Marrakesh is a great destination for a city trip. We booked 5 days, which also gave us time to do a desert tour. In this blog post I’m telling you all about our trip to Morocco.
We started in Marrakesh where we stayed in a very nice riad named Riad Prestige Evanesc’ence. It’s nicely decorated and the lady who owns it is very friendly and helpful. It’s tucked away in a small alley but she’ll pick you up at the airport.
The best place to eat in Marrakesh is the Djemaa El-Fna square. There are many food stalls there and the atmosphere is great. The food stalls are all similar, both about what they serve as their prices. So you can just sit down with the waiter that approaches you in the nicest way.
In the morning you can get a nice cup of freshly squeezed orange juice at the square.
We enjoyed a wonderful brunch (pictured above) at Nid’ Cigogne, a rooftop restaurant near the Saadian Tombs. They’re open every day from 9am to 9pm and have a great view of the storks across the street.
As I mentioned above, we also did a desert tour. I’ve compared many prices and options for desert tours. Many of them are quite expensive, but the cheaper ones are often not reliable or you have to drive your own 4wd. Which didn’t seem smart to us, two blonde girls. Although we never felt unsafe in Morocco, we preferred a small group tour.
We eventually booked our tour at Equity Point hostels. In my opinion they offer a cheap and reliable desert tour. We did the 3 days / 2 nights tour and paid 820 Moroccan Dirham (75euros) each. It was a great tour. I’ll never forget riding my camel in the Sahara at sunset.
Another great dessert tour to book is with Desert Bivouac. They offer several different tours, but what I like most is that their restaurant in the dessert is really good.
If you’d like to bring the Moroccan cuisine to your home, try making a nice couscous dish. Couscous is a traditional berber dish, but I made a ‘fusion dinner’ with superfood kale. You can find the recipe here: annetravelfoodie.com/superfood-couscous
Below is a short video made with Snapmovie, because all shots are only 2 seconds you’ll get a great impression of our trip in very little time. You can visit my YouTube Channel here.