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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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:
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.
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Author: EDGE Travel Worldwide Team, Dave Pickles & Charis Hayden