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Honeymoon Travel to Morocco – Romantic Tips & Ideas

“Morocco is a fantastic honeymoon destination!”

Here’s why you can stop Googling “romantic honeymoon destinations.”

No matter what you are interested in, there is something fun for you. Looking to just relax on your honeymoon? Spend time in the beautiful riad or wandering Marrakech. If you are into adventurous activities, ride a camel out into the dunes, try sandboarding or hike in the gorges! For those that love spas, visit the Moroccan hammam for a couples spa.

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The beauty of Morocco is unparalleled, making it a perfect romantic spot. TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice even rated Marrakech, Morocco as the #1 Place to visit in the world! Many counties have beautiful aspects but Morocco boasts a range of scenic locations such as ancient cities, warm beaches, endless dunes and poppy-filled countrysides. Morocco is the dream exotic getaway featuring starry nights in the Sahara and vibrant city life. Each city you and your spouse visit will leave you wanting to come back and will definitely be a trip to remember!

Morocco knows how to do tourism. The last thing you want to be worried about on your honeymoon is how you are going to get somewhere, or whether or not you will be able to find a romantic place to eat. If you have a personal driver, they will be happy to help you in whatever way they can, and will go out of their way to ensure that your trip is hassle-free with every minute detail taken care of.

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The food in Morocco is unbelievable. This sounds like a simple thing to consider, but imagine how awful it would be to visit a country that didn’t serve food you enjoyed! Sip mint tea overlooking the big square with delicious shaped cookies or dig into the fresh bread and tajine at a meal time.

Morocco is easily accessible and is only one flight away from the United States or other major airports.

The weather in Morocco is great. It has wonderful sunny weather for most of the year, and gets a little chilly in the winter months.

Top 8 Romantic Places to Stay in Morocco

1. Kasbah Tamadot:

The Kasbah Tamadot is located at the bottom of the scenic Atlas Mountains. It is near the delightful city of Marrakech, but is found in the little village Asni, giving it a peaceful, private atmosphere. Spend your honeymoon in one of the Berber-style tents, each with a pool. There is also an outdoor pool, indoor pool and a spa for their guests to enjoy. Check out their luxury honeymoon package which consists of a four night pampered stay. It includes private dinner for two, a bottle of champagne, and a hammam (Moroccan bath) package for each. They are also very hospitable and flexible, so they will go out of their way to make sure every request you have can be met to the best of their ability! Prepare to be amazed by the gorgeous views and luxury of Kasbah Tamadot!

2. La Mamounia:

Have a one of a kind 3 day honeymoon experience at La Mamounia in Marrakech! Included in this wonderful honeymoon package is a 30 minute massage, poolside buffet breakfast, a guided visit of Marrakech, a 60 minute Hammam experience in their private Moroccan bath, cocktails at the gallery Majorelle and other delicious meals. Take walks in their beautiful 20 acre park and marvel at the greenery and abundant olive trees. Relax and enjoy the live music played at the Majorelle Gallery with your loved one. You will come away from this hotel feeling spoiled and perhaps have a new standard for luxury travel.

3. Riad Kniza:

This luxury riad is in the middle of Marrakech. Due to its small number of suites, you and your spouse will enjoy being cared for with excellent attention! Their swimming pool and spa are lovely and the restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Marrakech. Visitors often say that this is one of the best hotels they have ever stayed in. Riad Kniza is a source of privacy and peace in the entertaining city of Marrakech. Experience the beauty of one of the finest Moroccan riads!

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4. Riad Fes:

Riad Fes is known for its royal palace-like décor. You and your spouse will surely be stunned at the beauty of the architecture, glassy pool, and incredible view of Fes from the balcony. Riad Fes also has a nice spa, if you and your spouse want to visit it. It has excellent ratings on TripAdvisor from the many happy couples that have visited!

5. Getaways in Chefchaouen:

If you want a more peaceful honeymoon away from the tourist cities, how about a romantic getaway in Chefchaouen? Chefchaouen is the “blue city” of Morocco, as most of the city is painted a cool blue color. It truly is any photographers dream, although pictures cannot do justice to the unique atmosphere of Chefchaouen. Choose a hotel or a riad for your stay and enjoy looking around the small markets for souvenirs for this memorable trip!

