Morocco

Morocco

two men leading camels through the moroccan desert

Where the Sahara meets the sea

Beaches and Berbers, medinas and mosques, souks and sand dunes... Morocco has variety and an exotic feel that has fascinated travellers since long before the modern traveller arrived. Affordable and only a short ferry from Spain, Morocco's mix of traditional and modern strikes the perfect balance between the intensely exotic and comfortingly familiar. Cities like Fez, Marrakech, and Casablanca evoke images of medinas, spice markets, and couscous, while the geographic extremes – from the Atlas Mountains to beach resorts to camels in the desert – make it eminently photogenic. The mad circus of Marrakech's Djemaa el Fna square, packed with incense, salesmen, and snake charmers, is so bizarre and entertaining you'll be looking for the hidden camera.

Featured blog posts

Visual Adventure: Morocco’s Amazing Diversity

July 14, 2014, 11:52 a.m.

Cities like Fez, Marrakech, and Casablanca evoke images of medinas, spice markets, and couscous, while the geographic extremes—from the Atlas Mountains to beach resorts to camels in the desert—make Morocco eminently photogenic.

Pics of the Week: Deserts

July 4, 2014, 11:07 a.m.

A desert is defined as an area that receives little precipitation. And although the first image that springs to mind is usually a vast, hot sea of sand, the Arctic and Antarctica are home to deserts, too. Here's a small collection of shots of our favourite arid spots

West Africa Cruise with Gary Arndt: Conclusion

June 6, 2014, 4:18 p.m.

Have you been following along with Wanderer-in-Residence Gary Arndt as he recalls his time on the West Africa Cruise? We've got our final post of the sailing ready and waiting

Morocco Tours

Countries we visit in the Middle East