Change of nature and discoveries in Morocco

Just over three hours by plane from Paris, Morocco offers travelers a total change of scenery. Whether you want to take advantage of its stunning beaches, go hiking in the Atlas or set off to discover its rich and varied heritage, Morocco is an inexhaustible source of discoveries.

A single trip is not enough to discover all the wonders of Morocco. So you have to make choices … and promise to return! The kingdom is one of the 10 favorite destinations for French people that has been hailed for many years. Easily accessible, just as comfortable with family, friends, as lovers, Morocco is the ideal destination for those who want to immerse themselves in another culture, without suffering the test of jet lag or taking too long hours by plane. . Morocco dazzles especially with the beauty of its 4 imperial cities: Fez, Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat, the current capital. Marrakech is the most visited, and its visit is of course important: from the sublime Majorelle Garden to the bubbling Jamaa El-Fna Square that passes through the Palmerais or its labyrinthine souk, every visit is a delight. But Rabat also deserves that we take the time to discover it. A refined city, open to the sea, will delight history buffs. And what about Essaouira? Romantic, wild and authentic, people come here to stroll around the harbor, admire its fortifications or stroll through its immaculate medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

But we can not reduce Morocco to its towns and villages (a favorite of Mirleft and Tighdouine!) Because the country also has sublime beaches and an extremely rich nature. The Todgha Gorge in the Moroccan High Atlas is one of those wonders. These high limestone cliffs are a paradise for mountaineers. The less adventurous will take on the mule trail that dominates the gorges to admire the views of the stunning city of Tinghir. Among the country’s other natural splendor: the oasis in Fint near Ouarzazate, the waterfalls in Ouzoud or the gorges in Dadès.

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For a first trip to Morocco, the Piste des nomades trip of 8 days and 7 nights from Havas Voyages is the perfect compromise for an immersion in the heart of Morocco. From Marrakech to Merzouga via the mythical Ouarzazate, this trip in a 4X4 vehicle offers the discovery of stunning landscapes and authentic traditions. The stay begins in Marrakech, where you will discover the city’s many sights: the Medina, a fortified and densely populated medieval town originating from the Berber Empire, the Koutoubia Minaret, the Bahia Palace and of course the Jamaa El fna square, the living heart of the city. The next day head towards the adventure and set off for the desert with the passage of the Atlas at the Tizi n’Tichka pass at 2260m altitude, the highest waypoint in Morocco. You will then visit Kasbah Tifoultoute, former residence of the family of Thami El Glaoui, Pasha in Marrakech, and then have lunch before heading to the Draa River Valley, the most important oasis in southern Morocco.

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The rest of this travel stay will take you to Erfoud, the last town before the desert, and then to Merzouga to admire the sunset over the dunes. Unique experience, you will dine and spend the night in a Tuareg camp. After waking up in the morning, head towards Tinghir to visit the Todra Gorges and discover the Dades Valley and its gorges. You will spend the night in Ouarzazate before exploring the city the next day. Do the landscapes remind you of Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy or Gladiator? It is normal they were shot here, especially in Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified village listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987! The next day you will return to Marrakech for a final day exploring the Majorelle Garden and the Yves Saint-Laurent Museum.

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