Morocco is a
wondrous location which opens your eyes to new cultures and experiences. Not
many other countries hold such fascination for travellers as this country, and
this is what makes a truly special destination to travel. It is also an
adventure into some of North Africas most stunning scenery with the desert
right on its doorstep and the craggy heights of the Atlas Mountains serving as
an extraordinary backdrop.
Morocco is also a
journey into a tranquil and timeless world of cute coastal villages,
colourful-painted towns that cling to the hillsides and remote outposts
defended by fairy-tale forts. This fascinating country is steeped in history
and age-old traditions, so it is no wonder Morocco has become an inspiration
for writers and artists for decades.
to a different country, we all look for those authentic activities which make
our holiday truly special, as well as creating memories which we will remember
so the rest of our lives. Below, we have listed our favourite authentic
activities which you can do while staying in our luxury villas in Morocco.
Rebuilt after a
devastating earthquake in 1960, Agadir has become a busy port and beach resort.
It is now the countrys destination for sun, sand and food. Laid out as a grid
of streets, it is surrounded by residential suburbs. However, the seafront is
Agadirs biggest selling point, and it is where the Moroccan street life comes
is a pristine and untouched piece of nature with a deep, palm-lined gorge, with
a river snaking along the base. Theres a well-marked 2.7-kilometre walking trail
at around 28km from Aourir. However, we suggest hiring a guide to take you
through the valley.
Located on the
Atlantic coast lies the small city of Essaouira. Essaouira has been a port town
for quite some time, and there is even some evidence of prehistoric
settlements. Today, music and art are two of the biggest draws throughout the
year to this tranquil hub of Morocco.
The Sidi Mohammed
Ben Abdallah Museum is home to an array of jewellery, costumes, embroidery,
woodcarving and weapons from the region, and is well worth a visit.
Marrakesh is the
heart of Morocco is known for its spices, hidden palaces and snake
charmers. Offering a tantalising taste
of Africa, this city is hypnotic and will definitely leave you wanting more.
Throughout this fascinating city, you will be able to find an array of things
to do, from its famous market to its museums and traditional eateries.
What better way
to get an authentic taste of Morocco than taking a camel trek through the
Sahara Desert? There are many tours you can take, with some lasting half a day
or a full day. This is one activity you dont want to miss!
The Minaret of
the Koutoubia Mosque is Marrakeshs most famous symbol. Built in a traditional
Almohad style and topped with four copper globes and standing at 77 meters high,
but thanks to local topography and a local ordinance that stops any other
building in the Medina to be higher than a palm tree.
There are a few
lovely ways to get a real feel of Marrakesh, and that is wandering around the
endless maze of markets in the Medina. Beginning on the north edge, the souks
comprise alleyway upon alleyway of tiny retail cubicles; the further in you venture
the more interesting they become.
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