The best Morocco Sahara Trips destinations
With our Morocco Sahara Trips Travel agency, we offer you the chance to visit the city of Casablanca. It is the largest and economical capital city in Morocco. It is also the port city on the Atlantic Ocean in western Morocco. The city is one of the most tourist cites that attracts the tourist all over the world with its strategic location over the Atlantic coast and its architecture. Therefore, its modern constructions are mixed with charming neighborhoods that reflect Arabic-Islamic heritage and the traces of the city’s colonial period. Besides, there are interesting monuments with great history that tourists explore.
As a tourist, you cannot visit Casablanca without discovering the Hassan II Mosque. It is the second-largest mosque in Africa and the 7th largest in the world. It is open to non-Muslims to discover one of the Islamic religion with Moorish architecture. Place Mohammed V is also another interesting site located near the new Madina. Moroccan king has many places around the country with different designs. Thus, it is a chance to explore the architectural buildings of this palace. However, you can not visit the palaces of the king from the inside, but you can admire its wonderful walls from the outside.
Moreover, you can visit the old Medina to experiencing the narrow streets and discover the traditional life. It is also a great chance to visit the square time surrounded by old buildings of the past. Besides, the Museum of Morran Judaism is another unique monument in the city that offers an insight into the history, religion, traditions, and daily life of Jews in a Moroccan Civilisation. Casablanca offers many sites to explore, but those are the most tourist attractions you can discover.
Morocco Sahara Trips organized tours to Rabat, It is one of the Moroccan imperial cities that is located on the Atlantic coast. Rabat became the capital of Morocco after the city of Moulay Ismail, Meknes. During the 12th century, Abd al-Mu’ min as the first Almohad ruler, founded Rabat as the military town. Rabat takes its name from rabat (Camp of Conquest) that Almohad Sultan established for his army near Salé. However, Sultan Yakub el-Mansur moved the capital of the Almohad Empire to Rabat and made it the base for his conquests of Spain and North Africa in the 12th century.
This history leaves great monuments that are the most interesting attractions for tourists. For example, Mausoleum of Mohammed is worth visiting because it is a marble mausoleum, Moroccan craftwork decorates this wonderful site. In addition to that, Hassan II Tower was originally part of the Almohad project to build the world’s second-largest mosque.
However, the mosque kept unfinished because of the death of Sultan Yacoub Al Mansour before it was completed. Moreover, the old Medina is one of the most sites in Rabat. This walled medina by the sea was the full extent of the city when the French arrived in the early 20th century. Also, Kasbah of Oudaias mostly built with Muslim refugees from Spain with narrow streets lined with white-washed houses. And also Chellah that medieval fortified Muslim graveyard. Rabat is a great historical place with endless tourist attractions. Fortunately, with Morocco Sahara Trips Travel agency you will have the chance to explore this city
Chefchaouen or Chaouen a city in the Rif Mountains in northwest Morocco. Moulay Ali Ibn Rachid al-Alami founded this city as a fortress in 1471 to fight the Portuguese invasions of northern Morocco. Thereafter, Spain seized the old town in 1920, and it became a part of Spanish Morocco.
However, Morocco declared its independence in 1956, and Chechaouen became a part of Morocco once again. The Jewish built the Medina with Spanish and Morish style who come from Spain and settled in Chefchaouen. It is now one of the popular tourist destinations in Morocco. The old Medina is the top place in this town that offers narrow streets with blue-washed buildings. Moreover, its traditional souk is rich with traditional items that are different from other cities. Besides, Ras El-Ma is a fresh site of mountain water to escape the heat.
