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Morocco Luxury Travel: An Extravagant Guide!

Have you ever considered having a Morocco luxury travel experience and fancy the thought of being pampered in the many hotels and exclusive hammams? 

Morocco is a beautiful African country full of things to discover, and traveling there will give you an amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience.

However, if you are like me, you want to know your options before traveling to a new place.

Although Morocco can be affordable for many travelers and backpackers, if you want to stay in a luxurious and opulent environment, you will find something that suits you there too!

Here I present to you the best ways to enjoy your luxury Morocco holidays and get some time to recharge your energy.

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How To Have A Morocco Luxury Travel Experience

It’s possible to have luxury Morocco trips, regardless of whether you’re traveling with a group or if you are embarking on a Morocco solo female travel journey. 

There are many possibilities and places to visit in this fascinating country, and you can make your experience as exclusive as you want if you’re planning to travel there and don’t want to give up your comforts. 

How can you enjoy your trip there? Let’s see!

1. Glamp In The Sahara

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Glamping (aka glamorous camping) is an increasingly global phenomenon that combines the experience of camping with the luxury of the finest hotels.

Although the Sahara is the biggest and most famous desert in the world, some people can feel exhausted wandering around on camels. If you’re one of them, you can still enjoy visiting the desert without giving up on being comfortable.

A glamping adventure should be perfect for you: you can arrange an overnight stay or a several-day trip to have a car with a driver taking you through the most visited spots in the desert, and then spend the night in a luxury Berber-style tent.

Some glamping spots in Marrakech are:

This brings us to number 2 on the list!

2. Stay In Luxury Berber Camps

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Berber culture is fascinating. These people have survived through four empires and managed to preserve their culture, traditions, and their language for over 4000 years.

If you want to get a taste of how the local life looks like without giving up your comfort, you can stay in luxury Berber camps, which is a truly outstanding experience.

After going camel trekking, you can take a nice bath in a bathroom that has hot water thanks to solar panels, then wrap yourself in several blankets (yes, nights in the deserts are chilly), and eat gourmet food.

You can still enjoy the beautiful sunset and a sky packed with stars, and get ready for your next-day adventures with these luxury Morocco trips.

There is something magical about spending the night in the desert in one of these tents, especially for honeymooners.

You can find many luxury desert tours from Marrakech, and other cities throughout the country, as long as you don’t go during the summer (June to August) when many camps are closed because of the extremely high temperatures.

Some luxury tents providers are:

3. Take A Spa-Style Day In A Hammam

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A hammam treatment is a cleansing and relaxing tradition that has been around for centuries. It involves using hot steam, which cleanses your skin from impurities and toxins, and olive oil to soften it up.

And you can have all that as part of your Morocco luxury journeys.

You can have your pores exfoliated with a kessa mitt and black olive soap, have a massage with orange blossom-scented oils and relax while drinking a cup of delicious mint tea.

Some luxury riads, such as La Sultana, offer a hammam experience followed by a massage with argan oils, one of the finest of the world, that does wonders on the skin and the hair.

Of course, you can choose this experience in a private hammam suite for extra exclusivity, like the one offered by The Royal Mansour, or stay in a gold-kissed spa getting a massage by the candlelights.

4. Stay In A Luxury Riad

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You cannot have luxury travel to Morocco without staying in a luxury riad. 

These are traditional houses that are built around central gardens and courtyards. The most opulent riads even have pools.

It’s easy to feel like you’re in a different world that is extraordinarily peaceful. With very few people around, privacy is ensured. 

There are many different sumptuous riads in Morocco, such as Villa Maroc in Essaouira; Riad Fez, Karawan Riad, and Palais Amani, in Fez; and La Maison Arabe, Almaha Marrakech, La Sultana, and Riad Kniza in Marrakech. 

5. Sleep In A Moroccan Palace Or Kasbah

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An opulent Kasbah is a must in your Morocco luxury travel. These chateaux were once fortresses and homes of leaders and powerful families, and many were transformed into 5-stars hotels.

They have lovely gardens full of lanterns and fountains, and very efficient staff who will be attending to your every need. They are another expression of Moroccan culture.

Usually, they are in the countryside, so you will have picturesque views while you relax. The Royal Mansour in Marrakech is a piece of art, with beautiful architecture, a top-notch spa, the finest restaurants, and even private butlers.

The Four Seasons in Marrakech offers you a piece of paradise between the old medina and the city, with modern rooms, amazing views, and gardens, and even play zones and theaters for children.

The Kasbah Tamador in the High Atlas Mountains, is one of the most amazing retreats, and aside from the palace and suites, you will find Berber tents with lessons in Berber cooking and baking, mule trek, and even private hot tubs. 

Sounds like we need a Morocco luxury holiday once in our lives!

6. Take A Hot Air Balloon Ride

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Getting to watch the sunrise from a plane up in the sky is amazing, but doing it from a balloon is a whole new level.

You’ll have to wake up in the dark but it’s worth going up and saying hello to a new day with the mountains on your back. 

You can book a specialist to take you up there for 40 minutes or one hour, and then have a full traditional breakfast made by local women of nearby villages in a Berber tent afterward.

These rides often include a pick-up and return to the pickup point at dawn so you won’t miss the sunrise.

7. Take Tailored-Made Cooking Classes And Wine Tasting

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If you want to immerse yourself even more in the local culture, you can take cooking classes to become familiarized with Moroccan cuisine, which is delicious and innovative.

You will witness the exotic mix of spicy, sweet, and smoky, watch the colorful food and learn to prepare Moroccan traditional plates using the country’s most famous spices: cardamom, cinnamon, saffron, hot paprika, and turmeric. 

