An exotic fusion of Southern Mediterranean, Arabic and African influences, Morocco is an enticing combination of ancient cities and Roman ruins, sweeping deserts and centuries-old medinas, mosques and minarets, winding alleyways and vibrant markets, gorgeous beaches and rugged mountains.
Geographically, Morocco is surrounded by the rich African borders of Algeria and Mauritania, while both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean sea provide strategic points for water access. The Mediterranean climate enables abundant wildlife.
Morocco is an exotic place that is full of surprises and ancient wonders. Despite the series of revolts that followed the rule of different dynasties, Morocco was able to restore and preserve most of its historical sites and ancient relics.
The imperial cities of Morocco are considered portals to a rich and inviting culture. Fez is known for its archaic structures, while Marrakech is famous for its luxurious Riads. Casablanca is known as a shopping paradise with bustling commercial centers and flea markets. Rabat, the capital city of Morocco, has a French flavor. Meanwhile, artists seeking inspiration find Tangier a lovely site to create their masterpieces. The Imperial Cities of Fes, Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat have all served as the national capital and offer a plethora of ancient architecture, museums and souks (markets).
The coastal city of Casablanca boasts one of the largest mosques in the world, while Tangier, on the Mediterranean coast, features some beautiful bays and sandy coves. Visitors can look forward to sampling exotic Berber cuisine, sipping on a fresh cup of coffee or a mint tea at a streetside cafe, hike Toubkal – North Africa’s highest peak or enjoy camel trekking in the desert.