POPULATION 36 million
CAPITAL Rabat
LANGUAGE Arabic; Berber; French
CURRENCY Moroccan Dirham
TIME DIFFERENCE GMT +1

Islam was conceived through the Arab conquest. Later, the first Islamic empire in Morocco was created. Since then, Morocco has been governed by Islamic empires, although invasions by Portuguese Christians, followed by the French and Spanish Christians. The native land of Ibn Battuta, is said to have left Tangiers on a Thursday during the month of Rajab of 1325 on pilgrimage to Makkah & Madinah, and not return until end 1350. He had journeyed throughout the Islamic World, but had never experienced much of his birthplace. On his return, he laid down his goods and entourage to realize that is the best of countries blessed with resources.

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Mountains & Desert

Mountains & Desert

From Saharan dunes to the peaks of the High Atlas, Morocco could have been tailor-made for travellers. Lyrical landscapes carpet this slice of North Africa like the richly coloured and patterned rugs you’ll lust after in local cooperatives. The mountains – not just the famous High Atlas but also the Rif and suntanned ranges leading to Saharan oases – offer simple, breathtaking pleasures: night skies glistening in the thin air, and views over a fluffy cloudbank from the Tizi n’Test pass. On lower ground, there are rugged coastlines, waterfalls and caves in forested hills, and the mighty desert.

Ancient Medinas

Ancient Medinas

Morocco's cities are some of the most exciting on the continent. Join the centuries-old trail of nomads and traders to their ancient hearts, from the winding medina maze of Fez to the carnivalesque street-theatre of the Djemaa El Fna in Marrakesh. In the rocky deserts medinas are protected by kasbahs, on the coast by thick sea walls. But it's not just a heritage trip, as Morocco's cities are forward-facing too, with glitzy new urban design in Casablanca, Rabat and Tangier looking to the future as well as paying homage to their roots.

Moroccan Activities

Moroccan Activities

Enjoying Morocco starts with nothing more strenuous than its national pastime – people-watching in a street cafe with a coffee or a mint tea. Use the opportunity to plan your next moves – hiking up North Africa’s highest peak, learning to roll couscous, camel trekking in the desert, shopping in the souqs or getting lost in the medina. Between the activities, you can sleep in boutique riads, relax on panoramic terraces and grand squares, and mop up delicately flavoured tajines – before sweating it all out in a restorative hammam.

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