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Travel Morocco, What to Bring

Leather Suitcases, Travel Morocco

Leather Suitcases, Travel Morocco

In preparation for traveling to Morocco on a Private Tour, the following is a list of things to consider packing that will make your trip as smooth and comfortable as possible. In Moroccan Imperial Cities, you will be able to buy most of the items you can find at home (such as toiletries and cosmetic items, batteries and small electronics and generic medicines), however the situation in rural Morocco is very different and if you have favorite products, it is worth bringing them. Do not forget the restrictions on liquids and other items in your hand luggage – check with your airline for specific information. Consider what kind of luggage you need. If you plan to travel in rural areas or trek in the mountains during your visit to Morocco, a backpack will be more useful than a trolley suitcase.

If you plan to undertake different activities, bring a day pack or a beach bag large enough for all your kit. In the cities, you will find it useful to have a small handbag or money belt to keep your money and valuables securely close to you. When traveling to Morocco all kinds of hand luggage and suitcases can be used. If you are traveling to Morocco on a Private Tour your driver will be able to assist with all things related to coordination of luggage transportation and your travel agent will advise specifics of what to bring.

Many travelers ask what currency to bring, how to purchase Moroccan dirhams, what the dress code is along with specifics about electronics and other travel items. Our Morocco Traveler list of What to Bring offers some tips.

Morocco Traveler List – What to Bring When Visiting Morocco

Moroccan Dirham

Moroccan Dirham

What kind of Currency should I bring to Morocco?

The Moroccan Currency is called the Dirham. Although some travelers find Moroccan currency confusing, with a little effort it is easy to understand. The dirham is divided into one hundred centimes (c). Please be aware that centimes may also be referred to as francs or pesetas in certain parts of the country. Centimes exchange hands at market places more often than dirhams. This money is available in 10c, 20c, 50c, 1dh, 5dh, 10dh (all coins) and 10dh, 20dh, 50dh, 100dh and 200dh (all notes).

Purchasing Dirhams in Morocco

You will not experience any problems when changing money during your travels in Morocco since the banks all operate with equal exchange rates and without commission. Exchange rates are set around midday on Fridays. In Morocco- places to purchase dirhams include the airports, most major seaport stations and ATM machines. Another option is to exchange money at a travel agency in Morocco. If you do this make sure to shop around as some agents offer better rates than others. Outside Morocco- you can pre-order dirhams at your bank, before embarking at your country’s airport, or if you are traveling from Algeciras or Gibraltar Spain there are places to purchase Moroccan dirhams there.

In preparation for your Moroccan adventure, the following is a list of things to consider packing that will make your trip as smooth and comfortable as possible.

Ipad, Travel Morocco

Ipad, Travel Morocco

What kind of travel gear do I bring to Morocco?

Personal Identification

Passport and visa if required

Airline Tickets

Credit Cards

Currency (you can request Moroccan currency (the dirham) at your local bank or convert money at the airport or local banks in Morocco)

Travel Insurance

Health Documentation

Emergency Information

Guidebooks & maps

Photocopies of Documentation: (passport and tickets)

Antibiotic for traveller’s diarrhoea

Antibiotic cream & disinfectant for scrapes and cuts

Band-Aids

Birth control products

Disposable antibacterial wipes or cleanser

Pepto-Bismol or Imodium for traveller’s diarrhoea.

Motion sickness medicine

Cold medicine: Decongestant, antihistamine, cough syrup

Aspirin, Tylenol or other Pain relievers

Hydrocortisone cream

Insect repellent with DEET 30%

Iodine purifying tablets

Re-hydration tablets

Salt tablets

Sunscreen (SPF 30 + )

Skin Lotion (especially for Eczema)

Sunglasses (or prescription glasses/ contact lenses, and solution)

Feminine hygiene products (tampons, etc.)

Hair brush

Shaving Cream, razor

Tooth brush, tooth paste

 

What kinds of Electronics should I bring when traveling to Morocco?

