The reputation of Morocco is already well known to the travelling public: marvellous Islamic architecture and a long coastline. An increased number of airlines, the development of necessary infrastructure, and a mushroom growth of its economy have placed Morocco in the list of today’s emerging tourist destinations in Africa. The improving standard of living of its population has led to a continuous expansion of its tourist attractions. Still, the country is more prized for its cultural and architectural heritage from the Middle Ages. Intel has it that the number of tourists is progressively increasing in 2019 and possibly, a new mark will be reached. The market for budget travel is already very vast but it’s gaining even more scope now with cheap flights to Morocco.
In the heart of Morocco lies the city of Marrakesh. When it comes to Moroccan culture, this is by far the most representative of cities. The medieval quarters of the city – Marrakesh Medina – give a good idea of the size, style and character of the country at large. The bazaar (Jemaa el-Fnaa) is full of life and colour. Here you see a merchant recline on his counter, with rich wares stuffed into shelves behind him or hung out for the view. Another merchant may be going out of his way to please a potential customer. Here may be seen the fortune-teller, the snake-charmer boasting the tameness of his desert cobras, and other honoured quacks.
Marrakesh may be dry on the whole, but there is always some blossom to cheer the way and some spot to which the weary eye may turn for pleasure and refreshment. The Majorelle Garden is a sight for sore eyes. The reverence which seemed to be inherent in the man (Jacques Majorelle) for flowers is manifest in its caretakers as well.
The Hassan II Mosque and the Casablanca Cathedral stand face to face in the same city. On a broader scale even, Casablanca is a city where the ancient and modern blend perfectly. Hassan II Mosque is a major attraction. Notice the sculpture work on the massive brownstone, which is a characteristic feature of the exterior of this stately edifice. The cathedral on the other hand, with its imposing stature and effective embellishments in white, serves as another attraction. Casablanca has a long coastline that greets water babies and introduces them to a number of beaches: Monica Beach, Ain Diab Beach and Corniche Beach. Parc Sindibad is a large scale amusement park named after that restless spirit of medieval fiction. You feel as if you were born again, and this time in the world of the Arabian Nights. Only this time on a different timeline! Here, Serpent is the name of a rollercoaster and a pirate ship can actually fly! …sort of!
In Tangier, we see, prominent among the attractions, the Caves of Hercules. Cape Malabata is within easy reach of the tourist and commands a good view of the Strait of Gibraltar. Al-Attarine Madrasa is a richly adorned mosque and stands out from the rest. Andalusian Mosque is a mosque from the early middle ages decorated in conventional medieval fashion. Bab Bou Jeloud is a city gate and so well decorated that it further underlines the need for Moroccans for beautiful architecture.
In striking contrast to Marrakesh, the Oudaias Kasbah in Rabat offers its own kind of sights. These stately hovels – painted blue and white – present a surreal maze through this wonderland. Every piece of architecture seems symbolic here.
Morocco Holds Its Reputation As The Cultural Hub Of Africa and Eurasia:
Morocco is widely known as the artistic, literary and musical centre of the region. Its influence in the direction of refinement and culture has impressed itself strongly upon locals and foreigners alike. The list of its institutions for the cultivation of the nobler arts is a long one. The Marrakech Museum in Marrakesh contains hundreds of valuable specimens and documents. It preserves the fast vanishing tokens and records of the country’s past, while the Artorium in Casablanca and Villa Des Arts in Rabat are keenly in touch with the sentiments of the present day. These art galleries are active in the holding of art exhibits and the promotion of painting and handicraft. Musée Bert-Flint and Artistic Ensemble Marrakech are also famous for housing handicrafts; the former being a museum whereas the latter being a shopping hub for souvenirs. The Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts & Crafts in Fes does much to preserve the unique art of Moroccan wood carving.
Choose From A Number Of Airlines Flying To Morocco:
Morocco can be reached on a number of international airlines. Royal Air Maroc offers direct flights to Casablanca from the London Heathrow Airport, the London Gatwick Airport, and the Manchester Airport. Direct flights to Agadir are operated by easyJet from London Gatwick. Ryanair and Air Arabia Maroc also fly non-stop to Agadir from Manchester. British Airways, EasyJet and Air Arabia Maroc fly directly to Marrakesh from London Gatwick. EasyJet operates direct flights to Marrakesh from Manchester as well. Air Arabia Maroc is the operating airline for direct flights between London Gatwick and Tangier whereas Gatwick to Fes direct flights is operated by Air Arabia Maroc. Connecting flights to Morocco are offered by Lufthansa, Air France, Brussels Airlines, Alitalia, Air Europa, Turkish Airlines, Air Malta, Tunisair and TAP Portugal.
