About This Course
Join traveler and filmmaker Bernardo Bacalhau on a journey through Morocco, as he highlights many of its most popular places, like Marrakesh, Chefchaouen (the famous blue city), and the Sahara Desert. In addition to giving you a better understanding of Morocco’s culture and terrain, this course will teach you everything you need to know to stay safe and tailor a Moroccan road trip to your liking. By the end of this course, you’ll be prepared to explore all Morocco has to offer, armed with practical travel skills and a deeper understanding and appreciation for the cities and sites you’ll see along the way.
What You'll Learn
How to craft a great Morocco itinerary
How to best experience the cities, coast, mountains, and desert in Morocco
What makes Morocco’s geology so unique
Major facets of Moroccan culture
Key tips for renting a car and driving in Morocco
How to stay safe when driving in Morocco
Airport arrival and visa information
How to plan your own road trip to Morocco, including stops in Marrakech, Chefchaouen (the famous blue city), and the Sahara desert
Watch Some Samples
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Welcome to Road Trip Morocco with Bernardo Bacalhau. Begin with an overview of the country of Morocco to get familiar with its map, population, geography, and more.
Explore Bernardo’s suggested itinerary and road trip circuit. This route includes stops in Tangier, Fez, Merzouga, Ouarzazate, Essaouira, and more.
Road Trip Basics
Arriving in Morocco
Understand the logistics of getting to Morocco by plane or by boat.
Getting Set Up
Prepare for your Morocco road trip with important navigation, car rental, cell service, and financial tips.
Types of Vehicles
Consider which vehicle option would work best for your Moroccan road trip adventure.
Driving in Morocco
Review important rules of the road in Morocco, along with some valuable driving tips and tricks.
Tangier to Chefchaouen
Explore the first section of Bernardo’s Moroccan road trip journey, going from the ferry port in Tangier to the blue city of Chefchaouen.
Intro to Morocco's Religious Culture
Learn about the various religions practiced in Morocco, including the main religion of Islam, and how you can show respect to those practicing during your visit.
Moulay Idriss and Meknes
Discover some incredible but less-known stops in the Moulay Idriss to Meknes section of the road trip, like Volubilis.
Make your way to the city of Fez and explore its maze-like streets, where you can explore cultural sites like Old Medina’s famous blue entrance and observe centuries-old craftsmanship traditions.
Second Stretch and Third Stretch
Begin the second stretch of the journey, heading towards Merzouga. Bernardo suggests making a few stops along the way to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Palm Tree Valley.
Sahara Geology & Climate
Take a moment to understand the environment of the southeast area of Morocco.
Camping in the Desert
Explore the camping options available to you in Merzouga as well as the activities offered with each option.
Nomadic Families and Berbers
Learn about the origins and traditions of the nomadic people who’ve called this land home for centuries.
Continue on the road trip circuit, going from Merzouga to Ouarzazate. Explore the two different road options that go through this section.
Fourth Stretch and Fifth Stretch
Fourth Stretch, The Shorter Loop
Explore the shorter route option from Ouarzazate to Marrakesh.
Fourth Stretch, The Longer Loop
Explore the longer route option from Ouarzazate to Marrakesh, including stops in Sidi Ifni and Essaouira.
Take on the final stretch of the road trip circuit from Marrakesh back to Tangier, including stops in Casablanca and Rabat.
Learn the art of bargaining as Bernardo explains why it is such a valuable skill when visiting Morocco.
Back to Tangier
Consider stopping into one or a few of the small coastal towns along the route back to Tangier.
Meet Your Instructor
Bernardo Bacalhau is a Portuguese filmmaker and YouTuber who loves to tell a good story. He started his channel in India, where he lived for 8 months. Since then, he's been traveling and searching the world for different stories he can help share. He recently transformed his van into a tiny home on wheels so he can travel to more places. Although Bernardo's been to over 40 countries, Morocco continues to be one of his favorite places to visit and will always hold a special place in his heart.