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Morocco Trip - 9 Days

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Morocco Trip - 9 Days

My husband and I will be traveling to Morocco in May, 2013. We are planning on flying into Marrakech. We will stay there for 3 days, Essaouira for 2 days, Fes for 3 days and Tanger for 1 day. We will then take the ferry to Spain.


Are we trying to see too much?

Should we limit our time to only two cities beside Tanger?

If so, what cities?

We enjoy meeting people, cooking classes and spa's. Not so much museums.

Any help would be appreciated.

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1. Re: Morocco Trip - 9 Days


You can certainly see all 4 places on a 9 day visit but maybe the amount of travel between places will spoil things a bit. Your longest day travelling will be from Essaouira to Fes. If you are not concerned about this then carry on and enjoy your visit.

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2. Re: Morocco Trip - 9 Days

Tanger is probably best transited as quickly as possible if timetables permit. Fes and Marrakech are the largest of the Imperial cities each with their own different characteristics. If I understand your query correctly then you would be quicker to return to Marrakech from Essaouira (by bus, there is no train link) and onwards to Fes by train (7+ hours) or by bus to Rabat or Casablanca and train thereafter to Fes.

Meeting people is certainly not an issue in Morocco: apart from the occasional tout Moroccans are genuine folk, interested in travellers to their country. Spas are commonplace in the major cities but you may wish to experience local hammams for a real Moroccan experience. There is a "Search in" box just above your question to find cookery classes. Just change the destination to see the reviews and suggestions from previous visitors.

Welcome to the Marrakech forum Kar62223.

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3. Re: Morocco Trip - 9 Days

in 09 Days you can base your trip on the Must seen places to experience the best of Morocco, as you can base it on Fes and Marrakech, and from each you can have day Trips, for instance in Fes you can do a Day Trip to Meknes and Volubilis with 2 days exploring Fes Medina which has a lot of offer from History and culture, then in Marrakech you have the Options to do Day Trips to the High atlas Mountains and Essaouira, and the rest of Time Spa and Hammam experience the real Morocco by Locals having your Moroccan Cooking Class.

So 3 Days in Fes, 3 Day in Marrakech and 2 Days in Essaouira.

Between the Big Cities you can use the Train : www.oncf.ma

You can also use the Bus of Supratours using the same website for timetables, as it's the mean you will need from Marrakech to Essaouira.

Happy Travels.

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Your plan for your trip to Morocco is perfect and you chose four beautiful cities in Morocco. Each city is different than the others in character, weather, and culture. The problem is the geographic dimension to traveling between these cities, especially between Essaouira and Fes. I think after you finish your Essaouira trip, you should go back to Merrakech and take the train from Merrakech to Fes, which takes 7 hours. There is also the CTM bus company. These buses are dependable, comfortable and they give nice service. This is its website: www.ctm.ma to get more information about its schedule.

I hope that this advice helps you and enjoy your trip!

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