Many fancy hotels offer classes to small groups. Some even run workshops, like the ones by La Maison Arabe. You will, of course, end up having a delicious feast.

In Val d’Argan in Essaouira, you can walk around in the vineyard, and get to taste and shop superb wines (especially reds), and also have lunch there paired with a wine tasting.

8. Have Private Guide And Driver And Tour Based On Your Needs

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Want to design your own experience in Morocco because no fixed tours give what you’re craving?

No problem, you can have a luxury tour in Morocco that offers you a tailor-made experience that several companies provide, where you and an expert will work out the perfect itinerary for you.

You can visit the world-known blue streets and alleys of Chefchaouhen, witness how high-quality leathers are dyed in the rooftops of Fes, explore the magnificent Sahara desert and stay in a Beber luxury tent, and enjoy delicious Moroccan dinners in the different Morocco luxury villas and kasbahs where you’ll stay, all at your pace.

From private air traveling and boats to suites in the best riads and private butlers, you can plan whatever suits you best.

9. Shop At And Attend To Top Cultural Events

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Not everything has to be about relaxing by the hotel pool! 

You should go out and shop for beautiful souvenirs (and argan oil, please!) and attend cultural events of the first category.

There are many incredible festivals during the year in Morocco, so let’s find out a little bit more about some of them.

1. Oasis Festival

If you love the house and electronic music, then you cannot miss the Oasis festival in Marrakech. This festival takes place for 3 days in September, and you’ll be able to watch many famous DJs from around the world. 

2. Marrakech International Film Festival

If you love watching good movies you can attend the theaters during the only uncensored film festival in the Arab world. It showcases high-quality movies and offers a wide selection of films from different countries and genres.

3. Gnaoua And World Music

This festival is held for 4 days in June, in the city of Essaouira. It was created to give a place to artists descended from former slaves (gnaoua) and traditional African and Moroccan music.

You can attend concerts, exhibitions, and get to watch the city come to life during this festival.

These would make your Morocco luxury tour even more interesting!

Why You Should Travel To Morocco

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Morocco is a very vibrant country, full of charming cities, both ancient and cosmopolitan, dramatic landscapes, interesting culture, and delicious food.

Additionally, it’s affordable for backpackers and those looking for luxury trips to Morocco will find five-star hotels and services. 

It’s not surprising, then, that is an attractive place for many people, so here’s why you should visit this country:

1. Its Metropolitan Cities

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Morocco is full of vibrant cities that provide different experiences.

The capital Rabat is an alluring city where you will find a central beach, many kasbahs, and a wonderful walled medina. 

The city of Tangier on the north, named “The Door of Africa” is charming and bursting with marketplaces, and there’s a lovely mix of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian cultures.

Casablanca is modern and full of artistic places and restaurants, aside from being the most populous city.

Marrakech is well-known for its red walls medina and is full of life markets of artisans, spices, and food. There you can get to know Berber culture better.  

Fez, considered the cultural and religious capital, with several districts, and Chefchaouhen the blue city, cannot be missed.

The architecture in Morocco is impressive and it will be hard not to take pictures everywhere you turn!

2. Morocco Has Beautiful Landscapes

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From the Sahara desert in the north to the High Atlas Mountains in the south, the landscapes are breathtaking. The golden dunes are waiting for you to explore them for the first time during your Morocco luxury travel.

The coastline is beautiful and perfect for surfers, has amazing vineyards, and argan tree plantations.

It’s a perfect country to visit the world’s most famous desert.

3. The Food Is Incredible

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The local cuisine is flavorful and delicious. The seafood is outstanding and you can delight yourself with lobsters, shrimps, and calamari while visiting coastal little towns.

You can find in the restaurants throughout the country delicious olives, couscous with meat and roasted vegetables, tagine (roasted veggies, meats, and local spices), and plenty of olive oil to accompany your dishes.  

4. You’ll Find Amazing Handicrafts

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During your luxury travel in Morocco, make sure to visit the Souks or Moroccan traditional markets where you can find beautiful pottery, jeweled clothes, rugs, delicious mint tea, herbs, spices, soaps, the list goes on!

Best Time To Book Your Morocco Luxury Travel Experience

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When traveling to Morocco you should consider the best time of the year to go, it doesn’t matter if you’re backpacking or taking a Morocco luxury vacation.

The best time of the year to visit the country is from Mid-September to May

You can always visit whenever you feel like it, as long as you take into account the climate of the different regions.

If you visit during the summer when the temperatures in the Sahara are extremely high, you can visit the Northern part of Morocco and the Atlantic Coast, or even hike the Atlas Mountain, where the temperature drops because of the altitude.

Since Morocco is a Muslim country, they have the holy month of Ramadan, and many places and shops remain closed during this time. So if you want to visit many places, it might be more convenient for you at another time of the year. Do a quick check online before you start planning your trip!

Always remember to pack accordingly for these Morocco luxury tours, though!

Also, remember to check if you need vaccinations for Morocco travel. Usually, WHO recommends the following vaccinations for travelers entering this country:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Typhoid 
  • Rabies
  • Meningitis
  • Polio
  • Measles
  • Mumps and rubella (MMR)
  • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis)
  • Chickenpox
  • Shingles
  • Pneumonia
  • Influenza
  • Covid-19

Morocco Luxury Travel – Final Thoughts

I hope this post has given you some insights if you’re planning to have a Morocco luxury travel! You will have a great time getting to know this beautiful country and its culture from the comfort of your luxury travel!

When you go, let me know all about your experience in the comment box below! In the meantime, if you enjoyed this article, share it so others can discover how to travel in Morocco with opulence.

Until next time!

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