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The gateway to Africa, Morocco is a diverse and dazzling place where you can explore vast deserts, ancient cities and dramatic mountains. Although just across the Mediterranean from Spain, Morocco stands in such exotic contrast to its European neighbours. There may be a strong French influence on Morocco’s cities and high culture, but this country at the western edge of the Arab world is arguably more influenced by the culture of local Berbers, longstanding inhabitants of the area whose language is still spoken in many places.
Few sights in Morocco can rival the covered souk, hawkers and storytellers of Marrakech’s phenomenally lively Djemaa el-Fnaa central square, or its surrounding tangle of ancient streets. Less visited but no less magical is the ancient capital of Fez, with its sprawling Medina, old university and traditional leatherworking industry. Morocco also offers real peace, notably in the stark, ancient kasbah fortresses and mountain valleys of the High Atlas, the well-kept, sandy beaches near Atlantic Agadir and the easy-going charm of the historic port of Essaouira. Further off the beaten track is the eerie beauty of the Moroccan Sahara. So, slip on those Baboosh shoes, pour yourself a glass of sweet mint tea and prepare to immerse yourself in the country’s many charms. Book your flights to Morocco today.