6. Private House in Fes:

Find a small private house to stay in in Fes! This would be ideal for a private honeymoon where you can control your schedule and menu. Adventure into the markets to buy fresh produce to cook for your meals! This would be especially helpful if you have dietary restrictions-although hotels and riads are very helpful in accommodating those needs. Enjoy the freedom of your own little house in the middle of a country you have yet to experience!

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7. Beach Stay in Essaouira:

Another wonderful place that you and your new spouse should visit is Essaouira. It is a coastal fishing city which offers beautiful sandy beaches. Watch a romantic sunset on the ramparts or on the roof of whatever hotel or riad. The Medina of Essaouira is particularly fun to explore and is small enough that you won’t get lost. If you are feeling adventurous, try surfing or kite-surfing!

8. Berber Tents in the Sahara:

What could possibly be more romantic than sleeping under the stars in the Sahara desert? A camel trek out into the dunes is definitely a must-experience for every couple visiting Morocco. Stay in the Berber tents and see more stars than you imagined possible. There are hotels near and on the dunes as well, so that you can enjoy a pool, hotel amenities and beautiful suites. The Sahara displays a unique type of beauty, so soak it in as you take walks out on the dunes together or have fun trying your skill at sandboarding!

Top 6 Romantic Things to Do in Morocco:

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1. Hot Air Balloon Ride

Want a creative, romantic idea for your honeymoon? If you are not afraid of heights, try a hot air balloon in Marrakech. There are different hot air balloon companies that you can choose from. Start early in the morning for the best view of the mountains and desert scenery. Some companies also offer a champagne ride where you can enjoy champagne after your sky-high adventure!

2. Day by the Garden Pool of La Maison Arabe

La Maison Arabe is a beautiful hotel in Marrakech. It has its own pool in the hotel, beside their incredible restaurant, but also has a separate pool where guests can go to enjoy the day and some privacy. A driver will pick you up and take you to the site so you and your new spouse can spend a day by the pool in the middle of a lovely garden. You will love the refreshing welcome drinks, and the peaceful atmosphere. Order a poolside meal or tea and cookies! When you feel ready to return to the hotel, your driver will take you home.

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3. Visit a Moroccan Spa

Many hotels and riads in Morocco offer a spa or hammam (traditional bath) for their guests. Try a couple’s spa! Complete with beauty treatments, a sauna room and massages, these spa experiences are fun to try! Relax in your bathrobe and drink the soothing green tea that they provide. Each hotel or riad will do it a little bit differently, but they all promise a rejuvenating experience.

4. Explore the Palaces of Marrakech

Moroccan architecture is breathtaking. Visit old palaces in Marrakech such as the Badi palace, the Bahia palace and the Royal Palace to try to imagine the lives of sultans and viziers. The Saadian Tombs are where the kings of Morocco are buried.

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5. Wander through the Souks

The Medinas of Morocco are fascinating. Devote a day simply to wandering around through the markets and looking at all the little shops. In Fes, there are sights to see such as the tanneries, the weavers and the Berber pharmacy. Buy souvenirs to take home, or even decorations for your house together!

6. Visit Cascades D’Ouzoud

Looking for a beautiful view? Take a day trip to see the Cascades D’Ouzoud, Morocco’s largest waterfall. You can stay the night there if you want to enjoy the scenery for longer. Pack a picnic and drink the fresh squeezed orange juice sold nearby! This location won a 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.

Themed Honeymoons:

If you are a couple that enjoys bonding over a specific activity, you might enjoy planning a themed honeymoon. Here are two themed honeymoons that would work really well in Morocco:

Culinary Honeymoon:
Do you and your spouse love to cook together? Are you always on the lookout for new dishes and spices? While in Morocco on your honeymoon, try out cooking classes, taught by experts. They will guide you through the preparation of a delicious Moroccan meal. Some cooking classes even have you go to the market and buy all the ingredients with them so that you will be able to replicate the meal when you get home! Stop by the Berber pharmacy in the Fes Medina to buy the spices that you will need to bring back home.

