Trip in Morocco / 1st - 16th february
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Jan 21, 2013 12:10 PM Last Post By: TimCullis
Jan 20, 2013 10:41 AM
Trip in Morocco / 1st - 16th februaryHi there,
thanks everybody for the tips I gathered through your answers!
I am planning to go to Morocco with my girlfriend in february (1th-16th).
I made a draft of a plan (it's not fixed of course, I perfectly know how plans fall apart easily when you travel) just to have an idea of what I want to do and see (we are not really interested in cities, we are more for nature).
Here it is:
- on the 1st we arrive in Marrakech and we would like to explore the city
- on the 2nd I was thinking to go for a day trip to Essaouira and come back to Marrakech at night
- on the 3rd we could rent a car for 6-7 days, and drive to Ouarzazate and visit the area
- on the 4th we could drive down to Zagora and the Draa Valley (still not sure about this)
- on the 5th drive to the Gorges and stay in Todra Gorge (we would also like to rock climb there, we are both climbers)
- on the 6th drive to Merzouga and go to the desert for a overnight trip and then spend one night in Merzouga
- on the 8th drive to Fez and return the car
- spend a couple of days in Fez and Meknes
- go to Chefchaouen
- then go to Tangier to take the ferry to Spain
If we have time, I also would like to visit Al-Hoceima between Chefchaouen and Tangier maybe.
Any thought or advices?
Jan 20, 2013 10:55 AM
1Sgiacomel, you will see most of the highlights in Morocco and your trip will be very interesting, very entertaining and very rewarding.
Such an itinerary is stress and you will have not much time for relaxing. But just do it and enjoy it.
A cool place for rock climbing/free climbing is El Chorro near Malaga in Spain. And there is also the Camino del Rey. Though you can't do the Camino anymore. Behind El Chorro and the Camino is a wonderful part of a lake of a lake plateau. A very nice place to relax. The next village is Ardales.
Honour for you also to go to Meknes. Meknes is relaxed and the small medina is more or less beautiful. At the end of the medina are ancient city walls. I think you will like it
And the Bab Mansour is cool.
Shukran means thank you. If you want to buy something. The right price usually is 30% of the mentioned price minus 10%.
Sgiacomel, have a cool time in Morocco. Morocco is great. And your trip wil be great.
Jan 20, 2013 5:12 PM
Jan 21, 2013 2:26 AM
3If you decide to go to Zagora and then to Todras so you can take one other road from Agdz against Alnift via Nkob and Tazzarine. In Alnif then take the road to Tinerhir. If you do this route you skip to go the same road from Agdz to Ouarzazate. You not miss much if you not take the road from Ouarzazate via Skoura to Tinerhir.
Hope you understand what I mean, a little to complicated to explain in my good English :)
Jan 21, 2013 11:44 AM
4What marocfan says. Besides, Essaiouria has some wonderful restaurants for dinner. Les Chandeliers is one (French food, of course but quite yummy). Unfortunately I can never remember the name of the Moroccan restaurant there that I like, only that it starts with an M. And, if you're looking to splurge there are also some wonderful hotels (inns) there.
You might also want to spend one overnight in Marrakech - a. to rest and b. to experience dinner at the grills that are brought out to the main square at night. The food is usually quite yummy and very inexpensive.
Jan 21, 2013 12:10 PM
5The videos I've seen of Camino del Rey are frightening.
Yes, it's too tight. Daylight hours are short in Feb, I wouldn't bother with a trip to Essaouira unless you stay overnight, so that will give you an extra day. If you are travelling by public transport you won't be able to do Al Hoceima unless you dedicate two days to it with an overnight stay.
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