Its culture and life-changing experiences make Morocco anything but boring.
With an aim to attract 20 million visitors by 2020, Morocco wants to become a top-20 destination. And it shouldn’t be too much of a challenge with the number of culture and life-changing experiences the country has to offer.
With influences from the Berbers, Roman Empire and French and Spanish settlers, Morocco is rich in history and many of the Riads, traditional houses, have been turned into hotels. Accommodation won’t cost you a fortune either, with prices starting from as little as $30 per night.
Whether you trek the infamous Atlas Mountains, ride a camel across the Sahara Desert, or soak up the sun at one of the stunning beaches along the Atlanic or Mediterranean coasts, there’s something for everyone when it comes to scenery.
Both Marrakesh and Fez are thriving cities jam-packed with palaces, churches, mosques and museums not to mention the millennium-old maze of souks. Stacked high with ceramics, leather goods, carpets and jewellery, the souks in Fez, Casablanca and Tangier are the most popular places to shop and bargaining is not only accepted, but expected, in Morocco.
Finally, the food is mouth-wateringly good and full of flavour, colour and taste. Think creamy hummus, melt in your mouth tajines, and an abundance of lamb and cous cous, all served with a glass of mint tea. For the more adventurous there’s even some interesting pigeon and camel concoctions!
One of the most intriguing countries for travellers, tourism in Morocco has sky rocketed in recent years with budget flights from Europe making it a more affordable destination. Just over three hours flying time from London, Morocco makes the perfect addition to any European trip.
For more information check out Visit Morocco.
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