We highly consider Morocco as a major adventure travels destination in Africa. This country, we visited for the first time in 2008, is reputated by being a link between Africa, Europe and the Middle East. We were also so amazed by its dizzing strong and diverse culture and its welcoming people. Morocco also has adopted modernity, with keeping its tradditions. We were so happy to taste its legendary cuisine.
Morocco offers an ideal place for any adventure travelers with its diverse landscape, from the Sahara desert and dunes to the High Atlas, the Rif and Saharan oases. We advise adventure travelers to enjoy outdoor activities in these marvellous places in Morocco.
Morocco is a North African country that has a coastline onboth the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. It has borders withAlgeria to the east and the Spanish North African territories of Ceuta and Melilla on the Mediterranean coast in the north. It is just across the Straitof Gibraltar from Gibraltar.
We advise adventure travelers to visit Morocco during spring, from March to May and from September to November. Morocco reveals its beauty of nature during these periods.
Why visit Morocco ?
When adventure tourists travel to Morocco, it will take several days to fully explore the numerous attractions in this country. Furthermore, Morocco is pride of its ancient and rich culture and history. This country has everything to overwhelm adventure tourists with the amazing colors, smells and sounds of Islamic Africa. Adventure tourists can imagine bustling souqs and spice markets, stunning mosques, white-washed sea side towns and medieval city centers such as Fez, Meknes, Marrakesh and Rabat.
Moroccan cuisine is reputed to be one of the best in the world, with countless dishes andvariations proudly bearing the country’s colonial and Arabic influences. We enjoyed this cuisine during our adventure in Morocco.
Morocco‘s nature show a diversity of its landscape with the spectacular white sandy beaches lined with cool blue waters together with the hot white desert sand, amid the glacier peaks of the Atlas Mountains and the verdant valleys withbrown fertile land. This contrast of landscape has made Morocco a major tourist destinations on the African continent.
Leisure in the warm Moroccan sea breeze as adventure travelers trek along the coastal beaches to feel the clean sand under their feet! Morocco offers some of the finest beaches in Africa .
With panoramic views varying from snow-covered peaks inthe High Atlas to the endless sand dunes of the Sahara, no-one could ever bebored in this beautiful country.
Morocco’s welcoming people
Moroccan people is reputated to be warm, friendly and welcoming to foreign tourists.
Main Attractions in Morocco
The main attractions in Morocco include the imperial cities (Marrakesh, Fez, Meknes and Rabat), some modern cities like Tangier and Casablanca, cities having a beach and those situated in the mountains.
Fez is a very popular destination among adventure travelers to Morocco. It is the most fascinating town in Morocco, with its several mosques, large markets (souqs), tanneries and its ancient walls which are a maze of several winding streets in which one caneasily get lost in.
Tangier was very vibrant during the 1950’s when it was bursting with adventure devotees, poets and artists. Today the city still has its charms and touring through its old city.
The imperial Marrakesh city located at the bottom of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains is a large, stunningnoisy city bursting with history. Some of the tourist attractions in this city include the Saadian Tombs, several bazaars (souqs), Marjorelle Gardens and theDjemma el Fna central square.
Rabat is the capital of Morocco. Tourism and the presence of all foreign embassies in Morocco serve to make Rabat one of the most important cities in the country. The Moroccan capital was ranked at second place by CNN in its “Top Travel Destinations of 2013”. It is one of four Imperial cities of Morocco, and the medina of Rabat is listed as a World Heritage Site.
Casablanca is the cosmopolitan, industrial and economic heart of Morocco and its largest city. With a small, unassuming medina and a busy new city, adventure travelers arriving via Casablanca may be tempted to find the first train out to nearby Rabat. The awe-inspiring Hassan II Mosque and happening nightlife, however, are worth at least a day of any Moroccan itinerary.
A laid back city that offers a welcome break from the tourist crush of neighbouring Fez. Was once an imperial capital and retains its extensive walls and an “old city” smaller yet similar to that of Fez. There are a number of vineyards in the area around Meknes.
Merzouga is located near to the largest dunes of Morocco, the Erg Chebbi. This city is accessible by camel treks through the desert. Not only adventure travelers can discover and experiment the Bedouin way of life, but they can also get some memorable views of the Sahara desert.
Many adventure travelers could go to Essaouira to escape hot and busy bigger cities. Wonderful treks on the winding streets lined with houses painted in red and blue, view the ramparts, enjoy thesounds of the Gnawas music and even relax at the beautiful beach will enjoy beach enthousiasts.
In the Rif Mountains on the large terrain, lies the small town of Chefchaouen which is a very familiar and popular town formany travelers, its blue rinsed buildings, hiking, sipping of a drink while atthe Major Square also known as Outa El Hammam and swimming in the cleanstreams.
Adventure travelers‘ll have a choice about dipping in the Mediterranean Sea or the Atlantic Ocean and watch spectacular sun set. Some of the popular beaches in Morocco include: Tangier Town Beach, Lalla Fatma, Larache and many others.
Many artifacts and important items, reflecting rich cultural and historic heritage of Morocco, are well preserved in several museums, spread in the country. Some of the popular museums include the Museum of Moroccan Arts, the Archeological Museum in Tetouan, the Museum of Marrakesh and many others.
Considered the Capital of the South, Ouarzazate is a great example of preservation and tourism that hasn’t destroyed the feel of a fantastic and ancient city.