4 Places to Visit in Morocco

June 15, 2015 Updated: June 15, 2015
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Morocco happens to be a favorite spot for people who are looking for a wonderful vacation without spending a fortune. The country is perfect for people with an adventurous bone; in fact, companies that offer various sports activities like Explora Morocco are quite popular in the area. The Mediterranean weather is one of the prime reasons why those who love water sports are planning to take spend some of their vacation time in the country. There are many interesting places to visit in the country and you will be at an advantage if you know the best places to stop by on your Moroccan trip.

1. Fez – The Arab World’s Most Complete Medieval City

Fez or Fes has a charm that is hard to deny and if you are interested in history and the medieval society, you should make this city one of the stops on your trip to the country. This city used to be Morocco’s capital for almost four centuries and it is home to the Jewish Quarter, Mellah, the Merenid Tombs and, of course, there’s the Royal Palace. One of the greatest appeals of the city is the fact that it is a mixture of modern life and the middle ages. But you have to brace yourself because Fes El Bali, the out of the ordinary, medina city is worth a few days walk.

2. Essaouira – The Favorite Destination for Independent Travelers

Morocco may receive a lot of visitors who are interested in the culture and the history of the place but it is undeniably the outdoor activities that draw many visitors especially those who are looking forward to a memorable vacation. Essaouira is one of the best places to escape to from the noise and the heat of the city center. There are many things that you can look forward to in this fortified and ancient town. Atlantic sailing conditions make this whitewashed town perfect for a number of water sports including surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing which are some of the best activities to do when in the country. If you are looking for a package to enjoy various water sports in the area, Explora Morocco is one of the best firms to go to.

3. Merzouga – The Moroccan Sahara

This is actually a desert town which will serve your requirements quite well when you have sand dune visits in mind while traveling to the country. The largest sand dunes in the country, Erg Chebbi is near this town and from here, you can experience a camel trek in the desert. This place offers you the chance to live like Arabic nomads known as Bedouins. Even if you do not have a huge budget, you will still have an enjoyable time in the desert as there are all sorts of packages depending on the traveler’s financial capacity. The landscape around the town is similar to that of the Sahara and you won’t be disappointed with your desert adventure.

4. Dakhla – The Kitesurfer’s Haven

This peninsula is merely a thousand kilometers away from Essaouira and it has a huge lagoon as the town stretches into the Atlantic. Due to its location, Dakhla is a great place for individuals who love surfing, particularly kitesurfing. In fact, it has been dubbed as heaven for those who love this water sport. Due to the huge sandy lagoon, the conditions in the area are perfect for water sports any time of the year. The waters are also flat and the area is quite big, making it possible for many people to enjoy various water activities. Explora Morroco, a popular firm which organizes various water sport activities, including kitesurfing, recently opened a branch in Dakhla making it easier for people with adventurous streaks to try their hand in various water sports.

This article was written by Alex Pierce originally published on www.etravelblog.com. Read the original here.