Extraordinary Morocco Holiday
In Morocco, there is a style out ancient homes that have been turned into delightful small, boutique hotels called Riads.
Built with mud and clay, these dwellings are almost imperceptive from the outside except for a small door, but once you enter – a feast for the senses awaits you! With trees, flowers, and fountains, there is a courtyard open to the sky, surrounded by rooms on all four sides.
Generally, the kitchen and relaxation areas are on the ground floor. In Morocco, they often use the living room couches as beds at night.
On the upper floors, small rooms for sleeping are found, with balconies overlooking the courtyard.
Privacy is not really valued in Morocco, except between the genders so women and girls would have their own room, and boys and men theirs are well, except for married people, with very few possessions besides clothes and perhaps jewelry.
Visionaries have turned these ancient dwellings into hotels that are absolutely delightful to experience. They have reworked them with the most beautiful tile work and tapestries, accoutrements, and fabrics. There is a timeless luxury that feels divine!
Traditional riads are mostly found in the old cities, or Medinas, of the cities. As you walk the cobbled streets, you’re literally walking between blank walls, but behind those walls, there is an amazing hidden world, thriving homes full of cooking and play.
Fez is an ancient center of knowledge and spirituality. It’s well over a thousand years old and has the “largest car-free zone” in any city of the world due to its narrow cobbled streets. Your competition is donkey carts (watch your step!) and hawkers of cookies and sweets.
Marrakesh is an ancient desert oasis in the middle of the country, nestled up against the High Atlas Mountains. Using Marrakesh as a base, you can explore the Berber villages up high in the mountains, or take a day trip to Essaouira on the coast, or spend your days wandering the ancient market, called a Souk, to find your perfect souvenirs.
Everyone who visits Morocco raves about it! When are you going to come and find out what the hype is all about?