Mini Guide to Morocco

Aït Benhaddou

Aït Benhaddou is a UNESCO Heritage Site and has been featured in over 10 movies such as Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia. The traditional mud-brick town is located at the edge of the Atlas Mountains and was an important stop on the caravan route between Marrakesh and the Sahara Desert. Travelers can walk around the town and climb to the top to of the hill for some amazing views.

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Interesting Sites and Natural Wonders

Atlas Mountains

The Atlas Mountains is one of the highlights of Morocco. Visitors willing to escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh, can travel to the higher altitudes and learn more about the Berber way of life. You’ll probably drive through several small villages and stop to see the production of Argan Oil, a product that’s becoming ever so popular. The views from the top are mesmerizing, but don’t forget to pack a jumper as it can get cold up there.

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Sahara Desert

A trip to northern Africa wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the desert. The Western Morocco Sahara is the sandy region where the country borders with Algeria. Travelers can go on camel safaris over the massive sand dunes and also spend the night with local Berber tribes. The evenings can be quite festive with lots of singing and drumming and you probably will taste the best tagine in the country.

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