Of all the options for accommodations in Morocco, Marrakech riads are by far the best choice. Don’t get me wrong – I’m sure the all-inclusive resorts are luxurious, and plenty of travelers will want to get their rewards program loyalty bonus points at their favorite hotel chain. But if you’re in Marrakech, you won’t want to spend all your time (or hardly any time) at a resort. More importantly, you don’t want to miss out on the history, charm, and incredible hospitality available at riads.
I had the idea that hammam spas in Morocco were overrated tourist attractions. I was so wrong. My Heritage Hammam Spa in Marrakech was one of my best experiences ever. I would certainly say you should put it on your itinerary when visiting Morocco. But how does it compare to the authentic, local hammam experience?
As a food tour guide myself, I will always say that food tours are the best way to explore a new city and culture. Marrakech was no exception. On my second visit, Vanesa and I booked a Moroccan food tour with Marrakech Food Tours. I was quite surprised by some of the dishes we tried, and in absolute heaven with others. Here are the dishes from our tour, and some of the tidbits I learned along the route.
Before I went to Morocco, I had no idea what a hammam was, let alone whether I should try a hammam for men in Marrakech. On my first trip, I tried the authentic, local hammam, which this article details. When I returned a few years later, I experienced a hammam spa, which is one of the best activities I’ve ever done.
Morocco is one of those countries that’s inherently cheap, but it’s also easy to go broke there. During the 12 days of my first visit to Morocco, I…