In the North African city of Marrakech, expect a merging of colorful cultures, bustling city of markets and a fascinating landscape. Morocco is a country of amazing land features from the snow-capped Atlas Mountains and dry dunes of the Sahara, to the stunning waters of Atlantic coastline.
Visit Morocco to taste the African heat of desert meets coast. Before your long plane ride, be sure you have set up the proper arrangements. Secure your Parking at Edinburgh Airport before ever leaving the house. Or if flying from further south check out Airport Parking Liverpool
In Morocco, there are many adventure options as well as packages to luxurious all-inclusive stays. Set out to the town of Merzouga to ride a camel safari across 160 meter high sand dunes and experience authentic Berber living. A sunrise over these vast dunes is initialized by a flash of green light as brilliant rays illuminate the valley. Dades Valley or Red Valley is known as the “Road of a thousand Kasbahs” for the many villages along the way. Drive this amazing route through the deserts of Morocco scattered with palm groves and stunning rock formations in the distance. The beaches of Essaouira are a great place to cool off in Morocco. Essaouira on the Atlantic Coast has been home to an influential trade post since 400 BC.
Marrakech on the base of the Atlas mountain range is a perfect city to explore old world tradition. One of the best places to start is the center of the old city in Jamaa el Fna. Grab a freshly squeezed orange juice, step past the snake charmers and allow your eyes to wander over the performances of magicians, dancers and story tellers. Here you will also encounter African markets called souk and food stands after dark. This area of the city is where you will find a maze of narrow streets, hotels and café terraces. But you cannot escape the city without first experiencing the Medina of Marrakech. This commercial center is the historic heart of the city. Be sure to come to the Medina at night! This fun and exciting way to experience the city is characterized by men with monkeys, donkey wagons, and herb doctors in the crowds. The bustling life of trade is an authentic look at life in Marrakech. The Medina is filled with friendly people, so don’t let the music of the crowds overwhelm! It is a crazy fun experience you won’t want to miss!
In the city, Jardin Majorelle is a small garden of serene palms, bamboo, and cacti species. The colorful pots and interesting buildings are a charming way to spend an afternoon in peace. The pools and song of the birds is sure to complete the experience. Be sure to stop in the café and order a delicious mint tea! For a look into local culture, head to Ali Ben Youssef Madelrsa. This Islamic school is a peaceful place to take a glimpse into fascinating Islamic architecture. Ali Ben Youssef Madelrsa is the only mosque in the city that allows entry to non-Muslims, and I highly recommend you take advantage of this opportunity! Learn from the stunning interior and rich history, as you walk along the serene gardens and courtyard. The water creates a lush oasis inside and is marvelously decorated for a peaceful escape from the city crowds.
Let the charm of merging cultures liven your holiday in Morocco!