Just across the straits of Gibraltar lies Morocco, one of the gems of North Africa. From the searing heat and pounding sandstorms Saharan desert to the cool fertile plateaus and soaring peaks of the High Atlas Mountain range, this country is as ecologically diverse as it is culturally enthralling.
Populated by a mixture of Arabs, Berbers and nomads, Morocco is known for its rich history and culture. The main cities of the country have long been popular with foreign tourists. The labyrinthine alleyways of Marrakesh, its bustling markets and beautiful palaces are a wonder to explore.
There are so many things to do in the country it is hard to recount them all. if you’re feeling adventurous take in the twinkling stars that hang high above the vast expansive deserts like a sequined shawl on the back of a camel. Feeling active then head to the coastal fishing villages that are dotted along the countries expansive coastline to surf the tall Atlantic waves. There is a perfect holiday here for everyone.
Though change is definitely underway, Morocco has managed to avoid the unrest of the Arab Spring. Still, rural life manages to retain its age-old character. You can still find Berbers crossing the desert sands in their blue cotton robes and heavy turbans, though nowadays they are wondering the wilds with their mobile phones and linked into their Facebook accounts.