Casablanca, Marrakech, Fez. Does any country on Earth have more romantic sounding cities? Morocco is home to them all – plus the Sahara desert, the ‘Pillars of Hercules’ and the Atlas Mountains.
Sit on the upper terrace of a traditional café overlooking Jemaa El Fna and sip your mint tea as the heat slips out of the sun and the mosques of Marrakech begin to dissolve into silhouettes. The sky will be serene, yet below you the market square is taking on a new life. Rows and rows of outdoor restaurant serve sizzling food. There are snake charmers and monkey trainers, water sellers and story tellers, apothecaries and drapers. It’s a magical scene full of life and color and energy.
This is Morocco. As it is now and as it has been for centuries. Grand souks and intricate winding alleyways crammed with craft shops and tiny, two-man factories producing lanterns and hookahs, cutlery and jewellery. Cool silent mosques, luxury hotels, courtyard houses glimpsed through mediaeval wooden gates.
And beyond the teeming, endlessly charming cities are the imperiously majestic Atlas Mountains, Berber fortresses appearing like mirages and the drifting sands of the mighty Sahara.
Ask our expert Nabila Cash for a tailor-made vacation to Morocco and prepare to be immersed in one of North Africa’s most vibrant countries.