Three great places to go in Morocco
Spice markets, souks, camels and more. Morocco has an exotic feel and is only a couple of hours from London
Land in Marrakech and explore the souks, watch the acrobats, meet the fortune tellers and take in the craziness of the bustling markets. There is, of course, more to see and do in the ‘red city’ than just the market square. Check out the Jardin Majorelle, take an excursion into the desert and try some of the most fantastic freshly squeezed orange juice you’ve ever had.
Fes is home to the world’s largest medina and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The winding streets feel like a labyrinth and contain shops selling all kinds of artisan goods, oils, spices, the infamous camel burger and a massive tannery where the work is still done the traditional way. Just hold your nose. Going shopping isn’t for the faint of heart as you will need to flex your bartering muscles to come to a fair price when looking for the perfect souvenir.
Four hours from Fes by bus is the mysterious blue city of Chefchaouen. In contrast to the very popular red city of Marrakech, Chefchaouen isn’t on the Easy Jet fight path …yet. It sits high in the Rif Mountains so is incredibly picturesque and a great place to hike. As the city is in the mountains and can get chilly, a great excuse to visit the hammams and experience something unique to Morocco.