Cathy and I want to share some of our memorable experiences in exotic Morocco.
#1. Celebrating a significant birthday –
Many people especially her Dad, thought it very fitting that Cathy celebrate a significant birthday in Marrakesh.
#2. Visiting Nomads –
We drove off road up a gulch for a couple of hours and visited an old granary cave that now houses a nomad family. Hot tea was waiting, and we asked our guide how they knew we were coming, since there is absolutely no phone connection. Answer – by the approaching dust cloud.
#3. Mystery behind every doorway –
Morocco has the greatest doorways and we had to believe that there is mystery behind each and every one.
#4. Volubilis –
We loved the ruins at Volubilis. This is the most westerly Roman fortified town at the apex of the Roman Empire. The remains and especially the mosaics are outstanding.
#5. ‘Glamping’ in the Sahara –
Check out our previous blog Exotic Morocco – The Sahara
Background: Morocco Private Tour –
Our 10 day Morocco Private Tour took Cathy and I from Casablanca east and then south across the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara Desert at the border with Algeria, and then back west to Marrakesh.
Our Tour Logistics –
Cathy and I engaged with Trips to Morocco, a Berber family company, for our private tour of Morocco. I gave them 5 stars on Trip Advisor (Review) . We traveled as a group of 4 – Cathy, me, our driver and our guide. In the major cities, we also had a local guide take us through the markets and see the sights. Our vehicle was a Toyota Landcruiser which was very competent and comfortable. This allowed us maximum flexibility to get off the beaten path. The price point was about the same as other companies’ group tours.
To get to Morocco, we took a direct Royal Air Maroc flight from Montreal to Casablanca. For our return, we flew to Lisbon, Portugal, and then spent a leisurely 12 day trans Atlantic crossing to Miami on the Crystal Serenity Crystal Cruises