Camera & Film (Kodak and Fuji is easy to find in Morocco but expensive)Video Camera & Tapes

Extra Camera Batteries

Electrical plug adapter and or converter

Radiation shield for film

Travel Alarm

Flashlight / extra bulbs

I-Pad, Computer or I-Phone

Travel To Morocco, What to Wear. What is the recommended dress code when traveling to Morocco?

Conservative clothing is worn throughout Morocco (clothes should not be tight or too revealing)

Bathing suit (for beach resorts, hotel)

Brimmed Hat, Visor, Hat, headscarf

A track suit

Light gloves

Windbreaker or warm sweater for cooler months

Travel Footwear: broken in sneakers or hiking shoes, sandals, socks.

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Travel Exploration specializes in Morocco Travel. We provide Tours and travel opportunities to Morocco for the independent traveler and tailor-made tours for families and groups with a distinctly unique flavor. From Morocco’s Seven Imperial Cities, to the Magical Sahara Travel Exploration offers a captivating experience that will inspire you. At Travel Exploration we guarantee that you will discover the best of Morocco! Call Travel Exploration at 1 (800) 787-8806 or + 1 (212) 618882681 and let’s book a tour to Morocco for you today.

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Casablanca Port Tours, Your Morocco Tour Guide

Hassan II Mosque, Promontory over the Atlantic Ocean

Hassan II Mosque, Promontory over the Atlantic Ocean

When traveling to Morocco on a cruise ship there are many escorted, port tour excursion options. Casablanca has much to offer does its sister city Rabat. The best Casablanca port tours are those that include an English, Multilingual Speaking driver who is an expert on Casablanca and can serve as your guide for the day. Cruise ships that dock in Casablanca offer a full day at leisure for travelers who want to sightsee with others on board the ship or arrange for a private, escorted tour of Casablanca on their own.

There are many websites that offer valuable information for those interested in taking a private, Casablanca Tour or Casablanca Jewish Heritage Tour such as Trip Advisor and Cruise Critic.

The Best Casablanca Port Tours are those that offer the highlights of the city along with options to visit the Grand White Hassan II Mosque, the Museum of Moroccan Judaism along with the Marche Centrale, the Medina, Corniche and Markets.

Casablanca Port Tours and Shore Excursions are the perfect opportunity to begin an exploration of Morocco. Our Casablanca Port Guide can offer ideas for how to spend your day on a Private Tour of Casablanca.

 

 

Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral

Casablanca Port Guide: Site seeing Recommendations on a Private Casablanca Tour

Visit the Port of Casablanca – a surprise for travelers along with the Corniche. Casablanca’s cornice is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and people watching at one of its charming, street side cafes.

Take a Private, Guided Tour of the Hassan II Mosque, the third largest in the world. The Hassan II Mosque sites on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and is one of the leading architectural splendors of Morocco. Renowned for it’s magnificent interior and roof that allows an open-air view of the sky, Casablanca’s Hassan II Mosque is an architecture landmark designed by the architect Michel Pinseau. The mosque is situated on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic which can be seen through a gigantic glass floor. The Hassan II Mosque can accommodate 25,000 worshipers on the interior and an additional 80,000 on the courtyard’s exterior facing the front of the mosque.

Visit the Notre Dame de Lourdes, a Roman Catholic cathedral and one of a kind in Casablanca. It was built in 1956 and has significant European influences. There are over 20,000 Catholics who are said to worship at the Notre Dame de Lourdes.

Explore the Museum of Moroccan Judaism of history and ethnography, created by the Jewish Community of Casablanca in 1997 with the support of the Foundation of Jewish-Moroccan Cultural Heritage. The Jewish Museum in Casablanca is tucked into a residential neighborhood and holds a treasure trove with it being the Arab region’s only Jewish Museum. It uses world-class standards of conservation for its national and international collections. The Museum of Moroccan Judaism presents religious, ethnographic and artistic objects that demonstrate the history, religion, traditions and daily life of Jews in the context of Moroccan civilization. The Jewish Museum in Casablanca covers an area of 700 square meters and is the only Jewish Museum in the Muslim world.

