Honeymoon In Morocco
Vacation in Morocco:
Do you wish to spend your honeymoon in a kingdom from a fairytale? Then, travel to Morocco, the African land of 1001 Nights, where cobras dance to the flute of a snake charmer and a jin may emerge from a container to grant your deepest desires. Whatever your heart desires, Morocco has it all: contemporary resorts on the Mediterranean and snow-capped mountain ranges, Berber communities and national parks, golden sand dunes and palm sanctuaries in the desert.
Morocco is a country with a culture and history so ancient that Moroccans humorously refer to their nation as “the graveyard of dinosaurs.” The remains of dinosaurs that existed 180 million years ago were discovered in the country’s centre, and a museum was subsequently constructed there. Don’t pass up the opportunity to visit Jurassic Park.
Historically, the Atlantic coast of Morocco was believed to be the westernmost land, beyond which rests the dominion of darkness. Today, Morocco is the crown capital of the Maghreb, which literally translates to “land of the setting sun.” Individual tickets to the “end of the world” cost an average of 15,000 roubles.
The optimal time to travel
Morocco is not worth visiting in July unless you plan to spend the day and night on the Atlantic and Mediterranean beaches. In the desert, Moroccans quip, you don’t even need a fire to prepare food, as the humidity in the cities is intolerable. Even if you want to ski or snowboard on the frigid slopes of the Atlas Mountains, it is not worthwhile to visit at the end of December and the beginning of January. The temperature in the cities remains around +20°C, but it does shower.
The finest months to visit Morocco are February through April and September through November.
After the winter rainfall, the valleys turn verdant and roses blossom in the spring. By late autumn, the branches bend under the weight of mature pomegranates, oranges, and tangerines, but the land around the plantations resembles a “crossroads of stone rivers” due to a severe drought.
As you explore the nation’s past, you will travel in both space and time. In Morocco, the Muslim lunar calendar is currently 1435, while the solar Berber calendar is 2973. When planning your trip, keep Islamic holidays in mind. For instance, honeymooning in Morocco during Ramadan is not recommended.
Since ancient times, the ruling dynasties of Morocco have succeeded one another, and the sultans have relocated the throne and harem to new cities, so the country is known as the land of five capitals. There are few cities on the map, almost all are protected by UNESCO, and each has its own unique characteristics. “Red” Marrakech, “blue” Chefchaouen, and “white” Essaouira – add some colour to your excursion!
Marrakech is a city with the essence of a sanctuary. At dusk, Jemaa el-Fna Square transforms into a restaurant, a marketplace and a circus arena all at once. Aside from acrobats, performers, storytellers, serpent charmers, and Gnaoua musicians, not much else exists.
Merzouga is the most significant and must-see destination in Morocco; it is the centre of the Sahara desert, with a small village and verdant oasis surrounded by golden dunes. On the desert excursion to Merzouga, you will experience unforgettable moments during your honeymoon in Morocco.
Casablanca is the economic capital. Hassan II’s mosque is one of the largest in the world, and its minaret is taller than Cheops’ pyramid. It is one of only two mosques in Morocco where non-Muslims are permitted entry.
Rabat was once a Roman colony, the capital of a pirate republic, and is now the king’s residence. The city’s symbol is the unfinished Hassan Tower.
Fez is the spiritual centre of the nation and a museum city with nearly 10,000 medina streets. It is home to the world’s oldest university, Al-Qarawiyyin University. Both the Borj-Nord and Borj-Zuud fortresses provide a breathtaking panorama of the city.
Moulay Ismail, a contemporary of Peter the Great, constructed Meknes, also known as the “Moroccan Versailles.”
The vestiges of Volubilis, an ancient Roman city with a forum, capitol, basilica, and triumphal arch, are located just 5 kilometres from Moulay Idris.
Ouarzazate is known as “Hollywood in the desert.” The entrance is accessible to the Cinema Museum and three film facilities. Here, you can view the filming locations, recline on the throne, and experience the heroism of Gladiator, Alexander, and Cleopatra. And remember to visit Ait Ben-Haddou, the most prominent Berber village (xar) in Morocco.
