The Red City is considered an ideal base for exploring Morocco. It is large, noisy, beautiful and full of history.There is so much to do and see in Marrakech. Jamaalafna Square is a fascinating square where musicians, story-tellers, and snake charmers gather everyday to enlighten the visitors with their tricks, music and dances. The square turns into a large restaurant by night as food stands swarm the area filling it with smoke and smells of delicious food. Other highlights of Marrakech include the souqs (Bazaars) for shopping; Saadian Tombs which a historical sight; Marjorelle Gardens…etc. A stay at a Riad will definitely enhance your visit to this amazing imperial city.
Fez (fes) :
The city holds a unique and appealing amalgam of middle ages and modern world. Walking through the narrow streets of the old medina (Fez el bali) is like travelling back in time to the middle ages. Some of the highlights include the Mellah- is the Jewish quarter, the oldest leathery tannery in the world and Merenid tombs.
Essaouira (Mogadora) :
A small town on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. A nice place to escape from the busy, large and noisy cities. The city is known for its great conditions for surfing. Also known as the hippies’ paradise after Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix enjoyed the beach scene in the 1960’s. Other attractions include the narrow streets, Bazaars, red and blue painted houses and traditional Gnawa music.
The city is as charming as the other imperial cities and yet it is less crowded and noisy. The imperial city, built by the powerful Moulay Ismail in the 17th century, holds some unique architecture with huge walls surrounding the old Medina. Its narrow streets are easier to navigate compared to Fez and Marrakech. Other highlights include the Souqs, Lahdimsquare, and SahrijSwani (basin of the Norias) with was the Sultan’s ornamental lake. Nearby located the Roman ruins of Volubilis, which is well worth a trip.
Dades Valley :
Showcases some of the best landscapes in Morocco. The valley stretches between the Atlas Mountains and JbelSaghru (Mountain of Saghru). Spectacular kasbahs, hotel and traditional Moroccan houses are lined up on each side of the red cliffs. To appreciate and enjoy the impressive scenery of the Berber villages and the valley, it is better to walk especially when you reach Todra Gorges, Dades Gorges.
Erg Chebbi Dunes- Merzouga :
A little town that is located just close to the fascinating and golden Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Visiting Merzouga gives you a chance to get a little taste of the nomadic life. Camel trekking, sleeping in a tent, sleeping under stars and witnessing the sunrise from the top of a giant sand dune offer you an experience of lifetime. There are plenty of hotels, Kasbahs to suit your needs and budget.
a small town located in the Rif mountains. Very famous for it is sky blue painted houses and curvy streets. The city is also popular for independent travellers (maybe because it is Hashish -Moroccan marijuana) but not yet spoiled by them. The main square is lined up with cafes and filled with locals and tourists.
Jebel Toubkal (Toubkal Mountain) :
Situated in the Atlas Mountains. It is the highest peak in North Africa at 13677 ft. Most treks to its summit starts from Imlil, which is about an hour drive from Marrakech. You can make it to the summit and back to Imlil in a day. A 1-day trip from Marrakech is a unique chance to visit Orika Valley, beautiful views of the Berber villages before your trek to the summit of Toubkal. April and May are usually considered to be the best time to visit this area.