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Marrakech Museum, Best Emerging Culture Destination Africa

 

El Badi Palace, Marrakech Museum of Photograph & Visual Arts Location

El Badi Palace, Marrakech Museum of Photograph & Visual Arts Location

The Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts (MMPVA) has been awarded the “Best Emerging Culture Destination Africa” Prize, by the Leading Culture Destination Awards 2015. The Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts has featured the work of Don McCullin, Lewis Morley, Magnum and Moroccan photographers inside its temporary home at the Badii Palace. The El Badi Palace, originally commissioned by Ahmad al-Mansur, is this progressive museums home until new construction is complete by Sir David Chipperfield in 2016.

Renowned architect, Sir David Chipperfield is the creating a distinct and contemporary building for the MMP. The Marrakech Museum for Photography (MMP) offers a rich program of exhibitions, education and cultural exchange will making it a first example of this kind of artistic institution on the African continent.

David Knaus is the Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts Managing Director. Inclusive in their programming is educational scholarships, exhibitions that are contemporary and showcase a host of Moroccan and non-Moroccan talent.

Marrakech Museum Website

Marrakech Museum Website

The MMP’s website offers showcases its events, an online gallery, a Collector’s program along with information that is up-to-date on current exhibitions. Established in 2012 as a non-profit institution, the Marrakech Museum of Moroccan Photography prides itself on being dedicated to exhibiting the best of Moroccan, North African and international0lens-based contemporary arts.

Visit the Marrakech Museum of Photography & Visual Arts

Address: El Badii Palace, Place des Ferblantiers, Marrakech

Hours: Wednesday to Monday 9:00am – 5:00pm / Closed Tuesdays

For more information about Marrakech Tours and the Museum of Photography & Visual Arts

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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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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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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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Canyoning in the Ourika Valley, Family Tour Ideas

Canyoning Ourika Valley

Canyoning Ourika Valley

 

 

 

 

 

Canyoning is an adventure activity which involves walking, scrambling, sliding, wading, jumping and abseiling down a canyon or gorge, and can be experienced almost year round in Morocco. You can spend a halfday or more canyoning in the Ourika Valley, only 45 minutes drive from Marrakech. Sliding down stunning waterfalls, and cliffs and traverse gorges and ravines is part of an Ouirka Valley exceptional Canyoning adventure. Canyoning is perfect for families traveling to Morocco for a private tour and serves as adventurous way to enjoy the countryside. To canyon in Ourika you need to be fit and to have be open to participating in sports that involve heights.

Canyoning on a family tour is recommended for those aged 16 and over. There are a few companies that specialize in canyoning and rafting in Morocco with Splash Morocco being at the forefront.  Professional and experienced guides along with all necessary equipment including ropes, harnesses , helmets sturdy footwear and wetsuits are provided on a Canyoning adventure along with jackets for the colder months of November through to March. You will have everything necessary to ensure a thrilling day out.

Scramble and climb over boulders and rocks, slide yourself down rockslides and jump into shallow cascade pools going further into the heart of a canyon, surrounded by lush green vegetation with birds and wildlife.

For real adventures who want to discover Morocco on a family tour there is also the option of rafting trips on the Ahansel River, the Oum Er Rbia, the Ourika and the Nfiss rivers and exploring which were the best and most scenic rivers in Morocco for rafting and camping.

Canyoning is an all round activity and offers the adventurous a variety of dry and wet conditions. It’s just one of an increasing number of outdoor activities available in Morocco. White-water rafting and tubing, kayaking, surfing, quad-biking, desert tours, mountain-biking or hot air ballooning can all be booked as standalone adventures or part of a Morocco Private Tour for those wanting to get out of the city and enjoy energetic adventure in a stunningly beautiful countryside.  

