Morocco is an exotic country of wild beaches, snow-capped mountains and vast desert regions in North African. Lying between the ocean and the dunes of the Sahara Desert, its cities are a patchwork of extravagant ancient architecture, modern high-rises and labyrinthine alleys leading to souks.
Visit the country’s capital, Rabat, where its imperial past can be seen in the 12th-century walls and gates. Tour the fortresses, mosques, palaces and gardens of Fez, the country's oldest city. Head toward the north Atlantic coast and see Tangier, the main port linking Europe with Africa. Drink mint tea while enjoying views of the sea and tour the Kasbah Museum in the former sultan's palace. Travel 200 miles (320 kilometers) down the coast to Casablanca and its Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world. In Marrakech, explore the networks of souks and shopping malls.
With a diverse natural landscape, Morocco provides plenty of outdoor adventures. Hike and bike the trails of the High Atlas Mountains. Go through gorges and forests past rivers, waterfalls and ancient fortified towns. Venture into the Sahara Desert on a sunset or sunrise camel ride or traverse the sand dunes in a four-wheel-drive. Ski down the runs of Oukaimeden or Mischliffen, two winter ski resorts within the Atlas Mountains.
To experience Morocco's beach life, visit either the Atlantic or Mediterranean coastline. Swim in the calm waters of Oualidia's lagoon. In autumn observe flocks of migrating pink flamingoes. Climb on a surfboard at Tamri and enjoy a range of watersports at Agadir’s beach.
Morocco is located in the northwest corner of Africa and is easy to reach by plane. Regular international flights connect to several cities including Casablanca, Marrakech and Rabat. You can also come by boat from several Spanish ports. Morocco has good transportation infrastructure; getting around is easy via rail and road. Book your vacation in this exotic country known for its varied geography, culture, architecture and beaches.