morocco so the details are a little fuzzy. We were lucky because the owner of our riad was a tremendously helpful resource and referred us to a couple car rental companies in the area. Ours had a GPS which was indispensable – especially when we were still on the road when the sun went down! (It was pitch black on some of the mountain road save for our little cars high beams.)

      I’ll try and dig out some info. Let me know how the planning goes!

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  6. Hi Jiksun,

    Really enjoyed this blog post. My girlfriend and I are thinking about doing a similar trip as you did to Morocco but I was just wondering what time of the year did you go? I figure the heart in the desert must be unbearable in the Summer…

    Thanks,

    Peter

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    1. Hey Peter,

      Thanks for dropping by. So excited for you guys – it’s going to be an awesome trip! We went in November for our wedding anniversary, so just outside of the peak season (July – September).

      Weather was just right, if a bit windy as we were driving on those hair-raising Atlas roads. Bring a jacket if you’re venturing into the desert at night (on a camel tour for example.)

      Let me know how it goes!

      J

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  7. Hi Jiksun,,

    I came across your blog as part of research I’m doing for an upcoming 10 day trip to Morocco.

    Your blog was very informative and we will definitely make use of your valuable insights into the country.

    But… I’m writing to say that it was a delight reading your description! You have a gift and we’re so happy that you decided to share it.

    Thank you :)

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    1. Hi Fawaz, thanks for dropping by. I’m glad you enjoyed the post – leave me a note with your thoughts when you return from your trip to Morocco!

      Best wishes on your travels!
      J

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  8. Thank you so much for this article, it’s remindes me of our 10 day tour around Morocco, our Moroccon adventure could not have been more perfect, beginning with Hassan’s (Owner/manager of Moroco Excursions Company) prompt email responses to our questions and willingness to add a couple of locations to our itinerary. Our guide Said was wonderful. He was kind, knowledgable, helpful, and spoke perfect English. He even took us to his home for an authentic meal cooked by his wife! All of the hotels were charming and extremely well situated so that we could go wandering about on our own if we wanted. The included dinners at the hotels were authentic, flavorful, and abundant. The people of Morocco were so friendly and made us feel very welcome. Our tour truly gave us a taste of so many parts of Morocco, in a very efficient manner. The local tour guides were friendly, funny, and kind. The night in the desert was a once-in -a-lifetime experience. My children said the star-filled sky with shooting stars and the Milky Way was the most beautiful thing they had ever seen. I couldn’t say what my favorite part was…we saw so much that inspired awe and wonder. Thanks to Morocco Excursions (www.Morocco-Excursion.com), Said, and Hassan, it was a remarkable trip that we highly recommend.

    You can read more on our review : https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g293734-d6105931-r361587051-Morocco_Excursions-Marrakech_Marrakech_Tensift_El_Haouz_Region.html

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    1. So much to distract us in the city that we sometimes forget what it means to just be. Not much choice to do otherwise in the desert! Thanks for stopping by and for the kind words. Love your blog!

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