Today, we are boarding a plane headed for North Africa! Planning a trip to Morocco has been on our travel bucket list for years, so when we stumbled upon some seriously cheap flights out of Honolulu, we hopped right on it. We snagged them for less than $1,000, so if Morocco is also on your travel radar, keep an eye on airfare! I will definitely be sure to share as much as our trip as I can on Instagram, so be sure you’re following along over there. In the meantime, here is our Morocco itinerary for the next few weeks! If you are interested in planning a trip, visiting Morocco or just want to daydream about travel for a little bit, today’s post might be of interest to you 🙂
Our Morocco Itinerary
I’ll be honest with you – planning a trip to Morocco is not for the faint of heart, at least not if you want to see a good bit of the country. There are quite a few moving parts that had us a bit stressed at times, but with some patience and research it all worked out. I say this not to scare anyone, but it felt overwhelming to me at times and I would say it was our most tedious trip planning venture to date.
During our trip to Morocco, we will be visiting Casablanca, Fes, Chefchaouen and Marrakech. We will also be doing a 3-day desert adventure that will take us through some of the more well-known areas like Tizi and Tichka, Ait BenHaddou, Skoura Oasis, Dades, Merzouga, Nekob, Agdz and Ouarzazate. The desert portion of our trip includes camels and camping, so we are really excited about that part!
Another highlight of the trip is staying at La Mamounia, which was voted the number one hotel in the world in 2018. This is a total splurge for us, but since we probably won’t make it back to Marrakech anytime soon it would be worth it.
One of the first things we had to decide on was destinations within Morocco. Once that was finalized, we had to figure out how to get between each place. On a map, things look deceivingly close, but the more we read and learned, the more we realized that in-country transportation can take a good chunk of time. We opted for private car transfers over flying and use of the public bus system. I think if we had more time, we would have considered the public bus system (it gets really good reviews!), but since time is a limited resource for us on this adventure and we wanted to cover some serious ground, private car transfer seemed like the way to go.
If you can’t tell, we are ecstatic to be heading back to Africa! I’ll be sharing all the details here when we get back with full recaps, so stay tuned!
**All photos courtesy of Unsplash.