The best Morocco Sahara Trips destinations
We give you the opportunity to visit Casablanca with our Morocco Sahara Trips Travel agency. It is Morocco’s largest and most prosperous capital city. It is also the port city of western Morocco on the Atlantic Ocean. With its strategic location along the Atlantic coast and its architecture, the city is one of the most visited cities in the world. As a result, contemporary structures coexist alongside beautiful districts that represent Arabic-Islamic history and vestiges of the city’s colonial past. In addition, there are historical monuments that tourists may visit.
You cannot visit Casablanca as a tourist and not see the Hassan II Mosque. It is Africa’s second-largest mosque and the world’s seventh-largest. Non-Muslims can learn about one of the Islamic religions through Moorish architecture. Another noteworthy landmark near the rebuilt Madina is Place Mohammed V. Moroccan monarch has several distinct designs around the nation. As a result, it provides an opportunity to examine the architectural structures of this palace. However, you cannot enter the king’s palaces, but you may view its magnificent walls from the outside.
You may also explore the ancient Medina to see the narrow alleys and medieval life. It is also an excellent opportunity to explore square time, which is surrounded by historic buildings. In addition, the Museum of Moroccan Judaism is a one-of-a-kind landmark in the city that provides insight into the history, religion, traditions, and everyday lives of Jews in a Moroccan Civilisation. Casablanca has numerous locations to see, however, these are the most popular tourist attractions.
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, often known as Chaouen, is a city in northwest Morocco’s Rif Mountains. In 1471, Moulay Ali Ibn Rachid al-Alami established this city as a stronghold to combat Portuguese invasions in northern Morocco. Following that, in 1920, Spain conquered the ancient town, and it became a part of Spanish Morocco.
However, Morocco proclaimed its independence in 1956, and Chechaouen rejoined Morocco. The Jews who came from Spain and lived in Chefchaouen constructed the Medina in the Spanish and Morish styles. It is currently one of Morocco’s most popular tourist sites. The ancient Medina is the best site to visit in this town, which has small lanes and blue-washed houses. Furthermore, its historic souk is brimming with unique goods not seen in other towns. Furthermore, Ras El-Ma is a cool mountain water source to escape the heat.
Locals congregate here to wash their clothes and enjoy the colder weather. Plaza Uta el-Hamman, with a view of the mountain and traditional cuisine. Not to mention the magnificent mosque of Chaouen, which has been in existence since the 15th century and has an interesting architecture. Then, in this square, you may listen to the calm praying call. Kasbah Museum is another fascinating Andalusian-style garden monument, a former jail, tiny research and Andalusian studies center, and an even smaller art museum.
Morocco Sahara Trips Travel Agency provides excursions to Meknes, one of Morocco’s imperial cities. It gets its name from the first Berber tribe to settle here, the Meknassis. Almoravids Founded in the 11th century as a military colony, the Media grew with monuments in collaboration with the Merinids. Moulay Ismail, an Alawite dynasty brother, made Meknes his capital in the 17th century and ruled there for 55 years.
He reconstructed the city and transformed it into a magnificent city in Spanish-Moorish architecture, encircled by lofty walls with magnificent entrances. Because of its rich history and historical architectural treasures, the city is a famous tourist attraction. Place Hedim, Meknes’ main square, is lined with antique buildings and small lanes that lead into the lively market. Bab El Mansour, a massive gate with arches and mosaic tile work, faces this area. Moulay Ismail’s son, Moulay Abdallah, finished it in 1732. In addition, Moulay Ismail’s Mausoleum is a Tambo with Moroccan religious ornamentation.
