Ask the Experts is our weekly blog series where we encourage you, our loyal blog readers and travel fans, send us your questions for our clued up Travel Experts in store – and they’ll answer with loads of tips and advice right here on the blog.
This week’s question for our Experts is from Michael, take it away Michael.
I was thinking of going away for 10 days next month. I am already going to Thailand in December so am open to anywhere but there. I am looking for somewhere that is still warm at the beginning of November. Do you have any recommendations? Michael
Oh, we have some recommendations alright. Step forward Lucy from our Leeds Vicar Lane store…
Sahara Desert, Morocco.
Lucy Bolton from STA Travel Leeds Vicar Lane says…
For a 10 day trip you won’t want to be travelling too far, so for a perfect mix of beaches, sunshine and culture I would definitely suggest Morocco.
A short 4hr flight will take you to a beautiful country with so many different things to see and explore. If you want to travel around, our Moroccan Desert Adventure is an 8 day trip that starts in the bustling city of Marrakech and finishes in Casablanca where you can spend the final few days relaxing on the beach. Otherwise there is plenty to do in each of the cities if you want to explore one area.
The coast of Casablanca.
Marrakech is such an awesome place, a visit to the medina is an absolute must; get lost in the labyrinth of the souks and stop by the workshops to watch bags and shoes being made. Just make sure you have left some room in your suitcase for all the shopping! The desert adventure tip includes 2 days travelling through the Sahara Desert on camel back and an overnight stay in a traditional Bedouin camp where you can taste the delicious tagines made specially by the locals. If you want something a little more adventurous you can hire a quad bike in the deserts – a personal favourite of mine!
You can slowly wind down in the chilled out town of Essaouria, grab a coffee and sit at the port watching all the fishing boats coming back after a day at work – if you like seafood this is the perfect place to try some amazing dishes! I would then head to Casablanca for a well deserved rest on the beach but not before visiting the incredible Hassan II Mosque.
The weather will be perfect in Morocco September, it is still nice and warm so you can get away from all the rain in the UK!