Let’s just start with, “I’ve fallen in love with Morocco.” We’ve traveled all around the world and this is seriously the most beautiful country we’ve ever been to. I cannot say enough about the food! I still dream about all the amazing tagines we had in Morocco.
1. CHEFCHAOUEN BLUE
We started our trip in Chefchaouen, also known as The Blue Pearl. Two nights here is enough — it’s a small city but a truly unique one. The entire city is blue! It’s like some genius marketer woke up one morning and said, “Hey, let’s just paint the city blue and people will come from all over the world!” Every turn, nook, and alley way in Chefchaouen was picture perfect. Even the potted plants were Instagram worthy!
2. FEZ AND ITS ARCHITECTURE
Then we moved on to Fez, which we enjoyed more than Marrakech (Marrakech was a little bit too touristy and flashy for our liking). The architecture is just incredible in Fez. Al-Attarine was my favorite Madrasa. I could spend hours there just admiring the intricate details of each structure.
Fez also has one of the largest tanneries in Morocco. It’s really buried in the Medina and to get the best photo you’ll need access to one of the shop’s balconies. If you are looking to visit, be sure to ask your hotel or a local guide. The food in Fez was just exceptional. We couldn’t stop eating tagines — chicken, lamb, vegetables — they were all amazing! We ended our trip with a date night at our friend’s, Najat Kanaache, restaurant, Nur. It was such a memorable meal and a great way to leave Fez.
3. GLAMPING IN MERZOUGA
All in all, our favorite experience in Morocco was glamping in Merzouga. If you are going to splurge on anything in your life, spend the money on a luxury camp in the Sahara Desert. It’ll be worth it. We booked with Merzouga Luxury Desert Camps and it was awesome. They took care of everything including transportation from Fez and all the excursions. And the food at the campsite was delicious!
There were so many special moments that we had in the desert. One was our bonfire under a sky filled with the brightest stars I have ever seen as our hosts entertained us with live Moroccan drum beats. Another was our hour-long camel trek. Riding a camel through the Sahara is one of the most calming and truly peaceful things that I have ever done. There’s something really perfect about desert silence and bonding with your new camel friend.
We had an amazing time in Morocco and I hope this will inspire you to visit as well!
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