Going to Morocco to stay in a 5 * hotel on the beach, as many tourists do, is it well worth it? The imperial cities of Marrakech and Fez really deserve to be pampered, to get lost in the streets of the medina, and that lovers of hiking, Saharan landscapes and lost villages clinging to the mountains will delight in Crossing the Atlas and the south of the country.
Despite a large number of visitors, it is still possible to travel simply in Morocco, if one agrees to leave the beaten track and the most frequented seasons. As for the low cost flights, they make it possible to greatly reduce the cost of the plane ticket.
Reasons to go
How many tourists see Morocco as the hotel complexes of the seaside and a quick passage in the souks? It would be a pity to stay with this image: Marrakesh, Fez, the Atlas Mountains are easily accessible to independent travelers and it is possible to leave the beaten path:
Marrakech is undoubtedly one of the most known and most frequented cities of the country. Do not hesitate to discover it in low season, or at least dare to leave the most frequent routes. And it is undoubtedly an ideal starting point to cross the Moroccan south.
Fez is the other imperial city of Morocco: its medina is a true labyrinth populated with architectural marvels. An official guide will not be superfluous especially if you stay there little time. The potters of the city have been famous since the Middle Ages and broadcast their productions throughout the Mediterranean, visiting their workshops will allow you to discover their techniques.
Lovers of desert landscapes can not miss hiking in the massif of the Atlas: Ouarzazate, the ksour of Ait Benhaddou, superb fortified village are steps of choice.