Planning a vacation? Move over typical summers on the country side and beach getaways. Try something exotic for a change. If you like the idea of exploring new cultures and adding an exotic destination to your ‘been to’ list, Morocco is perfect for you.
Where is Morocco?
Morocco is a country in the Northern Africa. It is a melting pot of European and Mediterranean cultures, famous for its beautiful markets, beaches, deserts, historical sites and urban landscapes like Casablanca, Marrakech and Rabat, the capital of Morocco.
Here’s why Morocco deserves a spot on your travel bucketlist or the places you must see before you die-
The Captivating Historical Sites
Site-seeing in Morocco is an absolute delight. There are a lot of Roman ruins, out of which the Volubilis ruins are well-preserved. You wouldn’t want to miss Ait Benhaddou, a site featured in major film productions like Gladiator and more recently, on Game of Thrones.
A trip to Morocco will take you from the coast to the desert. The country boasts of the beautiful Atlantic and Mediterranean seashores and the Sahara dunes. You can go from playing in the waves to riding a camel in the moonlit desert in one trip.
Excellent mouth-watering local delicacies
Moroccan food is a bevy of flavours put together in a tantalizing mix. Spices play a huge role and lend the food its delicious aroma. If you are a fan of spicy protein filled meals, Moroccan cuisine is just the thing for you. To complete the food experience, you’ll find plenty of charming cafes and restaurants. The chance to indulge your taste buds into a fulfilling bowl of couscous and sipping mint tea is reason enough to get you packing for Morocco. Trying a Tagine is another unique experience to have as soon as you get there.
Marrakech has a way of filling you up with energy. It is an eclectic mix of shopping, food and entertainment. Marrakech is the place to be explored in the nights. You get to experience music, magic (yes they have magicians and snake charmers too!) and the colourful vibes of the lit-up market streets. Check out this list of top things to do in Marrakech.
Watching a blend of the West and the far East
Morocco tourism is all about the intermingling of the West with the East. You will find the western influence on cafes and architecture all over the beautiful towns. The plazas and the medina streets blend with the oriental designs and colours that lend them a rare quality. The modern Western vibe intervenes with Eastern hospitality and the warmth of traditional homes and the local people.
Regardless of the speculation about whether or not Morocco is safe, the country is known for treating its guests well. There is a long list of things to do in Morocco that will leave you with the most fulfilling travel experience.
- 4-Day Morocco Tour: Fez, Meknes, Rabat and Tangier
- Price: $512.60
- 7-Night Private Andalusian Morocco Tour from Tangier
- Price: $1408.59
- 12-Day Morocco and South of Spain Tour from Madrid
- Price: $1271.69