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    When it comes to planning a honeymoon the beaches and mountains are the mainstreams which mark the epitome of beauty and relaxation in the books of every newly married couple. Isn’t it? But Akshita being a complete travel freak decided to break the monotony of these romantic honeymoon destinations and decided to visit Morocco, the land of the setting sun. Just like you, we were also curious to know that what is there for the couples in a country which is known for being a contrast of modernity and traditions. If you also want to know the answer, read along to find the 6 awesome reasons to plan a honeymoon trip to Morocco.

    I always stress on traveling to a place which is unconventional, which made our task of finding the best location for our honeymoon a mammoth task. Budget and time constraints adding up along with the surmounting wedding preparations and arrangements, this was probably the first time I was ready to let go of the detailing and bookings like I would have otherwise preferred. Finally, after multiple considerations, we finalized on Morocco as it was a melting pot of cultures and landscapes. We were then mapped to this super cool group called “Pick Your Trail” by Travel Triangle. I share a brief on the kind of experience I was looking for and mentioned the budget and what followed was a seamless process for the most memorable honeymoon trip. Just like us if you are also looking for an unusual honeymoon, here is our first-hand experience guide which will help you plan one for yourself.

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    Details Of Our Morocco Honeymoon Package

    Trip Type: Honeymoon Trip To Morocco
    Cost: INR 61,000 – 64,000 per person (approx.)
    Duration: 7 Days – 6 Nights
    No. Of People: 2
    Inclusions: Breakfast, Transfers, Sightseeing, Private cab, Visa
    Exclusions: Dinner, Lunch, Travel insurance

    6 Reasons Why One Should Plan A Honeymoon Trip To Morocco

    1. Incredible Hospitality And Friendly Locals

    our stay in Rabat - Dar el Kabira
    dinner date along the medina
    comfort food
    moroccon mint tea
    hassan's mausoleum
    amazing place to hangout
    quite fascinating surroundings

    For a keen traveler like me, Morocco didn’t feel very welcoming as compared to the other destinations like Bhutan and Cambodia which I have visited in the past. In Morocco, there is a slight European dominant culture despite being a North African country. Though the hospitality here is quite impressive as per my experience. Our hotel staff and the locals were quite cordial and courteous. The major barrier here is the language like French, Spanish and Arabic are predominantly spoken. Apart from that hospitality in this country is very impressive and professional as throughout our trip the staff of our hotels ensured that we enjoy a comfortable stay.

    2. Amazing Shopping Experience

    blues of chefchaouen
    shopping for a while
    the famous blue bylanes in chefchaouen
    breakfast for 2
    enroute fes
    palias de hotel at fes
    kasbah at chefchaouen

    Our shopping experience in Morocco was quite fascinating as every place surrounding it was abundant of unique souvenirs to buy. While we were exploring the shopping places, Fes fascinated us more than any place in Morocco. This place had a wide variety of authentic carpets, silks, cutlery, spices and handicrafts. While Marakkesh had a vast variety of souvenirs like magnets, keychains at a very budget price. And this was not just that, while we arrived at Essouria we were quite surprised to see a wide range of oils and fragrances which are originally made here.

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    3. Marvellous Architecture

    Suite room in Palias de hotel
    Fes view
    explore the heritage
    took some best shots
    ancient architectures of Rabat
    visited heritage places
    amazing architectures

    Morocco is known for its Atlas mountains, Sahara Desert, medieval medinas and modern skyscrapers. And we were very excited to explore the heritage of this country which was enclosed around the ancient architectures of Rabat, streets painted blue at Chefchaouen and a glimpse of magnificent Medina’s at Fes. Beyond shopping, we realized that there are a lot of other things to do in Morocco which includes exploring these magnificent medinas.

    4. Indulge Into A Moroccan Cooking Class

    A Moroccan Cooking Class
    having meal together
    authentic meal
    cooking authentic Moroccan meal
    certificate for learning cooking classes

    While the architectures left us completely baffled there was something unusual in Morocco which was waiting for us to be explored. After a long and serene drive to Marrakech, I and my husband indulged into a Moroccan cooking class and tried our hands on making something using Tagine and authentic Moroccan ingredients which was backed up by a tour to the community baking centre.

