KINGDOM OF LIGHT: MOROCCO
Mystical, magical, majestic
"To visit Morocco is still like turning the pages of some illuminated Persian manuscript all embroidered with bright shapes and subtle lines."
- EDITH WHARTON, WRITER
Diverse, delectable and dazzling. Spanning the entire northwest corner of Africa, Morocco is huge. Across its landscape of mountains, the Sahara desert, lush plains, remote waterfalls, beautiful beaches and imperial cities, the choices for the places to visit here are hard to narrow down.
With history at every turn: in mosques, arches, tombs, street engravings; UNESCO-listed, Morocco’s imperial cites Rabat, Marrakesh, Meknes and Rabat, with their maze-like medinas have enthralled travellers, & inspired writers, poets and filmmakers.
Amazing architecture, lively markets, and stunning scenes.
You could go surfing on the coast and then snowboarding in the Atlas Mountains the next day. Sip on cups of rejuvenating mint tea in the medina, before you explore the ruins scattered throughout its many cities. Shop for colourful rugs, soak in the steamy hammams and walk through the souks.
Gorge on bursting-with-flavour Moroccan dishes. Star-gaze in the Sahara and then watch the sunrise. Stay in one of the kasbahs - citadels built of raw clay, simple, but also, sumptuously decorated with geometric motifs, representative of the Berber culture