For many travelers, Morocco could be a short hop by ferry or by one of the low cost airlines myriad of Spain, but is a much further distance to travel culturally. The regular certainties of Europe suddenly swept away by the arrival in full technicolor Africa and Islam. It’s a complete sensory overload.
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Tangier, which faded libertine on the coast, has traditionally been a first port of call, but the winds quickly blow along the Atlantic coast in the cosmopolitan and famous movie star in Casablanca, and white gems of fishing ports of Asalih and Essaouira. Inside, the great imperial cities of Fez, Marrakech and attract visitors en masse as they have for centuries. The streets of the ancient medinas have plenty of surprises around every corner to fill a dozen repeated trips. Far from the urban pace, you will find Roman ruins and steep valleys to distract drastically.
If you really want to get away from everything, Morocco still has a few trump cards. The High Atlas Mountains seems tailor-made for hiking boots, with endless trails between Berber villages, and the highest peak in North Africa (Jebel Toubkal) to the conquest. Or if you prefer someone else to do the walking, you just have to hold your camel and walk straight in the Sahara, to see the sunset over an ocean of sand.