Just a four hour flight from the United Kingdom, Morocco is an exotic destination on our doorstep. Offering a scenic coastline, wild mountains, rolling deserts and one of Africa’s most sought-after cities, it is also a sophisticated destination that will appeal to the discerning traveller looking for something a bit different that gives Europe’s top tourist destinations a run for their money.
Moroccan cuisine is very diverse, with many influences due to the interaction of Morocco with the outside world for centuries. It has a mix of Berber, Moorish, Mediterranean, and Arab influences. Highly spiced dishes include Couscous, Pastilla (pigeon pie), Tagine (stew), Tanjia (jugged beef) and Harira (soup).
Marrakech is a city with a loud heartbeat, where the bustle of its labyrinth-like covered markets overflows into excitement of pure street theatre in the central Place Jemm’a al Fna with its plentiful storytellers and soothsayers, acrobats and water sellers making their way through the crowds. An enchanted place where time has been suspended, giving you a glimpse of its rich and remote roots, its ancient past still planted firmly in the present.
Marrakech is famous for its stylish ‘riad’ hotels within the Medina as well as a rapidly increasing number of high-end resorts on the outskirts of the city (most notably, The Palmerai).
The High Atlas
The beautiful High Atlas Mountains are well worth a visit and are easily accessible from Marrakech and the Atlantic Coast. Either as a base for trekking or a peaceful stay in one of the Kasbah hotels including Sir Richard Branson’s mountain retreat, Kasbah Tamadot.
Bright and breezy Essaouira on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, is an enchanting, laid-back alternative to the frenetic melting-pot of Marrakech, with an old town tucked behind ancient ramparts full of restaurants, stylish boutique hotels and a distinctly bohemian vibe.
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