Distance-wise, Morocco is just a couple of flight hours away from London but in terms of disposition, the North African country could well be light years away! The traditional ethos and cultural tenets are very apart and despite the cosmopolitan and modern air of cities like Rabat and Casablanca, Morocco holiday, overall, is a lesson in the past! But perhaps this is what makes travel packages to Morocco such a popular commodity. Morocco is an artist's delight.
MoroccoThe beautiful and vivifying colours drenching the streets, dramatic shades of light bringing out brilliant tints on the horizon, winding lanes illustrating the intrigue and the rolling sand dunes adding to the russet flavour - it is all there! Morocco's fourth largest city, Marrakech is an exotic place where the crumbling ramparts of downtrodden dynasties find life. Place Djemaa el-Fna, Koutoubia, Saadian Tombs and Palais el-Badi, are some of the popular sites in the city. Casablanca is a must visit too. Just to pay homage to its Oscar-winning, namesake Hollywood production, if not anything else. Of course, there is much more to Casablanca that locating the "Rick's CafÃ© AmÃ©ricain". One can visit the Hasan II Mosque, check out the largest artificial port in the world, and revel in the fantastic sights, festivals and activities of the city. Holidays and tour packages to Fes and Rabat are appealing as well.
Climate & Best Time to VisitThe cooler months of November to February are pretty popular with holiday makers seeking vacation packages for Morocco. The temperatures are low and offer balmy and favourable weather conditions to those who wish a delightful tour of the country. However, rains are common during these months. Summer (May-July) is best avoided as it can unbearably hot for tourists booking tour packages. March and September are favourable times to plan holidays as the weather remains pleasant.
Eating OutThose who seek a delightful and scrumptious eating experience during their holidays in Morocco need not to travel much. With tourism blossoming in the country, a host of quality eateries have opened in prominent tourist spots. So while Casablanca is known for its open-air cafes, Marrakesh is more into the lip-smacking street food.
ShoppingMorocco is second to none when it comes to shopping in the entire Middle East. In fact, when it comes to retail therapy, the options are all but limitless! The country unfolds as an open air market place with some of the world's greatest bargain to be had at virtually every corner of the country. Be it the souvenirs from the souks of Marrakesh and Fes or the weekend markets of Casablanca, true blue shoppers are sure to find enough opportunities to fill their bags with endless moments of jamboree!
Popular HotelsMorocco features a staggering range of places to stay in. The accommodation options in this tourist-friendly country range from luxury to cheap and from boutique to unpretentious! Those who swear by luxury may opt to savour the signature hospitality and tantalizing services at some of the many sought after five-star properties such as Palais Faraj, Royal Mansour Marrakech, Sofitel Agadir Royal Bay Resort, Le Royal Mansour Meridien, Jnane Tamsna and Selman Marrakech. These properties redefine the mores of extravagance and elegance! Le Caspien Hotel, Mogador Marrakech by Golden Tulip, Riad Asmitou and Appart Hotel Founty Beach are just some of the many popular budget hotels that rank high on the priority list of budget vacationers booking tour packages for cheap holidays to Morocco.
Tips and AdviceMorocco is predominantly an Islamic country and traditions and cultures followed in the country are in contrast with the western world. Though Moroccans are welcoming and hospitable, visitors must make sure of not hurting local sentiments. Sightseers booking tour packages for holidays must ensure engaging official tourist guide through a tourist office. It makes sense to dress modestly and shun revealing clothes to avoid unwanted attention. Exercise general safety precautions and avoid travelling alone at night.