Are you planning your honeymoon in Morocco ? Or wish to experience sensations you never experienced when staying in a hotel before ? Then, this is the place. But let's start with the beginning. 19 years ago, a man had a dream. He had fallen in love with Morocco and…
  Trekking in Morocco: when, how, where, for how long and other such essentials. With 16 years of in- country living, the best part about Morocco and hiking around it must be the wilderness, the untamed nature of its topography. Virtually devoid of well signalled routes, camping areas, mountain gites…
In these series, we detail how the Covid restrictions and the trend to work from home, have but amplified our natural propensity to explore Morocco. After all, it's about trails. And sun. Part 1: The desert, the water and the djinnoun. Water diviners. Overhanging fortresses. Gold diggers. Sculpted boulders, wells…
Lunar landscapes, pink washed kasbahs and dramatic summits. If Titans of Greek mythology, those giant supernatural beings fighting gods, ever had played in their childhood at molding boulders and cleaving rocks, Tafraoute, a little town 3 hours drive south of Agadir, must have been their playground. One hardly ever tires…
Vaccines are here. Is Morocco ready to welcome visitors ? Update 1/12/2021: Presently, Morocco has closed its borders for 2 weeks, until officially 13 December. Until yesterday, direct flights from the US to Morocco have been open and operating since September 2020. When borders open again, you will need to provide…
Right past the next boulder. And what about that one over there ? Could it be ?... Springing over clefts from rock to rock, I crave to uncover the most impressive rock engraving of the ridge. Moustapha and Majid are leading the charge ahead, with Leila somewhere abreast of us…
  Morocco honeymoon: the ideal getaway destination in 2021. The one trip you will remember for the rest of your marriage. Why Morocco ? Riads straight out of 1001 nights. A small plane ride to land you next to the Sahara. Tea with the nomads. A lunch on top of…
Not only cooking Moroccan food, but also with locals. In their home. So here we are on a beautiful day in May, just a few days before the starting of Ramadan and nothing seems to foretell it. It’s 10 AM and we are crossing Jemaa El Fna square in the…
Making your own babouches in the medina of Marrakech ? With a local crafts master ? Yes, you can. Whenever we get the chance we like to immerse ourselves in the local culture here. Vernacular experiences. And Marrakech, the place we call home since 2006 offers quite a few choices…
Riad Laaroussa, our guests' favorite riad in Fes- the interview. I first passed the doorstep of Riad Laaroussa in 2013 on the occasion of Fes World Sacred Music Festival. I immediately felt compelled by the proportions and objects. The ground floor rooms had 7 meter high ceilings. And the courtyard…
The cosiest kasbah accommodation in Skoura's palmgrove ? Most likely. In only few years, this guest house in the palm grove of Skoura, has become a reference. Recently, previous guests have booked two years in advance, booking the whole place for them and their group of friends. The recipe for…
When I find myself sometimes wandering about the medina of Marrakech in the morning, I yearn for a good coffee in a beautiful setting, somewhere away from the hustle and bustle. Away from the selfie sticks. And Palais Khum is just the place. After all, Stefano, the owner, is Italian…
Are you planning to travel to Morocco during Ramadan ? Ramadan is a holy month in Islam, during which the Muslims refer from drinking and eating, among other things, from dusk till dawn ( 4 AM to 7H30 PM in Morocco). Morocco being a Muslim country, most Moroccans observe the…
The best restaurants in Fes are not that easy to find. When you ask a Moroccan which city best represents Moroccan cuisine, the answer will most likely be: Fez. And there’s a feeling that the time has stood still here for the past few centuries when walking aimlessly through thousands…
The riads of Marrakech, probably Morocco's most coveted attraction. If until the late 90's, they were a well kept secret, the secondary homes of well- off French urbanites that used to come and spend the weekend or winter holidays and started to let rooms to their friends and aquaintances, they…
The most charming guest- house in southern Morocco ? Tucked away in the south of Morocco, lies the unassuming town of Tata. Those more intrepid travellers on a tour of the southern Morocco, spending the night in Erg Chigaga dunes, pass close by. At a first view,Tata seems a middle-…
Less people travel to Morocco in 2016. These are the official figures from the Moroccan Tourism Observatory. But why? Why are travelers avoiding a land rich in cultural diversity, stunning landscapes and natural- born hospitality? We cannot help but wonder if the kingdom’s location in Middle East North Africa (…
With little to do but wander, Essaouira remains a hippy hang-out where Jimi Hendrix is said to have penned Castles in the Sand. Today though, a more Bohemian crowd flocks for the laid-back ambiance, delicious local cuisine, and miles of beach perfect for walking (even as far as the castle…
A private tour to discover northern Morocco, best during summer. This private Morocco tour will take you through Casablanca, Asilah, Tangier, Chefchaouen, Meknes, Volubilis and Rabat. Listen to a local university teacher relate tales of pirates capturing European nobility in Sale. Discover the colorful medina of Tangier with a view on the Atlantic,…
Many of our private tours of Morocco include a detour by the Pasha Glaoui’s ruined palace in Telouet, up in the High Atlas mountains and the nearby salt mines. But not many know that from this desolate group of ruins in the High Atlas, so far from the seat of…
There is a man carving patterns on marble plaques on the main streets of Fes. Another carves little wooden spoons out of his small shop in Essaouira. A small group of women weaves carpets out of a small cooperative in Chefchaouen. Wherever you go in Morocco, you will find people…
A custom tour of Morocco reveals a country of many faces. A trip to the south will show you the life of the desert, Berber history and a culture that has thrived in a beautiful, but harsh landscape. A trip to the Imperial cities will give you a taste of…
