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10 days in Morocco in September...where to go?

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1. Posted by hamisha (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

I am planning to get the ferry to Algiers from Spain and want to see/experience the best of morocco in about ten days. (travelling by train..solo). planning to finish in marrakesh for a few days. Any advice appreciated about where to go between algiers and morocco.

Is it worth hanging around in Algiers?
Is Essaouira worth a night or two? Or Fes?
Will ramadan affect my travelling significantly?

thanks hamish

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Uhm, do you mean Algiers, like in the capital of Algeria? Or do you mean travelling from Algeciras in Spain to Tanger in Morocco?
Not possible to cross borders from Algeria to Morocco by the way.
But as for Morocco, Fes and Meknes could be an option or travel more south and stick to Essaouira and Marakesh with a trip to the desert (gateway Ouarzazate) as a possibiblity.
Cheers! Michael

3. Posted by Emmalineau (Full Member 94 posts) 9y

I would say give hanging out in Tangier for a few days a miss (if thats what you meant by Algiers). It's pretty hassle-ish for tourists and there's better places to spend a limited amount of time. Essaouira's fantastic - very laid-back, a nice beach, and the medina's a really nice place to wonder (plus great food - don't miss the fish cafes!)
Marrakech is also worth a few days if you can manage it, it's a pretty cool city. Lots of gardens to chill out in and very fun souks.
Ramadan shouldn't affect you too badly if you stick to the more touristy cities - cafes etc will be open during the day and after sunset, when fasts are broken, the cities go nuts. Should be awesome!

Have a great trip.

4. Posted by hamisha (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

A big OOOPs I mean to say Tangiers as my point of arrival in morocco, not Algiers. I have created a bastardisation of Algeciras somehow...thanks for the posts ...hamish

Quoting hamisha

I am planning to get the ferry to Algiers from Spain and want to see/experience the best of morocco in about ten days. (travelling by train..solo). planning to finish in marrakesh for a few days. Any advice appreciated about where to go between algiers and morocco.

Is it worth hanging around in Algiers?
Is Essaouira worth a night or two? Or Fes?
Will ramadan affect my travelling significantly?

thanks hamish