More about Morocco

From its bustling medieval bazaars and narrow alleyways of the old cities to charming village oases in sprawling deserts. It boasts rugged mountains, and fertile valleys in the interior and a coastline hugging the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Read on to get a glimpse of where to visit in this varied country.


The Imperial Cities

Fez, Meknes and Marrakech epitomise the rich, cultural and architectural splendour of imperial Morocco. Inhabited for centuries, these cities are still alive and teeming with bazaars set amid beautifully crafted palaces and mosques. No visit to Morocco is complete without experiencing these cities. Better still, stay in a traditional (often luxurious) riad (guesthouse) within the old city walls for a true taste of Morocco. Most of our suggested itineraries feature these cities.




Erg Chebbi

The deserts

The rolling red dunes of Erg Chebbi capture the essence of the Sahara, and is best explored with a camel safari stopping at a comfortable tented camp in the desert. Morrocan Highlights, Desert Escape, Morocco Explored and Tangier to Marrakech feature this corner of Morocco.




The coast

Along the Atlantic, there are three popular resort towns – Safi, Essaouira and Agadir, each with individual character. They are commonly visited by combining with an experience in the vibrant city of Marrakech, as on our suggested itinerary for Marrakech to the Coast.
Along the Mediterranean, Tangier lies within close proximity to the Spanish mainland. Close by, Chefchaouen lies beneath the Rif Mountains. Our suggested itineraries, Morocco Explored and Tangier to Marrakech explore these areas.




The mountains and valleys

The dramatic Atlas Mountains afford spectacular scenery and is generally experienced whilst driving to or from Marrakech and the desert fringes. Hiking is also possible, from short walks to long treks to the highest peaks. Most of our suggested itineraries pass through the Atlas. In the seemingly harsh environment, rivers carve out gorges (like at Todra and Dades) and create fertile oasis and orchards.





Modern Morocco

Rabat, the capital, and Casablanca, the main financial hub, are a fusion of modern and traditional. Casablanca is the airport gateway, and is worth spending some time there, to visit the large mosque at the seafront or shop in this French colonial city. Rabat features the impressive Mausoleum of King Mohammed V and the ruins of the Chellah.