Shop in Casablanca’s medina, at the souvenir market or explore the Habous Quarter with its attractive Islamic architecture. Discover Berber carpets, quality leather goods, crafts and ornately designed pottery, silver jewelry, and metal wares.

There is also an Exposition Nationale d’Artisanat located in the city center of Casablanca that offers excellent prefixed prices on carpets and other goods such as embroidered clothing and leather.

Rick's Cafe, Casablanca

Rick’s Cafe, Casablanca

Casablanca is also known for it’s popular restaurants that offer Moroccan and International cuisine for all budgets. La Squala is perfect for those looking to dine on light fare in a traditional Moroccan setting with a garden and courtyard. This charming restaurant while touristic is located in an old fort within the city center. For those who are fans of the film, Casablanca, Rick’s Café is perfect fit and designed by Bill Willis, a renowned Interior with a penchant for Moroccan architecture and 10001 Arabian Nights themes. For those looking for something charming and upscale with a sea view try La Mer or Cabistan on the Cornice.

For more information about Casablanca Shore Excursions or Casablanca One-day Tours

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Travel Exploration specializes in Morocco Travel. We provide Tours and travel opportunities to Morocco for the independent traveler and tailor-made tours for families and groups with a distinctly unique flavor. From Morocco’s Seven Imperial Cities, to the Magical Sahara Travel Exploration offers a captivating experience that will inspire you. At Travel Exploration we guarantee that you will discover the best of Morocco! Call Travel Exploration at 1 (800) 787-8806 or + 1 (212) 618882681 and let’s book a tour to Morocco for you today.

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Pure Life Experiences, Marrakech Luxury Travel Expo

Pure Life Experiences, Palais Des Congres

Pure Life Experiences, Palais Des Congres

PURE Life Experiences is one of the leading travel expositions for high-end and experiential travel that will take place in Marrakech from November 12th – 15th, 2015 at the Palais Des Congres.  PURE Marrakech has become one of the world’s leading, annual and exclusive conferences that caters to the top-end of the market. Travel agencies and up market, luxury suppliers attend to have the privledge to expand their network. The Founder of PURE Marrakech is Serge Dive.  His vision is that “Experiential Travel is a journey away from home, involving a truly memorable and powerful experience (active, cultural, natural, social or spiritual) that will enrich a person’s life and improve the way they connect with both loved ones and with the world.”

Founded in 2009 by Serge Dive and Sarah Ball Pure Life Experiences offers travel suppliers who attend the Marrakech expo a unique platform to sell high-end experiential travel in a changing marketplace where luxury consumers are looking for something different.

PURE Marrakech hand selects high-end travel agencies, along with other travel suppliers such as hotels and private travel designers with a global reputation who are capable of interested and capable to expand brands, innovative ideas and ethos to an exclusive market.

Some of the Morocco based list of attendees for 2015 ranges from agents and hotels such as Abercrombie and Kent to the Beldi group along with Ezzahra, Hotel Sahrai, Jnane Tamsa, Kasbah Toubkal, Merzouga Luxury Desert Camps, Palais Amani, Plan It Morocco and Taj Omaya.

The Palais Des Congres where Pure Marrakech takes place has become an in-demand destination among many event organisers who plan events in Marrakech. Other annual expos that use the Palais Des Congres are the Marrakech Film Festival and the Marrakech Design Expo. The interior space allows for seminars, conferences, indoor exhibitions, outdoor exhibitions and elegant rooms for parties. The venue holds thousands of different events every year including cultural, social and business events.