Discover The Best of Morocco - Travel Exploration
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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The Best Boutique Hotels and Riads in Morocco

Moroccan Boutique Hotels & Riads

Moroccan Boutique Hotels & Riads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s no better place to take it all during a Boutique, Private Tour to Morocco then to stay at the Best Boutique hotels and boutique riads. Morocco offers a wide range of accommodations year round including restored medina houses, world class hotels, charming guests houses, luxury desert camps, mountain kasbahs and beach resorts. The ideal choice is to spend it in a Boutique riad given Morocco is the only destination in the world that offers this style of accommodations.

Riads known for their elaborate courtyard gardens and intimate spaces are typically filled with lush, leafy green flora and fauna often centered around one or more courtyards open to the sky. Trickling fountains made of stone or marble filled with rose petals are the standard centerpieces in Moroccan Riads alongside seating where Morocco travelers can dine for an afternoon or evening meal.

Boutique Riad Garden-Courtyard, Travel Exploration

Boutique Riad Garden-Courtyard, Travel Exploration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Moroccan Boutique hotel or Boutique Riad experience should be part of every Morocco travelers’ vacation plan. Riads serve as the perfect escape to read a book, enjoy a typical Moroccan meal, a sunset cocktail or simply decompress and take in the sights and sounds of an exotic setting when traveling to Morocco.

The word riad or “ryad” originates from an Arabia term for garden. Boutique Riads being inward focused offer privacy from outsiders and support the ancient Islamic though of offering privacy for women. Boutique Hotels and Boutique Riads in Morocco enable travelers to step back in time and experience the ancient tradition of staying in a restored home that is prized for its traditional Moroccan or Andalusian architecture, magnificent interiors and local Moroccan cuisine. When planning a Boutique Tour to Morocco be sure to consider stays at some of Morocco’s Best Hotels and Riads.

Luxury World Class Hotel

Luxury World Class Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A List of The Best Boutique Hotels & Riads in Morocco by City & Region:

Boutique Hotels in Casablanca – Designer Villa Hotels, Art Deco Hotels, Hotels with a Coastal View & Luxury Properties.

Le Doge Hotel & Spa is a vintage stylized villa property that was built in the 1930’s by an Italian contractor. Legend tells it was a gift for his wife. Located in the heart of Casablanca an Art Deco neighborhood, this Relais & Chateaux Casablanca boutique hotel offers an elegant atmosphere filled with great charm. This jewel of a hotel has Art Deco architecture and splendid a breakfast bar.
Four Seasons Hotel, Casablanca

Four Seasons Hotel, Casablanca

The Four Seasons Casablanca is cool and avant-garde on the beachfront of Morocco’s largest city. The Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca enjoys a prestigious resort-style setting, just a short distance from the business district and the historic city center. The new hotel is part of Anfa Place community, a luxury mixed use development overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and located near the upscale Corniche District. The 183 guest rooms and suites share a range of dining and recreation amenities in a style that mixes French and Arabic traditions. The Four Seasons Hotel also has impressive westward views of the Atlantic Ocean and the exquisite sunset. The interior design developed by GA Design International is fresh, modern and layered with elements from the local culture.
Sofitel Tour Blanche is the ideal place to stay for those who are interested in location and a luxury / comfort experience. The Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche luxury hotel is located opposite the Hassan II Mosque and close to the medina. It’s upgraded rooms have spectacular views of the Mosque and Medina. The hotel was designed by Marc Hertrich and Nicolas Adnet.
Best Boutique Riads, Rabat

Best Boutique Riads, Rabat

 

 

 

 

 

Boutique Hotels & Riads Rabat – A selection of charming, well appointed boutique riad and garden properties that offer excellent service and cuisine.

Villa Mandarine is a boutique garden hotel nestled in the heart of an orange grove on three hectares of land, Villa Mandarine perfectly marries comfort and hospitality. The property and garden filled with bouganvilla, succulents and other plantation offers a peaceful hideaway that is close proximity of Rabat’s city center. Amenities on this property include a large swimming pool, several fireplaces, a billard room, and shaded terraces to relax while surrounded by daturas and jasmine.

