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Morocco

Enjoy a luxury holiday to Morocco with Revere Travel and you'll find a country that's easily accessible, offering visitors a variety of experiences, from beaches to Imperial cities, bustling souks and, more recently, stylish spas and some of Africa’s most luxurious hotels. A luxury holiday here certainly feels exotic; bordered by the Strait of Gibraltar, Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, Morocco lies on the northwest coast of North Africa.

It’s not short on natural beauty either; there are the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, with North Africa’s highest peak (Jebel Toubkal) to conquer or the Sahara to trek through and the Dades Valley to witness which has said to have been an Old Testament wilderness to rival the Grand Canyon.

Marrakesh marks the crossroads of the ancient caravan routes from Timbuktu. The main square, the ‘Djemma el Fna’, is the heart of the city, and the souks that surround it are tribute to this city’s history as a centre for trade. Full of storytellers, musicians and food stalls, this bustling and exciting open-air market is a highlight of any visit. The peaceful gardens of Yves St Laurent, the ‘Jardin Majorelle’, are perfect for those looking for more tranquil surroundings. Other important sights include the Saadien Tombs, the Badi Palace and the Bahia Palace.

The capital of Morocco, Rabat, is situated on the Atlantic coastal plain at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg and is located approximately 100 km from Casablanca. Modern Rabat is a planned city of wide boulevards and handsome public buildings and gardens, while the ‘Old City’ is home to the ruined mosque that was designed to be the largest in the world. However, this dream was never realised and all that remains today is a large, squat tower and numerous pillars.

The biggest mountain range in North Africa, the High Atlas has many fertile valleys, rivers and waterfalls. Approximately one hour’s drive from Marrakesh, the Atlas can be visited as a day trip or as part of a longer itinerary.

Ramadan, which is observed for one month each year, is a period of fasting when the pace of life is slower, public areas are busier and there are certain restrictions, for example, consuming food in public, drinking alcohol and use of restaurants.

 

Key Information

Time difference: GMT

Language: English and Arabic

Capital: Rabat

Currency: Dirham

Flight time: 4 hours (approx.)

Visa: (UK passport holders) – Check https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice (entry requirements)

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