For more information about Pure Life Experiences

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Travel Exploration specializes in Morocco Travel. We provide Tours and travel opportunities to Morocco for the independent traveler and tailor-made tours for families and groups with a distinctly unique flavor. From Morocco’s Seven Imperial Cities, to the Magical Sahara Travel Exploration offers a captivating experience that will inspire you. At Travel Exploration we guarantee that you will discover the best of Morocco! Call Travel Exploration at 1 (800) 787-8806 or + 1 (212) 618882681 and let’s book a tour to Morocco for you today.

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Discover the Diverse Region of Ouarzazate, Through Kasbahs, Berber Villages & Road Trips

Ouarzazate Region, Kasbah

Ouarzazate Region, Kasbah

Ouarzazate became famous when it’s nearby Kasbah; Aït Benhaddou appeared in the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia. This spellbinding quiet town is the perfect home base for exploring the southern region of Morocco which is comprised of ancient Kasbahs, the Dadès Valley, the Gorge of Todra, the Atlas Films Studios, the Skoura Palmeraie along with the Sahara Desert regions of Merzouga, Zagora and M’hamid / Erg Chigaga. On a private tour from Ouarzazate there are many site seeing opportunities ranging from visiting the historic Ait Benhaddou Ksar, Kasbah Taourirt, open air forts Atlas landscapes to the the Valley of Roses and Erg Chebbi Sand dunes.

Ouarzazate is often referred to as a city “without noise” and is a direct translation of its name. This dusty Sahara town has immense desert charm and is the Hollywood of Morocco. Ouarzazate’s unique combination arid and dry North African landscapes boast stunning views of the Atlas Mountains. Ouarzazate was once the leading administrative city in the region and was purely developed for this purpose by the French during colonization. As the region of the South expanded, Tinghir and Errachidia, became a provinces with Ouarzazate losing its name as a hub for administrative purposes.

“See Ouarzazate and die” are feelings often expressed by Moroccans with regards to this magical city that is the door to the Sahara desert. Located just four hours from Marrakesh, Ouarzazate is the main Berber city in the south. It is also known for its spectacular sunsets and dramatic mountain and desert scenery. Surrounded by breathtaking valleys, Ouarzazate was once crossing point for African traders seeking to reach northern cities in Morocco and Europe. During the French period, Ouarzazate expanded considerably as a garrison town and became the administrative centre of the Zagora region.

As a diverse region Ouarzazate offers various site seeing opportunities ranging from the Atlas Film Studios, the CLA Film Studios, the Oasis of Fint, Ancient Ksars and Kasbahs along with Berber Villages.

 

Kundun, Atlas Film Studios, Ouarzazate

Kundun, Atlas Film Studios, Ouarzazate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What to Visit in the Region of Ouarzazate:

Atlas Film Studios/ The Oscar Film Studios are flanked by Holly-wood style Egyptian figures and cover 30,000 square meters of desert. David Lean filmed Lawrence of Arabia at The Atlas Film Studios in the early 1960’s. Since then many famous directors have followed in his footsteps to exploit the magnificent scenery. International blockbusters shot here in recent years include: the French version of Cleopatra, Bertolucci’s Sheltering Sky, Scorsese’s Kundun, Gillies MacKannon’s Hideous Kinky, Ridley Scott’s Gladiator, Black Hawke Down, Oliver Stone’s Alexander The Great, Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven, and Penelope Cruz’s Sahara along with the series Game of Thrones. Most of the filming takes place in the desert in the south however you can view the Tibetan monastery featured in Scorese’s Kundan and an Egyptian temple from Cleopatra.

Cleopatra, Atlas Studios, Ouarzazate

Cleopatra, Atlas Studios, Ouarzazate

CLA Film Studios was established in 2004 in partnership with Dino de Laurentis, Cinectittà and Sanam Holding. CLA Studios is open daily to travelers visiting Ouarzazate and the ideal place to see a combination of costumes, props, film sets other movie items used in major independent films and television productions. CLA studios is surrounded by varied landscapes, from desert to oasis. Renowned directors like David Lean, Bernardo Bertolucci, Martin Scorsese, Ridlye or Oiliver Scott Stone, chose to film at CLA Studios for its location. Films and television series shot at CLA Studios range from Lawrence of Arabia, The Sheltering Sky, Black Hawk Down, Kundum, Gladiator, The Mummy 1 and 2, Alexander the Great, The Kingdom of Heaven, Sahara, Troy, Exorcist 1 and 2, Hidalgo and Babel.