Riad Kalaa is a boutique riad dating from the Almoravide dynasty that was built by the Ermir Ben Tachfine on the banks for the Bouregreg river. This well appointed charming Riad in Rabat’s old medina is just steps away from the ocean. Combining Suites and Classic rooms Riad Kalaa offers a range of accommodations that are for all season. Some rooms have and open fire and others small salons. Each is specially designed with small nooks and crannies, terraces, aloves ensuring an intimate stay.

Boutique Hotels & Riad Chefchaouen –  A selection of charming accommodations nestled in this blue washed Rif city.

Ryad Lina is an upmarket and elegant riad centrally located in the blue washed city of Chefchaouen. It’s roof top terrace has magnificent views and the on site spa center features and indoor private pool, hammam and Jacuzzi hot tub. With views of the Rif Mountains and the medina Ryad Lina is a hotel of suites that are elegantly decorated with Moroccan modern touch.

Casa Perleta is a traditional Chaouen guesthouse tucked in a small corner not far from the Bab Souk entrance of the Medina. While the rooms are small they are comfortable and decorated with local textiles, paintings and furniture. There is a small roof top terrace that makes for a great place for reading a book.

Boutique Riad Fes

Boutique Riad Fes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boutique Hotels & Riads in Fes – A selection of boutique riads with charm and elegance located in the heart of Fes. All offer magnificent architecture, standout cuisin and service.

Riad Fes is a Relais & Chateaux Property and the premiere luxury boutique hotel with class and authenticity in Fes. This charming, now sprawling Riad has been restored with impeccability and combines traditional Spanish Moorish architecture with Modern touches. The decor has been designed with inspiration of a serene atmosphere reminiscent of Arabian Nights. A stay at Riad Fes will allow you to travel back in time and enjoy the splendor of the lifestyle of Fassi nobility. The garden offers moments of freshness under the shade of orange, lemon and bay trees.

Framed by lush olive groves and the ancient ruins of the medina walls, Dar Roumana invites you to experience the richness and comfort of a traditional Fassi guesthouse. Relax with a book and a glass of Moroccan mint tea on the spacious sun-drenched roof terrace with a spectacular view of the entire medina and Atlas Mountains.  After dinner prepared by their Cordon Bleu chef, retire to the library for a fire-side game of chess or choose a movie from our video and DVD collection.  Each of Dar Roumana’s suites contains the work of local artisans: original mosaic tile floors, intricate carved plaster, rich cedar ceilings and doors, and hand-crafted furnishings. Dar Roumana is a home away from home with its cozy atmosphere, sumptuous decor, and splendid zellij tile work.

 

Riad Myra was built at the beginning of the last century and has been restored to its original greatness. Owned by the Chabb family, this boutique, luxury riad is located in the vibrant heart of the Fes medina in the Batha Region. Riad Myra’s rooms have been designed to reflect historic elegance, with discreet modern features and amenities. A central courtyard with ornate archways, intricate stucco work, colorful mosaics and towering cedar wood doors is surrounded by the guest rooms, all sumptuously decorated with colorful drapes and brocades with a combination of Moroccan and English antique furniture. Each of their the suites contains the work of local artisans: original mosaic tile floors, intricate carved plaster, rich cedar ceilings and doors, and hand-crafted furnishings.

Karawan Riad is a luxury, boutique hotel of seven, chic suites that are set within a glorious 17th century home. Harmony is key at this magnificent courtyard property where the combination of texture, motif and artifacts create unique hand curated interiors. All seven suites have king sized beds, exquisite bed linens and writing desks. Trickling fountains are surrounded by flora and fauna for cozy dinners that of local Fes cuisine offered up by Chef Outhmane’s and Chef Mahmoud.

Boutique Riad, Marrakech

Boutique Riad, Marrakech

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boutique Hotels & Riads in Marrakech – A selection of Charming Riad, Hip Hideaways and Lavish, Luxury properties.

