Exploring the Magic of Morocco

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Do you wonder if you need a visa to visit this country?
So then my answer is NAY. “Most” visitors don’t need a visa.

The link below for the list of countries won’t need a visa and states that issue visa on arrival to Moroccan Citizen
https://answersafrica.com/countries-Moroccans-can-travel-to-without-visa.html

I can tell that Morocco is one of the beautiful countries to visit especially with your group of friends.
I warned many times to travel to this place because they are saying that Morocco is dangerous, but when I visit this place, I never have I been in the hazardous situation.
All I can say is forget what you have heard about Morocco being dangerous because it is not. Morocco is a friendly safe country so enjoy it only without fear.
All you need wear a smile, be respectful of the culture, use your head, and you will be just fine!

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So, my friends and I went to Morocco in December, and we stayed there for one week. We know December in Morocco is the winter time and not the best month for sunbathing on the beach, but I think December is the best times if you wanted to go hiking around in nature without suffering heatstroke.πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜
The sun can still feel quite hot at times, so it’s always advisable if you dress in layers. πŸ‘

Here is our expedition list that we experienced while we are in Morocco:

Marrakech Medina Hotel

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After we arrived from the airport, we went straight to our hotel in Marrakech. We stayed in Marrakech Medina hotel where the owner made our holiday unique.

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When we arrive at our hotel, they offered us traditional Marrakech mint tea and told us to feel like being at home, so we did.
And, every morning they serve us breakfast with orange juice and a big choice of bread and marmalades.

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Traditional Herb Pharmacy in Mechouar Kasba

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On the first day of our expedition, we went to a traditional herb pharmacy in Mechouar Kasba.

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This pharmacy has an informative staff who is happy to talk to you about the products they make on site. They have an extensive variety of oils including Argan oil and herbs oil. The ingredients are pure, and the smells are not too strong.

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If you are in Marrakech and you want to get some beautiful cosmetics for you or your friends, then I will recommend this pharmacy to you.

Majorelle Gardens Yves Saint Laurent

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If you are a fashion lover, then you must visit this Majorelle Gardens Yves Saint Laurent. The view is beautiful, and they have a great garden. To be honest, I didn’t know anything about it until we arrived in Marrakech, a great story and a lovely place to visit.

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Al Haouz Ourika

We pop down at Al Haouz Ourika for Moroccan tea making after we explored the Majorelle Gardens.

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We watched the demo if how they make Marrakech Tea and showed us the types of equipment, they are using too. The people who live there are so friendly.

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When we visited their place, they served us pancakes with a selection of syrup and Marrakesh tea for free.

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On the second day, we booked our three days Desert tour from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga wild the Sahara Desert via atlas Mountains And Ait Ben Haddou from Caravane Du Grand Erg.

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Click the link below If you are interested in having a look their selection of tours
http://www.marocdesertzagora.com/shop/3-days-tour-marrakech-zagora-erg-chegaga-marrakech/#

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My friends and I are happy and satisfied with this company. Younes and his team are well organised and showing us true hospitality. They took us to many tourist spots around Morocco, and I can’t imagine our expedition without them.

High Atlas Mountains-Ounila Valley-Sti Fadma

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On the first day with Caravane Team, we hike up the hill in the Atlas Mountains, and then we walk going to Ounila Valley. If you are going to this beautiful valley, you have to make sure that you wear suitable footwear and not sandals or flip-flops, as the walk up and down the rocks is so challenging. Some parts are slippery too.

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Well, there are people can help you across but it is dangerous so be careful as people are coming from both ways. The hiking will roughly take 45 minutes to an hour, depending on your pace.

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But believe me, it’s worth it. Once you go past it all, your eyes will finally meet surreal water gushing out from the valley.

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The place is very touristic, and once you are at the top, you can sit down and enjoy the view or go for a dip in the water.

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Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate and Draa Valley

After hiking in the Atlas Mountains, we went to Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate and Draa valley where The Game of Thrones or Gladiator was filming their scene.

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These attractions are a must visit if you are driving through the Atlas Mountains.

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The buildings are spectacular and also the views. So better bring your camera with you and take lots of photos.

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Camel Trekking-Sahara Dessert-Erg Chegaga Desert Dunes

On the second day, we experienced camel trekking which gives us to explore the scenery of Sahara Dessert.

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I didn’t expect that my friends and I will do a camel trekking that day. However, it was a very different experience, and this is one that I would love to do all over again in some stage.

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We spent one night in Erg Chegaga Desert Dunes, and their tent and beds were clean. Also, people there are friendly, and you can communicate with them very well. They served us an excellent dinner of rice topped with fresh tomato sauce followed by a chicken tajine and as usual, finished with a serving of fruits.

While we are in the camp, we enjoyed the sunset prepare the fire and played the drums. We also tried the sand boarding and experienced to lay down in the desert sand while watching the sky covered by stars.

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In the morning, we were able to see sunrise by climbing to the top of the dune just outside the tent.

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It was our best experience ever, and I can only recommend spending your time in Merzouga with Mustapha, Ibrahim and their friends.

Quad Biking

On the next day, we experience quad biking. This type of experience is an exciting activity to do with family or a group of friends.

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We have a blast experience riding and biking in the fez region. You can see the beautiful landscape and perfect scenery. The organisers are outstanding and professional.
I recommend this to everyone, and you will not regret it.

Our Last Day

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For our last day in Morocco, we explore the tanneries in Fez where you can buy an excellent selection of real leather and ceramics for sale.

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Yes, the tanneries stink, not unlike tanneries anywhere else in the world but this is interesting to see especially if how they are making the leather.

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If you want any bargain leather, then you must visit this place but do not forget not to speak anyone not to follow anyone not to let guide you anyone otherwise you are going to get ripped.

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We also tried to explore the Marrakech at night. We came to the main street that leads us to the markets in the centre. It began from the stalls of fresh foods and grills lined up under white tents.

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The energy on this artery was instant and intense. Then, you can see fabulous shops with colourful shoes, fabrics and ceramics that brightened your way.

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For our overall tour, we had a memorable experience and a fantastic trip.
We had a good choice of hotels, and food like couscous, pancake and bread are delicious. We enjoy their scenery place too.

I want to go back here!

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Also, I want to share with you our Morocco Travel video so if you have spare time, watch the video below. πŸ˜€

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Take me there πŸ™‚

    1. Elora The Explorer says:

      ^_^ Let’s plan it πŸ˜€

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