The beautiful snowy peaks of the
High Atlas are a surprise to those who think of North Africa
solely as a desert. Morocco holds countless revelations, large
and small, and you’ll uncover many of them on this intriguing
journey. You’ll explore the most elaborate and perfectly
constructed monuments in Morocco - from ornate mosques to
opulent palaces. You’ll discover the intriguing back streets of
the medina, where residents live a fascinating ancient way of
life. Become an artful bargainer in the colorful markets and
bazaars lining the kasbah. Watch coppersmiths, slipper-makers
and ironworkers craft their wares. Dine on Moroccan specialties
in a huge Berber tent and enjoy a folklore performance and a
display of horseback riding skills. Natural beauty, splendid
historical wonders, ancient medinas and souks, and an air of
intangible mystery make your days in Morocco a very special
• Take in the sights of the Western High Atlas Mountains and
admire the surrounding snow-capped peaks, including
Toubkal (13,670 feet), the highest peak in North Africa
As you relax in your hammam
(steam bath), tuck into your tagine (stew), bargain in the souks
or slide into your comfortable caftan you may be surprised how
easily you slip into another culture and another century. In
these small signature moments of pleasure,
Morocco warps all sense of time and place.
To get your bearings, just look to the horizon. You will notice
refined minarets and rugged mud-brick fortifications, a
sparkling coastline with silken sand and striped canyons carved
out of the High Atlas Mountains.
Morocco has been staunchly independent throughout its history
yet remained open to ideas, creating a heady mix of cultures,
religions and languages with ancient roots and a strikingly
modern outlook. The influence of Romans, Arabs and Europeans is
spotted in monuments throughout the country. Though you will
hear French spoken in city boulevards - a vestige of the 50-year
French Protectorate - a half-dozen Berber languages and Moroccan
Arabic are still widely spoken. Morocco is a unique blend of the
African Berber, Arab and Mediterranean.
For centuries travelers have crossed shifting sands and braved
mountain passes in search of mythic Morocco. They arrive dazzled
by its royal palaces, extraordinary oases and spectacular feats
Modern Morocco doesn't disappoint. Whether you've come to relax
in family-style riads (guest houses), shop for distinctive
handicrafts, or stretch your imagination on treks to distant
Berber villages, you'll meet Moroccans who go out of their way
to exceed your expectations.
The people who have called Morocco home for millennia have
proved themselves adaptable to Sahara Desert silences and
bustling market-day medinas (old towns), mingling in Tuareg
trading posts and ancient mellahs (Jewish quarters). The
greeting that reaches your ears today echoes across the
centuries: Ahlanwasahlan, you are welcome in Morocco.
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