• weekend escape. to morocco.

 

Morocco is a place that doesn’t go gentle on the senses. From the scorched Sahara Desert to the lyrical bustle of Marrakech’s marketplace, the sunbaked pink medinas under the soaring High Atlas Mountains, and the salt whipped coastal towns where life feels a little more laid back, nowhere captures a more exotic sense of place than the sprawl of Morocco. Being just a stone’s throw from the wild coast of Spain means that Morocco is great for a weekend jaunt, here’s how to get a real feel for it in a few short days…

 

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Arrive in Marrakech

The vibrant hub of Morocco and the best place to touch down is Marrakech. The red city has long been a draw for bohemian crowds to get lost in the medina and buy leather slippers and silver teapots at the market. Be sure to book into a Riad for an authentic experience. The Riad Joya offers a cocoon of desert colors with a rooftop bar, fretwork lanterns and the warm glow of a hammam to welcome you from your walk around the lively Djemaa el-Fna.

 

Over in Essaouira

Wake early and leave the thrum of the city behind in favor of coastal charm. A three-hour bus journey and you will find yourself in the bright and breezy corner of Essaouira. Sandy ramparts, a blue and white medina, enchanted walls, and surfers riding the waves makes for a more laid-back feel to Marrakech. Pick one of the tables on the harbor front and pick fresh fish from the stand to have it cooked and served on the spot. Afterwards take a stroll along the Skala Du Port ramparts for signature sea views. Head back to Marrakech for an evening mint tea at your Riad.


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A Day in the Desert

Don’t leave Morocco without seeing the door to the desert. Ouarzazate is the closest you will get from Marrakech to the rolling gold and saffron dunes of the Sahara. The sand blasted Kasbahs and the UNESCO surroundings have featured in many silver screen films and the film studios of the town are well worth a visit. Those dreaming of camel rides and quad adventures in the gorges and dunes can also use Ouarzazate as a base for deeper journeys.

 

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weekend escape. to morocco.

 

Morocco is a place that doesn’t go gentle on the senses. From the scorched Sahara Desert to the lyrical bustle of Marrakech’s marketplace, the sunbaked pink medinas under the soaring High Atlas Mountains, and the salt whipped coastal towns where life feels a little more laid back, nowhere captures a more exotic sense of place than the sprawl of Morocco. Being just a stone’s throw from the wild coast of Spain means that Morocco is great for a weekend jaunt, here’s how to get a real feel for it in a few short days…

 

weekend in morocco

 

Arrive in Marrakech

The vibrant hub of Morocco and the best place to touch down is Marrakech. The red city has long been a draw for bohemian crowds to get lost in the medina and buy leather slippers and silver teapots at the market. Be sure to book into a Riad for an authentic experience. The Riad Joya offers a cocoon of desert colors with a rooftop bar, fretwork lanterns and the warm glow of a hammam to welcome you from your walk around the lively Djemaa el-Fna.

 

Over in Essaouira

Wake early and leave the thrum of the city behind in favor of coastal charm. A three-hour bus journey and you will find yourself in the bright and breezy corner of Essaouira. Sandy ramparts, a blue and white medina, enchanted walls, and surfers riding the waves makes for a more laid-back feel to Marrakech. Pick one of the tables on the harbor front and pick fresh fish from the stand to have it cooked and served on the spot. Afterwards take a stroll along the Skala Du Port ramparts for signature sea views. Head back to Marrakech for an evening mint tea at your Riad.


morocco

 

A Day in the Desert

Don’t leave Morocco without seeing the door to the desert. Ouarzazate is the closest you will get from Marrakech to the rolling gold and saffron dunes of the Sahara. The sand blasted Kasbahs and the UNESCO surroundings have featured in many silver screen films and the film studios of the town are well worth a visit. Those dreaming of camel rides and quad adventures in the gorges and dunes can also use Ouarzazate as a base for deeper journeys.

 

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