An immersive journey from Marrakech to Skoura Oasis & past by houses of whimsical magnificence
Morocco has an inexplicable attract. I’ve been in love with the nation for some time and was comfortable to be again. I’d be immersed in deep Morocco.
First, taking the south path to discover saffron fields, restored tradition heritage, uncover the Amazigh tradition and extra. Second, discovering breathtaking landscapes, oasis and kasbahs galore. I used to be in heaven.
From Marrakech to the south route…
Touchdown in Marrakech I used to be on the highway at no time. The pink metropolis would keep for my final days within the nation. Time was on facet. But, a keep exterior Marrakech is usually a excellent introduction to the nation and its hospitality. I’d be dealing with a 4 hours drive to the oasis o Skoura.
Solely 35 minutes drive from Marrakech, Kasbah Bab Ourika is a heaven of magnificence and tranquility within the Atlas Mountains.
Portuguese hotelier Beatriz Maximo imprints her incomparable model and optimistic vitality to all facets of the expertise right here.
Her idyllic luxurious resort & yoga retreat has 41 attractive rooms with panoramic views of orange tree & rose gardens, and capturing stars.
Skoura Oasis – land of saffron, 1000 kasbahs and nomadic heritage
The Oasis of Skoura was as magical as I imagined. I visited the ruins of an historical Jewish salt commerce’s quarters, which was unimaginable! Cycled on infinite palm grooves, assembly native individuals for a chat & tea.
One among my favorite stays was the non-public dwelling of Beatriz Maximo. The boutique dwelling Dar Faracha was a trove of berber ceramics, classic furnishings, beautiful materials and funky paintings on partitions. Inspiring and homey on the similar time. Oh, and the black stone infinity pool was a refreshing respite from the warmth.
Maison Rouge was one other magical cease on the highway to Skoura. The home can solely be reached on foot, by the palm groves, vegetable gardens and a climb up the rocky hill. It was breathtakingly stunning.
After visiting saffron producers for a cultural immersion, in a small group within the Ourika Valley, we had fantastic saffron tea and do-it-yourself biscuits. Time was nonetheless. It was blissful contemplation.
24 hours in Marrakech earlier than departure
I solely had 24 hours within the “pink metropolis”. I missed you Marrakech, and it was good to be again after such a protracted journey hiatus.
I used to be very fortunate to find somewhat jewel within the Medina. Riad L’Orangeraie is the whole lot one thinks of when considering of recent hospitality: caring, bespoke, and attentive however with no frills.
At L’Orangeraie you may be immersed within the stunning medina, but be in an oasis of peace and magnificence. Rooms are attractive and so is the service. And from the rooftop the views are infinite.
I visited the close by Le Jardin Secret, did somewhat stroll across the souk, after which chilled by the riad’s pool. For the night, I headed to a different rooftop favorite of mine at El Fenn. Therefore, after weeks of scrumptious meals, I used to be prepared for my El Fenn veggie burger & fries.
Marrakech has loads of fantastic stays and locations. How magical to wanderlust once more!