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17 days in Morocco

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17 days in Morocco

Hi to all

My wife (28 yrs old) and I (30 yrs old) are planing a 17 day trip to Morocco. We land in Casablanca the 31 May 2013, return flight 16 June 2013 We definitively want to do a 4 days camel trekking. We would also like to include some nice relax time by the beach. We are not to interested in these big organized tours so we like to book and plane our own stay, that why we need your help.

Thanks to all in advance that will give us fine counsels.

marrakech
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1. Re: 17 days in Morocco

Hi,

From Casablanca head to Fes straight away, stay for a few days then head for Marrakech via the desert. Once in Marrakech take a day trip into the mountains and maybe have a couple of nights to visit to Essaouira.

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2. Re: 17 days in Morocco

How you want to travel? The best is to rent a car, but you can go by bus also. Make your itinerary not so tight, you have quite many days for your trip so it is good. But think at that traveling go slowly and distances are big. Try to stay in one place longer than only one night so you can also enjoy, look around etc.

Start with Fes as shimmin recommend you, take your trip then via the desert before it will be much warm and finish your holiday near the coast, in Essaouira for example.

Marrakech, Morocco
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3. Re: 17 days in Morocco

Seventeen days is a good length of time to discover the contrasts that Morocco offers and I agree completely with the first two replies. Day trips can also be made from Fes (Meknes, the Roman ruins at Volubilis and Moulay Idriss for example) and from Marrakech - several High Atlas destinations have been reviewed, and Essaouira, in my opinion also, is a must although you could look up Safi and El Jadida too for beach locations. Happy planning and welcome to the Moroccan forums Antionino M.

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4. Re: 17 days in Morocco

If you can, do not fly into Casa, a dump to say least. Get train to Fes, then 3-4 days in Fes, rent a car, drive thru mountains and Dades Gorge, then to Marakech, take 4 nights minimum, then 4 days in Marakech, drop car, then camel and beach from there...

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Apart from the fact that the OP is not "interested in these big organized tours" the post above breaches TA guidelines - the third such violation within a day that I have noticed.

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8. Re: 17 days in Morocco

I too, do not understand why some people are so unrelentingly negative about Casablanca. Sure - you wouldn't want to spend more than a day or two in the city, but that having been said, we enjoyed all the major cities of Morocco, including Casablanca. The principal Mosque, for example, is stunningly beautiful. Go, see and then move on to the next part of your trip, but don't feel the need to avoid Casablanca.

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9. Re: 17 days in Morocco

What a fabulous article on Casablanca. Thanks John W. for posting it. It should change some people's minds. Just 8 more days until we land in Marrakech, making our way to Fez via Taroudannt, across to Merzouga and the desert, and then Casablanca. Looking forward to our 2 weeks there. Will post comments when we get a chance. Thanks everyone for all your posts and great information.

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