Ancient Moroccan Ksars & Kasbahs

Ait Benhaddou Ksar is located 32 km from Ouarzazate lies the picturesque village. Aït Benhaddou of Aït Benhaddou is situated in Souss Massa Draa on a hill along the Ouarzazate River. Lawrence of Arabia was filmed here and Orson Welles used it as a location for Sodome and Gomorrah; and for Jesus of Nazareth the whole lower part of the village was rebuilt. In recent years more controlled restoration has been carried out under UNESCO auspices. Aït Benhaddou is one of many locations in this region used for shooting Hollywood films.

Kasbah Taouirt was was built by the Pasha Glaoui. Kasbah Taouirt’s location was strategic for trading routes and in the 1930’s when the Glaoui ruled the South it was then one of Morocco’s largest Kasbahs. Explore its nooks and crannies and discover some local female painters who sell their art inside as well as the many quality silver shops just steps outside the Kasbah.

Kasbah Tifoultoute is an ancient Kasbah (fortress) in Ouarzazate located 8 kilometers West of the city. Kasbah Tifoultoute once belonged to the family of Thami El Glaoui, the Pasha of Marrakech. The kasbah of Tifoultoute served as decor for films such as Lawrence of Arabia and Jesus of Nazareth. There is a stunning view from the terrace of the Atlas Mountains.

Berber Villages:

The Berbers are the original inhabitants of Morocco. The Berbers once occupied much of North Africa before they were persecuted and driven out or into the mountain ranges by the Arabs who came from Yemen in the 7th Century. One-third of Moroccans are Berber and live in the mountains, in villages within the Middle-Atlas and within remote areas of Morocco. Today, most Berbers understand and speak Arabic but their primary language is Berber. During a private tour to Morocco you can visit Berber villages in the High Atlas, the Middle Atlas or Anti-Atlas Mountain regions of Morocco. Within the Berber Villages you can visit old ksars, have lunch with a Berber family, and also learn about their village life. Ait Ouzine is a small village of 1200 inhabitants nestled within the Middle Atlas Mountains. Aït Ouzzine-Nkob is a Berber village inhabited by over 300 families who live in beautifully painted crenulated kasbahs, with their own henna fields, water wells, livestock, and gardens. This peaceful village is tucked away along an impressive desert route connecting the Draa Valley (Tansikht) and Rissani. On a private tour, travelers can meet a local Berber family, sip tea in the Saghro Mountains, and dine on couscous.

Merzouga Erg Chebbi Dunes

Merzouga Erg Chebbi Dunes

Sahara Desert Regions:

Merzouga is a small village in Southern Morocco which is home to the highest and most gold dunes called Erg Chebbi. Merzouga is located in the Moroccan Sahara Desert and has the largest underground natural body of water. It’s Erg Chebbi dunes are the most visited by Moroccan tourists who want a majestic and authentic Sahara experience for camel trekking and desert camping.

M’Hamid El Ghizlane is the last Oasis in the Great Sahara Desert and historically where caravans gathered before setting off on journeys to Timbuktu. M’Hamid is also referred to as Bounou which historically was a village of various Southern tribes such as the Ait Atta Berbers, Drawa and the Hassani.

Zagora is referred to as the “direct door to the Sahara” since it is the last town before one reaches the heart of the Dunes of Tinfo, M’hamid and Erg Chegaga also known as Erg Chigaga.

