When it’s time to choose a new holiday destination, it’s apparent that you will be overwhelmed by places that flock your mind or get suggested by your friends. I’m pretty sure a country located in North Africa, covering part of the Sahara Desert, did not hit your mind. Well, it’s time to change your mind now.
Morocco is Africa’s leading tourist destination for several reasons. It is therefore wise to add Morocco to your next travel plan. Once you arrive in Morocco, getting around the country is pretty straightforward. The major towns in the north are connected by an extensive railway while a superb road network connects the rest of the country. For long distances, taking bus rides is ideal, while using the grand taxis is best for shorter distances.
Accommodation in Morocco is available in the hotels or Riads (Moroccan style) and is affordable. When it comes to dining, expect the Mint tea, Morocco’s national drink. Also, expect tasty soups, kebabs, Tajine, and pastille, among other local dishes.
What to find in Morocco
Morocco has so much to offer that you won’t have enough time to enjoy it all. Anyway, here is what you’ll find in Morocco.
- Ancient cities
Fez and Marrakesh are two of the most famous medieval cities. Fez is so spectacular, and visiting the city teaches of the ancient Moroccan Kingdom. Though tourists are used to Marrakesh, Fez has numerous monuments and ancient souks worth exploring.
- The coastline
Morocco borders the Mediterranean sea, which makes the country rich in beaches. Talking of coastal towns and beaches, Agadir is the best destination because it presents a good exploration base. Some cities in the north, such as Asilah, Larache, and Tangier, are located along the coastline and have amazing beaches. To the south, El Jadida, Sidi Ifni, and Essaouria have amazing beaches to show off.
- Mountain ranges
The mountain ranges of Atlas and Rif provide spectacular views to the tourists. Also, there are trekking channels for exploration and adventure. The Jezebel Toubkal is in Morocco too. Interestingly, the mountain is accessible via trekking.
Beyond the Atlas Mountains lies the Sahara desert. You can visit oases such as Zagora, Skoura, Tinghir, and Tata. You can view the desert horizons from these oases.
Places to visit
- Koutoubia Mosque
Inspired by the Almohad architecture, the Mosque is one of the most unique and beautiful mosques in North Africa.
The traditional town has a modern feel, thanks to the French Art Deco. The blend of the convectional and modern-French designs is known as the Mauresque.
- Volubilis and Moulay Idriss
Although Morocco is a 99% Muslim nation, the country has preserved the Roman ruins at Volubilis. While visiting the Roman ruins, you can spend some time in Moulay Idriss, the holy Islamic town.
There is plenty of travel Itinerary in Morocco. It all depends on your budget and time. Camel trekking, hiking, sandboarding, and surfing are some of the activities to try in Morocco.