Morocco, located in North Africa, is one of the top tourist destinations in Africa. Known for breathtaking views and beautiful beaches, Morocco also has a rich history and culture.
Add stunning architecture and the Sahara Desert, and you see that Morocco is a vacation spot that doesn’t disappoint. The most common report from previous visitors is the hospitality of the Moroccan people.
Primarily speaking Arabic and French, many Moroccans also speak English. They are described as kind and courteous hosts.
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Morocco Desert Tours
The best Morocco desert tours take place in the Sahara Desert. This is the largest and warmest desert in the world and the second largest film set in the world.
Movies like The Mummy and Prince of Persia were filmed in the Sahara. Despite the big screen fame, the Sahara is best known for the soft sand, beautiful dunes and the incredible views of the night sky that you can take in at night.
There are different types of tours you can type in the Sahara Desert. There are walking tours, tours taken on camels or horses and tours in four-wheel drive vehicles.
Adventurous visitors can take camping tours for the best starry views in an area unpolluted by man-made light.
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Honeymoon in Morocco
Morocco makes an optimal honeymoon destination for new couples. They have the choice of enjoying a stunning beach honeymoon on one of Morocco’s pristine beaches or take in the mountains.
The Atlas Mountains are something you will want to see and you can split your honeymoon between the beach and the mountains. Heighten the cultural experience in Morocco by staying in a luxurious Riad.
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These traditional Moroccan homes have been turned into hotels and showcase Morocco’s beauty. Many are decorated with traditional tilework, called zillige and some feature relaxing spas for the newlyweds to enjoy. Honeymooners have many opportunities for romance in Morocco, including :
- Visiting the Cascades d’Ouzoud waterfalls 3 hours from Marrakech. Grab some gorgeous photos and enjoy a swim.
- Shop the traditional markets, called souks, and discover an array of colorful and unique handmade items.
- Take a camel ride in the Sahara Desert for an unforgettable couple’s experience.
- Soar over Marrakech on a sunrise hot air balloon tour.
- Cuddle up for a horse and carriage ride and enjoy the cooler temperatures and beauty in Majorelle Gardens.
- Dine on a rooftop terrace at your Riad or in one of the many restaurants in Marrakech.
- Take in the Blue City, Chefchaouen, and photograph the blue hues.
- Visit some of the oldest Universities in the world.
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Visit the Imperial Cities
Morocco has four historical capital cities: Fes, Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat :
Fes is the second largest city in Morocco. Casablanca is the largest. There you can tour Fes Medina, the oldest neighborhood in the city. It is a Unesco World Heritage site and you will feel like you have stepped back in time while you tour the walled medina.
Stay in a Riad in this ancient city to truly experience the culture and beauty. Enjoy afternoon tea with the locals, tour museums and walk through the gardens.
Savour the delicious Moroccan pastries, mint tea, seafood and tajne that is native to the area. At night, you can discover Flamenco dancers and an exciting nightlife.
In Meknes, take photos of the tremendous gates and delicate tiling. Visit a museum and tour the many historical sights.
Visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, one of the most important buildings in the city.
You can even tour an ancient underground prison. Meknes is a superior place to wander the markets and find handmade treasures to take home to your friends and family.
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Rabat is a culturally rich city where you can enjoy art and music festivals. While there, you can tour a medieval fortified city, dine on some incredible cuisine and take in the ocean views. Take in a museum, go to the zoo and visit the King’s palace in Rabat.
With so many different types of travel and experiences in Morocco, it is a place that everyone will want to visit. Whether you want the luxury of Riat or the solitude of camping in the Sahara, you can find it in Morocco.
Booking a tour of the area is the ultimate way to experience Morocco and all there is to offer. Take a look at the tours available before booking your trip!