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5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Morocco

Bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, with a beautiful coastline, spectacular mountains and a hint of the Sahara Desert, there are spoils of contrasting landscapes to explore in Morocco. Morocco is home to strong Arabic traditions, bustling medieval cities, and majestic mountain views. Here are 5 irrefutable reasons as to why Morocco is the destination everybody is talking about.

1. The Culture

Morocco’s population is made up of both Arabs and Berbers, with each group having contributed to rich traditions and cultural practises that can be observed in the country. There are also ancestors of French, Portuguese, and Spanish descent in different parts of the country.

If you have never tried Moroccan’s style of tasty cuisines, you haven’t lived! Try their traditional foods with a vibrant mix of spices and bursting flavours such as Couscous, Tagine, Zalouk, Bastilla you name it!

If you are seeking true culture, Marrakech is one of the biggest cities in Morocco known for their many attractions. Marrakech holds a popular market, Jemaa el-Fna square. If you are nearby the market, it’s definitely worth a visit. You are most likely to see bejewelled belly dancers, how cool!

Souks are traditional marketplaces where locals go and buy an array of wares from locals. They have become a large attraction for shopping-loving travellers, captivated by colourful/exotic Moroccan features.

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2. The Sahara Desert

Did you know the Sahara Desert is the world’s largest hot desert? There are several areas in Morocco from where you can reach the desert and begin your expedition! It has been recommended for visitors to explore the Desert with experienced trip leaders such as EDGE Travel Worldwide! Giving you the insurance that you have people with you who are experienced in the itinerary, by putting your trust in them to take care of you and to make sure of you the best outcome on your trip.

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3. Diverse Mountain Ranges

Morocco’s Atlas Mountains have three separate ranges: The High Atlas, the Middle Atlas, and the Anti Atlas. Each offers a variety of trekking experiences for all experience and skill levels. Located in the Atlas Mountains, Jbel Toubkal is the highest mountain in North Africa, measured at an astonishing (4,167m). Hiking, mountain biking, and horse riding are the most popular activities held within the mountains. This is a great opportunity to also visit Morocco’s Berber villages and come face to face with local wildlife. No wonder so many outdoor lovers visit all year round!

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4. Moroccan Architecture 

Morocco is often described as a country of attraction and beauty. This is certainly, in part, due to their unique architecture. Many buildings feature the traditional tilework known as Zellige along with woodwork, plasterwork, and intricate carvings. Some of Morocco’s most magnificent buildings are the Hassan ll Mosque, Casablanca, the Saadian Tombs, Marrakesh and the Grand Mosque in Tangier.

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5. A Society As One

Morocco is known for being one of the most welcoming of the Arab nations. The country is safe, peaceful, and stable. Moroccan people have been recognised for their warm hospitality and friendly nature towards tourists. There are two official languages based in Morocco: Standard Darija – Arabic and Tamazight. French is the third most popular language spoken in Morocco from the 1900s following English, Spanish, and Portuguese emerging in Morocco’s larger cities.

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In May and November 2021, EDGE Travel Worldwide will be flying off to Morocco to be trekking up the spectacular Mt. Toubkal and exploring the golden Sahara Desert with a range of activities planned! We want to help you achieve your goals sooner rather than later, join us for an adventure of a lifetime.

EDGE Travel Worldwide is experienced in altitude trekking and remote adventure. You will be accompanied by knowledgeable team members, driving you to have the best outcome from your adventure! Our treks can be challenging. For this particular trip walking days are normally 4-5 hours and can involve over 300m of ascent or descent, where the fitter you are the more you will enjoy it.

Who wants to join us? To help you decide, watch this video:

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For information regarding this trip, visit our EDGE International Trips section online to see our previous trips to Morocco! Any questions? We are always here; it would be great to have a chat.

To get in touch, visit our contact us section online you can either email, call, or submit a message.

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Chris, Frodsham

What can I say, this was the experience of a lifetime and was fantastic! Every aspect of the trip for me was handled with professionalism and care with everyone’s safety and enjoyment paramount. The local guides and contacts were fantastic, plainly experienced and some of the loveliest people I have met. Walking at high altitude (19,500 ft at the top) comes with its own risks but I felt that every step of the way our wellbeing and health was being looked after and I am happy to say I would trust my life to Dave and his teams on any of his trips. I got so many things form this trip, meeting new people, walking at altitude, spending so much time laughing and being able to mentally unwind. The achievement of reaching the top of the highest free-standing mountain in the world, seeing the sunrise over Africa, has and will stay with me forever. It has given me the mental strength to do other things in life and when things have got tough afterwards I have been able to say to myself “You walked to the top of the highest free standing mountain in the world, you have got this” and it has inevitably got me through. A massive thank you to Dave and all at EDGE Travel Worldwide for this life changing experience and I can’t wait to go on the next one.

Jayne, Shrewsbury

It has been a privilege to walk with the people I have met. Many of them, friends for life. On my first EDGE Travel Worldwide trip I took my daughter to Machu Picchu. To share such an adventure with her was incredible and we will treasure the memories forever . It changes your mindset seeing the culture and a view if life in a different way .
It’s hard to put into words how much Edge Travel worldwide has changed our lives as a family for the better . Through meeting Sarah and then Dave I have travelled to Machu Picchu and Kilimanjaro & I have now reserved my third adventure

This was my second EDGE trip, this time I took my son , we loved it every second of it . Kilimanjaro is so much more than just the summit it’s the journey before and after . The people that care for you, the guides the trek the adventure folds out in pages like a chapter in front of you you can’t wait to turn the next page . The joy of this experience is you take it home with you and the feeling of such an achievement stays with you . I feel healthier, fitter and addicted to altitude. At the time it’s a tough challenge but to push yourself out of normal daily life and out if your comfort zone its an experience I will never forget . For me it’s about making the most of the time we are here and trying to stay fit as long as I can and share these incredible accomplishments in the knowledge the next adventure is out there. Without Dave none of this would have been possible. The encouragement, guidance and kindness extends far beyond a trip. I have seen Dave show my children how to overcome fear of heights, learn about weather conditions, believe in themselves and succeed without any limits. These are priceless travel experiences and we want to thank you for making our dreams come true for me and my family.

