Morocco Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 62%, Morocco ends up being many PlanetHopper's! first experience with Africa. Only a relatively short ferryboat ride away from Spain, this is the land of the Sahara Desert, where you can sleep out under a million stars and shop till you drop in any number of colorful bazars that are more reminiscent of the Middle East than Africa. There's no easy way to categorize Morocco, as it is a unique blend of African, European and Middle Eastern cultures that have come together to make this place one of a kind. Most PlanetHoppers! are drawn like a magnet to the classic cities of Marrakesh, Fez and Casablanca, where you are plunged into a chaotic world that seemingly exists for no other reason than to push your senses to the limits. But don't fear, if you want to get away from the maddening crowds, the Atlas Mountains are the perfect escape. Here you can trek through some of the most pristine natural environments in all of Africa and where you're more likely to run into a bear than a lion. And if you're lucky, you'll come across the indigenous people of the region, the Berbers. Be prepared for their remarkable hospitality and the taste of mint tea. In short, Morocco offers a travel experience that is truly unique, which is a rare thing indeed.
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Hike through Morocco's amazing Atlas Mountains, a natural border that separates the Atlantic coastline from the Sahara Desert. It's home to a variety of species that are found nowhere else on the continent, including the Atlas b....
Enter a world pulled directly from the pages of The Arabian Nights. Morocco's Fes el Bali transports you back in time to a world that feels far removed from modern life. You can almost imagine what it must have been like a thou....
Wander through Marrakesh's central marketplace, Jemaa el-Fnaa, and become entranced by the ideal, fairytale image of a Middle Eastern bazaar. This is one of those special places where tourists can get a clear view of the locals ....
Take the ferry from Europe to Morocco's port city of Tangier and pass through the gateway into another world. To many this will be the first time you set foot on the African continent and the abrupt change in culture can be some....
|Coordinates:||32 00 N, 5 00 W|
|Main Languages:||Arabic, French, Berber|
|Governments:||Unitary Parliamentary Democracy and Constitutional Monarchy|
|Currency:||Moroccan Dirhams (MAD)|
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- Location: Morocco