Explore the dizzying diversity of Morocco
Uncovering Some of Morocco’s Gems
April 23, 2020
Morocco is a gateway to Africa, offering a diversity of landscapes with unique splendors from the ancient city Medinas, epic mountain ranges, sweeping deserts, Historic buildings, Bloomingbonatical Gardens, Museums, and spicy warm hospitality from locals in the street markets. Morocco’s attractions offer an eye-opening taste of the exotic, with the traditional life of both Arab and Berber population making the country identity strong. We bring you one of the charming destinations, Medina of Chefchaouen, Marrakech Medina with its bustling and buzzing, Fez as one of the most Morocco’s religious & cultural destinations offering the local craftwork & Mosque. There’s so much to do and explore inland and in the outskirts of Morocco, an excursion from Marrakech to Agafay desert is mind-blowing and riding the camels in the dry deserts.
Fez, Morocco's spirtual capital
This is the country’s spiritual capital, and despite the encroachment of modernity, it has maintained its authentic appeal down through the ages, holding onto its stately bearing as an Imperial City. Its minaret and dome-punctured skyline and timeless, crumbling Islamic architecture are top things to see for tourists. Culture vultures will have a field day craning their necks along the narrow alleyways at all the monument attractions. With historic buildings on every corner, this is a Moroccan metropolis that shouldn’t be missed.
Medina of Morocco, Chefchaouen
One of Morocco’s most charming destinations, Chefchaouen is unusual because of the blue tones that grace the walls of buildings in the old medina. As well as being picturesque and photogenic, the medina also lets visitors see the local way of life. Head to the river and watch locals beating and washing carpets, step inside the high walls of the old kasbah, and see the Grand Mosque with its octagonal minaret. Chefchaouen’s charm immediately captures the spirit. The town is small enough to accommodate a short visit, but it compensates with unparalleled vibrancy and culture.
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The bustling and vibrant buzz of Marrakesh medina sums up Morocco for many visitors and is a major tourist attraction. The old city is entered from the vast plaza of Djemma el-Fna Square where it seems, half the city converges throughout the day and into the evening to hang out with the stall vendors, traditional musicians, snake charmers, and random acrobats. Once inside the medina itself, you enter a world of maze-like alleyways and shopkeeper hustle. It’s an experience full of colorful and noisy local life and not to be missed on your Moroccan sightseeing trails.
Food & Spices of Morocco
A trip to Morocco is not complete without tempting your taste buds and expanding your palate with the tastes and treats of the region. Moroccan cooking is synonymous with a large variety of unique spices and flavorings. From bountiful sauces to zesty salads and side dishes, this region offers a unique variety of culinary opportunities for the adventurous explorer. The best way to have an authentic experience is to cook and eat among the experts, in-country.
The multi-faceted mountains pass through both Algeria and Tunisia before they stretch into Morocco’s Sahara towards the Atlantic coastline. Though much less known than the desert, the roughly 2500 km mountain range lets you sandboard and snowboard only a few hours apart — how’s that for diversity? While the Sahara is surreal for a day or two, as are the major cities, the Atlas Mountains are a treasure trove for varied gems that kept drawing me back for more.
The first, most northern of the three regions of the Moroccan range of the Atlas is the Middle Atlas. The forested slopes of the Middle Atlas mountains run just south of Fes and Meknes, leading to Marrakech. While most people hop on a bus straight from one of these cities to Marrakech, they’re missing out on the greenest of the regions. The highlights in the Middle Atlas are the Ouzoud cascades. Be worry-free about comfort and accommodation in this region as Kasbah Tamadot is there offer its luxurious features and glamor to you.