Morocco - a North African country where brings you incredible desert experience and let you immerse into traditional culture and heritage.   

History

Morocco gained its independence in 1956 and is currently ruled by King Mohammed VI under parliamentary constitutional monarchy.  Berbers are the indigenous inhabitants of Morocco and they have their own spoken language.  Arabs started living in Northern Africa around the 7th Century.  Affected by Arab culture, most of Moroccans are Muslims.   Due to proximity to Europe (just half hour by ferry from northern Morocco to Spain) and the influence as French and Spanish Protectorate in the past centuries, their traditional culture are mixed together.  Nowadays, Moroccans consist of Arabs and Berbers and people commonly speak Arabic, French and some remains to speak Berber. 

Climate

Morocco is a big country where the climate varies with one another.  Morocco has Mediterranean climate and it is usually dry throughout the year but more rains from November to March.  The hottest months of a year are July and August and temperature can reach as high as 40°Cin Marrakech and 50°C in the desert. However, in the coastal area like Essaouira, you can enjoy summer breeze from the ocean and relief from extremely hot weather in the midland.   It is good to join our tours to visit the waterfalls in Ouzoud and Ourika Valley to escape from the hot weather.  In winter, there are snows in Atlas Mountains.  March to May (Spring) and September to November (Autumn) are the best time to travel to Morocco.

Popular Attractions

Most tourists usually start their journeys to explore Morocco either from Marrekech or Fes.  Both cities have long history.  Come and join our Desert Tours from Marrakech or Desert Tours from Fes which bring you truly amazing desert experience, go deep into the middle of sand dunes in Erg Chebbi by camel ride and sleep overnight in traditional Berber tent.    You may also join our Grand Tours to travel to other famous Moroccan cities such as Tangier, Chefchaouen, Meknes etc.

Visit to the Sahara desert will definitely give you incredible and unforgettable experience.  You won't forget the experience of riding a camel, while going up and down in the sand dunes, put aside all of your troubles and enjoy the peaceful moment.  In the night, enjoy drum playing performance by Berbers and look up to the sky to see the shining stars.  See Erg Chebbi for more details.

However, if your time is limited, you may join our Day Tours to the countryside of Marrakech, to visit ancient Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah or to the waterfalls located in Ouzoud and Ourika Valley or to the film city Ouarzazate.


Djemaa el fna square

Marrakech

It is one of four imperial cities (the others are Rabat, Fez and Meknes).  Walking through medina to explore the traditional handicrafts, visit to Jardin Majorelle to see the enchanting garden and visit old palaces to enjoy the stunning architecture, Don't forget to visit the night market in Djemaa el Fna Square.  You can try the tasty moroccan food, not tagine only, but also chicken pastilla and skewers.


Tanneries for leather goods

Fes (or Fez)

It is another former capital and currently the third largest city.  Due to its long history, it often attracts lot of tourists to come especially to walk inside the narrow streets of medina. The University of al-Karaouine located in Fes is the one of oldest university in the world.


ERG CHEBBI DESERT

Erg Chebbi

Sand dunes of Erg Chebbi are the highest dunes in Morocco and can be found in the southeast of Morocco near the Algerian border.  It is extraordinary natural formation, where the plateau with small black stones reminiscent hamada rises suddenly hot sand up to 150 meters, length is approximately 25 km and 10 km wide, but just near Merzouga where they are only 5-8 km wide.  You can go to the dunes on a camel and sleep in a small oasis in a Bedouin tent, watch the sunrise and sunset, walk, climb up to the highest dune.  You can also play sand boarding there. You can stay in the dunes for several days, riding on the camel from one oasis to another, learn more about life there, see desert lizards, etc.  Since the dunes are clean without dust, have they a wonderful colour, which changes from orange to gold, red to yellow, but also grey to white when the weather is changing, and the storms.

To explore the whole area of Erg Chebbi around, you need to have 4x4.  Although there is a tarmac road until Taouz town, to explore the surroundings, it is not enough. Some piste is passable by ordinary car, but not everywhere.  It takes more days to explore the area around the dunes. 

The whole area actually starts already in Rissani, the last major city of about 40km west of Erg Chebbi.  Rissani itself is very interesting town. From 8th to 14th century, it was a separate kingdom, known as Sijilmassa where was prosperous of the caravan route.