Heri es-Souani is another dynastic landmark that housed the Imperial City’s storage granaries and horse stables. You may also visit the main tourist sites in Meknes, which are around 29 kilometers away. Volubilis is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an archeological site of ancient Roman ruins. It is one of Morocco’s most Roman sites. It is difficult to explore all of Meknes’ historical sights without visiting 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 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 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 is 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, Morocco’s cultural and imperial metropolis, was founded in 789 by Idriss I. The city is brimming with cultural and historical landmarks. Furthermore, it is well-known for its Fes El Bali walled medina, which has medieval Marinid architecture, bustling souks, and an antique ambiance. Fatima al-Fihri founded Al Quaraouiyine, the world’s first university, in 859 AD. However, there are other religious schools in this ancient Medina. Al-Attarine Madrasa, for example, has exquisite green and blue zellij tile work with 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 Marinid Tombs, the remains of the Sultan Marinid Dynasty are still kept with the authenticity of the architecture.
It is situated on a hill with a stunning view over the 1200-year-old Medina, especially around dusk. Mellah was established as a Jewish neighborhood in the 14th century when Fes el-Jdid became a shelter for the Jewish population. The area is rich in history and Jewish-style architecture, such as the Ibn Danan Synagogue in the center of the Mellah. Borj Nord Arms Museum is also one of the city’s fortifications. This castle, located above Fez el-Bali, was erected in the 16th century by Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur to keep an eye on his rebellious subjects.
It is an excellent location for discovering a breathtaking perspective of the ancient Medina. This is a tourist attraction in Fes and the world’s oldest tannery. As a result, it is where they continue to function as they did in medieval times. In a huge tannery surrounded by residences and stores, people manufacture leather. Being in Fes makes you feel like you’re living in the past, surrounded by ancient structures.
You can’t visit Morocco without stopping in Merzouga. As a result, the Merzouga desert is Morocco’s most popular tourist destination. Merzouga is a tiny Moroccan hamlet in the Sahara Desert that serves as the entry point to the huge Erg Chebbi dunes. Even though the town is small, it has a lot to offer in terms of experiences. The finest activity you can do is go on a camel trekking excursion.
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 is 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.
As a result, it is a great location for rock climbers. Its summits soar 300 meters above the Todra and 10 meters above steep rocks with the river in between. This canyon has grown in popularity in recent years, with over 400 distinct climbing routes. Hiking above the Todra gorges, seeing Berber troglodyte settlements, and camping are among the greatest things to do in this area. There is also a 14-kilometer-long palm grove that runs from Tinghir to the gorges and is bordered on all sides by abandoned mud castles. As a result, the Todra Gorges are a must-see for any tourist wishing for an exciting adventure while also admiring the area’s stunning terrain.
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 the economy.
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 a journey through tiny alleyways and classic Moroccan buildings with massive walls and gates. Then there’s the Koutoubia Mosque, which is one of the greatest places to visit. It is also Marrakech’s largest mosque. It is built in the classic Almohad style, with painted walls, arches, carved windows, and pointed merinos. In addition, the Almoravid Koubba is a historic building built by the Almoravid dynasty. You may also come across various names for the mosque. For example, Koubba Ba’adiyn is one of the most intriguing sites to visit in Marrakech. The city is rich in historical cultural and architectural monuments, making it one of the most significant places to visit in Morocco.
The Atlas Mountains
The Atlas Mountains are a mountain range in northwestern Africa. The Atlas Mountains run 1,300 miles (2,090 kilometers) through Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia in North Africa. They run from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea at Tunisia, south of Agadir. However, due to their wide extent, the Atlas Mountains are divided into three distinct sub-ranges in Morocco, each with its own distinct environment. The High Atlas Mountains are the most well-known range in central Morocco. It stretches approximately 460 miles (740 km) north-eastward from the Atlantic Coast to the Algerian border. It also boasts the tallest and most spectacular mountain in North Africa, with numerous summits over 3660m, such as the 4,167m-high Mountain of Toubkal.
Furthermore, the Middle Atlas is the most fertile of the mountain ranges. Cedar and oak cover a large portion of the forest, which is interlaced with several lakes. It also has a diverse wildlife population, including wild boars, golden jackals, servals, Barbary macaques, and many bird species. Fez and Meknes are the closest cities to the Northern Middle Atlas. As a result, it has several Berber settlements, such as Ifrane, Sefrou, and Azrou. The Southern Middle Atlas, on the other hand, is reachable 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.