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HOME BASE: Ohope, NZ
TRAVEL STYLE: Backpacker / Adventure
FAVOURITE DESTINATION: Asia
Thanks to Anita for organising a wonderful holiday. You are outstanding at what you do.
Trip Highlights & Must-Do’s:
Experiencing a new country and its culture – Morocco was unlike anywhere we had been before. Some parts of it are completely untouched by the modern world – this was quite challenging, whilst also being rather refreshing and humbling.
Enjoy a hammam (steam bath) and massage as the locals do. It’s invigorating and quite purifying – but be prepared for lots of scrubbing and being sluiced by water !
Sit and try a new ale at one of the many brown houses. Watch the world go by on their bikes.
MOROCCO DOOR (image credit: Moira Hanna)
Favourite Foodie Adventure:
Fresh sardines – grilled over charcoal and eaten with the local fishermen in Essouaira on the Atlantic coast of Morocco.
Top Travel Tip:
Book a small group tour – you’ll see so much more, experience so much more and, most importantly, you’ll get to meet and talk with locals. Why go to a country just to tick off activities in a guide book ? The culture is embedded in its people – the language, the way they live, the things they do everyday. Talk to them and experience a snapshot into their lives – this will create memories that linger longer than your Instagram feed.
DYE PITS IN FEZ, MOROCCO (image credit: Moira Hanna)
Language & Communication
Traveller Safety / Security
MEKNES, MOROCCO (image credit: Moira Hanna)
Thanks Moira for the fantastic feedback!
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MOROCCO ITINERARY DETAILS
- Auckland to Paris via Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific
- Paris to Casablanca with Air France
- Marrakech to Amsterdam with Air Maroc
- Amsterdam to Auckland via Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific
All transport and accommodation throughout Morocco was organised by Intrepid Travel as part of their 10-day ‘Real Food Adventure – Morocco‘ tour. The small group tour also included special experiences such as a Medina Tasting Trail, home-cooked meals in Moulay Idriss and Aroumd, cooking demonstrations and visits to local wineries, farms and marketplaces.
The tour runs from March through to November.
Intrepid Travel also have Morocco Sahara Desert tours available.
Accommodation in Amsterdam and Hong Kong was booked via Air BNB.
Anita | Burgess Travellers
Anita Burgess is in the business of making memorable family moments. Soccer mum, travel broker & writer, she’s happiest with a camera in her hand and the sand between her toes. Find insider travel tips and inspiration for your memorable moments on her blog, Burgess Travellers, or get in touch if you’re ready to make your holiday happen.