One way to get hands on experience with the culture here is to allow yourself the experience of the local “hammam”.
A hammam is the public steam room consisting of 3 large wet rooms which increase in temperature. It embraces the traditional practices of soaping, scrubbing and massaging with Argan oil which is unique to Morocco.
They available to both local and foreign men and women (with each their own entrance and steam rooms) to cleanse the body and mind and as a relaxation and purifying center.
Not to be confused with the Western version of a steam room where the major activity is to sit and take in the vapors;
the hammams are purifying centers where the skin will be steamed, throroughly scrubbed, cleansed and massaged.
For a small sum, you can have someone scrub you down with exfoliation gloves and cover you in a natural mask.
After a visit to the hammam you will have your baby-skin back! Plan your visit at the start of your trip if you plan to build up a tan.
The hammam is only same sex and usually shows nudity; which among the same sex is not seen in a negative light.
Briefs or undies and small tops are permitted but expect to at least see most woman topless or fully uncovered.
Expect to pay around 150 MAD for a full Hammam experience.