Unarguably home to the best cuisines on the planet, as well as a wickedly phenomenal mint tea, Morocco is a country that reverberates with Arabian themes despite being a north African country. Predominantly Muslim, the country has an intoxicating mixture of Arabic, Muslim, and French, due to the long period spent under French rule that finally ended in 1956. Morocco is known for its many beaches and coastal regions, the Atlas Mountains, its Moroccan mint and its amazing food.
Morocco is safe for any level of traveler, regardless whether you're a beginning adventurer or a veteran in oddity. However, it should be noted that the Western Sahara region of the country is generally considered dangerous due to the presence of land-mines left over from the many territorial battles. It should also be noted that being a Muslim country attire and manners should be respectful. Most people focus their sights on such cities as Tangier, with its decadent artistic past and present, or Casablanca with its architecture, the Hassan II Mosque, and the romance in the atmosphere.
Morocco is perfect if you are a backpacker, as well. The country offers some of the most rigorous trekking that one can find within Africa. From the mule trains along the heights of the Atlas Mountains, home to Africa’s highest peaks, to the rugged trails of the Rif Mountains, or the Todra Gorge, there is plenty for the outdoor enthusiast to see and experience, although it's definitely off the beaten path.
And if you're one of those individuals who enjoy sticking to the cities and the beaches, there’s plenty of that as well. With coastlines along the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, places like Casablanca, Marrakesh, Essaouira, or Agadir combine ancient history with modern luxury in a breathtaking mixture of cultures and experiences.
Morocco is without doubt one of the most unique places to travel on the entire planet. From the food, the drinks, the culture, the people, the landscapes and scenery, and the history, this place is legendary for so many reasons that it’s almost impossible to cover them all, and tempts the adventurer to explore.
Not long ago, Marrakech was a poor, bustling caravan town. It’s still bustling, but the poverty has long since drained away, replaced with moneyed European tourists and plenty of air condit…
Fes is one of the four so-called "imperial cities" (the others are Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat). It is separated into three parts, Fes el Bali (the old, walled city), Fes-Jdid (new Fes, home …
Essaouira, formerly known as "Mogador" is a popular sea-side medina (walled) town, located about a 2.5 hours drive west of Marrakech on the Atlantic coast. The city's walls have been kept in …
While most people immediately think of the movie going by the same name, Casablanca is much different than it was portrayed in the film that popularized the name. These days it is the industr…
Ouarzazate ( ورزازات, Warzāzāt) (called The door of the desert), is a city in southern Morocco.
Its name comes from a Berber phrase meaning "without noise" or "without confusion".…
Rabat is located North of Morroco, about two hours away from Casablanca. There is a lot of tourism in Rabat for two main reasons: sits right on the shores of the Atlantic and it is about tw…
Tangier has a long history of conflict, ever since it was settled in by the ancient Greeks and Phoenicians.
In the 5th century, it was occupied by the Vandals. Then during the 6th century …
Merzouga is a small village in south-eastern Morocco. It is located right on the edge of a large Saharan erg (sand sea) named Erg Chebbi. Merzouga is about 35km's from Rissani and a paved roa…
Meknes is a city in northern Morocco, located 130 kilometres from the capital Rabat and 60 kilometres from Fes.
A Berber tribe called the Miknasa settled there in the 10th century, and a t…
Chefchaouen is a "dry" city in the North of Morocco, which means there is no alcohol except in certain hotels. All the houses are painted blue or/and white giving Chefchaouen a really magical…
Zagora (30° 19′ 50″ N, 5° 50′ 17″ W) is a small town in the Draa River valley, Morocco. It is the largest town for 150km and is nicknamed 'the hottest place in Morocco'. Whether thi…
Ait Ben Haddou is a "ksar" (fortified village) located in south-central Morocco. 30km's west of Ouarzazate en-route to Marrakech.
The collection of fortifications and dwellings is built on…
El Jadida, previously known as Mazagan, was seized in 1502 by the Portuguese.
It is a port city on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, in the province of El Jadida. It has a population of 144,44…
Tetouan is in the North of Morocco and is famous for its Medina, which is on the World Heritage List of the UNESCO. The city was constructed in the 3th century. Therefore a lot of houses have…
Errachidia is the administrative capital of the region Tafilalet. Located at south of the northern Middle Atlas Mountains and Sahara Desert.
It is an authentic and genuine Moroccan city, far…
Finnally, no sound, but the sound of my soul...
Asilah is a fortified town and fishing village, on the coast of Northern Morocco,and not far from the city of Tangiers. The fortifications and walls you see today in Asilah were built by the …
Ifrane is a city in the middle atlas south of Meknes and Fes with 13000 residents. It's well known as a wintersport destination. Because it looks very European it's called little Switserland …
Rissani is a town in the region of Meknès-Tafilalelt. Rissani was the former economic capital of Morocco and the first imperial city in the country's history, called Sijilmassa, but today is…
Oujda is a city in eastern Morocco with an estimated population of half a million inhabitants. The city is located about 15 kilometers west of Algeria and about 60 kilometers south of the Med…
Located in Western Morocco on the Atlantic Ocean, Safi is the capital of the Doukkala-Abda Region. Between 1488 and 1541, Safi was under Portuguese rule. Carrying a population of roughly 284,…
Amizmiz is a small Berber town less than an hour south of Marrakech. It sits at the foothills of the High Atlas mountain range and provides an essential link between Marrakech and the many B…
Erg Chebbi is a Saharan Erg or "Sand Sea", made from wind-swept, rolling sand dunes approximately 25km's by 10km's in size. The ever-changing dunes reach an estimated height of 300m. The clos…