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May 2

Day 1 of the Morocco Adventure

We started our tour in Rabat, the sparkling clean capital city of Morocco. The king lives here, and it’s pretty clear from all of the investment in modern infrastructure and architecture. Today was Eid, an important holiday in Islam, so the whole city took the day off and put on their best to go out for a stroll.

My partner in crime is again the lovely Mouna, my Moroccan sister. We have all kinds of fun plans ready for the group. And what a group it is! Out of 10 guests, 6 have traveled with me on at least two tours previously, making this much more like an adventure with friends than two weeks of work. I am a lucky girl. Yalla!

Enliven all of your senses in magical Morocco

In our Morocco tour, we take our time in Sarah’s favorite cities, with a staycation pace in the deeply authentic city of Fez, and the famous market city of Marrakech. You’ll enjoy a desert camp experience, and finish off with a chance to catch a wave in the charming beach town of Essaouira. All of these great places are tied together with the common thread of great food, and –you might not believe this– good wine. We invite you on a tour that doesn’t have any major museum or particular sight, but instead a tour that will delight you with visual splendor, exotic scents, and the feeling that you’ve fallen into a magical storybook.

May 4

Morocco Adventure Day 2

May 6

Day 4 of the Morocco Adventure!

Our fantastic local guide Khadijah explaining the architecture

Today we spent our time wandering through the souk of Fez, which is famous for traditional artisans. Fez is such an ancient and fascinating place, and also a fun place to do a little shopping.

May 7

Day 5

May 10

We’ve been out of range for a couple of days, hitting the dunes of the Sahara. This corner of Morocco, right on the Algerian border, has some of the most spectacular pieces of the Sahara.

We explored in 4×4 vehicles, visited a garden, had tea with nomads, walked along the dunes, listened to local music and had a great lunch.

In the evening, we set off on our camels to our desert camp where we slept in luxury tents and saw a million stars. A magical day, one of the best on any tour I offer.

May 12

Morocco last days, Sahara to Ouerzazate.

Our local guide Mouna is Berber, and she explained her tribe’s flag.

We left the desert and drove to central Morocco. Along the way we strolled through a beautiful gorge and ate more tagine. We visited Ait Benhaddou, a beautiful ancient city used as a backdrop for many movies.

May 14

We have spent three marvelous days in Marrakech.

This is the ultimate market city, with a souq (market) of a million tiny alleys and shops. It’s almost sensory overload, so many pretty things to buy, and every shop owner looking not just for a sale, but also a conversation.

Moroccans are my favorite people to bargain with, it’s such a fun social interaction even for those of us who are shy about it.

At night, Jemma Al Fna Square becomes a hive of activity, with pop-up restaurants, snake charmers, monkeys on a leash, and all the juice you can drink. Three days never feels like enough in this vibrant city.

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