Explore narrow streets, unchanged since medieval times, lined with merchants offering mounds of spices and colorful woven Berber carpets. Stop by the el-Attarine and Bou Inania madrasas, traditional Islamic universities built in the 14th century. Dinner is on your own. This morning, head to the archaeological site of Volubilis to explore the remains of this ancient Roman city.
The floor mosaics are in remarkable condition considering their age and exposure to the elements. Return to Fez for an evening on your own. Depart Fez to head west toward the ocean, and then south toward Marrakesh. Continue to Marrakesh, the most important of the four imperial cities, in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains.
Sofitel Marrakesh Palais Imperial This luxury property in the heart of the city combines traditional Moorish architecture with French elegance. Begin the morning with a visit to the tranquil Majorelle Garden, a acre botanical garden built over 40 years by the painter Jacques Majorelle; Yves Saint-Laurent saved it from becoming a hotel in the s.
It also includes a stunning Berber museum. Pause outside the Koutoubia Mosque, the largest in the city.
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If time allows, continue to Jemaa el-Fna, a square that for centuries was used for public decapitations. Now it is filled with food stalls, musicians, snake charmers and magicians. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner in the heart of the old medina as traditional Gnaoua music — heavily rhythmic chant-based performances — accompanies your meal. Those who are feeling adventurous can ascend into the Atlas Mountains for a day excursion via 4x4s. Climb into the hills to the rarely visited Kasbah Telouet, formerly the seat of power for the El Glaoui family. The palace was built in the 18th and 19th centuries and was once a key stopping point along the caravan routes over the Atlas Mountains.
Though the outside looks like it's crumbling to ruin, the inside has dazzling mosaic walls and great views of the countryside through elaborate window grills. Have lunch in the village of Telouet before returning to Marrakesh in the evening.
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Activity: miles of walking over hilly terrain. Pause along the way to visit a cooperative that produces argan oil, a lightweight oil derived from the nut kernels of argan trees, which grow naturally only in Morocco. Gain insight into producing argan oil and its derivatives as a natural cosmetic product, high in vitamin E. You might see goats in argan trees, munching on the tough outer coating of the nuts.
After lunch, explore this idyllic fishing town, formerly a Portuguese stronghold called Mogador, famous for its cabinetry and woodcarving handicrafts. This windy city is famous for its various artisan shops, some of which are nestled underneath the ancient city ramparts. Admire Essaouiran craftsmanship in clothes, pottery, jewelry and wood as you wander through the stores and galleries scattered throughout the medina. Enjoy lunch on your own at one of the restaurants offering fresh seafood along the shore. Gather in the evening for a talk by your expert followed by dinner.
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Rooms here will provide you with a balcony. The scenery is breathtaking and the facilities are unique. Set in Chefchaouen, in a traditional architecture, Hotel Alkhalifa features a terrace and a garden. It has free Wi-Fi access available in all areas of the hotel.
The hotel is located nearby the Ras El Ma - small and lovely waterfall where the 30km trial around the nearest mountains starts and one of the entrances to the Medina is situated. The hotel has a private parking in front of it, but the drive in is a little bit steep. The host was very helpful and friendly, the view from the part of the rooms and from the rooftop terrace is exactly on the Medina, one can look at the minaret of the great mosque.
Very good breakfast. Great location, view and staff! Next to Merzouga palm grove, Riad Nezha offers views of the dunes and palm grove, a garden with a terrace, an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant and free Wi-Fi access throughout the property. Staying here was the highlight of our trip! Our host was so accommodating and helped us book our travel between cities and our excursion into the sand dunes. I would have stayed here all summer if I could! The food was excellent.
It offers a large terrace with mountain views. Good location, friendly staff and comfort room with Chefchaouen decor. Cave room was amazing. Staff were great and it was the break we needed from a jam packed Morocco schedule. Guests can relax in the living room or on the terrace seating area. Blue Kaouki is heaven on earth! Beautiful, clean, amazing staff and delicious breakfast served on the terrace. I will come back again soon! Popular with guests booking hotels in Morocco.
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