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15 Jun

5 Reasons Why Morocco Is This Year’s Must-See Destination

5 Things That Make Morocco A Marvellous Holiday Destination

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If you are considering where to take your next holiday, Morocco should be at the top of your list. With mouth-watering cuisine, friendly locals, gorgeous crafts, exotic beaches, and a wide array of things to see and do, Morocco is the 2015 must-see destination. The following takes an in-depth look at the top five reasons you should start planning your Moroccan vacation today:

 

  1. Flavourful Food

Considered by many to be one of the greatest cuisines in the world, Moroccan food is a unique blend of fresh ingredients, subtle spices, and intriguing combinations. Warm, flaky homemade bread, slow cooked tagines, couscous garnished with a sweet raisin preserve and pastries dusted with cinnamon and icing sugar are a staple of most Moroccan meals. Often served with aromatic Moroccan mint tea, you will quickly become spoiled by these decadent foods.  

 

  1. Friendly People And Culture

Moroccans tend to be some of the friendliest and most hospitable people in the world. This is equally true in both the bustling cities and the most remote villages. As long as you are respectful of their culture, customs and habits, most people are genuine and intent on welcoming guests to their country. While language can be a barrier to communication, smiles and gestures can go a long way.  

 

  1. A Shopper’s Paradise

Shopping in Morocco is an incredible experience. Parts of Fes are a tangle of narrow alleyways that feature a myriad of stalls divided into various retail areas. Referred to as souks, or markets, artisans show off some of the finest Moroccan thread works and crafts available. Exquisite wrought iron lamps, intricately weaved carpets and rugs, bottles of spices, handmade jewellery, high quality pottery, silk slippers and knotted blankets are all often available.

When venturing into the souks, be aware that the price displayed on an item is merely a starting point. Bartering for the price of an item is a standard Moroccan shopping practice.

 

  1. Beautiful Beaches

Morocco’s coastline stretches from the Mediterranean Sea to where the Sahara unites with the Atlantic Ocean. This allows for several thousand kilometres of beaches, some of which are frequented by locals and tourists, while others remain largely unspoilt.

Calm water, gorgeous golden sand, and picturesque sunsets provide the perfect place to spend a relaxing day. However, there are also areas, such as those around the Dakhla Bay, where the waves are perfect for surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, jet skiing, and wakeboarding.  

 

  1. Plenty Of Things To Do

From strolling the Blue Streets of Chefchaouen to visiting some of the oldest tanneries in the world, there is always something fun and exciting to do in Morocco.

For a truly memorable night, you could spend a night camping under the stars in the Sahara Desert, while hiking the Atlas Mountains will prove to be an unforgettable experience during the day. You can follow up your hike with a relaxing steam and scrub in a traditional hammam bath or basking in the beauty of the Majorelle Gardens. Regardless of what your interests are, you will appreciate all that Morocco has to offer.

Before you set off for this vivacious country it is important to apply for single trip travel insurance, if you are not already covered, to ensure your medical and financial protection. Whether you are enjoying a magnificent sunset in the desert, looking for unique souvenirs in the medinas of Marrakech, touring the ruins of Volubilis or simply enjoying the cool waters of the Mediterranean, this will allow you to enjoy your once in a lifetime vacation without worry. Have you started planning your trip yet?

 

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