Experience a Unique Holiday in Morocco With Divine
Divine curates highly personalised itineraries and unique travel experiences within Morocco for you. We will ensure you are exploring at your own pace and seeing the sorts of cultural and natural attractions that interest you most on your curated private tour of Morocco.
Here are our highlights of Morocco
Uncovering the souqs and sites of Marrakesh
One of the best ways to experience local life in Marrakesh is in its labyrinthine souqs, an intricate maze of cubbyhole stalls overflowing with everything from Moorish lamps to piled-high spices.
Explore the city's lesser-known sites on a tour in the Jewish quarter, the Mellah, which translates as ‘salt’ in Arabic as that’s what they traded in back in the 16th century. Some of the balconied buildings are quite dilapidated, others have been sandblasted as part of a regeneration project, but the architecture is beautiful nonetheless with simple wooden balconies and dark wooden shutters. You also stop at a traditional bakery as they stock up for the day and watch workers firing coals for steam at a hamman; you don’t often get to see that side of the city.
Learn to Cook morocco Cuisine
One thing Morocco’s known for is its cuisine, so there are plenty of options if you want to take a general cookery course. Fez is home to some niche ones, including a lesson with a local family in their home. It’s in a small group, with just the family and an interpreter, so it’s less commercial than many on offer.
After shopping for ingredients in the souq, you learn to make a traditional dish such as a tagine, and - something you’d never encountered before - how to preserve lemons, which are used in countless morocco dishes.
Trekking & hill tribes in the Atlas Mountains
The fact that the High Atlas Mountain range is only 45 minutes from the hectic souqs of Marrakesh comes back to the fact Morocco is a land of extraordinary contrast. There’s plenty to explore in both the foothills and higher area of the Atlas region, whether you want to visit an authentic market or trek the mountain trails.
Head to the coastal town of Essaouira
A former Portuguese fishing village, the town is a charming mix of Christian, Jewish and Arab-Berber influences. The Jewish quarter in particular is beautiful thanks to its intricate mosaics and balconies.
Desert star gazing in the Erg Chebbi
Erg Chebbi is the last outpost before the Sahara Desert’s sands unravel into Algeria. The region is known for its fossils and is a landscape of endless dunes. Most travellers journey into the desert at Erg Chebbi by camel, making their way across the sea of dunes caravan-style. This is usually timed to catch the sunset, so you can watch the dunes light up in the day’s last rays.