Most people go to Morocco to visit the Sahara Desert. But if you are like us and don’t have the time to drive 10 hours to the Sahara, the next best option is to camp at Scarabeo Camp, in the Agafay Desert. Scarabeo Camp is a luxury camp located 45 minutes from Marrakesh. You won’t get the soft sand from the Sahara, but the stone desert camp is also amazing!
At the beginning of October, Marina (@marichankobe) and I went to Morocco for a week. The weather was perfect for the summer lover that I am! I’ve been to Morocco once before: in Marrakesh exactly, so this time I wanted to discover this country a bit more! Here is what we did, day by day!
*You can find all the practical informations (prices etc.) at the bottom of the article.
Day One: Marrakesh, Morocco
We flew from Paris to Marrakesh with Transavia. Our flight was at 7AM, and we arrived around 10AM. Bought our sim cards and headed to our incredibly beautiful riad: Ksar Kasbah (check out my blogpost here). Located in the busy souk, this riad is a peaceful heaven, where every corner smells like orange blossom!
We enjoyed our first mint tea with some delicious Moroccan treats and then got ready to visit the town. I was so happy to wander again in this red city, smelling the spices, feeling the crazy busy vibes of the old town. It’s easy to get lost in the souk, so we used our phones to geolocate ourselves.
First stop : Palais Bahia. It’s a palace with a set of gardens built in the late 19th century. The name means “brilliance”. It captures the essence of the Islamic and Moroccan styles. We wandered through the beautiful rooms covered with amazing tiles, chilled in the patios, and enjoyed the shadows of the different palms and trees in the gardens.