The former Portuguese port of Mogador, where the waters batter the canon fortress, is Essaouira. The only way to see its startling splendour – snow-white walls, blue shutters, and fishing vessels – is with dark spectacles. Thanks to Jimmy Hendrix, the city of artists, seabirds, and cats became the bohemian capital in the 1970s.
The ruins of the 16th-century Saadid Kasbah provide the finest view of Agadir, the principal resort town.
Chefchaouen is the “blue city” of Andalusia in the Rifa mountains.
What activities are ideal for a honeymoon in Morocco?
– Stay in a riad, a mansion with a garden and a fountain on the veranda, and observe the sunrise and sunset with the storks from the roof.
– You can observe leather artisans at work, receive a hammam, or stroll through the artisanal pathways of the medina to see a work of art being created before your eyes.
– Taste salted camel flesh in Fez.
– Sample fish in the port of Essaouira and ride horses in the countryside while observing goats on the branches of the Argan tree.
– Walk beneath the ginger arches of Legzira’s “Martian” beach.
– Feed animals next to the “lovers’ veil” – Ouzoud’s “olive” waterfall.
– Spend two active arid evenings. Erg Shebby and Merzouga offer camels, carriages, jeeps, and quad vehicles for rent.
– Photograph the Blue Stones at Tafraut or travel through the legendary Dades and Todra Gorges.
– Climb to the summit of Jebel Toubkal (4167m) in North Africa. Or explore Paradise Valley on foot. The multicoloured Atlas Mountains and bizarrely shaped cliffs are covered in snow and converted into a ski resort during the winter months.
Catch a wave at one of the nearby surfing academies.
Purchasing and collectables
Moroccan jewellery is an absolute necessity for a bridal. Essaouira is home to the finest silverware with filigree craftsmanship.
Everywhere you turn, leather purses, sandals, and ballet flats are for sale. Baboushi (slippers with pointed toes) are a traditional souvenir produced in the tanneries of Fes Chouwara.
– Moroccan carpets and fabrics are the country’s source of pride. A brightly coloured scarf created by nomad women in the Sahara desert will lend national flair to your ensemble.
The counters are stocked with dishes and sets of hand-painted ceramics. The most popular material is grey clay, and Fès is the origin of the craft.
Marrakech is renowned for its forging, casting, and embossing artisans. Chandeliers, lanterns, and candelabra… a never-ending interplay of light and shadow. Bring a brass or copper teapot as well.
Woodcarving is an additional well-liked craft. Your residence will be adorned with boxes, tableware, and thuja furniture with intricate inlays.
Ras el Hanout is a spice blend that contains saffron, turmeric, cumin, anise, and coriander, among other constituents. There are pyramids of various seasonings and herbs, mountains of colourful olives, and crates of preserved produce at the market. Bring your companions something delicious. Or a fragrance, such as perfume or rose Jasmine, or mint-scented natural cleansers.
In the melting pot, not only cultures but also gastronomic traditions from various cultures mix. Chefs of authority consider Moroccan cuisine to be among the best in the world due to its unique combination of meat, sweet, savoury, and piquant flavours. Tagine and couscous are the equivalent of pizza and pasta to a Moroccan. A succulent experience is assured!
– Tajine refers to any dish prepared in an earthenware vessel with a cone-shaped cover. Over charcoal, lamb, beef, fish, or poultry is braised with seasonings, olives, potatoes, and other vegetables.
Couscous is steamed millet crumbled with meat and preserved fruit. Couscous is consumed with the hands.
Harira is a broth made with chickpeas, coriander, tomatoes, and garlic.
– Bastila – a pigeon pastry containing pigeon meat, sultanas, and almonds, dusted with powdered sugar and cinnamon.
Meshui is lamb broiled on a rotisserie in a clay kiln. This delicacy is typically prepared for nuptials.
– The Berber fig, Indian fig, and prickly pear, all of which retain the names of the cactus opuntia, are exotic fruits you must try in confectionary and desserts with honey, dates, and pistachios.
– The national beverage of Morocco is green tea with fresh mint, which they refer to as “Berber whisky.” however, it is possible. A sundae, ice cream, or fresh citrus juice will cool you off on a sweltering afternoon. However, do not order beverages on the ice; purchase only bottled water. Ultimately, you must sample Moroccan wine.
We recommend that all lovers of Orientalism and European comfort visit this magnificent exotic country and write their own story about Morocco.