Adventure Honeymoon:
This one is for the couples who want to be active on their honeymoon vacation. Make sure to seek out the adventure opportunities in the cities you visit! For example, hike in the scenic Atlas Mountains or while in Essaouira, try out the water sports! Another romantic adventure is taking a 4×4 trip out in the Sahart desert to explore the sand dunes. If you are a fan of rock climbing, Morocco also has many great locations to do so such as the Todra Gorges or Tafraoute.

Have other theme ideas for honeymoons? Ask us and we’ll tell you how they’ll work in Morocco!


The Pros & Cons of Private vs. Group Tours

When it comes to planning a once in a lifetime vacation, you want to make sure that you get exactly what you want out of your trip. For many people, planning a trip to an exotic location can be confusing. Not only have you likely not been to the location before, but also you may have a lot of questions about the local culture and need expert advice on which activities and sites not to miss.

That’s where becoming part of a tour group can help. You’ll need to decide, though, whether a private or a group tour is best for you. The decision will likely take a number of factors into consideration. To help you out, we’ve assembled the pros and cons of both private versus group tours.

Group Tours

Pro: Lower price
Let’s start with the group tour. The most obvious pro to booking a group tour for your next vacation is the price. Typically, a group tour comes at a lower price when compared to a more stylized, private tour.

Pro: Meet new people
Another pro to booking a group tour is that there is sometimes a sense of family togetherness fostered among members of the group. This type of tour offers the chance to meet new friends and acquaintances, in some cases, from all over the globe.

Con: Fixed dates & itineraries
This brings us to the cons of group tours. You normally aren’t allowed much leeway in terms of the tour you take when you sign up for a group tour. Normally, these types of tours rely on pre-fixed departure and return dates with little to no flexibility. The itineraries are also commonly set well in advance and are not available to be altered by vacationers.

Con: Fixed transportation
As well, another con to group travel is fixed transportation. This usually means a large tour bus that makes pre-planned stops and may even lead to you missing out on certain locations and sites. Some historic sites may not have room to accommodate large buses.

Con: Tourist-rich experiences
Group tours also heavily rely on tourist-rich activities and sightseeing. For travelers in search of a more “authentic” adventure, you may not find yourself fully immersed in the culture of a region by taking part in a large group tour.

Private Tours

Pro: Customized for travelers
Next, we look at private tours. For many travelers, private tours afford unique vacation opportunities that can be customized to reflect personal needs and wants. You don’t have to depend on pre-planned itineraries. Private tours are designed around what travelers want to get out of their vacations.

Pro: You set dates/times
Along with this, it is up to you to set up the private tour and guide to fit your schedule. With a private tour, you can set the date which is most convenient to you. You can also choose to stay in one destination longer, and one shorter. You don’t have to depend on going along with the group. Additionally, you can make your vacation as short as you want, or extend it as long as you want and you can afford.

Pro: Vacation with friends/family
Another pro to taking a private tour is that you know your fellow travelers. Because the tours are private, you get to decide who joins in on the tour. This may mean just your immediate family, your extended family or your invited friends. You don’t have to worry about vacationing with strangers if you don’t want to.

Pro: Private transportation
With a private tour group, you can also rely more on private transportation to get you around. While large tour groups may end up on large buses and other services, small private tour groups often get around by private car or minibus, offering travelers more flexibility.

Pro: Special assistance
Private tours are also useful for those who need some extra assistance, including older relatives, those with small children, or travelers with disabilities.

Con: Cost (sometimes)
As for the cons to private tours, such tours do traditionally cost more money. However, because you are planning the vacation you want, you aren’t wasting money on things you don’t want to do or see. If you don’t want to stay in a luxury resort, for example, you don’t have to. That’s more money for you to take part in the range of activities that you do want, making a more meaningful vacation for you to remember for a lifetime.


5 Romantic Honeymoon Hotels

Are you looking for special place for your honeymoon?