Locals gather in this place to wash their clothes and enjoy the cooler time. Plaza Uta el-Hamman its square overlooks the mountain and offers traditional food. Not to mention, the grand mosque of Chaouen is the grand mosque that is since the 15th century with fascinating architecture. Then, you can enjoy the peaceful praying call in this square. Kasbah Museum is another interesting monument of Andalusian-style garden, a former prison, the small center for research and Andalusian studies and even smaller art gallery
Morocco Sahara Trips Travel agency offer offers tours to Meknes, one of the imperial cities in Morocco. Its name derives from the first Berber tribe of the Meknassis that settled here. Almoravids Founded in the 11th century as a military settlement and with Merinids, the Media expanded with monuments. However, the Alawite dynasty brother, Moulay Ismail, made Meknes his capital in 17 century and reigned it 55 years.
He rebuilt the city and made it a great city with a Spanish-Moorish style, surrounded by high walls with great doors. The city is one popular tourist destination of its great history and architectural monuments of the past time. The main square in Meknes, Place Hedim is with historical buildings and narrow alleys that lead into the bustling market. Facing this square is Bab El Mansour, a huge gate with arches and mosaic tile work. It was completed by Moulay Ismail’s son, Moulay Abdallah, in 1732. Also, Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail is a Tambo with Moroccan religious decoration.
Heri es-Souani is another monument of the dynasty that served as the Imperial City’s storage granaries and horse stables. About 29 kilometers from Meknes, you also explore the main tourist attractions in Meknes. Volubilis is a UNESCO and an archeological site of the ancient Roman ruins. It is one of the most Roman sites in Morocco. It is impossible to visit all the past sites in Meknes without exploring Volubilis.
Morocco Sahara Trips Travel agency offers tours to Tangier, It is the port and principal city of northern Morocco. It is located at the western entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar at 17 miles (27 km) from the southern tip of Spain. It has been a gateway to Africa and Europe since the Phoenician time. The Phoenicians set up a trading post here and it later became the Roman town of Tangier. Arab rulers from the east took over in the 8th Century AD and Portugal captured it in the 15th century. Tangier offers the most interesting historical and tourist attractions of the past time.
For example, the American Legation is a museum, cultural center, and research library that holds historical and artistic artifacts. It is also a monument to explore the relations between the United States and Morocco. It is the first American public property outside of the US. Besides, the Caves of Hercules is an archaeological cave in Cape Spartel, it is an important site you will explore with our agency, Morocco Sahara Trips. The cave has two openings, one to sea and one to land.
The sea opening is like “The Map of Africa” created by the Phoenicians as the shape of Africa when it is looked at from the sea. In addition to that, the Phoenician tombs are in the entrance of the old Kasbah often filled with water and litter, but they are still interesting and of great historic value. Further, the Kasbah Museum that is located in the heart of the Medina. This museum was formerly the Royal Palace of the Sultan in the 17th century that represents the art of all regions of Morocco. Tangier presents many historical monuments with Andalusian and architectural style.
With our Morocco Sahara Trips Travel agency, you will discover the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. It is the largest Kasbah in Morocco. Also, it is a set of Kasbahs and adobe houses, where many people still live in a traditional lifestyle, with tourism as the primary source of income for most of them. Moreover, it is the best example of southeast architectural building design that has been among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1987.
The town of Ait-Ben Haddou was since 757. Besides, it used to be the caravan route between Sudan and Marrakesh. It is still a station where tourists make a stop to discover this historical UNESCO site along the High Atlas Mountains towards the desert. Further, this Kasbah was and still the perfect place to film many movies. Thus, they filmed many famous movies here. For instance, they made the dramatic movie ‘The Jewel of the Nile’ in 1985, ‘The Living Daylights’ in 1987, ‘Kundun’ in 1994, ‘The Mummy’ in 1999 and more recently ‘Gladiator’, and ‘Alexander’ in 2004. To be in this historical Kasbah does not only mean to admire its charming buildings but also to explore an attraction where they filmed your favorite movies.
Fes is the cultural and oldest imperial city in Morocco that was founded by Idriss I in 789. The city is rich with cultural and historical attractions. Besides, it is known for its Fes El Bali walled medina, with medieval Marinid architecture, vibrant souks, and old atmosphere. Al Quaraouiyine is the first university in the world that was built in 859 AD by Fatima al-Fihri. Yet, there are also other religious schools in this old Medina. For example, Al-Attarine Madrasa is a beautiful green and blue zellij tile work and a fountain in the courtyard.
