No trip to Morocco is complete without a stay in Marrakech, the most popular tourist destination which holds an enduring fantasy and immediate excitement for visitors. The city of Marrakech itself is magnificent, it is the capital of the South with close proximity to the Sahara, and it is dominated by the peaks of the magnificent High Atlas Mountains. There is so much things to see in Marrakech you should spend at least few days of full exploration.
There are great architectural landmarks: the Koutoubia Mosque, the most perfect minaret in Morocco and a great piece of Almohad architecture, the Saadian Tombs, a splendid mausoleum dating back to the 16th century lavishly decorated in carvings, marble pillars and magnificent plasterworks. There are also city’s great gardens, the Agdal & Menara, and then there is also the Majorelle Garden as well as the famous popular square in Marrakech “Djemaa El Fna”, a fascinating place full of life and activity. There are musicians, street sellers, snake charmers, performers, comedians…Around the edge of Djemaa E l fna you will find the Souk, the traditional African markets and café terraces. There are also hotels, gardens and a maze of tiny streets to explore. You will find a visit to Jamaa El Fna a memorable experience.
Marrakech is clearly a large city divided into quarters- the medina- and the new city- Gueliz ...
Fez is the most ancient of Imperial Cities anywhere in the Muslim world. It is the city that has been the spiritual and political capital of Morocco for over 1.000 years since it’s inception by Moulay Idriss. The golden age of Fez was in the Middle Ages, when it was at the centre of political, cultural and religious life in Morocco and beyond-throughout the Muslim World.
Today, Fez is unmissable as a spectacle: this is a city that still exists suspended between the middle Ages and modern life. The Medina (ancient town) has retained much of its medieval soul, spirit and architecture. You will discover narrow alleys and wilding streets leading to enclosed courtyards and arched gateways. The Medina, the source of much of Fez attraction, is comprised of two separate cities: Fez el Bali & Fez el Djedid. Fez el Djedid is the new Fez, built by the Merenids in the 13th.
Most of the area was occupied by a royal palace, one of the most sumptuous and complex in Morocco, surrounded by beautiful gardens. Fez el Bali is the old Fez, dominated by a vast enclosure of royal palaces, gardens and souks. Most of Fez attractions are located here in the old town.
In Fez you will have plenty of chances to explore various historical sites such as, Bab Boujloud, Dar Batha, the Kairaouine University and Medersa El Attarin ….
A trip to Moroccan Sahara desert is definitely an experience that everyone should have at least once in their lifetime. You will have memories that last with you forever. Imagine yourself on the hump of a camel, trekking through the Erg Chebbi Dunes of Merzouga. There is nothing around you and all you can hear are the footsteps of the camel on the soft sand. The sky is vast and clear in the day and filled with millions of bright stars at night. It is a very peaceful experience, a rare lifestyle experience known to most of the Western World.
In the heart of Erg Chebbi Dunes, you will have plenty things to experience, you will have a real chance to ride a camel and see the sunrise/sunset on big dunes of Merzouga; you also will enjoy spend a night in desert camp enjoying the silence of dunes, watching stars and moon as well listen to Berber music before you go to sleep in a tent. Moreover, in Merzouga you may also be lucky to attend the Gnaoua family who will entertain you with their authentic instruments and you will as well see Bedouin nomad families with whom we will have lunch together. Erg Chebbi extends over a distance of 25 km from north to south and 6.5 km towards the east.
The beauty of these dunes is a real magnet for tourists both foreigners and Moroccans ...
When it comes to Kasbahs, Ait Benhaddou is one of the most exotic and best preserved in the entire Atlas region. It is a fortified city composed of six Kasbahs and nearly fifty houses, made with red pisé and connected through a complex maze of narrow streets. IT is impossible to determine how exactly old the Kasbahs are, though the first buildings at Ait Benhadou are believed to have been built since the 11th century.
The area was in a strategic position on the route from Marrakech, through the other Kasbah of Telouet. The Kasbahs were a major stop for camel caravans carrying salt through the Sahara and returning with gold, silver & slaves. The Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou becomes the favourite filming location of many Hollywood directors: Lawrence of Arabia, Alexander …
This ocean town was once a favourite haunt of Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix. Despite the beach, there are also plenty of things to experience in this town. You will find out and see the most well known monuments of this city: amazing cohesion, mixture of Portuguese-Berber architecture, colourful Souks, French-designed medina, and art galleries. Moreover, you will come across the Mellah (sizeable old Jewish quarter) and the Portuguese fortress built in 16th century to protect their commercial base of Mogador. The city was invaded by various nations: Phoenecians, Carthaginians, Romans, Portuguese and French. The varying origins of Essaouira’s inhabitants created its unique character and led to its prosperity. Essaouira is typical of many small fortified Moroccan townships. At one time it was considered to be one of the most essential ports in Morocco, and it is still in certain manners. Essaouira is a world heritage city ...
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