Morocco is no doubt a magical place for honeymooners, in some cases allowing travelers to virtually transport themselves back in time. However, when you book a trip to one of these five romantic hotels in Morocco, you’ll find that not only is love in the air, but also romance is at bloom year-round. As you are planning your honeymoon to Morocco, make sure you consider some of these luxurious hotels.

Kasbah Tamadot

tamadotOur first romantic hotel in Morocco is the Kasbah Tamadot. Nestled in the High Atlas Mountains, this breathtaking destination is owned by non other than famed balloon traveler, Sir Richard Branson.

With just 27 guest rooms, each is filled with antiques. For an even more appealing and alluring stay, choose from one of the luxurious Berber Tents. Some even include private plunge pools for the utmost in secluded extravagance. For an over the top honeymoon, splurge for the master suite. It offers a scaled down version of the Kasbah, with unmatched views, a private pool and a large sweeping terrace.

Lose yourself in the exotic gardens and courtyards of Kashbah Tamadot, or dip your toes in the resort’s outdoor infinity pool with magnificent views of the mountain range. Enjoy a cocktail in the beautiful Asmoun Lounge, with its fabric draped ceiling and richly appointed furnishings. Whether day or night, you can then take in the naturally beautiful surroundings from the exotic Roof Terrace.

Other options for guests include the open-air movie theater and of course the pampering at Asounfou Spa with a range of traditional and calming treatments. Special honeymoon packages are available to help make your trip even more personalized and memorable.

Hotel La Mamounia

lamamouniaAlso making the list of the our romantic Moroccan hotels is Hotel La Mamounia. With its ornate carvings and hand-cut tiles, this palace portrays an equally alluring mix of the City of Marrakech’s past and future, while reflecting upon the modern conveniences that travelers come to expect. La Mamounia is perhaps Morocco’s most famous hotel and has hosted many a celebrity.


Morocco Luxury Riads

Morocco Riads have become the rage for those traveling in private Morocco tours. For those clients looking for something extra special, staying in a raid is a perfect choice. Traditional and unique, yet offering the modern amenities, Morocco riads are exactly what most of our clients are looking for. But what about Morocco Luxury Riads? Is there such a thing?

Luxury Riads
Marrakech and Fes are especially known for their many riads and both cities have some wonderful luxury riads. in Marrakech, the Riad Kniza is our top choice for luxury clients. Only 13 rooms, this riad is run with precision and offers you a 2nd home away from home. The food is top quality and you may want to enjoy their swimming pool and spa. For those looking for a slightly more modern style, yet enjoying the medina, you may want to consider La Maison Arabe.


Morocco Tour Companies

3 Ways to Find the Right Tour Company

As you begin to search for the perfect Morocco tour company to handle your next vacation, make sure you choose carefully. We have developed 3 tips that can help you choose the right company for your Morocco tour.

Response Time / Customer Service
The first thing that you want to look for in a tour company is their customer service and response time. There are many companies listed on the internet today, but make sure you find someone who responds to your questions and concerns in a timely manner. You will want to make sure that they:

  • Respond to emails within 24 hours
  • Return your phone calls
  • Answer your key questions with knowledgable answers
  • Ask for references – not just tripadvisor
    The next thing you will want to do is to ask each company for references from past clients. Many travelers are relying mailing on tripadvisor for reviews, however, we all know that reviews can be “created.” Take the extra time to ask your sales rep for the contact details of a few past travelers and then contact them to find out their experience.

    Find out how their business is registered
    The final thing that I would recommend is to find out how & where the business is registered. The reason for this is to protect you from any potential harm. There are a number of people who have just “thrown up” websites with no legal business identity. This is all good until something goes wrong. Make sure that you are booking with a company that is officially registered.

    Morocco is an amazing place to travel.

    Make sure you enjoy your next Morocco tour with a company that earns your trust!


    Outdoor Adventures at Terres D’Amanar

    Terres D’Amanar is an adventure park to remember, 173 acres of adrenaline pumping fun and enjoyment for the whole family. Set at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains, only forty minutes from Marrakesh, this adventure park is the perfect day trip or overnight adventure.