Riad Kniza is one of Marrakech’s most prized Riads in Marrakech, Riad Kniza offers a captivating experience for travelers. Owned by a family of Moroccans for over 2 centuries this restored Riad boasts traditional décor with elegant Moroccan fabrics, Moorish architecture, open courtyards, a library, drawing room, a dipping pool and magnificently arranged rooftop terrace. From a warm welcome of mint tea and Moroccan pastries to rose petals and fresh flowers poignantly placed, Riad Kniza makes a traveler feel at home. Well attended by celebrities such as Bill Gates and Garry Kasparov, this u pretentious luxury Riad is the place to stay.

 

La Maison Arabe is one of Marrakech’s first, original Riads. La Maison Arabe has endured the test of time. This traditional boutique riad is ideally situated in the Marrakech medina. It offers a combination of stylish and intimate luxury with hotel amenities. La Maison Arabe has old world architecture and a romantic interior making it one of Morocco’s most sought out places to stay. Each room is uniquely decorated with antiques and ancient artwork, Moroccan carpets and a combination of local and imported fabrics. There is an elegant Piano Bar on site that sets the tone for a late afternoon or early evening aperitif.

La Sultana Marrakech is an authentic Signature boutique hotel a real timeless palace and a proud member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Designed for lovers of hotels where every piece of architecture is unique, La Sultana is the crown jewel of Marrakech. The restaurant of La Sultana offers a traditional Moroccan cuisine to reflect the flavors of the season. Dinner is served either in the cosy atmosphere of the patio in the winter or on the rooftop overlooking the snow capped mountains of the Atlas in the summer.

Riad Nashira & Spa brings a new dimension to hospitality in Marrakech, a concept that goes beyond other experiences. Riad Nashira & Spa inaugurates a new blend of style and values creating new sensations of a traditional riad with Modern, Morocco touch by Italian architects and designers.

Boutique Riad, High Atlas

Boutique Riad, High Atlas

Boutique Hotels & Riads High Atlas – Unique Guest houses, a Tree House Hideaway and stylized luxury properties with views of the Atlas Mountains.

Douar Samra is a one of a kind guesthouse in the heart of the High Atlas Berber Village Tamatert. The Swiss owner, Jacqueline, is an artist and designer who has hand curated and decorated this charming boutique hideaway. Built of low-slung mud small houses made of earth and wood beamed ceilings this is a one-of-a-kind place to stay in the High Atlas. The fabulous cuisine at Douar Samra from the kitchen of Berber Chef Rachida all comes from their local organic garden. Douar Samra is a place not to be missed.

Kasbah Bab Ourika stands on an exceptionally beautiful with 360-degree panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains. Just 35 minutes from Marrakech it offers spectacular sunrises and sunsets and individually decorated rooms and terraces with traditional Berber décor. The restaurant at Bab Ourika serves up organic food using Berber recipes and fresh produce from its onsite organic gardens. On its hilltop, at the apex of the Ourika valley, Bab Ourika looks down to a river of green fields and olive groves, orange and lemon trees. The Kasbah is one of the leading eco-friendly properties in Morocco and was constructed by pise (red earth) and traditional Berber building techniques. Away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech this serves as the perfect place to stay for travelers looking for a calm end to their Morocco Tour.

Boutique Hotels & Desert Camps Merzouga – Luxury Desert Camp with Arabian Nights Decor in the heart of the Erg Chebbi Dunes.

Travel Exploration’s Private, Luxury Sahara Desert Camp is situated southeast of the village of Merzouga. Located just one-hour drive from the city of Erfoud, Travel Exploration’s Luxury Desert camp is in the heart of the impressive Saharan sand dunes, away from the areas visited by tourists. The luxury tented camp consists of large bedroom tents and a big restaurant tent. The bedroom tents offer hotel room comfort and can comfortably accommodate a king size bed, a spacious double bed, or three wide single beds. En suite facilities include hot shower, WC, and sink. The restaurant tent has five tables, and offers traditional meals prepared by our chef, and served by candlelight.

