There are plenty of exhilarating destination all over the world, but perhaps none as diverse and as spectacular as Morocco. Whether you are a trekking enthusiast, a visitor interested in the extraordinary, vast culture of Northwest Africa or you just want to explore the unique solutions of vernacular architecture, rich in colors and featuring the typical, straight, clean lines, Morocco has it all – here are some of the greatest, most exciting Morocco travel packages for a vacation of lifetime.
We all know this city from the eponymous movie, one of the most romantic stories in film history, but the city is itself much more than just a romantic backdrop for a complicated love story. Casablanca is the country’s most populous city that has lots of great things to discover under the surface. The style of buildings that line the streets range from modern and Art Deco to Gothic and traditional Moroccan and the city’s cultural and arts scene is just as diverse – local museums, such as La Villa des Arts or the private museum founded by arts-enthusiast businessman Abderrahman Slaoui are just two examples.
Gourmand and gourmet visitors are also in for some unforgettable dining experiences. The city’s waterfront boulevard has plenty of cafes that serve great food to guests mesmerized by the ocean-scape and there are great eateries that serve local dishes all over the city.
Another Moroccan metropolis with deep cultural roots and a history that goes back thousands of years, Marrakech is located at the foothills of the mighty Atlas Mountains. Also called the Red City or the Ochre City, after the color of the city’s walls, Marrakech is a colorful city in every sense of the word. In the markets and the souks, the keen visitor can check out traditional local merchandise, such as colorful pottery, the finest fabrics and spices during the day, while at night, the city’s central square, Djemma el Fna becomes filled with story tellers and fortune tellers, offering tourists a glimpse of the local spirit.
Foodies also have a lot to explore in Marrakech – the city’s markets serve an incredible range of traditional dishes, such as tajines, sweets and pastries that you will find nowhere else in the world, couscous, fish and meat, combined with vegetables prepared in special ways and flavored with local spices, you can also find local dishes revisited and transformed in high-class restaurants and everything in between.
Also known as Chaouen or the Blue City, Chefchaouen is located just off Tangier, at the foot at the mountains. Established in the 15th century, the city’s architecture shows influence of the Jewish and Moorish people who founded it and it amazes the visitor with the masterful use of an incredibly wide range of blue shades combined with white. The Grand Mosque downtown is one of the most beautiful examples of local architecture and a building that is definitely a must-see.
Handcrafted items, such as pottery, handmade wool clothing and woven baskets are just as easy to find as local culinary specialties, such as goat cheese.
The town is an excellent base for explorations in the surrounding as well – there are numerous, inviting trails just a few miles off the center that take trekking enthusiasts to majestic waterfalls and rock pools with crystal waters or to the Rif Mountains from which you can take in the view of the city from above.
Located at the entrance of the Strait of Gibraltar, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean, Tangier is also a meeting point of different cultures, including the traditions left by Berbers, Phoenicians, Romans, Jewish, Spanish and French colonists. One of the most important sights to visit in Tangier is the city’s Medina, the old walled city, with streets and alleyways filled with tea houses, restaurants and eateries and offering a glimpse of the unique architectural diversity of the settlement. You can also climb to the hilltop of the Kasbah – the view of the two seas joining forces is spectacular.
The city has plenty of other beautiful spots to visit as well. St. Andrew’s Church is a building that reflects the true, multicultural spirit of Tangier, while the Grande Mosque also amazes with its richness of shapes and hues.
Tangier offers wonderful ways to enjoy local cuisine as well. The area’s subtropical climate is perfect for growing oranges – small wonder there are stands that sell freshly squeezed juice everywhere (it might seem like a simple beverage, but if you taste it, you will know why it is so famous).
With Morocco travel packages, you can enjoy a unique combination of modern comfort and traditional atmosphere, you can visit all these mesmerizing places and enjoy the great, informative tours guided by experts in local culture, traditions, history and attractions against a backdrop that combines the beauty of the sea, of the mountains and the special Saharan landscape.