Key information for our travellers during Ramadan

Morocco is great to visit at any time of year and Ramadan is no exception, but we ask our guests to understand that service may not be as good as normal when people are hungry and thirsty, and local Moroccan staff may have to fit customer services around their fasting routine. 

International Nomad Festival in M'hamid Elghizlane

The International Festival of Nomads takes place in the open air, right on the edge of the enormous expanses of the Sahara desert. While the event is based around music, it offers all sorts of arts, giving the curious visitor the chance to learn about dance, crafts and poetry of the nomadic peoples.

Gluten Free Morocco Essentials, Where to eat & Shop!

With over nine types of breads gracing Morocco’s kitchen tables and bread serving as the main staple of the Moroccan diet, gluten free travelers may feel overwhelmed. Bread is eaten in every meal whether it is to scoop up a Moroccan tagine, a tangia or vegetable salads. The good news is that Morocco now has many new, gluten free options of where to eat and shop. Green markets, vegetarian and bio restaurants along with gluten free pastry bakeries can be found in the trend setting city of Marrakech and on the Coast of Casablanca and Essaouira. Travelers who are gluten and plan on visiting Morocco can use our trusted Gluten Free Morocco Guide.

How to Dine Gluten Free in Morocco

TIME FOR MOROCCAN TEA

The Japanese tea ceremony is famous the world over for its precise ritualistic nature and cultural significance. Mint tea is just as important in Moroccan culture. You’ll find that even in the poorest regions, families who may have no utilities, furniture or even a door to their house, will have a Moroccan tea set sitting on a polished silver tray.

The drink is actually green tea from China that has had Moroccan mint added to it and around a dozen sugar cubes per tiny pot! It’s taken in different ways depending on who is making it and where you are; men make theirs with heaps of sugar and lots of flourishes, women less so. Southern Moroccans tend to serve the tea three times, going from strong and bitter to weak and sweet.

THE BLUES OF CHEFCHAOUEN

There’s probably nowhere else like Chefchaouen in the world. From a distance it looks like most other north Moroccan towns, full of square buildings huddled together on a mountainside...

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