The aroma of spices lingering, the sounds of the bustling markets and the sight of locals scurrying through the maze of narrow streets can make Morocco feel overwhelming at first, but once you relax and allow yourself to soak up the vibes, you’ll find yourself in the middle of a destination that is magical.
Morocco’s vast landscapes can feel almost otherworldly as it goes from endless sand oceans in the Sahara to colorful cities reminiscent of Greek isles and vibrant cities that seem to move faster than the speed of light. Traveler Ced Wood (@cedtripping) doesn’t always have time to jetset as a doctor of pharmacy, but when he does, he’s drawn to the wonders of Morocco. His recent Moroccan adventure was one for the record books and his photos filled us with intrigue.
Follow along on Ced’s journey through our exclusive guide, and discover how you can heat up the streets of Morocco on an adventure of your own.
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Welcome to Morocco
Known as one of the gateways to Africa, Morocco is a country filled with ancient wonders, sweeping landscapes and warm hospitality. Eclectic cities like Marrakech and Casablanca will overwhelm your senses with the sounds, rhythms and smells of locals’ daily lives. Head out of the city to the deserts of the Sahara and get lost in its endless sands. Temperatures can be unbearable during the summer months, so spring and fall are the best times to visit and truly explore.
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There is no shortage of photos of Morocco on Instagram, but one of the most insta-worthy moments happens within the walls of the luxurious La Mamounia in Marrakech. Head to the spa to capture your ‘gram-worthy moment and feel like royalty. Can’t afford the hefty price tag? Grab a room at the chic Rodamon Riad not too far away, and then get a day pass for La Mamounia’s spa. It’s a win-win.
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Morocco is full of delicious dishes to try like couscous and tagine, but if you want to take a bit of that flavor back home with you at the end of your trip, head to one of the country’s many spice souks. These ain’t your supermarket variety spices, these blends are not only fresh, but many are local to the region and won’t be found at home. No need to worry about how to bring them back, many vendors will vacuum seal your purchase for easy packing.
Get the Blues
Morocco is a country full of wonderful surprises. Catch a flight out of Marrakech to Tangier and make your way to Chefchaouen aka “The Blue City.” Known for its striking, blue-washed buildings, the winding streets of the city are perfect for exploring and dope photo moments.