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Safaris and the Sahara Desert

If you’re like a lot of people, you’re not going to go to Africa and not go on safari. The Moroccan Sahara is home to some of the most picturesque landscapes in Africa, as well as a few iconic spots in the desert. You can find safaris that are weeks-long or just an overnight stay. […]

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Important Public Moroccan Holidays

Every country comes with a long list of public holidays. Morocco is no different. Whether you want to plan your trip to coincide with a holiday or avoid them altogether, below is a list of important dates in the Moroccan calendar.   January 1st—New Year’s Day January 11th—Proclamation of Independence; anniversary of the Independence Manifesto […]

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Moroccan Wildlife

Morocco has a wide range of biodiversity, making it an excellent stop within a larger safari vacation. As part of the Mediterranean basin, the area has an exceptional concentration of endemic species. A trip will almost guarantee boar, monkey, desert cat, or ibis sightings—it pairs well with southern and western African safari trips, where you […]

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Food and Cuisine

You can find both exotic and familiar foods in Morocco. Traditional fare includes chermoula, tagine, and makouda, as well as couscous and mint tea. There are half a dozen different influences on Moroccan cuisine including Berber, Turkish, and Middle Eastern. That said, if you’re looking for fine dining, a lot of the best places will […]

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Hotels and Homes

You can certainly find more traditional western-style hotels if you prefer, but an option that’s just as popular in Morocco, if not more so, is staying at a riad. The short story here is that a raid is a large, traditional Moroccan home with a courtyard, often with a garden. Many of these larger palatial […]

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A Beach for Every Surfer

Are you a hard-core surfer? You’re likely going to wait to make a beeline for the town of Taghazoute. Other beach towns dot the coast and offer various opportunities for surfing, kite-surfing, and other types of beach fun. Overall, Morocco is a huge destination for surfers, but if that’s not your thing, you can also […]

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Hammams: The Moroccan Spa

A hammam is a traditional public steam bath. Once a necessity, since the introduction of private residence plumbing, these bath houses have become a hodge-podge of luxury spa experiences as well as a social gathering spot for both tourists and locals alike. In addition to housing popular functioning Hammams, Morocco is home to several historic […]

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