Top visited travel sites in Morrocco
Places To Go
To enjoy the spirit of Morocco, wander the streets of the great cities. Fès, the ancient capital, has a stunning array of medieval buildings, while Marrakech compels attention, its world-famous souk (market) selling a bewildering array of goods. Both hark back to the Arab dynasties that ruled the country from the Muslim conquest. Casablanca, a thriving commercial centre and Rabat, the capital, reflect their modern French origins. Tangier is mildly seedy and slightly melancholy. All Moroccan cities are crowded, the hustlers a fact of life. For a change of pace, visit Essaouira, a laid-back seaside town.
Geographically, the country divides into four basic zones: the coast, Mediterranean and Atlantic; the great cities of the plains; the Rif and Atlas mountains; and the oases and desert of the pre- and fully fledged Sahara. With two or three weeks - even two or three months - you can’t expect to cover all of this, though it’s easy enough (and highly recom¬mended) to take in something of each aspect.
You are unlikely to miss the mountains, in any case. The three ranges of the Atlas, with the Rif a kind of extension in the north, cut right across the interior - physical and historical barriers, and inhabited for the most part by the indigenous Moroccan Berbers. Contrary to general preconcep¬tions, it is actually the Berbers who make up most of the population (only around ten percent of Moroccans are "pure" Arabs) although with the shift to the industrialized cities, such distinctions are becoming less and less significant.
A more current distinction, perhaps, is the legacy of Morocco’s colonial occupation over the fifty-odd years before it reasserted its independence in 1956.The colonized country was divided into Spanish and French zones - the former contained Tetouan and the Rif, the Mediterranean and the northern Atlantic coasts, and parts of the Western Sahara; the latter comprised the plains and the main cities (Fes, Marrakesh, Casablanca and Rabat), as well as the Atlas. It was the French, who ruled their "protectorate" more closely, who had the most lasting effect on Moroccan culture, Europeanizing the cities to a strong degree and firmly imposing their language, which is spoken today by all educated Moroccans (after Moroccan Arabic or one of the three local Berber languages).
Broadly speaking, the coast is best enjoyed in the north at Tangier, beautiful and still shaped by its old "international" port status, Asilah and Larache, and in the south at El Jadida, at Essaouira.
Marrakech City Hop On Hop Off Tour
Marrakech is set against the spectacular High Atlas Mountains, and the famous Djemaa el-Fna square provides perhaps the greatest open-air spectacle in the world
Fantasia Moroccan Dinner and Cultural Show
Discover all the fun and excitement of Moroccan folklore at the Fantasia Moroccan Dinner and Cultural Show.
Berber Trails 4WD Tour
Cross the Atlas Mountains alongside the Berber trail, from the trough of the valleys up to summit of the mountains.
Essaouira Day Trip
Location: Marrakech, Morocco
On the way to Essaouira you will have the opportunity to discover the marvelous Argan oil
Botanical Tour of Marrakech
Spend a morning exploring the botanical treasures of Marrakech.Visit the famous Majorelle Gardens.
Heritage Tour of Marrakech
On this tour of Marrakech, you will discover many interesting lanes and alleys containing souks selling all sorts of goods including crafts and spices.
Ourika Valley Day Trip
Leave Marrakech behind as you join a day trip to Ourika Valley, a lush oasis of vegetation in the foothills of the magnificent Atlas Mountains.
Marrakech Palaces and Monuments
See amazing Palaces and Monuments on a morning tour of Marrakech which includes the sweet smelling gardens of Bahia Palace, Koutoubia