Morocco Car Tour
Although Morocco is just a short ferry ride from Spain, for many first-time visitors, it seems like a world apart. This is mostly due to Morocco’s unique and deeply Islamic culture, which for some can be bit of a shock. But when you start going deeper into the country and exploring its many cosmopolitan cities, like Rabat and Fez and Casablanca, as well as its epic landscapes of mountains and deserts and everything in between, you’ll know why foreigners love this place.
There’s something to be said for getting the local experience as well. A Morocco car tour with an experienced guide is a good way to do it. Car tours can range from small trips to ones of a more grand scale, covering the country in the best way possible. Many people start out in Casablanca, home to the famous movie with the same name. Here you’ll find the most beautiful and largest mosque in the world, named Hassan II mosque. From there, it’s easy to reach Meknes, an imperial city. Highlights around Meknes include the Bab Mansour gate, the Sahrij Souani Bassin, and the Mulay Ismail Mausoleum. There’s also Voulubilis, the Roman Capital of Mauritania.
Fes, the oldest city in Morocco, is a must-do. On your Morocco car tour, you’ll take one heck of a road trip and drive through the stunning Rif Mountains and see the ancient settlement. The city is divided into two parts: Old Fes, and New Fes. Old Fes was founded in the 9th century by the first Muslim dynasty. For more mountain love, you can head towards Ifrane, considered the “Switzerland of Morocco.” Azrou is a great little friendly Berber village where you can stop by for a visit with the locals. From here it’s easy to access other natural wonders, like Tizi n Talghamt pass and Ziz Gorge, with a view of the High Atlas plateau. Explore Merzouga village, and take a little camel trek to the desert dunes where you can spend an evening under the gorgeous starry sky.Read More ...