How to experience the best of Morocco in two weeks
See all the colours of exotic Morocco with Abercrombie & Kent. Photo: Abercrombie & Kent
From wandering the bustling, aromatic medinas dotted with baskets of colourful spices, to waking up looking out over the golden sands of the desert, a journey through Morocco is a multisensory experience.
If Morocco is on your travel bucket list, how do you make sure you’re getting the best of it?
Luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent has developed ‘Essence of Morocco’, the ideal itinerary to soak up the incredible breadth of this dazzling and exotic country in just over two weeks, or they can create a personal bespoke Moroccan itinerary for you.
Here, we look at some of the unmissable experiences.
The imperial city of Meknes, Morocco. Photo: Abercrombie & Kent
Stroll through the alleyways of the blue city of Chefchaouen. Let an expert guide bring the famous blue-painted, cobbled streets to life, as they take you on a walking tour through the 15th century medina, the fortifications of the kasbah, the former Jewish quarter, and the bustling Uta El Hammam main square.
Visit the cosmopolitan coastal city of Tangier and uncover its storied bohemian history, which had its heyday from the 1930s to the 1960s. Located at the gateway to Europe, it attracted writers and artists, including members of the Beat Generation such as Truman Capote and William Burroughs.
The medieval medina of Fes, Morocco. Photo: Abercrombie & Kent
The mediaeval medina of Fes
Step back in time and get happily lost navigating the 9000 narrow lanes, alleys and souks that make up the labyrinth of Fes’s old quarter.
Originally founded in the eighth century, Fes is considered Morocco’s spiritual and cultural centre and the mediaeval medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sleep Bedouin-style in the desert
After exploring Erfoud, one of the largest oases in Morocco, travel to your A&K private camp. Jump in a four-wheel drive and traverse the rocky, flat-baked sand bordering the desert dunes of Erg Chebbi and then complete your journey by camel and enjoy mint tea on arrival.
A traditional Moroccan dinner is served under the stars by the campfire and you’ll spend the evening watching the permanently shifting dunes and an incredible desert sunset.
Yves Saint Laurent Museum
A visit to Marrakech isn’t complete without a visit to the striking Yves Saint Laurent Museum, located a stone’s throw from the popular Majorelle Gardens.
Morocco, which fashion designer Saint Laurent first visited in 1966, had a major influence on his collections, particularly the vibrant colours. Selected by his partner Pierre Bergé the museum exhibits more than 5000 of his designs and 15,000 accessories.
Embark on this suggested experiential itinerary through Morocco, or get in touch with our Journey Designers or your Travel Agent to craft your completely bespoke Moroccan itinerary.
A&K also offers luxury small group journeys with group sizes of no more than 18 people.