    Terres D’Amanar offers activities for all ages. Eco lodges are also available onsite if you want to make your adventure experience last a little longer.

    From horse riding and camel riding to rope slides, mountain biking, swimming and arts and crafts, this park offers everything traditional and Moroccan. Learn how to cook Moroccan delights, weave carpets or play traditional Berber games.

    There is a restaurant onsite that offers delightful Berber cuisine.

    The Aero Park is filled with four zip wires ranging from 135 meters to 306 meters in length, shooting you across the most magnificent natural landscapes. There are also a number of rope bridges and rope slides to make your way across, enjoying the abundance of natural beauty as you go.


    Golfing Opportunities in Morocco

    Morocco enjoys a warm climate, a selection of spectacular sights and attractions, golden beaches and the towering dunes of the Sahara Desert. What many vacationers don’t realize is that Morocco also has a large golfing community with a good selection of quality courses available for your enjoyment during your stay.

    Marrakesh
    There are six quality golf courses in Marrakesh alone. Marrakesh has remained a top tourist destination, offering a central base for exploring Morocco along with a great Medina and souk.

    Al Maaden Golf Club offers an eighteen hole golf course which offers the most magnificent mountain views, the perfect golf setting when soaking up all the Morocco has to offer.

    Amelkis Golf Club also offers an eighteen hole course. This course is US styled and offers a great golfing experience, while Palmadraie Golf Course offers an abundance of great water features throughout its eighteen hole course.


    Luxury Spa Hotels in Casablanca

    Casablanca sits on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in Morocco. In fact, Casablanca is the largest city in this North African country offering luxury hotels and a choice of sights and attractions.

    A majority of the luxury hotels in Casablanca offer an on-site spa experience. Facials, manicures, body treatments and scrubs are all available on the spa menu, enabling you to enjoy some pampering in some of the most beautiful and inspirational settings in Africa.

    Art Palace Suites Hotel and Spa
    Luxury and elegance are the best words to describe the Art Palace Suites Hotel and Spa in Casablanca. The hotel offers an onsite restaurant and spa, which offers a selection of treatments including manicures, pedicures, facials, hydrotherapy, body wraps and massages, just to name a few.

    Gray Boutique Hotel and Spa
    Gray Boutique Hotel and Spa is specifically aimed to offer travelers relaxation and rejuvenation in Casablanca. The hotel is luxurious with an onsite restaurant and spa which offers a host of fantastic treatments from body scrubs to facials and massages.


    Visiting Morocco in July

    Morocco is such a beautiful country in Northern Africa filled with spectacular coastlines, towering mountains, beautiful towns and villages and the expanse of the famous Sahara Desert.

    July is a very hot month in Morocco which enjoys at least eight hours, if not more, of sunshine each day and temperatures averaging around 29 degrees Celsius dropping to a cooler 21 degrees Celsius in the evenings.

    What’s On?
    July is a busy month in Morocco with a number of festivals and holidays taking place. The most popular is the Marrakesh Popular Arts Festival which attracts folk singers, dancers, snake charmers, fire swallowers and fortune tellers from far and wide.

    Djemma el Fna, the large square in Marrakesh comes alive with performers during the


    Things Not to Miss in Morocco

    Morocco is a country that is rich in culture and history. Perched in Northern Africa, Morocco offers an abundance of natural beauty, spectacular beaches and clear blue waters, not to mention the excitement and delights that the Sahara Desert has to offer.

    Draa Valley
    The Draa Valley is a very popular tourist attraction oozing in natural beauty, this valley offers the most spectacular scenery and home to the Draa River which is the longest in Morocco. Whether you want to enjoy a leisurely walk, go hiking or visit the Berber villages, you can do it all in this peaceful and beautiful area of Morocco.

    Todra Gorge
    Todra Gorge is another Morocco’s beautiful spaces, set in the Atlas Mountains this canyon offers spectacular rock formations and is popular with adrenaline enthusiasts who want to spend their day in the sun rock climbing.


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