The Atlas Mountains
Hustle and bustle your way through one of Africa's most Northern countries.
Morocco is best known for the Sahara desert, camel riding, souks, snake charmers and the call to prayer, however once you experience the culture and nature of this country you can't help but fall in love.
Have a read of our blogs to inspire your Moroccan adventure.
OUR BUCKET LIST
Marrakesh Djemma el Fna ✅
Atlas Mountains ✅
Ride a camel ✅
Visit Essaouira ✅
Taste authentic Tagine ✅
Our TRAVEL ROUTE
Morocco was the first destination we ever traveled to together. At this stage we had only been dating six months but it became quickly apparent we enjoyed traveling 'the same'. Looking back, this trip started the formation of our traveling relationship and our travel journey.
We flew from London direct to Marrakesh and booked our accommodation for 6 nights.
Traveling to Morocco, we had no plans and not a lot of expectations. We were both uncertain on the potential chaos of Marrakesh ahead, which at times was overwhelming, however this allowed us to discover and explore the nearby locations of the Atlas Mountains and Essaouira creating such an unforgettable and unique experience.
THE NEED TO KNOWS
Moroccan Dirham (Dh)
Arabic is the most widely language spoken by the Moroccan population. French is also commonly spoken amongst the Moroccans and therefore can also be used comfortably when traveling Morocco.
English on the other hand is not widely spoken in Morocco. Tourist locations will have more English speaking staff but knowing a few Arabic words, especially if you are not familiar in French, will go a long way.
Hello Sabah el kheir
Thank you Shukran
Excuse me Esmahli
Please Min fadlak (to a male);
Min fadlik (to a female)
No thanks La shukran
Best time to visit
Morocco has pretty delightful weather all year around, especially for those who like the warmth.
Haggle, haggle and haggle again. Any item without a price tag you can guarantee you will automatically be quoted an excess 50-100% or even more compared to locals. If buying from souks, spend time checking different price options with different sellers and see what they drop to as you begin to walk away. This will help get a feel for how much you can haggle the item you are after without offending the seller.