When it comes to ancient culture, bustling cities and spectacular landscapes, you get a whole lot more than you bargained for in amazing Morocco. Haggle your way to a budget-friendly holiday on your must-do trip to Morocco.
History and culture
Look up ‘diversity’ in the dictionary and don’t be surprised to find a description of Morocco. This fascinating country combines a wealth of history, culture, art and music with contrasting landscapes of sprawling deserts, soaring mountains and sandy beaches. A unique mix of Arab and Berber culture speaks to its storied past, while European influences hint at its deep colonial history. Perhaps the first thing you’ll notice is how warm and friendly the locals are. A strong tradition of hospitality and generosity means you’ll get plenty of invitations for a steaming cup of mint tea and a lively chat. From cosmopolitan Casablanca and medieval Fes to the ruins of Medina in Marrakech and beyond, Morocco is a maze of sights, spices and adventure with unforgettable experiences around every corner.
Adventure, relaxation, shopping, sight-seeing, nature and more – whatever type of travel you’re into, you’ll find it in Morocco. And while we can’t mention all of the essential experiences at once, here’s a taste of some of the top ones you really shouldn’t miss.
Travel into the vast Sahara Desert on camel back, watch the sun set over the burning dunes and sleep beneath a traditional Berber tent. Hike up towering Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak. Stroll past snake charmers, jugglers, street musicians, rug merchants and fragrant food stalls in Marrakech’s vibrant Jamaa el Fna. Take a tour of the winding streets and historic architecture of ancient Fes el-Bali in Fes, the oldest city in Morocco. Wander the brilliant sky-blue streets of Chefchaouen. Cool off on the beautiful beaches of Essaouira. And steam your way to a state of bliss in a traditional Hamam.
For the foodies
While dining at restaurants can be a bit on the pricey side, the delicately spiced flavours of Moroccan cuisine are certainly worth it. Savour delicious chicken and lamb tajines served with fragrant cous cous. Try kaliya, a tasty combination of lamb, tomatoes, bell peppers and onion. Or indulge in bastella made with thin layers of flaky dough between sweet, spiced meat filling and almond-paste. No less tasty, but more affordable snacking can be found at many market stalls, street vendors and less touristy restaurants too. Tuck into delicious rotisserie chicken, and freshly backed baguettes stuffed with succulent meats, vegetables and salads. Grab a bag of roasted nuts or steaming corn on the cob for a tasty treat on the go.
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