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MOROCCO HOLIDAYS   >   AFRICA  


The Kingdom of Morocco in northwest Africa has a long coastline on the Atlantic Ocean that reaches past the Strait of Gibraltar into the Mediterranean Sea. It borders Algeria to the east, Western Sahara to the south , the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to its west.

Provinces in Morocco : Agadir, Al Hoceima, Assa-Zag, Azilal, Beni Mellal, Ben Slimane, Boulemane, Chaouen, El Jadida, El Kelaa des Srarhna, Er Rachidia, Essaouira, Es Smara, Figuig, Guelmim, Ifrane, Kenitra, Khemisset, Khenifra, Khouribga, Laayoune, Larache,  Nador, Ouarzazate, Oujda,  Safi, Settat, Sidi Kacem, Tanger, Tan-Tan, Taounate, Taroudannt, Tata, Taza, Tetouan and Tiznit.

Cities in Morocco [ Wilayas ]: Agadir, Casablanca, Fez, Kenistra, Marakech / Marakech, Meknes, Mohammedia, Khouribga, Oujda, Safi, Salé, Tanger, Tétouan.

Capital City Morocco : City of Rabat


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Hotels in Morocco / Hostels

  Booking.com   -   Hotel Guide Morocco
Hotels inMarrakech, Casablanca, Fès, Essaouira, Agadir, Meknès, Ouarzazate, Tanger, Rabat, Aït Ben Haddou, Merzouga, Taroudant, and more.

   -   Hotels in Agadir, Casablanca, El Jadida and Essaouira

  Sofitel Marrakech *****, Rue Haroun Errachid - Quartier Hivernage, 40 000 Marrakech
This elegant hotel is situated in the heart of the vibrant city of One Thousand and One Nights, at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains and close to the Medina ramparts.
The hotel is just a short stroll from the mythical and vibrant Djema El Fna Square, the luxuriant Palmeraie, the Koutoubia and the Menara. After a morning spent exploring, guests can relax in the rooms, which offer stunning views of the mountains, the outdoor swimming pool or the lush hotel garden from their terraces of balconies.
During your stay, make use of the hotel's spa centre with indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, Turkish steam bath and Jacuzzi (for adults only). Alternatively, enjoy a snack from the poolside bar outside, or linger over the varied, international cuisine in the hotel's restaurant.

 

Travel Agents / Tour Operators / Morocco Specialists

 Sovereign Premium Holidays   [ ATOL 230 ]
Flexible Luxury Holidays Morocco. Sovereign is a specialist tour operator with more than 30 years experience.

 Responsibletravel.com  
Holidays from dozens of leading specialist tour companies and accommodations who are passionate about conserving Africa's wildlife and benefiting its people.

 Kuoni   
New colours and culture, ancient, beautiful cities and endless golden beaches - Morocco offers a taste of the exotic only three hours away. Stay in a world-famous boutique hotel, or a charming private riad with family and friends, and discover a rich, glorious cultural history, unwind on breathtaking beach, play a round at one of the many spectacular golf courses, or get the pulse racing in the adventure capital of North Africa.  
**   Type of holidays : All inclusive, Beach holiday, Escorted tours, Family holidays, Golf & Spa.
**   Resorts : Agadir, Atlas Mountains, Casablanca, Essaouira, Fes, Marrakech, Meknes, Ouarzazate, Rabat, Sahara Desert and Tangier.

 Sherpa Expeditions
Walking holidays in Morocco.



  Songlines Music Travel
Gnawa and World Music Festival, Marrakech.
  Tangents Music Morocco Tour  
The Morocco (aka Maroc) tour is a diverse cultural adventure that reflects the Tangents tour philosophy of full cultural immersion. We mix with locals and avoid tourist style lodging and eateries.
  Tribes Travel Ltd
Tribes, the Fair Trade Travel company, aims to offer you holidays which are not only second to none in terms of quality and excitement, but which are also of benefit to the local people, environment and wildlife of the destination you choose to travel to.
  Match Tours
  Mountain Travel Sobek 
  Unitours Maroc 

Holiday Homes / Apartments

  A&K Chapters   -   Villa Rentals Morocco / Marrakech, Bouznika, Essaouira
Chapters by Abercrombie & Kent have one of the most comprehensive villa portfolios worldwide.
  Rustic Blue
Riads and self-catering houses in the heart of the ancient medinas of the great Imperial Cities, in beautiful countryside or by the sea. . . some have swimming pools, most are steeped in tradition . . . all have charm.
Although it's usual to rent rooms or suites in a riad, it is also possible to rent these properties in their entirety. Clients enjoy exclusive use of the property. Daily cleaning and cooking services are usually provided.  There are also a number of self-catering holiday homes available.

