Travel Morocco. Let the sights, sounds and tastes of Morocco envelop you. Morocco is becoming a hotspot for travellers as of late. Having just returned, I understand why. I was pleasantly surprised and my expectations were completely exceeded.
The country boasts a variety of terrains, culture and history. From 2000 year old roman ruins to Kasbahs to the Sahara sand dunes to bustling modern cities. It has been one of the most politically stable countries in North Africa,
Morocco is home to nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, among them the Fez Medina, with over 9000 alleyways and considered one of the world’s largest pedestrian only zones. Fez also has the world’s oldest university.
Marrakesh, the fourth largest city, is one of the busiest cities in Africa and serves as a major economic centre and tourist destination. The Marrakesh Medina is over 1100 acres in size and is also a UNESCO site. The city boasts beautiful gardens and investments in real estate have allowed the city to flourish as well as attract over 2 million tourists a year.
Ait Benhaddou is a fortified kasbah, using typical clay architecture, and is also a UNESCO site. It is situated along the former caravan route between the Sahara desert and Marrakesh. Many films have been made here using Ait Benhaddou in their sets.
Casablanca is Morocco’s chief port city and boasts the 5th largest mosque in the world, Hassan II Mosque. A portion of the mosque projects out into the Atlantic Ocean and it has a retractable roof. It is a work of architectural genius and holds 25,000 worshippers.
A trip to Morocco is not complete without a camel ride into the desert, and a night in a Berber tent for a taste of Berber culture.
I have just completed this tour in November 2018, an 8 day fast paced spicy intro to a beautiful country. 8 days from $971 CAD On sale Jan 8 departure. https://benefactours.com/tour-detail/?tour=morocco-kasbahs-&-desert&id=22843
For a more upscale experience taking in more sites, here is Sahara and Beyond for 15 days from $3259 CAD. https://benefactours.com/tour-detail/?tour=morocco:-sahara-&-beyond&id=23741
Discover the fresh cedar forests of the Atlas Mountains, meander the winding lanes of old Marrakech, and ride into the desert on a camel or a 4×4. Meet musicians, Berbers, and artisans, and soak up the exotic beauty of Morocco.