Marrakech, the Red City, one of the four imperial cities of Morocco. Along with fez Rabat and Meknes. No one denies the fact that it is the ideal destination of every tourist seeking beauty. Before diving deep into the current details of the city. I see that it is necessary to tell a bit about the history of Marrakech. It all began with Yusuf ibn Tashafin, the Almoravid king. Starting the city and taking it as the capital of his kingdom, which helped in the fast growth of Marrakech.
It was just a matter of time before Marrakech starts itself as trading, religious, and cultural center known in all the neighboring kingdoms. Soon enough Marrakech became the crossroads of every caravan of merchants coming from whatever direction to whatever destination. Those thriving times were the birth of many fascinating buildings of which Quranic schools and mosques were dominant. Some of them are still standing till the present days indicting the glorious days of Marrakech which didn’t last any longer after the fall of the great Almoravid kingdom.
Fez became Marrakech’s successor as a capital. The Red City was left to die. But the 16 century was when the city took back its glory. More monuments were built some with imported material the old ones were renewed. The city was alive once again, and still at the moment with its UNESCO world heritage sites. Here are some of the best places in Marrakech to visit. Jemaa el-Fnaa, the magical square, known all over the world for its art, food, and charm. Also, Marrakech is famous for its markets where you can buy any type of craft you desire. Besides to city walls, made of red sandstone, and fascinating gates, Gardens, palaces and Riads, Mosques, Tombs, and hotels. Fortunately, with our Marrakech Camel Trips travel agency, we offer you the chance to visit this beautiful destination.
One of our Marrakech camel trips travel agency’s destinations and one of the tourist favorite is Rabat the capital city of Morocco. Definitely, one of the Moroccan richest cities in terms of culture, architecture, and geography. Wondering around it an adventure itself. Once we get there I assure you will wish to stay for a lifetime. The city is a modern one yet it preserved its monuments, for instance, the Kasbah of the Oudaias, a fortified castle which overlooks the sea, the Andalusian gardens in its base are also a view you don’t want to miss, giving the fact that this area is ancient people still live there.
With free admission, Hassan Tower is for sure your ticket to the past. standing there takes to middle ages. And There is Bab er-Rouah, a gate surrounded by two towers. It’s a fortress decorated with stones. The gate was recently renovated and its interior is an art gallery at the main time.
Besides historical monuments such as mosques tombs and castles. The city has an interesting side. Rabat hosts one of the biggest festivals over the globe Mazawine annually. if you planned your tripe to that time of the year you can be among the 2 million attendees. expect to see the elite of artists performing on the stage.
The food you can find in Rabat is one of the most things that might attract you to the capital. Here you can find any type of food you desire from fast foods to fancy restaurants, local or international it’s all available here.
In order to make the best of your tours, we take you to places that worth your visit. this time I’m going to talk a bit about Meknes to give a better picture of our Morocco tours there. for the record, Meknes witnessed its glory in the days of the king Moulay Ismail who made the city the capital of his kingdom. The queen was not that pleased with his choice. she was a sea lover. To satisfy her Moulay Ismail brought the sea to her doorstep. He built Sahrij Swani, a pool in the middle of the city, bringing water from a neighbor town. The place is still standing and it welcomes the tourists. Sahrij is not that far from another monument Lhdim square, this place is a replica of Jemaa el-fana in Marrakech, in front of the square there is a famous gate called Mansour gate, one of the most fascinating gates in morocco.
The gates are not the only impressive buildings in Meknes, towers are also a part of the heritage that this city holds, Belkari tower is one of them which became a museum of pottery since 2003, the toner gets most of its charm from being a part of the wall (this wall was built in order to fortify the city.
Despite the fact that the city is a real charmer, the neighbor locations have a fair share of this charm. The most famous one they is Volubilis, a trace of once a glorious Roman building, located in about half an hour to the north. it is also another UNESCO World Heritage Site in Morocco. Another one is Moulay Idriss or Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, a town speeded over two hills, known mainly for Zawiya of Moulay Idris.
