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Talassemtane National Park

Talassemtane National Park is a national park in the Rif region of Northern Morocco. There are numerous trekking opportunities of various durations in the vast 580-sq-km Talassemtane National Park, which begins just outside Chefchaouen. The name means ‘cold spring’ in Berber. Some popular destinations include the small villages of El-Kelaâ and Akchour, and God’s Bridge, a natural formation that looks like a stone arch. The duration of these excursions depends on how much you wish to drive versus walk.

Chefchaouen, Morocco

Semmarine Souk

Imagine a narrow, sinuous street lined with overflowing food displays. You get a sense of abundance and the sounds of animated bargaining ring through the air like a joyous racket. There's no mistaking it – youare right in the heart of one of Marrakesh's famous souks!

Traditional arts are showcased in these markets. Duck under a gate and find yourself in the Semmarine souk (market), which may be one of the most interesting in Morocco. Berber and Arabic craftsmanship spills out from its alleys. Every artisan has a stall, where they display selections of ornamental candles, earthenware, lights and more.

Marrakesh, Morocco


Tinghir or Tinerhir is a city in the region of Drâa-Tafilalet, south of the High Atlas and north of the Little Atlas in southeastern Morocco. It is the capital of Tinghir Province. Authentic destination bursting with myriad wonders that will take your breath away. The unbelievable variety of landscapes, ranging from deserts to green valleys, must be seen to be believed. For active travelers looking for adventure and trekking opportunities, there are many trails to take you into the desert, where you can meet camel drivers and their caravans

Tinghir, Morocco


Midelt, Errachidia welcome you to eastern Morocco. These two cities are your introduction to mountainous terrain with the beautiful scenery formed by the Middle Atlas range, a majestic setting that enchants and bewitches. This was also the start and end point for the caravans that once carried food to Timbuktu.

Eastern Morocco is full of curiosities, so surrender to its mountains and deserts and discover a whole other country.

Errachidia, Morocco


Fez radiates a unique aura. This imperial city is the custodian of 13 centuries of Moroccan history. Meknes has a rich, prestigious past and harbors marvelous surprises.

Walk through the walls that guard the celebrated Medina of Fez, whose outstanding universal value has been recognized by UNESCO. Meander along the streets of the Fes-El-Bali district. The Bab Boujloud Gate is the easiest way to access the medina. In May, the city's squares and streets come to life with music from around the world as the Sacred Music Festival takes over the one-time imperial capital. Along with the Jazz in Riads festival, it is one of the city's cultural highlights.

Don't leave without sampling the city's extraordinary cuisine, which is considered to be among the best in the world.

Just 40 miles from Fez lies the city of Meknes, another open-air museum. Its medina and the remnants of the royal palace also earned it a designation as a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site. Pass through the Bab Mansour Gate on El Hedime square to enter the medina and enjoy this masterpiece of Spanish-Moorish art. Be sure to make time for the royal stables and granary of Sultan Moulay Ismail anddon't miss Volubilis. This Roman archaeological site just north of Meknes is the most extensive one in Morocco. Its triumphal arch, capitol and house of Bacchus attest to the splendor of the city, as well as its economic and political significance.

The imperial, eternal cities of Meknes and Fez serve up a timeless experience that blurs the boundaries between past and present.

Fes, Morocco


Perched at over 5,413 feet, Ifrane shows off Morocco's heights, showcasing the Atlas Mountains and their glorious peaks. It often surprises visitors with the quality and quantity of Moroccan experiences on offer. Enjoy the still lakes and raging waterfalls that empty their chilly waters into the valleys, which are surrounded by the world's biggest cedar forest. These trees form solemn silhouettes against the slopes of the Middle Atlas Mountains they blanket with a green mantle.

The pure air in Ifrane depends on a delicate balance. To preserve it, the city is enclosed in a natural park. You will love meandering through these superb settings. The many hiking trails are among the most beautiful in the country. A rich variety of wildlife will keep you company on your treks. Around the bend on a trail, a macaque may entertain you with his antics, while a proud, fearful Atlas deer watches you from a safer distance.

Ifrane is also full of history. The city itself is a spectacle that you can tour in a small train. Hop aboard and move through some of the cleanest streets in the world to discover the region's traditional handiwork: carpet weavers at their looms, basket makers weaving rattan and pottery shops displaying terra cotta souvenirs.

Ifrane, Morocco


Extend your explorations in Morocco with a trip to Azilal. The beauty of this city in the heart of the Atlas Mountains is further enhanced by the sublime natural surroundings. Azilalhas showcased its living culture, crafts and architecture to develop a sustainable, fair ecotourism industry that you'll love.

Come and enjoy its rich, diverse cuisine with dishes like Berber couscous, fish tagine and olive tagine prepared with argan oil.

Azilal, Morocco


Saidia shows you the part of Morocco where the protected Mediterranean laps the shore with warm, blue waters, where families and friends gather. But if you get an urge for urban explorations, head to Oujda and delight in its architectural heritage and unspoiled medina.

Nearly nine miles of white, sandy beaches run along the sea under a generous sun that shines throughout the year: Saidia, a quintessential Northern Moroccan beach town, is a little slice of heaven. Water sports and golf are just some of the many activities at your fingertips on or near the sea. In the evening, head to the marina to sample the region's famous dishes.

If you travel 37 miles inland from Saidia, you can explore the long, rich history of Oujda. Historical vestiges have pride of place here: the medina and its monumental doors; Sebti Palace, a cultural capital; and, a bit further afoot, LallaAicha Park, a cool haven in the heart of the city.


Oujda, Morocco


The imposing silhouette of the Kechla as the waves of the Atlantic crash into its walls: this is but one of the many scenes to behold in Safi. For five centuries now, the fortress has stood guard at the ocean's edge. Its tall, notched towers serve up unbeatable views of the surrounding area. Come here to admire the waterfront and the bustling animation of everyday life in this provincial capital.

The potters' district will also catch your eye. Here the artisans work enthusiastically over their wheels to craft wondrous pieces in terra cotta and clay that are then displayed in their shop windows and stalls. After all, Safi is one of Morocco's top cities for ceramics and its streets are the point of origin for many beautiful mementos destined to become charming souvenirs.

From the highest points on the Kechla, let your eye travel up to the old medina. The labyrinth of its narrow alleyways exude mystery and beckon you to a stroll. The souk lies a bit further—youcan probably hear echoes of the market sounds or catch a whiff of the smells. Just behind you, listen to the roar of the waves: they make quite an impression here. Safi is an internationally known surfing spot.

Safi, Morocco


Dakhla is a heavenly town in southern Morocco, lost between the waters of the Atlantic and the sands of the Sahara.Dakhla is a gateway to the desert and to sub-Saharan Africa, but, above all, it is a gateway to paradise! It is a place whose pleasures should be devoured. There are miles of beaches throughout the city that give you an opportunity to relax or to participate in a whole array of water sports. These shores are among the most beautiful in Morocco.

Two of the nearby beaches are particularly famous: PK25 and Foum El Bouir. The first is beloved for whiling the time away; the beach is made for relaxation and quiet dips in the lagoon's still, crystalline waters. The ambiance at Foum El Bouir, which is renowned for water sports, is livelier. Professional and amateur surfers, kite surfers and windsurfers flock here to get carried away by the wind and waves. The internationally famous Pointe du Dragon is also close: its breakers are impressive and the most celebrated surfers have slid into the spectacular tubes that roll along hundreds of yards.

Dakhla, Morocco