Moreover, Medersa Bou Inania was built by Sultan Bou Inan in the 14th century. It is a fountain in the courtyard and hand-carved walls and zellij tile work as well. It also has rooms on two floors where classes used to be taught. In addition to that, in Merenid Tombs, the remains of the Sultan Merenid Dynasty are still kept with the authenticity of the architecture.
It is located on a hill where you can experience the view over the 1200-year-old Medina, especially during the sunset. Mellah is a Jewish quarter in the 14th century when Fes el-Jdid became a refuge for the Jewish community. The quarter is full of history and Jewish-style architecture, such as the Ibn Danan synagogue that is located in the heart of the Mellah. Further, Borj Nord Arms Museum is one of the fortresses in this city. This fortress is above Fez el-Bali that was built in the 16th century by Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur to monitor his disloyal population.
It is an ideal place to discover an amazing view of the old Medina. This is one of the most popular places in Fes and the oldest tannery in the world. Therefore, it is where they still operate as they did in medieval times. Here, locals make leather in a massive tannery surrounded by houses and shops. Being around Fes makes you feel living past and traditional life around these old monuments.
You cannot travel around Morocco without visiting Merzouga. Thus, the Merzouga desert is the main tourist site in Morocco. Merzouga is a small Moroccan town in the Sahara Desert, the gateway to the vast Erg Chebbi dunes. Even the town is small, there many experiences that it offers. Camel trekking trip is the best activity you can experience.
Therefore, the trip includes an overnight stay at a desert camp under the starry sky traditional Berber food. Besides, you will experience a sunset and sunrise view over the desert. In addition to that, quad or buggy activity is another great experience of driving through the dunes and off-road. Also, the nomad family is worth visiting to explore the traditional life under hand-made tents and experience Berber pizza.
Definitely, one of the interesting places that tourists visit is Khamlia. It is a village inhabited by black skin people originally from Mali. Therefore, tourists visit this place to acknowledge the life of this tribe and enjoy their traditional Gnawa music. Moreover, tourists experience driving off-road in the black desert towards the mines of Mifis. They discover the adventure work at 30m down the ground to get mines. Further, the Shrij lake provides an oasis for greater flamingos as well as a collection of egrets, storks, and ducks…
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Ouarzazate was a small crossing point for African traders on their way to northern Morocco and Europe. This city is the gate to the Sahara because it is on the other side crossing the high atlas mountains to the southeast. The Berbers and nomads who inhabit these regions of Morocco call this region the Hamada, which means “desert scrubland.” The word “Ouarzazate” means “noiseless” in Tamazight, capturing its remote and serene setting. Moreover, it is the capital cinema in Morocco due to its famous cinema studios.
Ouarzazate with its ancient Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou chosen to be the perfect place for Hollywood film production because of the beautiful range of landscapes of old architectural mud-brick Kasbahs and locations. In this place, they shot the movies Game of Throne, Gladiator, and others. In addition to that, mountains and valleys with beautiful windswept formations roll, hiding palm groves and breathtaking views make it one of the most destinations worth visiting. Also, the city is a traditional site for all your shopping needs with scores of souks, souvenir stores, cooperatives, and markets. Besides, Ouarzazate presents the world’s largest solar power complex towers above the desert.
Todra Gorges located on the east side of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. However, it is one of the world’s most spectacular canyons. The Todra Gorge is about 15 km away from the nearest Berber village of Tinghir. Both the Todra and Dades Rivers have carved out cliff-sided canyons on their final 25-mile stretch through the mountains.
