About Us

Welcome to Optimos Travel, your passport to adventure and exploration!

Imagine an ordinary guy from the picturesque landscapes of southern Morocco, bound by a love for travel and an insatiable curiosity about the world. That’s me – Hassan.

My journey began with a simple desire to escape the monotony of everyday life and embrace the boundless possibilities that await beyond the horizon. Armed with nothing but a backpack and a sense of adventure, I set out to explore the far corners of the globe, seeking out new experiences, forging meaningful connections, and creating unforgettable memories along the way.

Growing up, I’ve always loved exploring new places and discovering new things. But it was when I went on my first trip that I truly understood how amazing travel can be. From hiking in the Atlas Mountains to camping in the Sahara Desert, every part of my journey showed me how beautiful and incredible the world can be and how strong people can be when they face challenges.

My Travel Philosophy

At Optimos Travel, travel is not just going from one place to another. It’s embarking on a grand adventure where I learn about myself, evolve as a person, and soak in the richness of different cultures. 

Whether wandering through busy streets or exploring hidden gems, my main aim is to connect deeply with the world, make meaningful connections, and create unforgettable memories.

My goal is to encourage and empower others to take the plunge into their own incredible journeys. But it’s not just about sharing travel tips – I’m committed to making a positive impact, wherever I go. 

I believe in responsible travel, supporting local communities, and leaving a place better than I found it. When you join me on a trip, you’re not just a tourist – you’re part of a movement for positive change.

Here’s a little story to illustrate my point: During one of my adventures, I stumbled upon a small village tucked away in the Sahara. The locals welcomed me with open arms, sharing their stories, traditions, and even inviting me to join in their festivities. It was a humbling experience that reminded me of the beauty of human connection and the importance of preserving cultures around the world. 

So, if you’re ready to embark on a journey of discovery, growth, and meaningful connections, come join me at Optimos Travel. Together, let’s explore the world and make a difference one step at a time.

Previous Escapades

Ready to dive into the heart of Morocco with me? My journey was anything but ordinary. I’ve gone beyond the beaten path and embraced all the charm Morocco offers. These travels inspired me to start this blog and lit the everlasting flame of wanderlust in my heart.

The Majestic Dunes of Merzouga

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On a breathtaking afternoon, I conquered the towering dunes of Merzouga, standing tall at over 500 feet. Though the climb tested my resolve, the reward was beyond measure. As I ascended, the golden hues of the setting sun painted the landscape in a symphony of colors, filling my heart with wonder. At the summit, the panoramic views stretched as far as the eye could see. If that doesn’t show the majesty of nature, I’m not sure what does. 

For an added thrill, I dared to try sandboarding down the slopes. There’s nothing like the rush of adrenaline as I glided over the soft sands. It was a moment of pure exhilaration, etched forever in my memory as a testament to the boundless beauty of our world.

Finding Solace in the Sahara

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There are only a few places in the world where you can truly be alone—and the Sahara is probably the most mesmerizing of them. In the vastness of the Sahara desert, I sought solitude amidst the towering dunes near the village of “Hassi Labied” in southern Morocco.

I camped there for two nights, just enjoying the beauty of the desert and sleeping under the stars. Setting up my tent in the sandy dunes felt really peaceful. There were no noises except for the gentle wind. 

At night, I made a fire and cooked a simple but tasty meal. It was nice just to relax and enjoy the calmness away from the busy world. Under the expansive desert sky, I marveled at the stars above me. 

There are no words to describe the moon casting its gentle light upon the undulating landscape. I drifted off to sleep amongst the dunes, lulled by the rhythmic whisper of the desert winds. It was a magical and unforgettable experience.

Bike Picnic Escapade: Embracing The Unexpected

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I planned a bike picnic with my friend, packing our backpacks with everything I needed. I headed to a stunning spot near a seasonal lake called “Dayet Srji.” Spending the whole day on a mountain, I explored the area, spotting desert animals and birds along the way. As the day turned to night, I gathered firewood and cooked our food over an open flame. But our adventure took an unexpected turn when I discovered a flat tire on one of the bikes. 

Despite our efforts to fix it, I couldn’t get it sorted. With darkness closing in, I had to think fast. That’s when I came up with a wild idea – I removed the inner tube and filled it with herbs. 

Surprisingly, it worked like a charm, allowing me to cycle back home under the starry sky. It was a thrilling experience that reminded me of the unpredictable joys of exploration.

Moroccan Wonders: From Desert to Waterfalls

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Taking a road trip through Morocco was a dream come true for me. Renting a car, I eagerly explored the enchanting landscapes this North African gem promises.

My journey began in the quaint towns of Rissani, Erfoud, and Errachidia, each offering glimpses into the rich tapestry of Moroccan culture.

The first stop was the majestic Todra Gorges, where towering cliffs carved by the Todra River cast a spell that bound my heart. As I ventured deeper into the canyon, the transition from desert to rocky mountains unfolded, painting a picture of raw natural beauty.

Continuing my adventure, I found myself in the awe-inspiring Dades Valley, home to the legendary Dades Gorges and the intriguing rock formation known as Monkey Fingers.

Exploring the traditional Berber villages scattered along the valley, I was captivated by the timeless charm and hospitality of the locals.

