Morocco, a North African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, is distinguished by its Berber, Arabian and European cultural influences.
Morocco is a gateway of Africa and an intoxicating mixture of Arab and colonial culture which forms a strong national unity. Though it is just an hour’s ride away from Spain, the cultural and Islamic diversity of Morocco makes it an enduring place for westerners to explore. From the call to prayer to the beat of local hip hop Morocco has many things to offer her visitors. Morocco’s cities are some of the most exciting on the continent. From Tangier famed for its white-washed buildings, golden soft sandy beaches and burgeoning cultural scene to the glitzy cosmopolitan Casablanca. From the winding medina maze of Fez to the Carnivalesque street-theatre of the Djemaa el-Fna in Marrakesh. But it’s not just cities, on lower ground there are rugged coastlines, waterfalls and caves in forested hills, and the mighty desert which fervent visitors to return before leaving the country.