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    5. A Hot Air Balloon Ride

    the hot air balloon ride
    unusual experiences at Morocco
    we enjoyed a romantic moment
    overlooking the Atlas mountains
    the local streets
    explored the sites

    We felt like the unusual experiences at Morocco is never going to end. After indulging into an exciting cooking class at Marrakech, another highlight of our Morocco honeymoon was the hot air balloon ride. To take the ride we had to start an early day at Essouria where we enjoyed a romantic moment overlooking the Atlas mountains. Later we also went to explore the Argan oil co-operative where we took a tour to understand the process of refining Argan oil for skin products as well as cooking.

    6. Surprise For The GOT Fans

    visiting to the monuments
    explore the monument
    enthralling trip to Morocco
    roaming around the cities
    went for the sightseeing
    getting the view of the city
    dressed into the cultural uniform

    Not just this, being an ardent fan of Game Of Thrones it was quite a surprise to feel the reel life in reality. While we were already overwhelmed after the hot air balloon ride, there was something more waiting for us at Essouria. After all the sightseeing we went to explore the monument where the episode of “Astapor” was shot. It really gave us chills while we also learned about behind the scenes story.

    Suggested Read: 10 Best Things To Do In Morocco For An Enthralling Trip Amid This Saharan Land

    Tips For The Travelers Planning Their Morocco Honeymoon

    • Do carry water while going out to keep you hydrated as there is barely any water available in the streets.
    • Tipping is considered as etiquette in this country, so make sure to offer a tip to bell boy, waiter etc.
    • Carry adapters while roaming around the cities, there are different kind of electric sockets at different places.
    • Carry some warm clothes as the temperature fluctuates rapidly here.
    • Avoid wearing short and skimpy clothes as despite having a heavy influx of European culture, the locals are a mix of African and Arab origin.

    Our Incredible Honeymoon Experience With TravelTriangle

    I would rate my experience with Travel Triangle extremely pleasant and one of the best till date. The whole idea of customizing the trip according to our preferences within our budget is the biggest USP. There were timely follow-ups to ensure our documentation and bookings were done in time. Our tour operator “Pick Your Trail” was extremely agile and complied to all our special requests. We had a telegram group where our next day itinerary and updates were posted and all our queries were attended too. Even post the trip, there was an effort made to understand how our experience was. The Pick Your Trail tour operator partner in Morocco was “S Tours”. They were extremely professional, always on time and gave us some really top-notch recommendations for food. Our chauffer – Shakiar ensured we were comfortable during our long drives, kept us engaged with his interesting experiences, were taken care of during our walking tours and also clicked some of the best pictures of us on the trip.

    Further Read: 14 Spectacular Places To Visit In Marrakech In 2019: A Treat To The Eyes

    Are you also looking for a place which will give you some romantic honeymoon goals just like Akshita’s Morocco vacation? If yes, then what are you waiting for now? Plan your own version of a romantic honeymoon trip to Morocco with TravelTriangle and enjoy a paradisiacal getaway amidst the historical alleys and modern architectures of this beautiful country.

    Common Queries Travelers Have While Planning A Honeymoon Trip To Morocco

    Q. Is it safe for tourists in Morocco?

    A. Contrary to beliefs about Africa not being preferred as a honeymoon destination because of safety reasons was proved otherwise during our stay. I wouldn’t rate the country to be overtly tourist friendly but is definitely safe. There might be a little struggle for communication for English speaking tourists as Spanish, French and Arabic are more widely spoken, but the locals do try to help. Cities like Marrakech and Casablanca were more cosmopolitan and definitely more tourist-friendly as compared to the rest.

    Q. What are some fun facts about Morocco?

    A. Some of the fun facts about Morocco one must know:
    1. There are some facts of Morocco which are the same whichever part of the country you visit like their local cuisine, breakfast served etc. The flavour of Cous Cous, Tagine, Baguette etc remains surprisingly consistent all throughout.
    2. There is a lot of diversity in terms of the demographics of the population there- there are French, Spanish, Arabs, Africans etc
    3. Though it has a very low influx of Indian tourists, Bollywood is so popular that you will find street hawkers and vendors calling out “Namaste!”, “We love Amitabh Bacchan and Shah Rukh Khan” as you walk past them
    4. There is also a good mix of landscapes which you can witness during road trips like vast deserted spaces, greenery, mountains, plains etc

    Q. How many days do you need in Morocco?

    A. 8 days and 7 nights is the ideal time to explore all the famous sites of Morocco and spend a relaxing vacation at its different cities.

    Q. What are some popular foods in Morocco?

    A. In Morocco, the locals are very familiar with Couscous which is the old Indian delicacy. Along with that Beef is commonly eaten at this place with Tagine along with a wide selection of vegetables.

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