A coastline stretching from the Atlantic, past the Strait of Gibraltar through to the Mediterranean. African, Arabic and European traditions meet amongst mesmerising scenery taking in both beautiful coastline and the raw beauty of the Atlas mountains. Morocco gives rise to an array of cultures and is the gateway to Africa.
Morocco is fascinating; familiar and unknown all at the same time. This familiarity derives from the old colonial influences, some of the European cultures which you can feel in Rabat, Fez and Casablanca. The Arabic heart of Morocco remains and is ready to be discovered and easy to fall in love with when immersed within the beauty of the maze-like streets and souks of Marrakech with warming smells of spice and enticing mint tea scents drawing you deeper within its heart.
Bartering in the souks or confusing your internal compass and losing yourself in the backstreets and exploring a medina is all part of the charm of Morocco that is so easily tapped into. Morocco masterfully walks the line of ancient medieval charm, you can head to Fez to really experience this authentic beauty, and there is a modern and cosmopolitan culture that is found in Casablanca but it never loses sight of its extraordinary mesmerising magic routed deep through its culture and history.
The cities of Morocco are vibrant and bustlight and immerse and offer an insight into the rich history found within, however the Atlas mountains and saharan dunes facilitate an altogether different journey. The lesser known Rif Mountains give rise to more leisurely hiking and views of the Mediterranean. Even if trekking is not something you consider part of relaxation whilst holidaying, one can enjoy the mountain scenery from the mountain town of Chefchaouen or visit a Moroccan spa. Moving away from North Morocco the more well known Atlas mountains offer Berber culture aplenty with Taroudant a fantastic traditional base to start a high mountain trek. Climb the Atlas mountains, experience the scenery of the Toubkal National Park in an area unadulterated and of course enjoy the local dining experience with tagines, couscous and sweet moroccan desserts to sample.
Morocco offers easily accessible experiences across the country, stay in a five star Riad or sleep under the stars in a luxury tent, the Sahara, the mountains, the cities and the tree-climbing goats of the Argan trees await.