The moment you enter Morocco you feel like you’ve ended up in a fairy tale. It seems like 1001 Arabian Nights are real and Aladdin could sweep by on his carpet. Morocco is a great choice if you want to experience something completely different.

The people are friendly, you’ll find beautiful mosaics everywhere, and don’t get us started on all the fresh herbs and spices. To this day the smell of mint takes us back to Rabat where you can’t turn a corner without walking into a cart with fresh mint.

Visit the imperial cities, spend a night in the desert and enjoy the local cuisine. 

Before you go

A Tourist Visa is not required for stays under 90 days. Your passport needs to be valid for at least another 6 months. Make sure that your passport is stamped when you arrive in Morocco, as you may have difficulty leaving the country if your passport does not bear an entry stamp.

Our route through Morocco - 2 weeks

We start our journey through Morocco in Casablanca. We just spent a day here and explored the city and tried the local food. By train, we traveled to Rabat where we spend 4 days exploring the city. We hopped back on the train and headed to Fes, where we visited the open-air tannery and wandered around in the medina.

Because there was some miscommunication around our car rental we hopped back on the train to Marrakech. We spent about a week exploring Marrakech and we took a day trip to the Cascades d’Ouzoud. If you have time you could add a trip to the desert as well.

Casablanca -> Train (1 hour) -> Rabat -> Train (3 hours) -> Fez -> Train (6,5 hours ) ->
Marrakech -> Cascade d’Ouzoud 

Our 3 favorites things to do

Open-air Tannery

In Fes, we visited the open-air tannery. Looking at all the different basins that make up all the different colors is something else. Expect to be hassled for some cash or to buy something in the souvenir shop. You don’t need to do this, the tannery is free to visit for everyone.

Cascade d'Ouzoud

Because we couldn’t get our car rental we ended up taking a day trip to Cascade d’Ouzoud. This waterfall is very impressive and with the tour, you walk through the different layers where the view is different. Food was included and we even got closer to the waterfall by boat.

Bou Inania Madrasa

We just love the mosaic that you’ll find everywhere in Morocco! In Fes, you’ll find the Bou Inania Madrasa. This former Islamic University has a large courtyard, but the building itself is worth the time as well. Walking through dorms, and old classrooms is something else.