Morocco Saharan Dunes

Sharon Goddard from Canberra recently travelled to Morocco on the Byroads “Moroccan Mosaic” trip and has written a few words to share with readers about her amazing trip.

Byroads ‘Moroccan Mosaic’ – by Sharron Goddard

This was my second trip to Morocco with Byroads and my fourth trip with them overall. Yep – they’re that good! So it was lovely to revisit some favourite places and faces, and discover new ones. With our tour leader Steve, local guide Mohammed, and driver Abdullah, the trip went without a hitch (that we were aware of anyway), and I thank them dearly for making it such a wonderful and memorable experience.

The riads and Kasbah accommodation are a real highlight and a great way to immerse yourself into Moroccan hospitality and culture, and which you can only really do in small groups. We visited amazing places well off the beaten track such as the ancient Tafilalt village of Ksar Maadid, where our local guide invited us for tea at his house. We stopped to taste the local honey for sale at the side of the road in the middle of nowhere, dined at local restaurants with authentic Moroccan food, and made our own discoveries during the frequent periods of free time to wander the souks and narrow streets of towns like Chefchaouen, the labyrinth of the Fes medina, and Le Jardin Marjorelle in Marrakech – which was not on the itinerary but well worth the visit.

The camel ride in the Sahara and watching the sunset from on top of a huge sand dune is a magical experience I’ll never tire of – which may sound a bit clichéd but it really is special. No matter how many times you visit, Morocco will always fascinate, delight and surprise.

The next Moroccan Mosaic trip is scheduled to start on the 13th of September 2018.