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There's so many things to do in Marrakech to overwhelm your senses. This brief guide to Morocco's red city has your back for your first visit. Plan your itinerary using our guide to Marrakech full of tips and useful information and fall in love with Morocco's red city, Marrakech. #Marrakech
Morocco is a rich blend of African, Arab and European cultures. Only 15km from the south of Spain, Morocco is so close to Europe and yet feels so very far away. Morocco gives every visitor a glimpse into its culture and history. Venture further from the main tourist centres and you’ll experience Moroccan landscape as diverse as its past. With mountains in the north and east, the Sahara Desert to the south and its rugged coastline to the west, Morocco is a destination perfect for independent travellers and ever popular with overlanders and van dwellers.

Map of Morocco

You can see how close to Europe Morocco is on the map. Only 15km from Tarifa in Spain and a short hop across on the car ferry. Take a look at where the main tourist locations are. They’re not all a stones throw from each other so you’ll need to plan your route to suit the length of time you have in Morocco. Take a look at the 1 week itineraries article to give you an idea of what’s feasible.
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Take a little time to read a few of our Morocco posts

Things to do in Marrakech | A short guide to Morocco’s red city

Marrakech is one of the most evocative places in the world. Just the name conjures up images of a melting pot of red sandstone buildings, dusty streets, ancient medinas, vibrant souqs and exotic entertainment. All this set against a backdrop of the High Atlas Mountains and deep blue skies. There are so many things to …

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Exploring the blue city of Chefchaouen

Morocco is a country of incredible colour and some of its cities are synonymous with specific shades. Marrakech is the red city; the sun bathes Fes in yellow light. Chefchaouen is Morocco’s blue city and our favourite in this amazing and diverse country. This travel guide to Chefchaouen will help you discover this unique city. The …

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The best things to do in Essaouira

Are you looking for a coastal getaway in Morocco? Away from mass tourism and the hectic lifestyle of the major cities of Fes and Marrakech? The charming town of Essaouira fits the bill perfectly. Essaouira offers fantastic beaches, authentic culinary experiences, gentle Moroccan charm and just enough sophistication to make this an exclusive destination. Read on for …

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Border control: taking a car into Morocco

Morocco is a perfect destination for a road trip and travelling independently. Despite what many people think, you do not need a specialised vehicle. Sure there’s lots of off-road routes you can take, but most of the country in accessible without a 4×4. Just stick to the roads. Many people have asked us about the Moroccan border …

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Useful Arabic phrases for Morocco

Morocco is an Arabic speaking country. Most Moroccan’s speak at least a little French except in some of the more remote locations. In some areas of Morocco, Berber is the native language. Now I’m not suggesting you need to learn Arabic, French and Berber. That’d take some doing. But when you greet a Moroccan in Arabic, …

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9 Reasons To Make A South Morocco Road Trip Your Next Epic Driving Adventure

The first thing to say about a road trip in south Morocco is that it’s stunningly beautiful. The landscape changes so rapidly along the entire route, you’ll spend each day feeling you’ve arrived in a world apart from the last. Here are 9 perfect reasons to make a south Morocco road trip your next driving …

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Visiting the leather tanneries of Fes in Morocco

Fes is Morocco’s 3rd largest city and has clung onto its ancient past with considerable ease. The souqs, wedged into the tight, car-free alleys, sell everything from musical instruments to spices. And of course, an abundance of leather goods. There are 3 ancient leather tanneries in Fes. The oldest, and most popular with tourists is the Chouara …

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A definitive road trip guide to the Sahara

The Sahara desert is the largest dry in the world and stretches across the north of Africa. This beautiful region is enormous -bigger than China and the USA. It conjures up images of isolation, oases, camel trains and arid sand dunes stretching as far as the eye can see. Many assume it’s inaccessible. Yet whilst much of the Sahara …

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