Morocco boasts a rich cultural heritage, with diversity and coexistence in the hearts of the people and the history of the country. The indigenous Amazigh, Arab, African, and European influences have all contributed to the historical and cultural makeup of Morocco. The result is a tolerant and open country that has integrated its multicultural history into a globally-minded contemporary constitutional Monarchy – the only one of its kind in the region. The long history of multiculturalism means a peaceful and harmonious society – one in which differences are respected and celebrated. Warmth and solidarity with one another have become part of Moroccan culture. Moroccans welcome each other, and they welcome foreigners – it’s common to be invited to a local’s home to be fed Moroccan sweets and mint tea!
I. Natural Beauty
Several major natural landscapes give Morocco its reputation for beauty. The Sahara Desert with its sweeping dunes, the Atlantic coast, its tempestuous seas, and the long beaches of the Mediterranean Sea, all separated by the Atlas Mountains, which stretch thousands of kilometers, from Tunisia to Morocco.
II. Culture and Authenticity
Morocco is a country with profound respect for tradition and history in the modern, globalized world. Moroccans take in their stride the rapidly changing world we live in – they understand the importance of retaining knowledge of traditions and rituals, without renouncing pragmatism or modernity. The value Morocco places on culture, whether it is art, crafts, or cooking, has fostered an environment in which the modernity of a global country interacts uniquely with centuries of tradition, culminating in an unforgettable experience for those spending time in the country.
Moroccan cuisine, in particular, has stood the test of time and become globally renowned for being delicately spiced and rich with flavors. The food reflects the cultural diversity of the country – dishes are influenced by Arab, Andalusian, Jewish, African and Phoenician cultures. Dishes include the old national delicacy, couscous, sweet pastries made from honey and nuts, chicken or beef served in the iconic Berber Tajine pots, or the famous cornerstone of Moroccan hospitality – the sweet mint tea.
Throughout history, art has always been a tool used to preserve traditions and showcase a way of life that may otherwise be forgotten or diminished. This is no different in Morocco. Here, art isn’t something found in galleries and then forgotten about, it is a beautiful part of daily life. You will never be far from a piece of authentic art – from the beautiful mosques and the ancient palaces to the mosaic fountains and souqs in the medinas selling handmade paintings, jewelry, and clothing.
Morocco Sahara Desert Tours invites you to visit this beautiful country and a dream destination for travelers all over the world. With us, you are guaranteed the adventure of a lifetime, with affordable, upfront pricing and a quick connection to real, local guides. Contact us as soon as possible to set up your tour in Morocco.