Boutique Hotels & Riads Essaouira – Colonial Riads, Hotels and Coastal Hideaways in this Portguese seaside town.

L’Heure Bleue Palais is built into the medina walls of the coastal town of Essaouira, L’Heure Bleue Palais is a luxury boutique hotel and an oasis of calm in laid-back Essaouira. It is the old hang-out of Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley. Dripping with heavy carvings, fabrics, lamps and wooden-shuttered windows, rooms are cavernous, and luxurious.

Dar Caravane is owned byDidier Spindler, a local Essaouira artist. Spindler recently reopened Les Mimosas, now called Dar Caravane and named after his restaurant in the Essaouira medina. Dar Caravane is a boutique garden property located just 10 minutes drive from Essaouira on the road to Agadir. Restored with its original colors, refurbished souiri furniture and his own colorful paintings, Spindler offers guests a charmed stay at this garden hotel with terraces. Dar Caravane has a view of the sea, and serves up poolside lunches, art exhibitions and evening entertainment.Dar Caravane has a total of 5 luxury suites and is divided into three Villas. Villa Bleue, Villa Rouge and a cottage, together make up the well-decorated suites called Bagatelle, Majorelle, Les Saintes, Marie Galante and Désirade. For family stays, Dar Caravane can also be rented out in its entirety.

Ryad de Vignes & Les Domaines du Val d’Argan. is one a lush boutique garden hotel in the region of Essaouira set amidst a vineyard. Guests are privy to its enormous estate given Ryad de Vignes is well appointed in the heart of the Les Domaines du Val d’Argan vineyard. Les Domaines du Val d’Argan is the only winery in the region and was founded by a Frenchman over 17 years ago. Val d’Argan serves the region of Essaouira and Marrakech along with other Moroccan cities with their varied white and red wines made from its 35 hectare vineyard which produces over 100,000 bottles a year. With stunning views of the countryside, the Ryad de Vignes, boutique hotel has a flowered garden and 5 spacious rooms set around a large swimming pool.

Best Riads, Skoura

Best Riads, Skoura

Boutique Hotels & Riads Skoura – A selection of French  Guest Houses with magfnicient gardens, cuisine and decor in the heart of the Skoura palmeraie.

Les Jardins Des Skoura is unassuming converted farmhouse nestled in the Skoura palmeraie, not far from the High Atlas Mountains. Blissfully off the beaten track, Les Jardins Des Skoura is an oasis of stylish accommodation. It is set in huge gardens crammed with sunflowers, vines, and apricot, olive, and pomegranate trees – a taste of the real Morocco!

 

L’Ma Lodge is a boutique, chic boutique hotel in the heart of the Skoura palmeraie owned by Vanessa and Xavier. It is named after from the Arabic word for water. It is a true Oasis in this verdant, green region and a L’Ma Lodge is a hidden jewel perfect for honeymooners and those searching for an intimate stay in Skoura. Created from a traditionally built adobe house, complete with kasbahs, the main lodge is surrounded by an outdoor garden and glorious palms along with fruit trees and flowering plants. Meals combine Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine.

Kasbah Ait Ben Diamette is an idyllic, Moroccan guest traditional house situated in the Skoura palmeraie at the foot of the High Atlas. Just 25 minutes from Ouarzazate, Skoura is perfect for travelers who want to be centrally located while visiting Southern Morocco yet not in the midst of a city. Built in 1950 and fully restored in 2010 by a French couple and local artisans Ait Ben Damiette makes for the perfect place to stay regardless of season. Decorated in a traditional Moroccan style, all rooms feature a view of the patio, pool or garden and a mosquito net, while some boast lounging areas. The owner and chef, Colette, offers up some of the best cuisine in the region that is not to be missed.

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