From the rugged Atlas Mountains in the north to the dunes of the Sahara, west to the Atlantic coast and into the bustling souks and medinas of the cities, Morocco is a North African country with soul, a sensory experience and a world away from Europe despite its geographical proximity.
Where to Go
Marrakech: It is the third largest city in Morocco, after Casablanca and Rabat, and lies near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. It is a few hours from the foot of the Sahara Desert. Its location and contrasting landscape has made it an enviable destination in Morocco.
The city is divided into two distinct parts: the Medina, the historical city, and the new European modern district called Gueliz or Ville Nouvelle. The Medina is a densely packed medieval city with mazelike alleys with thriving souks selling traditional wares. In contrast, Gueliz plays host to modern restaurants and big brand stores.
El Jadida: With its fortified walls facing the ocean, the old Portuguese city has today become a charming seaside resort. Old stone and beautiful beaches are on the agenda.
Fes: Fes is a northeastern Moroccan city often referred to as the country’s cultural capital. It’s primarily known for its Fes El Bali walled medina, with medieval architecture, vibrant souks and old-world atmosphere.
Ouarzarte: Ouarzate is nicknamed ‘The Door of the Desert’. It is an important holiday destination in Morocco, as a base for excursions across the Draa Valley and into the desert.
• Explore the collection of museums, which include displays of the history of each region, including embroidered fabrics, ceramics, jewellery, wooden sculptures and leather objects. A must see is the Dar Si Saïd Museum of Moroccan arts in Marrakesh which showcase an exceptional collection of highly valued art.
• In Fez, the Mnebhi Palace is one of the most beautiful and ancient monuments, it also displays magnificent examples of the Koran reflecting the richness of the Arabic calligraphy. The Museum of Moroccan Art (formerly the OudaïaMuseum) in Rabat, presents unique pieces from pre-history up to the Islamic period.
• Experience an overnight stay on the edge of the desert, looking out over the Atlantic ocean and waters of Dakhla Bay.
• Enjoy more of the great outdoors, by hiking in the mountains and valleys or even mountain biking …for the more adventurous individual, try paragliding.
• Revel in Morocco’s bustling cities, relax and unwind on the peaceful coast or in the mountains and enjoy both luxurious and authentic accommodation.
• The stunning scenery of the Atlas Mountains, Palmeraie landscape and the exotic Moroccan culture itself will ensure you leave relaxed and rejuvenated, Morocco is the perfect place for a spa retreat. A visit to the hammam (similar to a Turkish or Roman bathhouse) is an unmissable ritual.
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