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A Glimpse into the Soul of Morocco

New York- I landed in Casablanca early in the morning exhausted from my trip from New York. My plans to sleep during the flight in order to arrive fresh and energized were ruined by an airplane full of crying babies. I was not in the best of moods when I deplaned and all I wanted was a quiet room and a bed. However, since my hotel was in Rabat, this was still a far away reality. But something strange happen ...

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A Night in the Sahara: Camels, Cars and Shooting Stars

Rabat - It is not every day that one finds themselves sitting between the two humps of a camel, looking out at the afternoon sun setting over miles of powdery-soft sand dunes, following a beaten path toward a campsite in the middle of the Sahara Desert.   But for adventurous travelers visiting Morocco, a camel trek to the Zagora or Merzouga desert regions of the Sahara desert brings that very scene, plus mu ...

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Marrakech in Top 10 of World’s Most Affordable Destinations

Marrakech -  Marrakech continues to feature among best destinations in the globe with a recent ranking in the TripAdvisor’s trip index as one of the top ten most affordable destinations. Marrakech was ranked eighth in the Tripindex, an annual study that is conducted ahead of the summer travel period by TripAdvisor. The TripIndex helps travellers identify the destinations that offer the best value by compari ...

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Marrakech’s Jamaa Lfna Tops Africa’s 25 Landmarks: TripAdvisor

Rabat - Marrakech's Jamaa Lfna square tops the new ranking of "TOP-25 African Landmarks" published by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest tourism and travel website. After designating Marrakech among the world's best tourist destinations in early 2015, TripAdvisor selected four monuments of the ocher city in his new ranking with the legendary Jamaa Lafna on top of the ranking. “This place is a human menagerie, ...

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Exploring Chefchaouen: Taking The Blue City by the Horns

Rabat - Featured repeatedly on top tourist sites such as Lonely Planet and Trip Advisor as a multifaceted travel destination, Morocco’s “Blue City” has mesmerized Moroccans and tourists alike for ages. Chefchaouen, better known as Chaoen by the locals, offers stunning views of the Rif Mountains, adventurous hikes to Mother Nature’s hidden masterpieces, and a medina adorned with shops selling jewelry, trinke ...

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A Wild Encounter in Rabat

Rabat - With thousands of animals, 130 distinct species, and five authentic ecosystems, the Rabat Zoo provides both an entertaining and educational experience for visitors of all ages. The Rabat Zoo features five authentic gardens (The Atlas Mountains, The Desert, The Savannah, The Rainforest, and The Wetlands), which mimic the actual diverse ecosystems of Morocco. While walking through the different garden ...

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An Evening in Marrakech’s Djema el Fna

By Daniela Frendo Malta - The cheerful vendor watched us admire his collection of money notes. There were hundreds of them, all flattened out next to each other under smeared glass sheets. "Look, this is from Australia. And this one from Mexico," he smiled proudly. Truth be told, I was more interested in his colourful array of jewellery. The walls of his tiny shop were curtained with long beaded necklaces, ...

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Three Organizations Seek to Enhance Morocco’s Travel Through Charity

Rabat - Three organizations are committed to working towards enriching travel experiences in Morocco.  Creative Interactions, Marrakech Henna Art Cafe, and Open Doors Morocco are joining hands to encourage cross-cultural interaction between Morocco and its tourists. Though they provide different services, these Marrakech-based companies have a similar goal: enhancing travel experiences and allowing people t ...

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Serene Untouched Nature in Chefchaouen

Rabat - God’s Bridge is an impressive rock formation stretching over 25 meters above the water. It is a naturally formed bridge which stretches above the Oued Farda River in Chefchaouen. The city of Chefchaouen, also known as Chaouen by the locals, is home to the impressive and serene Bridge of God. This popular tourist attraction is about a 40 minute drive outside of the main city and includes a challengin ...

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Morocco: A Guide for the Adventurer

By Daniela Frendo Malta - You've heard about its lavish Moorish facades and luxurious riads, but Morocco has more to offer than just the splendour of its hamams. It is a country brimming with ethnic markets and rich traditions, and blessed with scenic landscapes. This short guide of Morocco takes you high up the Atlas Mountains, across the golden dunes of the Sahara, and deep into the magical souks of Marra ...

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Morocco, Spain Sign 2015-2017 Tourism Cooperation Action Plan

Madrid - Morocco and Spain signed, Friday in Madrid, a joint action plan on tourism cooperation for 2015-2017, on the sidelines of the 11th Moroccan-Spanish high joint committee. Inked by Tourism Minister Lahcen Haddad and Spanish Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism José Manuel Soria, this plan is devised to develop the two countries' economic and tourist potential through cooperation on investment, to ...

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A Unique Experience in Fez

Fez - The tanneries of Fez provide a tourist experience unlike any other. In the heart of the medina in the Old City, lies an ancient leather tanning facility. There, hundreds of laborers who have been in the business for generations process the hides of cows, sheep, camels, and goats and manufacture them into shoes, bags, coats, and other products to be sold locally as well as imported. Though it is a popu ...

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