Therefore, it is an ideal site for rock climbers. Its peaks rise to 300 m above the Todra and 10 m between the high rocks with the river in between. This canyon became more popular over the last years and has more than 400 different climbing routes. Also, hiking above the Todra gorges, visiting Berber troglodyte villages, and camping are also the best activities in this site. Further, there are a 14 km long palm grove that extends from Tinghir to the gorges, surrounded from one end to another by abandoned mud castles. Thus, the Todra Gorges is a recommended place for any traveler who is looking for an adventurous experience and wants to enjoy the beautiful topography of the area
Marrakech or the red city is one of the imperial cities in Morocco. Yusuf ibn Tashfin found it in 1062, the leader of the Moroccan Almoravid empire. Thereafter, it became the imperial capital of the Almoravid Empire. In the 12th century, the Almoravids built many Quranic schools and mosques in Marrakesh with Andalusian influences. Because of its great history and old architectural monuments, it becomes one of the important tourist places. It is the busiest city in Morocco as a home of the culture in economic.
However, tourists cannot visit Marrakesh without exploring the depth and the hidden attractions in the city. Jemaa El-Fna is the vast open square at the heart of the medina. Also, it is one of Marrakech’s biggest attractions and is a UNESCO world heritage site that offers snake charmers, street entertainers, and over-enthusiastic henna artists. Moreover, El-Badi Place is the ruins of Sultan Ahmed el-Mansour. It is set within sunken gardens with epic ramparts whose decrepit towers boast panoramic views over the medina. In addition to that, Bahia Palace is among the interesting places in Marrakech.
It is built in the late 19th century as the private residence of Grand Vizier Bou Ahmed. It is designed by stunning pieces of art and architecture with painted ceilings, zellige tiles, and a Marble courtyard. Further, Jardin Majorelle is a popular place in Marrakech that was created by the French artist, Jacques Majorelle. It is a public villa that presents the Islamic art museum and Berber museum with a collection of North African textiles.
Medina is an experience of narrow streets and traditional Moroccan houses with huge walls, and gates. And then Koutoubia Mosque is one of the best sites worth visiting. It is also the largest mosque in Marrakech. It reflects the true style of Almohad architecture with decorated walls, arches, carved windows, and pointed merinos. Besides, Almoravid Koubba is another historic structure by the Almoravid dynasty. Also, you may come across different names of the mosque. For instance, Koubba Ba’adiyn and stands as one of the most interesting places to see in Marrakech. The city is full of the cultural and architectural sites of the past time and this why it is one of the important cities to visit to explore in Morocco.
The Atlas Mountains
The Atlas Mountains are a mountain chain located in North Africa. The Atlas Mountains extend around 1,300 miles (2,090 km) through the North African countries of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. They stretch from the Atlantic Ocean, south of Agadir, to the Mediterranean Sea near Tunisia. However, because of their extensive range, the Atlas Mountains are High, middle, and little, three different sub-ranges in Morocco, and each one with its own unique ecosystem. The High Atlas range is the most famous range in central Morocco. It extends north-eastward for 460 miles (740 km) from the Atlantic Coast to the Algerian border. Also, it has the highest and most impressive peak in North Africa with many peaks exceeding 3660m, such as the Mountain of Toubkal that reaches 4,167m.
Moreover, the Middle Atlas is the most fertile of the ranges. Cedar and oak cover a huge range of the forest, interspersed with many lakes. It is also home to a wide range of wildlife, including wild boars, golden jackal, servals, Barbary macaques, and various bird species. The Northern Middle Atlas is accessible from Fez and Meknes. Therefore, it has numerous Berber towns such as Ifrane, Sefrou, and Azrou. However, the Southern Middle Atlas is accessible from Marrakech.
Finally, the Ant-Atlas Mountains considered a Little Atlas is a mountain range in Morocco. The mountains stretch for more than 180 miles, ranging from the Atlantic beaches in the west to the desert in the east. Further, the Anti-Atlas area is a traditional Berber region with old Kasbahs and impressive rock formations. The Atlas Mountains have functioned as a refuge area for the indigenous Berber peoples, helping them to preserve their distinctive languages and customs.