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Morocco

Morocco

Old and new-world meld wondrously in this destination; a combination of influences from Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, making it known as the gateway to Africa. Bustling medinas bursting with vibrant colors, locally crafted wares, and traditional bath houses give way to majestic mountain ranges and sprawling desert landscapes. For the adventurous traveler, Morocco does not disappoint—labyrinth-like souqs brim with exotic spices, hand-woven textiles, and snake charmers, whilst intricate mosaics and fortified citadels impress the architectural buff. Plunge down a sandy slope in a dune buggy, or swap four wheels for four legs and a hump with a camel trek through the suntanned plains. Taste the flavors of a slow-cooked lamb tagine and sip a coffee or mint tea as you people watch from a shaded street café.
Morocco

Locations

Marrakech

Marrakech

This lively imperial city hums with energy and is packed with bustling souks, ornate palaces and cultural gems. Palm trees and beautiful gardens offer pops of green amongst the 11th-century medina, which offers impressive art and architecture including the Bahia Palace and Koutoubia Mosque. This walled medieval city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985 and offers up maze-like alleys with thriving souks. Not to be missed is the Aladdin-esque main square—Djemaa el Fna. The busiest market in Africa is home to snake charmers, fortune tellers, dancers and all manner of merchants. Sip mint tea in a cozy café, and prepare to haggle as you shop for lanterns, spices, and perhaps even a pair of babouches (pointed slippers).