I have heard great things about MOROCCO TOUR GUIDE and since I like to travel to different countries I decided to visit this North African country and I was not disappointed.
The country offers great natural scenery such as the Atlas Mountains, green palm oasis, high gorges and of course the Sahara desert. The history of the cities is also incredible from the coastal town of Essaouira to the donkey alley wide streets of Fes.
We have book our tour with a company called Your Morocco Private Tours. They arranged everything from us. They picked us up at the airport in Casablanca, where we stayed our first night. Casablanca is another big city and has not much to see, except the spectacular mosque of Hassan II that is open to non-Muslims.
Next day we travelled to Rabat, Roman ruins of Volubis, visited Meknes and then ended our day in Fes.
The old medina in Fes is a place like no other. It is a very old city, where time stopped and nothing has changed since the 12th century, except people now have electricity and satellite dishes. Otherwise, it looks like it did not change since centuries ago. It is a very authentic city that has a many cultural, historical and religious sights.
After Fes we drove a long drive to Merzouga to experience the Sahara desert. I will never forget our night in the desert by Erg Chebbi. The two-hour ride on the camels was not what I expected, but we made it to our camp by the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. The sky was covered by millions of star; our local guides were playing on drums and signing their Berber music by a fire. They also show us how sand bread is made in the fire. It was an amazing night that I will never forget.
Next two days were filled up by breathtaking scenery. We visited the highest palm oasis in Morocco, the Todra Gorge. The night we spent in the Dades gorge lined by steep curved road that winds around red rock. We saw several Kasbah on the route such as the Ait Ben Haddou that was quite impressive too. We cross through the Atlas Mountains that were very high via the Tizi Tichka Pass. The views of the Berber villages were quite unique and surprising how people in this century still live.
Marrakech did not give an impression as being so old as Fes. We have seen many beautiful gardens and other historical sights. The Koutoubia mosque is and its minaret are known from many movies as the sight of Marrakech. I must not forget the crazy square of Djema El Fna that fills by many jugglers, belly dancers, and singers and also stalls of food. It was fun to get lost in the souks in Marrakech. It is incredible what you can buy there. The bad thing was that some of the shopkeepers were way to pushy.