With approximately 340 days of sunshine a year and six kilometres of soft white sand beaches, Agadir is Morocco’s premiere beach resort. Nestled among the verdant valleys of the Great Souss and with the majestic range of the Anti-Atlas rearing up behind it, this modern, cosmopolitan city has all the attendant pleasures, thrills and luxuries you could ask for.
MoroccoMorocco is Africa’s gateway to Europe, and it is the only African nation to share its coastline with both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Its culture is a characteristic blend of Arab and Berber, which, along with its colonial past, make Morocco what it is today. Soak up the atmosphere in the streets of Marrakech, where you can try out your haggling skills at Djemaa El-fna market. Don’t forget to explore the magnificent Atlas mountain range that slices its way across the country from east to west – fit for both hikers and bikers. Visit an Amazigh village and get to know the traditional Berber way of life. Take a trip along the coast, stopping at the old port of Essaouira, the resort city of Agadir and the classic Casablanca. Or venture out into the Sahara Desert where you are sure to make friends with some very unique hoofed mammals. Morocco is a diverse land of many languages, cultures and identities, which welcomes visitors with its characteristic hospitality.
Casablanca is a heady mix of architecture treasures that glisten with gold in the sunshine and dusty, old buildings. A sprawling city that brims with a cosmopolitan flair, Casablanca is Morocco's largest city and most hectic port. Sitting on the country's Atlantic coast, it blends a frenetic lifestyle with stylish restaurants and vibrant shopping opportunities, opening up in a destination that slowly starts living up to its Western counterparts.
Known as one of the imperial cities of Marocco, the opulent city of Fès is the country's oldest city, and it is split into two areas – Fès-el-Bali (old Fès) and Fès-el-Djedid (new Fès) – as some mystical fusion of an ancient Islamic past and the French influenced present. The endless Medina, which contains 9,500 streets, sells everything from jewellery to furniture, and you will also find crafts, carpets, leather goods and spices, as well as all the necessities for daily life.
A medieval city of drama, myth and mystery, Marrakech will captivate all who venture behind its ochre-coloured walls. Step inside and you will be transported back to a place and time that has been consigned to the annals of history. The winding alleys of the medina and the sights, sounds and smells of the souks, the human drama that is Djemaa el-Fna square and the Atlas Mountains rearing up in the background, make Marakech Morocco’s crown jewel.