Make A Hotel Reservation While You Are At It:
Each hotel is unique in its own way. Hotels are rated on the basis of one to five stars – one being the last option but will be cheap and five being a priority one but could be expensive. For example, 4 and 5-star hotels are mostly booked by high-end tourists who wish to spend their vacations lavishly. Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca, Le Casablanca Hotel, Kenzi Tower Hotel, Grand Mogador City Center, and Hotel & Spa Le Doge are the top-rated five-star hotels in Casablanca. Experienced and courteous attendants together with free parking, Wi-Fi and swimming pools make these hotels just amazing. Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche and Ocean Park Appart Hotel are 4.5-star hotels. All of the above-mentioned hotels have in-house restaurants that offer the Mediterranean as well as international cuisine. 4-star hotels in Casablanca include Hyatt Regency, Movenpick Hotel, Club Val d’Anfa Hotel and Art Palace & Spa.
On the other hand, 3-star hotels suit the requests of the middle class of customers. For instance, Moroccan House Hotel, Ibis Casa Voyageurs, Franklin Hotel, SweeTop Hotel and Studio Les Perles d Anfa are specifically targeting the middle class. None of the above-mentioned hotels is more than 3 kilometres from the city centre.
In the capital city of Rabat, Farah Rabat, L’Alcazar Hotel, Sofitel Rabat Jardin des Roses, Dar El Kébira and La Tour Hassan are the 5-star hotels. No hotel is more than 5 kilometres from centre city Rabat. Fully air-conditioned rooms, smoke-free guestrooms, complimentary WiFi, parking and babysitting services are the main highlights. Additional amenities include pool, spa centre, fitness centre and bar. Riad Zyo, Hotel Rabat, Hôtel Le Musée, Atlantic Agdal and Riad Sakina are some of the 3.5-star hotels in the city. And these are just two cities. TravelHouseUK offers flights to many cities in Morocco from many cities in the UK. Hotels can be booked in Fes, Marrakesh, Salé, Agadir and Tangier in a similar manner.
Agents are desirable in spite of the high prices they quote sometimes. Why? This is because there is always a justifiable reason for bringing up a particular hotel for a particular customer. Maybe the price is skyrocketing because the hotel is nearer to the airport. If it is your preference to stay in the vicinity of major tourist attractions, resorts will not come cheap, definitely. Your agent can compare different costs and give you a better idea of what a decent price is. At times travellers are only targeting airfares. They are not taking into account the miserable experience of having to stay in cheap suburban motels. Agents have contact with local representative bodies overseas. This way they maintain an uninterrupted contact with the principal suppliers of hotels and can tell a good hotel from a bad one. We make sure to keep in consideration the fact that the client receives value for money. The best vacations are made after making sure of these factors.
Ask And Ye Shall Receive!
Travel agents are seasoned travellers themselves and know the importance of special requests. Besides a wide variety of destinations, airlines and classes to choose from, there is also the choice of selecting meals, disability aids and seat location in flight. Agents can also forward your requests to the hotels that you will be staying in; such as requests for early check-in / check-out or late check-in / check-out, extra bedding and accessibility of rooms (low floor vs. high floor) etc. One benefit of having a travel agent book your vacations is that you are arranged to do different things while the agent takes care of the travel factor. You can utilize this time to work on a broader agenda of your own. When travelling to Morocco for the first time it’s generally more demanding to utilize the assistance of an agent from your source country i.e. from the UK. First-timers will be glad to find their agents more than willing to help out in the long run as well.
Book Your Transportation Well In Advance:
Then there are transport charges as well. THUK is a universal travel house. The booking of vehicles is done in addition to the sale of air tickets. Auto rental companies send us quotations for private transfers regularly. When making your booking, make sure to book your vehicle if you want one. Our specialists will get back to you with quick and easy confirmation of your car booking. Mohammed V International Airport is set as the default collection point but we can provide your hotel address if you want the service from there. Or we can arrange a shuttle service at the airport of your choice (Tangier, Marrakesh, Agadir, Fez, Casablanca) that might save a while. Auto rentals qualify on the basis of competitive rates and quality of transport and services. The service quality is measured in terms of punctuality, safety, flexibility, and adaptability. Also, the choice from an assortment of SUVs / GMCs makes it easier to travel a long distance or through the desert.
We Make Your Journey As Easy As It Gets:
Our specialists are in contact with different airlines on a daily basis. Every now and then a bargain deal pops up, discounts that other people would most definitely miss. You will be made aware of such last minute deals if you stay in touch and make inquiries from time to time. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to keep an eye out for potential discounts. You can call your travel agent in the event that you get in some trouble. Say if your flight is delayed or cancelled altogether. On the off chance that your flight gets missed, is there somebody you can call late during the night? Someone you know who can manage it better than yourself? Your travel agent is someone you can trust. He/she will immediately browse for cheap flights, run a quick due diligence and get you on board the next one with similar specifications. Bookings, changes in schedule, cancellations and payments of tickets can be made from the comfort of your bedroom. We make offers from relevant sources. This cuts the risk of scams and third-party service providers who are not ATOL and ABTA protected.