Once our time in Marrakech was complete, we drove to Rabat, with a stop in Casablanca on the way… including a drive-by of Rick’s Café. In Rabat, we ate dinner THREE times at Dar Naji, a restaurant recommended by our Riad, because it was that amazing. I also ate my weight in olives while we were in Morocco; best I’ve ever had.
After a restful night in our Rabat hotel, Riad Kalaa, we had a half-day tour of the city. Rabat is where the King’s main palace and all administrative buildings reside, so it was a bit of a political tour, too. Also, in Rabat, outside of the main Medina there are many agricultural gardens and thousands and thousands of storks. Yes, storks. I don’t think I’ve ever seen any in person and certainly not without the magical blanket with a new baby inside, so it was really neat to see their extensive (read: freaking HUGE) nests surrounding us. We also saw the Mausoleum for King Mohammed V.
The next day, we headed to Fes, stopping in Meknès and Volubulis on our way. In Fes, we stayed at Riad Fes, which was another incredible place.
The following day we had a tour of Fes. Including a mosaic factory and the largest UNESCO Chouara Tannery in the world. We spent two additional days in Fes, exploring the narrow corridors of the Medina and relaxing at our resort-like Riad – complete with vacation massages for the adults and naps for Wyatt. What an incredible experience this trip was and we’re especially grateful we could bring Wyatt along for the journey.
Where should we go next?!?