Bordered by the craggy peaks of the Rif Mountains and the wild reaches of the Mediterranean, northern Morocco’s untamed and beautiful coastline draws you into a wealth of natural attractions and exotic places, steeped in history, mythology and ancient traditions.
A holiday in Northern Morocco can be an intense but very rewarding experience. The chief points of entry, Tangier and Tetouan, have a deservedly troublesome reputation. Be warned that the hustlers and local guides can not wait to prey on unsuspecting tourists and you may find yourself hassled at every turn. Once you have negotiated your way through this hurdle, however, you will quickly get used to the ways and means of dealing with any unwanted attention and can get on with enjoying the many and diverse attractions on offer.
Travel along winding roads through the Rif Mountains, step into a bygone era in a boutique hotel in Tangier, stroll along the swathes of beach admiring the wild atlantic coastline. Visit the imperial cities of Meknes and Rabat, a luxury hotel in the ancient medina of Fes, marvel at the Roman ruins of Volubilis, the bustling busy streets of Casablance and delight in the blue and whitewashed houses of relaxing Chefchaouen.
Despite a wave of development, Tangier still retains the raffish charm it enjoyed as an International Zone from 1912 to 1956. Its radiant light, picturesque medina and fine views over the straights of Gibraltar have attracted artists and writers from Matisse to Paul Bowles and the Beat poets.
Lawrence of Morocco made this a very enjoyable.
Overall a great holiday:
Les Deux Tours - loved this hotel, food was excellent, service was ok, but could have been better, internet connection was sporadic. Superb setting.
Medina Treasures Tour - was too long for us, we didn't finish it til half one and it was a really hot day. Was interesting though and worth doing. Our guide Rashid ...
Novelist Anna Stothard travelled to Essaouira with Lawrence of Morocco in August 2012, writing for the Observer Magazine.
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