Steeped in history, spanning miles of Mediterranean and Atlantic
coastline, and boasting exciting attractions, Morocco is a
sightseer's paradise. The main appeal has of course always been its
inviting climate; however, there is so much more to this diverse
and historically rich country than meets the eye. Within the
enchanting medieval medinas of Fez and Marrakech, where snake
charmers blow their hypnotic melodies amidst the smell of the
tanners' yards and the hustle and bustle of the open-air markets,
is where the fascinating and exotic soul of Morocco can really be
Furthermore, adventurous travellers can head south to explore
the hot desert sands of the Western Sahara on camelback, horseback
or by 4X4; or for a completely unexpected holiday experience, head
deep into the High Atlas Mountains for a skiing holiday with a
difference. With Phoenician, Hellenic, Carthaginian and Roman
civilisations all having passed through Morocco, it's also worth
revelling in the immensity of the country's past by exploring its
countless museums, palaces, mosques, tombs and ruins.
Many of the sights around the cities are best explored on foot,
but for those planning on criss-crossing the country, trunk-line
trains run through the heart of Morocco, connecting over one
hundred stations spread out over 1,184 miles (1,907km) of track.
Bus travel is also a popular mode of transport.