Morocco is a country of sumptuous spices, blazing hot sun, and beautiful white sand. The locals are some of the most welcoming around, and the food is stunning. With such a rich religious and social history, people flock to see the towering mosques and minarets from across the globe. It’s a country with a truly unique mix of flavours, scents, and sounds, and it’s utterly bewitching, not in anyway deserving of some of its reputation. Still not convinced? Here are just a few reasons that Morocco could be the perfect holiday for you.
- The luxury
People might not associate Northern Africa with luxury getaways, but they’re missing a trick. The beautiful boutique and luxury hotels, especially around Marrakech, are every bit as luxurious as some of the high-end stays in Dubai. The hot sun and beautiful remote, private beaches make it the perfect honeymoon destination, and if you feel like you could do with a bit of TLC, be sure to check out the relaxing, traditional steam baths.
- The religious history
Morocco is an amazing destination for people of any heritage, but it’s a particular favourite for western Muslims, who can enjoy the country’s beautiful mosques and religious history. Halal holidays with Muslim Break are becoming more popular, and Morocco is a much-loved destination. The beauty of it is that they’re welcoming to people from many different backgrounds, and the country’s history is fascinating and intriguing to everyone who visits.
- The hiking
If you’re the outdoorsy type, don’t just stick to the Alps and the Pyrenees, give the Atlas mountains a go. Even the Rif mountains in the north of the country offer incredible treks, with mysterious caves and deep forests to explore. The Atlas mountains are higher and more challenging, but the views are utterly breathtaking.
- The food
If you’ve never tried Moroccan cuisine, you have no idea what you’re missing. The beautiful smells of herbs and spices pervade throughout cities, especially around the market areas, but once you sit down to eat, it’s a whole new world of flavours. Meals usually consist of locally sourced meat, such as lamb and fish, in a rich, spicy tagine or stew, usually accompanied by beautiful, local mint tea.
- The shopping
Fez, Casablanca, and Marrakech are a shopper’s dream destination. The souks, or street markets, are overflowing with handmade ceramics, cloth, leather, rugs, and beautiful jewellery. Perfect for gifts for friends, or just for yourself.
- The festivals
There is no better way to celebrate the rich heritage of Northern Africa than by experiencing one of their many festivals. Music and food are the main themes of most, and with the incredible beats and delicious foods, you’ll never want to leave. The Festival of Roses in El Kelaa M’Gouna is probably the most beautiful festival, and the prettiest smelling too, as thousands of roses are given away. The Gnaoua music festival is particularly popular, as is the Fes Festival of sacred world music. For non-Muslim travelers, it’s worth checking the dates of Ramadan before you book, as many attractions and shops only open for restricted hours during this religious holiday.
So what are you waiting for? Get your Morocco trip booked today.