Erg Chegaga (Erg Chigaga) is one of the two major regions of dunes in the Sahara Desert, the other being Erg Chebbi of Merzouga. These dunes are located in the region  referred to as the Sous-Mass- Draa and approximately 50 kilometers west of M’Hamid El Ghizlane and 98 kilometers south of Zaogra. Erg Chegaga remains virgin and an untouched region of Morocco and can be reached only by 4×4 land cruiser or camel trekking on a private tour to Morocco.

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Travel Exploration specializes in Morocco Travel. We provide Tours and travel opportunities to Morocco for the independent traveler and tailor-made tours for families and groups with a distinctly unique flavor. From Morocco’s Seven Imperial Cities, to the Magical Sahara Travel Exploration offers a captivating experience that will inspire you. At Travel Exploration we guarantee that you will discover the best of Morocco! Call Travel Exploration at 1 (800) 787-8806 or + 1 (212) 618882681 and let’s book a tour to Morocco for you today.

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Morocco Tour Packages & Holidays, Customized Travel

Morocco Tour Packages- Destination Discovery

Morocco Tour Packages- Destination Discovery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With a Classic Morocco Tour Package, Your Journey Begins Here. Morocco should be on everyone’s travel list. The best Morocco Tour Packages highlight a combination of sites and monuments along with the best kept secrets of a destination. On a Morocco Tour Package travelers will visit Imperial Rabat and Marrakech, UNESCO Fes, Mosaics in Volubilis, Camel Trek in the Sahara Desert and explore Hollywood featured  castles and ancient kasbhas in the Great South of Morocco’s Ouarzazate region. Morocco Tour Packages offer private, customized journeys that are comprehensive and unique as they tailor each city and experience to you as the traveler. Morocco Tours also take you off the beaten track.

Morocco Tour Packages, Travel Exploration

Morocco Tour Packages, Travel Exploration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Morocco Tour Packages have been hand curated to include handle all of our travelers needs. Each private tour to Morocco that is customized to include an English, Multilingual, speaking driver, Expert, Licensed Historical guides and up close experiences with locals that make for an exciting journey. Our Morocco Tour Packages also include stays at charming, boutique riads and hotels in Marrakech and Fes along with the best luxury desert camps. On a Morocco Tour Package you will discover the cultural diversity of contemporary Morocco.

Some Recommended Morocco Tour Packages are:

Morocco Tour Packages, UNESCO Fes Tour

Morocco Tour Packages, UNESCO Fes Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morocco Imperial Cities Tour: 8 Day, 10 Day and 12 Day Tour Options – From $2,500 P/P (Morocco Private Tour Rates)

Travel to the Moroccan Imperial cities of Marrakech, Fes, Meknes, Casablanca, Rabat and Agadir and Essaouira. Explore their ancient mosques, historic monuments, and rustic cobblestone streets. Indulge in Moroccan food traditions on a Fes Food Tour and explore Essaouira’s Portugese Ramparts.

Sahara Desert Tour: 4 Day, 5 Day and 8 Day Tour Options – From $1500 P/P (Morocco Private Tour Rates) 9-Day Tour to Morocco’s Sahara Region

Travel throughout Morocco’s Sahara in Merzouga. Visit the Erg Chebbi dunes and overnight in a luxury bivouac camp. Visit the old ksars and then continue the road to the village of Ait Ouzzine, located in N’kob, which is nestled within the Middle Atlas Mountains.

Travel to the Oasis of Fint, the Todra Gorge and Dades Valley. Spend the afternoon visiting the Atlas Film studios and Hollywood hit where Game of Thrones was filmed Ait Benhaddou Kasbah in Ouarzazate. Lawrence of Arabaia was filmed also filmed here. Move onwards to Marrakech, the Paris of Morocco.