Travel Guides Morocco / Related books

  Lonely Planet Publications
Morocco guidebook pack, Morocco travel guide, Fez encounter guide, Marrakesh Encounter guide, Moroccan Arabic Phrasebook.

The Rough Guide to Morocco - ISBN 1848364776 The Rough Guide to Morocco
Daniel Jacobs (Author)
The Rough Guide to Morocco is the ultimate travel guide to this African Kingdom with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best Moroccan attractions. From the labyrinthine streets of Fes to troupes of barbary apes, striking mosques and vibrant arts and crafts, discover Morocco's highlights inspired by dozens of colour photos. Find detailed coverage of the must-see sights and practical advice on getting around the country whilst relying on up -to-date descriptions of the best bars, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets, as well as the best accomodation from cheap hotels, deluxe hotels, riads, quiet hideaways and mountain lodges. The Rough Guide to Morocco includes three full-colour sections on Moroccan architecture, Crafts and souvenirs and Festivals and music and a crucial language section with basic words, phrases and handy tips for pronunciation. You'll find up-to-date information on excursions around the country, from the Saharan oases to the High Atlas mountains. Explore every corner of Morocco with detailed maps and expert background on everything from Moroccan story telling to Moroccan wildlife. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Morocco
Paperback: 624 pages; Publisher: Rough Guides; 9 edition (1 April 2010); ISBN-10: 1848364776; ISBN-13: 978-1848364776.

  Dorling Kindersley   -    

Mohammed V Airport one year open, 1981Transport / How do I travel to Morocco

  Marakech Menara Airport, 6 km from Marakech
  Nouasseur Airport [Casablanca] ?
  Tangier Boukhalf Airport - 14 km from Tanger

 
Book cheap flights to Morocco at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares. View their latest offers and book your flights, accommodation, car hire and insurance online

  Airline Tickets Morocco / Bargain Flights  
Flight tickets Morocco / Price comparison possible

  Railways [ONCF]   -   Moroccan National Railways
Horaires, Tarifs, Produits, Services, Train Charters, Aéroport Express, Rail - Route et plus ...

  Comanav   -   ferries between France / Marocco and Spain / Morocco
Between Sete - Nadar v.v., Sete - Tanger v.v. en Algeciras - Tanger v.v.

  Autoroutes du Maroc

  Maps International   -  Maps Morocco  
Mapsinternational.co.uk is one of the largest map shops online.
  Map of Morocco [ Uni Texas - Perry-Castañeda Library - Map Collection ]


Links 

  Tourism-in-morocco.com   -   official web site of the Moroccan National Tourist Office

  Rabat   -   Capital City Morocco
Built on the banks of the Bou Regreg estuary, Rabat offers its visitors numerous flower-decked walks within earshot of the Ocean. The many fine edifices enclosed within its walls bear ample witness to its proud history as an imperial city. In the maze of streets making up the Oudaïas Kasbah, Islamic art rubs shoulders with the modern city. The result is a glittering mosaic, enchanting passers-by and answering to their every want.Facing the city on the opposite side of the Oued, the superb white medina of Salé - Sala Al Jadida - is a treasure - house of fine artwork

  Agadir   -   dream beaches
  Casablanca   -  b usiness heart of Morocco [ Ad-Dar-el-Beida ]
  Erfoud
  Essaouira
  Fes / Fez
  Marrakech   -   red city  
Marrakech has been a meeting and market place for nearly a thousand years. At its heart is the market place – the Djemaa el Fna – an open-space with a continuous flow of people, food stalls and in the late afternoon and evenings a bewildering range of acrobats, drummers, dancers, musicians, storytellers and snake-charmers.
  Meknes   -   UNESCO - Historic City of Meknes   -   one of the four koningssteden
Founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids as a military settlement, Meknes became a capital under Sultan Moulay Ismaïl (1672–1727), the founder of the Alawite dynasty. The sultan turned it into a impressive city in Spanish-Moorish style, surrounded by high walls with great doors, where the harmonious blending of the Islamic and European styles of the 17th-century Maghreb are still evident today.
  Merzouga
  Muerzazate
  Tanger   -   history. culture and documentation
  Tarfaya  -  small fishing village in South Morocco
See also the official webiste of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
  Zagora

  Alif-fes.com  -  Arabic Language Institute
The institiue in Fez has an excellent reputation internationally as the preeminent institution in the Maghreb for the teaching of Arabic as a foreign language. It offers three-six week courses in both Classical Arabic and Moroccan Arabic
  Bourse de Casablanca  
  Magazine   -   La Vie Economique   -   Moroccan weekly
  Magazine   -   Maroc Hebdo International   -   Moroccan weekly
  Marrakech-medina.com
Web site of the Marrakech-Medina project, which restores and rents traditional houses and Riyads in Marrakech.
  Presse   -   Observateur
  University in Morocco   -   Al Akhawayn University
Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI) is an institution of higher education and scientific and technical research. It contributes to the historical and cultural vocation of the Kingdom of Morocco, an Arab-African nation occupying a privileged geostrategic position, belonging to Islamic civilization, and open to Europe, America and Asia.

