Explore Morocco’s blue city Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen is an otherworldly escape nestled inMorocco’s Rif Mountains. As well as its distinctive palette of blue and white buildings, a striking contrast with the arid setting, this popular tourist town has plenty to offer. Embark on strenuous hillside hikes or idle strolls; bathe in mountain streams; or embrace the culinary scene and excellent shopping. Here’s […]

Djemaa El Fna Special day life of Marrakesh’s

Marrakesh’s main square is the city’s magical centrepiece, a stage on which street-theatre performances are acted out across the day. Like any accomplished magician, Djemaa El Fna doesn’t reveal all the tricks up its sleeve straight away, meaning you’ll need to revisit it several times during the day to enjoy the full show. Here’s what […]

Where To Find The Best Street Art In Marrakech

Though the street art scene is relatively new to Marrakech, new artworks are making their way to both the old city and the French quarter, known as Gueliz. But hidden away, down unassuming side streets and inside hip cafes and galleries, it’s not that easy to discover Marrakech’s emerging street art installations. In our latest article, we’re […]

Treasure hunting: shopping in Marrakesh

Marrakesh has been a trading town since the 11th century and it can still satisfy the most ardent shopaholic. Its warren of souks are the quintessential Moroccan shopping experience, but there’s more: in-the-know buyers also make a beeline for the design district of Sidi Ghamen or upscale Gueliz for contemporary crafts, one-of-a-kind fashions and that […]

The Art of Moroccan Tea

A visit to Morocco is not complete unless you’ve enjoyed a glass—make that several glasses—of the country’s iconic mint tea. Fortunately, the opportunities to enjoy this refreshing drink are numerous. Mint tea is part of Morocco’s lifeblood; and, in fact, is popular throughout North Africa. If you are fortunate enough to be invited into someone’s home while […]

Camel trekking in Erg Chigaga

Hoist yourself up gorges that seem to melt like candlewax in the midday heat. Chase Barbary sheep downhill on a mountain bike. Hurtle along rapids as they squeeze through slot canyons. Morocco, it seems, was made for outdoor adventurers. And for those who prefer to enjoy the country’s landscapes at a slower pace, there are […]

Shopping in Essaouira

Laid-back Essaouira may have fewer shops than Marrakesh, but if you want to spend more time chilling than haggling, then the seaside city’s hassle-free souqs are for you. All of Morocco’s popular merchandise can be found in Essaouira’s compact, easily navigable medina, along with local specialities such as thuya wood, vibrant local art, raffia shoes […]