Toni, Leicester

IF you’ve seen and have been inspired by the Comic Relief Killimanjaro climb and are interested in finding out how you too could get close to this amazing mountain and have a wonderful adventure!
IF you wish to challenge and grow yourself in the company of other wonderful inspiring people then you need to meet Dave Pickles from EDGE Travel Worldwide.
We had the most amazing time. We were all from different backgrounds ,different age groups , different fitness levels , and Dave brought us together as a TEAM!
We laughed , cried , sang , stumbled , hugged and shared this amazing experience together .
What you can’t see in the Comic Relief film are the amazing porters who carry the provisions , care for the climbers , encourage every step of the way and who make the journey so special .
I reached the summit holding hands with Hilary – he sang softly for hours as we climbed the mountain in the moonlight and this was one of the most beautiful experiences in my life so far .

Yvonne, Kingsmead

Kilimanjaro, wow – I wanted a challenge and that is what I got!

I absolutely loved this trip; the itinerary was well put together with Dave Pickles coordinating every day seamlessly. The local crew of Porters and Guides were so incredibly funny, friendly, humble and kind, I felt that I was always in safe hands.

I was travelling alone, but within minutes of meeting people at the airport, friendships were made and a lovely group was born. Two thirds of the group knew each other previously but this did not really impact on the group dynamics, everyone integrated well.

This trek took me way out of my comfort zone…I have reasonable fitness level, but I found this so hard, particularly the summit night when altitude sickness descended. But it made the success all the sweeter when I reached the very top of highest freestanding mountain in the world. Ages in our group ranged from 19-74, young and young at heart got to the top, so it really is achievable for all with the right mindset and support.

Dave gave clear guidelines to follow from the outset, rest is best, hydration, pace and relaxation…his support, enthusiasm and vast experience gave me so much confidence in my ability to succeed. Dave constantly encourages, jokes, entertains and manages people in a fun and positive way, striving to give each individual person such an epic experience. He balances that comedic, approachable charm with military organisation and calm professionalism – it is most certainly Dave and his ethos that gives Edge Travel the ‘edge’ above other similar operators.

I could have booked this trip directly with any tour guide in Tanzania, but to be able to draw on Dave’s expertise and knowledge leading up to the trip as well as whilst we were away was invaluable.

Only one small flaw in the itinerary, it would have been wonderful to have an additional day by the pool in our hotel at the end with our group to digest our achievements and raise a toast with a few Kilimanjaro beers! That was just the luck of the draw with the flights and not a complaint, I guess I should have just booked that extra week in Zanzibar after all.

I am rather proud to achieved what I have with the help of Edge Travel, it is all still sinking in and already I can’t wait to plan the next adventure…

Paul, Sandbach

I went on the 2019 trek and what an incredible trip! Certainly tougher than I expected especially on the final ascent but well worth it to have the experience of standing on the roof of Africa. The diversity of landscapes that are experienced throughout the trek is amazing. I would like to highlight that throughout the trip Dave and the team in Tanzania were incredible and the whole trip was made easier knowing that I was in completely safe hands and would thank everyone for their professionalism, care and attention. One of the many memorable moments for me was on the final ascent walk the Tanzania team could see that people were flagging and began singing which I know had an inspirational impact on me and certainly helped get me to the top and speaking to others it had a similar effect. I would not hesitate to recommend Edge Travel to others and also am looking forward to going on another Edge trek.

Angela, Sheffield

I did this trip with Dave in 2017. From start to finish it was the most emotional experience of my life. It was bloody hard, testing and satisfying. I choose the right company for my experience that goes without saying. I didn’t know anyone on the trip but from the end of day 1 I made friends for life and I genuinely mean that. I adore everyone of the team I walked with.
If your looking for a challenge I would defo recommend this one.

Paulina, Spalding

Tanzania and Kilimanjaro was my first trip I did with EDGE. I remember I kept asking myself before the trip if it was really happening. So it did happen and even that until today it’s still the toughest thing I’ve ever done in my life I feel I found myself on that mountain. Believe or not I actually did it again for the second time six months later! And want to go again.. Am I addicted? 😀
Tanzania feels like another home to me with kind people, tasty food and great scenery. You won’t be disappointed!

Wendy, Llangollen

This was my first EDGE trek with Dave in September 2016. I am 100% certain I wouldn’t have submitted without Dave. He has summited Kilimanjaro over 50 times and his vast experience is very evident. His understanding of every emotion a trekker on this mountain is going through is uncanny. His ability to feed you enough information for a successful trek is invaluable. The pace is slow to allow safe acclimatising. Up until the summit attempt this feels like a trek that only gradually gets more challenging. Summit night was a whole level tougher but reaching the crater rim with sunrise felt like I was on a film set. Summiting was surreal (take plenty of photos) I descended quickly and enjoyed feeling the air thickening again at about the same pace the enormity of what I’d achieved really did start sinking in. I definitely have to do this one again as it still feels like a dream!

Phil, Leeds 20/07/2020

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Mandy, Bury St. Edmunds 20/07/2020

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A great experience from start to finish! Thank you ☺️
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