Morocco has been CaramelTrail favourite destination since 1999 and is like a second home for us! Morocco is a land of contrast, you can find the most outstanding luxury and the humble nomad life within its borders. There are deserts, and palm forests but also snowed mountains where the lowest temperatures in Africa are registered. Morocco won’t leave you indifferent… Once you surrender to its many charms it will seduce you, as we were!
In CaramelTrail we can tailor made your prefect trip to Morocco to discover the essence of an amazing country. We recommend a tour through the country visiting the main cities like: Casablanca, Rabat, Fes, Meknes and Marrakech… To make the most of your holidays we offer the best private guides that will show you around and will help you knowing where locals go.
Morocco’s strategic location has made it be in hands of many different cultures through history. In the city of Volubilis you will find the best preserved Roman ruins of North Africa. Another place worth visiting is the 11th century Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou declared Unesco heritage site in 1987. All over the country you can feel the blend of the Muslim traditions, the Mediterranean spirit and its past as a French and Spanish protectorate.
Morocco is a land of contrast and amazing landscapes. The deserts are one of its many charms. Spending a night in a tend on the desert watching the starred night sky or hiking the Atlas Mountains on a day trip from Marrakech is a one in a lifetime experience!
But the Medinas are where the real Morocco is found. The Medinas are the oldest parts of the cities and where all the local commercial activity is held, you can find spice markets, guilds and souks. The most outstanding for historical reasons is the Medina of Fez. The oldest of the four imperial cities together with Meknes, Marrakesh and Rabat. All of them part of UNESCO World Heritage sites list. The small winding, narrow streets, the smell of the food stands, the colors of the traditional artisan products, the noise of bargaining and all the hustle and bustle are part of the daily activity in any city of Morocco where life happens on the streets!
In Morocco there is a strong contrast of the ancient and the modernity of a country that is being modernize little by little. You can find many monuments that represent the imperial past of the country like the Bab Mansour monumental getaway in Meknes. Or new important constructions like Hassan II mosque in Casablanca, the second largest mosque in the Islamic world after the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, a symbol of an Islam open to the world.
You will find that the gastronomy of the country is spicy and tasty. Some of the specialties are the Cous-Cous and the Taijin. The gastronomy is a rich blend of Mediterranean products with the Muslim cooking tradition. Don’t forget to finish your meals with a hot green tea and some sweet pastries with almond, simple and delicious!
After a day full of excitements, Morocco offers incredible accommodations to rest and unwind. Luxury hotels in buildings full of history, like La Mamounia in Marrakech. Since this palace was turned into a hotel in 1923 many important people have relaxed in its famous gardens. Winston Churchill is one of the most celebrated guests, he discovered the wonders of Morocco in this unique place.
There is a lot to do and visit in Morocco a country full of contrasts that will fascinate you. CaramelTrail will arrange the perfect trip to discover the essence of Morocco and its best kept secrets!