Merzouga, the highlight of our Marrakech camel trips travel agency Our client’s ideal place is the Sahara desert of Merzouga. This small fascinating town is surrounded with seas of golden sands and “ergs”. These huge bodies of sand change their shape during the wind seasons, this change makes every and each of your visits so unique, like you are in a totally different place, one of the biggest sand dunes in Merzouga is ERG Chebbi, about a 500 feet high of windblown sand creating a masterpiece. This erg is not the only in the area but there is a chain of them all over the place. Tourists clamp these dunes to take what will probably be the best pictures of their lives. Taking the pictures is not the only thing that attracts the tourists to the dunes, but also watching the sunrise or the sunset. This view from the top of the erg epic is the least I can say about it.
The way up the dunes isn’t easy as it seems. Going all the way up just on feet is unlikely, it takes time and effort, 90% of tourists take a ride on the camels the way up. Morocco camel rides is among the best activities that one might do in Merzouga some get scared just before getting used to it. Unlike most of the tourists who goes to the available fancy hotels in the area, there is a group that prefers camping or booking in tents in order to live the experience and see the beauty of the rural Amazigh lifestyle. Not to mention that our firm stuff is originally from here and we assure you that we will make the best of your time here.
Walk around Fes.
In our Morocco desert tours, there is a no less interesting destination. We choose the best places that will not only entertain but also educate you. Fes is definitely one of these places. with its rich and glorious history, Fez is considered the cultural capital of Morocco, it is also the second biggest city in the country. The first university in the world is in this city. It is called The University of Al Quaraouiyine. Fatima al-Fihri built it, and it is still operating today. The Marrakech Camel Trips travel agency’s clients prefer going to the old medina. All the streets are like Aladdin caves. Merchants are all over the place with their traditional colorful well-made craft.
Fes is a handful of places waiting to be explored. For instance, as all the Moroccan cities Fez has a set of worship places built in Andalusian-Arab styles such as the early mentioned university and its associated mosque. Another monument is city walls and gates, the city was heavily fortified during the Almoravid rule, besides the walls and gates the rulers built a number forts and kasbahs, which are all still standing. One the one reaches the heart of the city the one can only be amazed, the Tanneries. The Chouara one in particular forms a breathtaking view, it is the largest one of its kind in the city, it was built since the 11th century and still active today. Since the tanning is the most thing attracting the tourist in the city, Marrakech Camel Trips travel agency makes sure that you visit this place and others like it with our professional guides.
Casablanca the name is in Spanish and it means the white house (it has nothing to do with the American one), but before the city had a beber name ANFA means hill in English. Most of the touring starts from there. the city ls the largest one in Morocco, located in the central-western part. Since Casablanca is considered to be the economic center, most of trading and industrial headquarters are located there. It also has one of the biggest and the busiest international airport in the whole country.
Tourist biggest interest in Morocco is focused mainly on HASSAN 2 MOSQUE, the second largest mosque in Africa and the 7th in the world. The marinara is 689 ft tall. The mosque is built the Andalusian-Arab style. Part of it was built on the sea. The building includes many different parts such as a library, a museum…. The visits to the place are daily except for Friday. The visitors each day are organized into groups at 9, 11 Am, and 4 Pm.
Casablanca is also famous for la Corniche. With fascinating Atlantic beach b clubs, and fancy French restaurants with the sea view. The beach attracts sunbathers and surfers in the summer. Join our Morocco desert tours with the best travel agency and enjoy discovering this city in the best way.
Will explore Tangier.
In the desert tours of our Marrakech camel trips travel agency satisfying you is our goal. For this reason, we always provide you with the best destinations. this time it is Tangier known as the bride of the north. The city is in the north of Morocco right on Gibraltar strait. During colonization this place used to be an international zone. It also was the city that hosted the first USA public property outside of America, that building is in the meantime.
Tangier had and still attracting tourists from worldwide. Some of them had even chosen to live there for what is left of their lives. Among the famous artists, writers, and politicians. For instance, William Bayer, an American author, the writer of the novel tangier, Paul Bowls the American writer and composer.
This attraction is based on the charm of Tangier. It is where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean off the Cape Spartel. One of the most notable places in tangier is the archaeological cave called Caves of Hercules. These caves were half natural half man-made. It has to entrances: one on the land and it leads to a mail hall where you can see all the divisions of the cave. In the hall, you can see the other entrance which is above the sea, the upper part of it looks just like the map of the African continent.
There is also a park near the city called Perdicaris, a berth taking place, it overlooks the see. If the weather is clear enough you might be able to see the other part of Gibraltar in Europe from there.