Less than 10 miles south of Spain, lies Morocco. While on the continent of Africa, you will find a blend of Arab, Berber, and European cultures in Morocco. Traveling to Morocco is wonderful for the history lovers and culture buffs alike. Along the way, find opportunities to adventure, admire diverse landscapes, and feast on the traditional Moroccan cuisine. Visit ancient medinas full of winding streets, markets, and architecture reflecting Morocco’s early history. In Marrakech, stop at the Saadian Tombs to learn about the Saadian period and its people. Embrace in the beauty, ornate artistry, and stories of Morocco’s elites at Bahia Palace. Head to Jemaa el-Fna square in the heart of Marrakech’s old city. While in Casablanca, bask in the beauty of Africa’s largest mosque, the Hassan II Mosque.
For those eager for adventure, travel south to the High Atlas Mountains, Africa’s longest mountain range or trek through the Sahara Desert on camelback. Travel to Fez and explore the bazaars surrounding the world’s oldest university. In the old city of Fez witness architecture from the Marinid-era all around you. Artists will appreciate a workshop demonstration of pottery and mosaic art, a Fesi specialty. While sampling the exceptional flavors and spices of Moroccan cuisine, be sure to try tagine, couscous, and Moroccan mint tea. Morocco provides the perfect place to both learn from a culture and provide relaxation. Indulge in the spa experience of a lifetime at the hammams, traditional bath houses. From the vast desert to the coast to the oases and mountains, don’t forget your camera when heading to Morocco. With the vivid colors, intricate patterns, and range of scenery, you will be in awe of what lies before you.