 

Bread baking with the Berbers

Bread baking with the Berbers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morocco Travel Berber Village Tour – From $2,200 P/P (Morocco Private Tour Rates)

7- Day Berber Village Tour

Travel across Morocco to Berber Villages to Imlil. N’kob and Agdz. Learn about the ancient traditions of the Berbers. Visit three villages and learn about Tamazaight traditions. Up close with the Berbers in ait Ouzzine.. Learn how to make couscous, bake bread in the mountains, and explore the art of henna design, local weaving traditions and the craft of pottery. Stay in an old Kasbah fortified village. Meet a local Berber family, sip tea in the Sagro Mountains, and dine on couscous.

Shop The Souks of Morocco – From $3,500 P/P (Morocco Private Tour Rates) 10- Day Shopping & Travel Tour to Morocco

Travel Morocco’s souks in Marrakech, Fes, Ouarzazate. Visit the old medinas and shop for the best goods in Morocco’s Souks and markets at the best prices. Fill your bags with traditional Moroccan shoes that glitter, quality leather goods, embroideries, pottery, Berber carpets in shades of orange, red and blue along with beautiful cactus silk scarves and blankets. The American dollar and Euro are strong against the Dirham. No Morocco travel experience is complete without shopping in the souks.

* All Travel Exploration’s Tours Packages to Morocco are private tours and geared towards couples, families and small groups. Inquire within for more information on tour rates and exclusive offerings.

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Fes Gourmet Festival, A Taste of Morocco in 2015

Fez Gourmet Cuisine Festival

Fez Gourmet Cuisine Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travel Exploration announces our Imperial City fall cuisine tour slated for November 2015 with a focus on Fes-Gourmet. Inclusive in this gastronomic adventure for foodies are daily Morocco food tours and evenings of delight at the celebrate the Fes-Gourmet festival. The Fes Gourmet Festival is an experience not to be missed and a perfect inclusion on a private tour to Morocco for foodies and leading chefs. Visit Fes with Travel Exploration this November for a once in a lifetime culinary adventure and a Taste of Morocco. Participate in dining at over 10 riads in the Fez medina who offer up unique dishes indigenous of traditional Fes.

Fes-Gourmet is the premiere cuisine festival that takes place annually in Fez and was created by the Regional Association for Maison d’Hotes to celebrate and highlight traditional cuisine of Fes. During the period of November 1st – 11th, 2015 a selective group of boutique riads in Fez renowned for their magnificent cuisine traditions will offer exclusive three course menus created specifically as a part of Fes-Gourmet. Guests who participate in the Fes-Gourmet Festival will respectively enjoy a gourmet menu chosen by each riad in Fez. Each menu offers main courses unique to Fes and traditional Moroccan tea. Other amenities on Travel Exploration’s Taste of Morocco adventure are a Fes Souk Tasting Trail Tour of the old Medina, a Cooking Class in Marrakech led by a Daada Chef and a five-course dining experience in Djemaa El Fna Square.

Fez Gourmet Culinary Tour

Fez Gourmet Culinary Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following menus have already been selected for the Fes-Gourmet Cuisine Festival:

FES GOURMET: Prefixed Rate, Water & Tea Included
RIAD DAMIA Quail Know to honey stuffed to the semolina & raisins
RIAD SOUAFINE Couscous Medfoun of Lamb
Ryad Mabrouka Tagine of Lamb Mrouzia, Raisins & Almonds
DAR VICTORIA Kefta of Whiting & eggs of trout in the Atlas,Saffron Rice
DAR EL BALI Tagine of Chicken with Almonds and apricots stuffed
RIAD Bearded Owl-clover Mekfoul of Shin of beef, onions and tomatoes caramelized
DAR ATTAJALI Tagine Vegetarian the Cardoons, turnips, potatoes, artichokes, Dates & walnuts
RIAD THE SUGAR BOWL OF FEZ Tagine of chicken farmer to tomatoes candied
DAR AL SAFADI Fillet of Beef with sweet spices, vegetables in season
RIAD ANATA Tagine of Lamb with Prunes & Almonds

