Morocco is a gateway to Africa and a country of dizzying diversity. Here you'll find epic mountain ranges, ancient cities, sweeping deserts – and warm hospitality.
Morocco is also a journey into a timeless, tranquil world of cute coastal villages, colorful-painted towns that cling to hillsides, and remote outposts defended by fairy-tale adobe forts. This fascinating country is a merging of the African and Arab worlds and is steeped in age-old customs. It's no wonder Morocco has been feted by artists and writers for decades and continues to enchant all who visit.
From Saharan dunes to the peaks of the High Atlas, Morocco could have been tailor-made for travellers. Lyrical landscapes carpet this slice of North Africa like the richly coloured and patterned rugs you’ll lust after in local cooperatives. The mountains – not just the famous High Atlas but also the Rif and suntanned ranges leading to Saharan oases – offer simple, breathtaking pleasures: night skies glistening in the thin air, and views over a fluffy cloudbank from the Tizi n’Test pass. On lower ground, there are rugged coastlines, waterfalls and caves in forested hills, and the mighty desert.
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From the winding medina maze of Fez to the carnivalesque street-theatre of the Djemaa El Fna in Marrakesh. In the rocky deserts medinas are protected by kasbahs, on the coast by thick sea walls. But it's not just a heritage trip, as Morocco's cities are forward-facing too, with glitzy new urban design in Casablanca, Rabat and Tangier looking to the future as well as paying homage to their roots.
Morocco is a country where life is good and the food is even better! Moroccan cuisine is world renowned and boasts incredible diversity. Its cuisine is rich and inviting, tinged with the best of the Middle East. Spices are given pride of place: coriander, saffron and cumin elevate many recipes with a hint of spiciness in the best taste.
Morocco's attractions offer an eye-opening taste of the exotic, with snake charmers and conjurers, souks piled high with hordes of treasures, and endless glasses of mint tea. It's also an adventure into some of North Africa's most stunning scenery, with the desert on its doorstep and the craggy heights of the Atlas Mountains beyond.
Morocco has a hundred faces and sounds, all ready to welcome the traveller looking for spice and adventure.
Admire the beauty of the Hassan Tower and Mausoleum, which are UNESCO Heritage Sites
Visit Chellah, an old medivial Fortified City along the banks of the Bou Regreg River
Visit Hassan II Mosque, largest functioning mosque in Africa & is the 7th largest in the world
Walk around Casablanca Cathedral, a former Roman Catholic church built using Neo-Gothic style
Discover the rich cultural features of Madrassa Ben Youssef, the largest in Morocco
Explore Medina Quarter, Marrakech's Old City, an UNESCO Heritage Site & see Djemaa El Fna Square
Lose yourself in Fes el Bali, the oldest & largest of North Africa and UNESCO World Heritage Site
Visit Kairaouine Mosque, known as world’s oldest university & the second-largest mosque in Morocco