Morocco is one of the best holiday destinations, it has a charming combination of landscapes and culture, the kingdom is well known by the hospitality of the locals, especially the ones living in villages and courtyards of the Atlas mountains and south, that’s why, the holiday’s compangnies, travel agencies, tour operator and DMC’s in Morocco and around the world suggest travel packages, adventures travels and tours ( mountain biking trips, trekking, Marrakech Day Trips & excursions, 4×4 Morocco tours), incentives travels including team building games, motivation , stimulation and product launch. Moreover, all this travel companies offer unforgettable stays in hotels & riads in both medinas Marrakesh & Fes, for the visitors wishing looking for a desert experience, a 4×4 desert trip starting from Marrakesh to Merzouga dunes or Mhamid& Chigaga dunes in the deep south shall be a good idea with many lasting memories, while spending a night in desert campunder the nomadic tent or outside under the shooting stars, a camel ride to enjoy the sunset, a finest meals cooked your camel driver served in tagines most of the time.
The main attractions of Morocco are the outstanding cities of Marrakech and Fes, the two imperial capitals with various dynasties, unique cities among the Arab world, Fez medieval medina is the highlight when talking about the monuments: Medrassas, museums, palaces, souks and Mellah (Jewish quarter) but Marrakeshis still the most exciting destination in Morocco for visitors because it is the gate way to the most attractive region which is the south, a more relaxing places and beautiful sites when traveling around Morocco. Beyond and across the Atlas, the southern roads are amazing while travelling with a rental car or 4×4 vehicles for remote off-road safaris and adventures tours crossing the oases of Draa valley before Zagora, the pre Sahara regs and the Ergs of Chegaga, Erg Chebbi & Merzouga dunes and Erg Lihoudi close to Mhamid village, Tizi N’Tfilalet, Lmharch, Tafraout and Ouzina. Something that those regions share in common is the architecture of the fortified buildings Kasbahs & Ksours.
For westerners, Morocco holds an immediate and enduring fascination. It seems to be far from Europe but the flight takes only 3 hours from major European capitals : Madrid, Paris, Rome and Geneva…etc. An Islamic and deeply traditional kingdom located in North Africa bordered by the Mediterranean ocean in the north and the Atlantic ocean in the east. Despite the French and Spanish colonization at the 19 century and the existence of cosmopolite cities like Casablanca, Rabat and Agadir, a more distant past constantly makes its presence felt. Geographically, the country divides into four zones: The Mountains, Atlas with its three sections and Rif in the north, the coasts: Mediterraneanand the Atlantic, the cities of the plains and the oases of desert and pre Sahara. In Morocco, we have three Atlas sections, the middle Atlas, the High Atlas Mountains, around 800 km length and 72 in large, famous for its highest summit in North Africa of Toubkal mountain 4167m and around 30 summits for more than 3000m high excluding Mgoun mountain 4078m, an ideal region for trekking programs departing from the magic Marrakesh, and the Anti Atlas. It is actually the Berbers who make up most of the Moroccan population with around 80 percent.
Morocco’s colonial occupation was from 1912 until 1956 when it reasserted its independence. The colonized kingdom was divided into two zones, French one was the larger, it comprised the plains, the Atlas sections and the main cities (Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat, Ouarzazate and Fez). The French authorities ruled their protectorate more efficiently, imposing their existence by Europeanizing the cities and use of their language which is widely spoken in Morocco today, it is also used in all administrative services including files and all kind of papers, the tax system is almost the same, even the Moroccan constitution was inspired in the French one, those are advantages for French people living in Morocco and encourage them to make a huge investments all around the kingdom including riads & guest houses owners in Marrakesh medina. All this had the most lasting effects on Moroccan culture. The Spanish zone includes the Rif mountains, the northern Atlantic coasts and the Mediterranean regions except Tangier which was an international zone, as well as parts of Western Sahara in the deep south of Morocco.