Luxury and Comfort Boutique Riads in Fez participating in “Fes Gourmet” are: Ryad Mabrouka, Dar El Bali, Dar Attajalli, Riad Braya, Riad Norma, Riad Souafine, Dar Damia, Dar El Ghalia, Riad Al Bartal, Riad El Amine, Le Sucrier de Fès

Fez Gourmet Best Riads

Fez Gourmet Best Riads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join Travel Exploration’s Fes- Gourmet and Imperial City Cuisine Tour A Taste of Morocco Today 11 Days/ 10 Nights of Blissful Dining and Culinary Exploration for Foodies

November 1st: Casablanca Arrival. Visit the Grand White Mosque. Seafood tasting and fresh grill of Casablanca. Overnight Casablanca.

November 2nd: Visit Imperial Meknes, the Olive Market, Local Fare and the Roman Ruins of Volbuilis en route to Fes. Fez Gastronomy at a Boutique Riad. Overnight Fes.

November 3rd: Fes Site Seeing Tour. Fes Gastronomy at a Boutique Riad. Overnight Fes.

November 4th: Fes Palaces and Gardens Tour. Fes Gastronomy Dinner at a Boutique Riad. Overnight Fes.

November 5th: Fes Souk Tasting Trails. The best Fes Food Tour. Fes Gastronomy Dinner at a Boutique Riad. Overnight Fes.

November 6th: Cook Up Fes – Participate in a Cooking Class – Options are family style with local specialties or pastry class. Fes Gastronomy Dinner at a Boutique Riad. Overnight Fes.

November 7th: Fes – High Atlas Ifrane Region – Tasting of Local Pastries. Tea with a local family and continue to Marrakech. Marrakech gastronomy dinner. Overnight Marrakech.

November 8th: Marrakech Site Seeing Tour. A Taste of Marrakech- 5 Course Dinner in Djemaa El Fna Square. Overnight Marrakech.

November 9th: Marrakech Cooking Class Led by a Daada Chef. Marrakech gastronomy dinner. Overnight Marrakech.

November 10th: Marrakech Excursion to the High Atlas for a Berber village lunch and Hike or Excursion to the Coastal town of Essaouira. Seafood gastronomic lunch.  Overnight Marrakech.

November 11th: Marrakech – Casablanca Departure.

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Travel Exploration specializes in Morocco Travel. We provide Tours and travel opportunities to Morocco for the independent traveler and tailor-made tours for families and groups with a distinctly unique flavor. From Morocco’s Seven Imperial Cities, to the Magical Sahara Travel Exploration offers a captivating experience that will inspire you. At Travel Exploration we guarantee that you will discover the best of Morocco! Call Travel Exploration at 1 (800) 787-8806 or + 1 (212) 618882681 and let’s book a tour to Morocco for you today.

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Find Cheap Flights to Morocco for Your Private Tour

Cheap Flights to Morocco

Cheap Flights to Morocco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheap Flights to Morocco are available from various domestic and international carriers year round. When visiting Morocco on a private, luxury tour balancing your travel budget with a cheap flight to Morocco is one option that will enable extended stays at boutique riads and hotels in Morocco. You can book a cheap flight to Morocco directly with one of the airlines that services Morocco or with a private travel agent. Some of the airlines that fly to Morocco who offer cheap flights are:

Airlines that Offer Cheap Flights to Morocco: Air France, EasyJet Ryan Air, Royal Air Maroc, British Airways, TAP Portugal, Swiss Airlines, Transavia, Turkish Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Swiss Air, and Vueling. Cheap flights to Morocco can be found online at websites that offer travelers the opportunity to track and compare flight times, dates and rates. Some of the websites where cheap flights to Morocco can be tracked are: Skyscanner.com, Farecompare.com, Cheaptickets.com and Kayak.com

Start your search for cheap flights to Morocco Today and begin planning your private tour of a lifetime. As a traveler you can spend less time looking for flight deals and destinations by simply using a consolidator interest website. All of the sites that offer cheap flights to Morocco offer a variety of economy and premium seating options along with various upgrades for comfort.

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