Cuisine  -  Moroccan Foods / Recipes

  Moroccan cuisine
Moroccan cuisine has been subject to Berber, Moorish, Mediterranean, and Arab influences.

  Cooking with Alia   -   The flavors of Morocco
Recipes: Soups, Desserts, Couscous, Salads, Poultry, Meat, Fish, Beverages, Breads, Tajines, Appetizers.

The Moroccan Collection: Traditional Flavours from Northern Africa   -  Hilaire Walden
Over 100 Moroccan recipes which capture the essence of this evocative cuisine - Recipes are characterised by slow-simmering tagines, charcoal grilled lamb, chicken, fish and vegetables, and rich, sweet pastries - Includes: Baked Stuffed Lamb, Chicken Tagine with Almonds and Saffron and Couscous with Roast Vegetables - The recipes have been written for easy use at home and the ingredients chosen are now widely available from supermarkets
Paperback 144 pages (January 30, 2002);  Publisher: Hamlyn;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0600605841

History of Morocco

Independence: 2 March 1956 (from France)

  Morocco's History   -   Wikipedia
Roman and sub-Roman Morocco;  Early Islamic Morocco;  Morocco 1631-1912;  European Influence;  Independence

  Museums in Morocco   -   Maroc.net
Tanger [ Museum of Moroccan Arts, Museum of Antiquities, American Legation Museum, Forbes Museum ], Chefchaouen [ Ethnographic Museum ], Tetouan [ Archaeological Museum, Ethnographic Museum ], Larache [ Archeological Museum ], Meknes [ Dar Jamai Museum ], Rabat [ Oudaias Museum, Archaeological Museum, Natural Science Museum, Postal Museum ], Fez [ Dar Batha Museum, Borj-Nord Museum ], Marrakesh [ Dar Si Said Museum, Majorelle Museum, Bert Flint Museum ], Essaouira [ Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah Museum ], Safi [ National Ceramics Museum ].

Lonely Planet: Moroccan Arabic Phrasebook  -  Dan Bacon
Featuring a language guide specific to Morocco, this phrasebook includes Arabic script throughout, pronunciation and grammar information, tips on speaking the language, and a vocabulary list.
Paperback 180 pages (February 28, 1991);  Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0864425864
Morocco Under King Hassan  -  Stephen Hughes
Hardcover 396 pages (November 2001);  Publisher: Ithaca Press;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0863722857

Music, Art & Culture, Events

  Chaabi   -   music

  Culture of Morocco
 Through Moroccan history, Morocco hosted many people in addition to the indigenous Berbers, coming from both East (Phoenicians, Jews and Arabs), South (Sub-Saharan Africans) and North (Romans and Vandals).

  The Gnawa and World Music Festival, Essaouira
Essaouira is a picturesque port town on Morocco's Atlantic coast. Built by the Portuguese it is full of narrow whitewashed alleyways and beautiful squares. It's also an artistic community and a centre of Gnawa music. In June each year, it hosts the extraordinary Gnawa and World Music Festival.
The music shares its roots with American blues as the people were brought to Morocco as slaves from sub -Saharan Africa. As someone said, "the Africans who were brought to America as slaves created the blues, whilst those sent to Morocco created Gnawa". For itinerary see Songlines Music Travel.

Morocco: 5000 Years of Culture  -   Vincent Boele
Morocco is a land rich in diversity. Bounded by two seas and a desert, cleft by mountain ranges, caravan trails, steppe-like plateaus and costal plains its dramatically contrasting landscape is mirrored by the people who populate it. Here, the culture of the Berbers, Arabs and Africans meets with Muslim, Jewish and Christian influences to create a colourful ethnic mix. The vibrancy of the region is reflected in the objects created by its people - including stunning ceramics and wonderful mosaics to fine wood carving and impressive jewellery. Surveying 5000 years of Morocco's cultural history, this book explores the material culture of the region as determined by its history, geography, traditions and people. Highlights from key Moroccan collections, especially photographed for this publication, are illustrated alongside fascinating essays that narrate the region's cultural development from ancient times to the present day. Including over 150 colour images, Morocco: 5000 Years of Culture offers a visually stunning account of a land and its people.
Hardcover 207 pages (December 28, 2004);  Publisher: Lund Humphries;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0853319162

  Cinema Marocain   -   Moroccan films


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