On the 18th May we flew out to the exotic North African country to start our seven night Moroccan adventure with the independent travel experts Rickshaw Travel. Starting in Marrakech we tackled the terracotta mazes of the Medina, learned how to cook tagines in Lalle Fatima’s cooking school, drove through the hair-pin bends of the Atlas mountains, rode camels through the Sahara desert, explored ancient fortress towns and stayed some of the most delicately ornate Riads we’ve ever seen. It was truly an unforgettable and gorgeously unique travel experience and one of the most photogenic places we’d ever seen. Here is our journey through Morocco, in pictures…
Lalla Fatima Cooking School, Marrakech
Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech
Sahara Desert, Morocco
Kasbah of Taourirt, Ouarzazate
The Seven Night Taste of Morocco Tour
The Taste of Morocco itinerary from independent travel experts Rickshaw Travel is available to begin any day from Marrakesh. The tour takes in Marrakesh, Kasbah Aït Benhaddou, a camel trek and desert camp in the Sahara Desert and Ouarzazate before returning to Marrakesh. Prices start from £598 per person based on two sharing (cheaper option from £478 with more basic accommodation options). Included in the tour is accommodation with breakfast on 6 nights, 1 night full board in the desert, cookery class in Marrakesh, hire car and private transfers.
Return flights with EasyJet from London Gatwick to Marrakesh start from £475
About Rickshaw Travel
Rickshaw Travel has been providing enriching independent adventure trips since 2008. Now covering 17 destinations across Africa, Asia and Latin America, its unique modular approach to customer-led exploration enables adventurous holidaymakers to experience the Real Spirit of the destination they are travelling in. Sustainable tourism is at the core of the company, with an emphasis on creating authentic holiday experiences through characterful local accommodation and homestay options as well as on-going fundraising initiatives both close to home and in each destination. Whilst there are no escorts or group travel, a hassle-free holiday experience is assured with all local arrangements booked and ticketed in advance. Local guides and drivers are also available for those looking for additional in-country insights; ensuring travellers enjoy the best of all worlds while exploring the globe.
All words and photos by Becky