Walk the grand tree-lined promenades of the new city. Relax in the little corners tucked away in the old Medina. Come to Rabat for a tour of Morocco that is both unique and deeply fascinating. At night you can walk around the new city and see it lit up with…
Private flight to Sahara in a small plane and a 4x4 transfer to a luxury camp. You are in Marrakech for a few days. You’d love to spend a night in the Sahara but are put off by the distance ? After all, if you have 3 days on your hands,…
In 2013, we started supporting the education of the young girls in rural Morocco. Every month, Sun Trails donates 1 % of its income towards Education for All Morocco. So, in booking a private tour of Morocco with us, not only you are likely to have an unforgettable travel experience…
The things to do in Casablanca aren't that many. Despite the glamor that is associated with the name, Casablanca is not exactly Bangkok. Or Cairo. Besides the third largest mosque in the world, the city boasts little more than a few architectural jewels in the way of monuments. There’s one…
Sahara luxury camp- it this the way to experience Morocco's desert ? What is it that draws us to the immensity of the dunes ? The oceans of sand. Where does it spark from, this longing to gaze at wave after wave of sand disappearing on the horizon?...  All else…
You may think that Morocco is not the best place for your family on holidays. Think again. In the last few years, a new breed of hotels caters specifically for families with children and teenagers. And we don't mean trampolin and water slides all- inclusive- resorts. We mean treasure hunt,…
On a beautiful morning in March we are entering the newly opened Museum Mohamed 6 in Rabat. The previous months built quite an expectation since the exhibition on medieval Morocco had been hosted by none other than Louvre Museum ( yes, the one in Paris) and proved to be quite…
Luxury camps and things to do in the stony desert of Agafay. Only 40 minutes drive of Marrakech lies the desert of Agafay. It isn’t sand dunes like the Sahara. Yet layer after layer of rock dunes instill a similar feeling of remoteness. Of nothingness. Only troubled by the occasional…
From Marrakech to desert to the coast in 9 days. Our most off- the- beaten- track 4x4 Morocco tour, away from the tourist crowds: pristine gorges with see- through natural pools where fish swim, Bronze- Age rock engravings, wildlife including gazelles, falcons and hares, 3000- year old tombs, century- old…
When visiting the south of Morocco, many think of Ouarzazate. And yet, this 20th century city with its famous film studios, plethora of large hotels and a few manicured kasbahs is far from representing Morocco or the region itself. To immerse oneself into the local culture, one has to travel…
A desert luxury camp experience in the Moroccan Sahara. { There are currently no travel bans in Morocco to stop you from traveling to the Sahara desert }. You want to spend a night in the desert but don’t want to loose on the comfort ? Or perhaps you are considering…
Discovering Morocco on a private 4x4 tour has become very popular in the last few years. When one thinks of Morocco, endless saffron dunes and hard- to- bargain souks come to mind. Ultimately, a culture shock will happen. It is overwhelming – in ways both uplifting and unsettling. Naturally, you…
Art deco hotel less than 1 hour drive from Marrakech. A boutique hotel at the foot of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco is a rare sight. Except for Richard Branson's Kasbah Tamadot there were no choices of staying in the area other than your typical wood- bean country club. And…
Owing to the movie, Casablanca is popular with those visiting Morocco.  In spite of its myth, Casablanca nowadays appears to be but a large congested city with not much in the way of interesting sites. But is that all there is to it ? Some disagree. And for good reason.…
Riads in Marrakech were sprouting like mushrooms a few years back when the economic crisis hadn’t yet touched Europe and USA. The debate of the day was: what makes a Riad a Riad ? Why some places are called ‘Dar’ and others ‘Riad’ ? Is it the shape of the…
A private tour of Morocco should charm yet also indulge. You are planning on taking on a private luxury tour of Morocco and you are wondering what is that you can not miss. It is no less than a daunting task, considering the explosion of luxury hotels, restaurants and brands…
What to do and see when spending a few days in Marrakech. We’ve been designing travel experiences around Morocco since 2008, from our offices in Marrakech. With the rise in numbers of online ‘ lifestyle travel designers’ with ‘expert advice’ on Marrakech, we needed to sift the wheat from the…
Recommended not only to those that are fond of cooking or exotic cuisine but also as one of the best introductions to Marrakech and its old city's way of life, in a city where local reliable guides are getting harder to come by. An excellent alternative to a day trip…
You're looking to book a private tour around Morocco and wondering where you could pamper yourself and shed off the sand of the Sahara? Sharon Stone stayed here. And the Rolling Stones. Back in the day it was Winston Churchill's favorite hotel. There is harldy a more romantic site in Marrakech than…
In the shade of the eucalyptus, I am just about to finish my lunch with a fresh mellon- infused home made ice- cream and a glass of what the owner of the house calls a 'citronnade': a freshly squeezed lemon juice mixed with mint, sugar and lots of water, served…
When to visit Morocco and travel around ? Update 26.03.2021: Presently, there are no Morocco travel bans in place from the US. Those flying to Morocco are asked to present a printed 72 hour PCR test when embarking and upon arrival at the airport in Morocco together with a travel…
Chic retreat on the outskirts of Taroudant with prize- winning gardens. Beyond the snow covered peaks of the Atlas Mountains, between Marrakech and the Sahara lies a quiet town - older, yet less famous than Marrakech. And that is how its residents like it. Away from the glam, flamboyance and…