Simply the most beautiful small town in Morocco, its blue-washed walls enclosed by mountains.
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The most complete medieval city in the Arab world, Fez’s labyrinthine streets conceal ancient souks and iconic monuments, none more so than the exquisitely decorated Medersa Bou Inania
#03 Camel trekking
#04 Atlas passes
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The most dramatic of the country’s waterfalls, with overhanging cafés, and inviting pools to plunge into.
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#06 Koutoubia Mosque
The symbol of Marrakesh, the Koutoubia’s twelfth-century minaret is visible for miles around the city.
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#07 Tin Mal Mosque
This great Almohad building stands isolated in an Atlas river valley.
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From carpets and carpentry to leatherwork and ceramics, Morocco’s craft tradition is extraordinarily vibrant, and on magnificent show in its souks.
“Whisky Marocain” (mint tea) is the accompaniment to any discussion or transaction.
#10 Bab Oudaïa, Rabat
The most beautiful gate of the medieval Moorish world.
#11 Kasbah Telouet
#12 Jemaa el Fna, Marrakesh
Musicians, acrobats and storytellers converge each night on this spellbinding city square.
#13 Todra Gorge
Take a walk (or a climb) in the majestic Todra Gorge, with its towering 300m canyon walls.
#14 Barbary apes
Troupes of macaques populate the dense cedar forests of the Middle Atlas.
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#15 Sidi Ifni
This old Spanish colonial town retains a seductive array of Art Deco buildings.
This relaxed seaside town – setting for a first-class cultural festival in August – is home to one of the best beaches on the northwest coast.
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Relax by the Atlantic at Morocco’s most popular resort, home to a growing windsurfing scene.
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Volubilis was the chief city of Roman Morocco and is today a beautiful, extensive ruin.
The old “International Port”, sometime home of Bowles and Burroughs, has a seedy charm of its own.
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Casa’s colonial architecture blends traditional Moroccan designs with French Art Deco into a distinctive style known as Mauresque.
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#21 Route of a Thousand Kasbahs
Morocco’s southern oases are dotted with crumbling kasbahs and mud-built villages.
#22 Imilchil Moussem
The Moroccan cultural calendar is packed with festivals but few can match the largesse of Imilchil’s three-day “Marriage Market”.
Morocco offers much to birdwatchers, from storks nesting on minarets to desert bustards, via bee-eaters, flamingos and falcons.
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A lovely, mature botanical garden, maintained by Yves Saint-Laurent and filled with the sound of birdsong.
These renovated old mansions, centred on a patio and often full of stylish designer touches, provide a tranquil retreat from the outside world.
#26 Trekking in the Atlas
The High Atlas offer fantastic trekking opportunities, from day walks in the Toubkal Massif to expeditions through isolated valleys.
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