I hiked to the famed “Road of a Thousand Kasbahs,” full of vistas showing ancient fortresses and lush oases. It’s a real testament to Morocco’s rich history and architectural wonders.

Arriving in Ouarzazate, known as the “Gateway to the Sahara,” I was lost in the world of cinema at the Atlas Film Studios. That’s where iconic movies such as “Gladiator” and “Game of Thrones” came to life.

The UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah and Taourirt Kasbah provided glimpses into Morocco’s storied past, while a thrilling quad biking adventure through the desert dunes left me exhilarated and craving more.

Crossing the High Atlas Mountains via the treacherous Tizi n’Tichka pass was a feat in itself, with hairpin bends and dizzying heights adding to the thrill of the journey.

Making pit stops along the way, I savored the breathtaking panoramas of snow-capped peaks and verdant valleys, indulging in steaming cups of local mint tea at roadside cafes at the edge of the world.

Arriving in the vibrant city of Marrakech, I was swept up in the hustle and bustle of Jemaa el-Fna square, where snake charmers, storytellers, and bustling souks beckoned with their exotic wares. Sampling street food delicacies and honing my bargaining skills, I immersed myself in the vibrant tapestry of Moroccan culture.

Venturing further afield, I  took a day trip to the enchanting Ouzoud Waterfalls, where the thundering cascades plunged into emerald pools.

A boat ride along the river provided a unique perspective of the falls, while encounters with Barbary macaques added a touch of wildlife adventure to my excursion. Relaxing at a cliffside cafe, I savored traditional Moroccan dishes while soaking in the mesmerizing beauty of the cascading waters.

Ourika Valley called to me with its tranquil charm and cascading waterfalls. It was a great respite from the bustling city streets. Hiking to the Setti Fatma Waterfalls rewarded me with panoramic views of the valley below, showing me more of Morocco’s diverse and breathtaking landscapes.

My journey ended in the fabled “Blue City” of Chefchaouen, where narrow cobblestone streets and azure-hued buildings transported me to a realm of timeless charm.Exploring the ancient medina and hiking to the Spanish Mosque, I was captivated by the city’s serene beauty and laid-back atmosphere. A visit to the nearby Akchour Waterfalls provided the perfect finale for my first Moroccan adventure, leaving me with memories to last a lifetime

Further Travels

As my journey through Morocco continued, I found myself drawn further north, where vibrant cities and breathtaking landscapes awaited.

My exploration began in Tetouan, located in the picturesque Rif Mountains. On an exhilarating hiking journey, I traversed rugged trails that led me to hidden gems tucked away in the heart of nature’s embrace.

The crisp mountain air invigorated my spirit as I immersed myself in the splendor of the Moroccan wilderness.

Next, I ventured to Tangier, where the allure of the coast beckoned me to its sandy shores. Basking in the warmth of the Mediterranean sun, I enjoyed the tranquil beauty of the beaches, each wave whispering tales of distant lands and forgotten treasures.

My curiosity led me to the legendary Hercules Caves, where ancient myths mingled with the echoes of time. Standing at the majestic Cap Spartel, I marveled at the meeting of two great bodies of water—the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

Continuing my journey, I found myself enchanted by the quaint charm of Asilah. Here, against a backdrop of pastel-hued walls and azure skies, I experienced the magic of a horseback riding adventure along the coastline.

As the sun dipped below the horizon, painting the sky in hues of gold and crimson, I felt a sense of freedom and exhilaration like never before.

In Rabat, the capital city, I embraced the thrill of the ocean as I tried my hand at surfing along the sun-kissed beaches. The ancient walls of Udayas Kasbah whispered tales of bygone eras, their weathered facades bearing witness to centuries of history and culture.

My journey took me to the bustling metropolis of Casablanca, where the iconic Hassan II Mosque stood as a beacon of spiritual splendor against the modern skyline. Strolling along the Corniche, I was captivated by the rhythm of the city and the vibrant energy that pulsed through its streets.

In Essaouira, the wind-swept shores enticed me to indulge in adrenaline-pumping adventures. Kitesurfing against the backdrop of the ancient medina, I felt the exhilaration of freedom as I rode the waves with the wind at my back.

A sailing boat tour offered a tranquil respite from the excitement, allowing me to soak in the beauty of the coastline from a different perspective.

As the day drew to a close, I embarked on a magical camel trek along the beach, the setting sun casting a golden glow over the endless expanse of sand and sea.

My journey culminated in Agadir, where I embraced the serenity of the ocean through kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. Gliding across the azure waters, I felt a profound connection to the rhythm of the sea, each paddle stroke a testament to my adventurous spirit and love for exploration.

As the sun dipped below the horizon, painting the sky in shades of pink and orange, I reflected on the countless memories I had created and the countless adventures that still awaited on my journey through Morocco’s diverse and captivating landscapes.

Embrace the Adventure: Your Path to New Horizons

Now, I invite you to go on your own adventure. Don’t know where to start? I’ve got your back. With me, you’ll discover a world of untold stories, hidden gems, and breathtaking landscapes waiting to be explored.

From captivating landscapes to vibrant cities, each post is a portal to new horizons and endless possibilities. So what are you waiting for?

As I cover more ground and explore the yet unknown, join me on this journey of discovery, growth, and meaningful connections. Let’s explore the world together, one step at a time. Adventure awaits – are you ready?