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February 14, 2021DESERT TOURS IN MOROCCO. Desert tours in Morocco. There is nothing quite like endless sand on the horizon with only the sound of your breath to accompany you. The Sahara Desert is a once-in-a-lifetime experience don’t miss it while you are touring Morocco. Covering nearly three-quarters of Morocco, the desolate sand dunes of the Sahara Desert are easily accessed from Marrakech, Fes, Agadir, and Ouarzazate. With the rolling dunes and arid terrain that marks the beginning of the great Sahara, comes fascinating nomad cultures and little snippets of the vital role that this part of Morocco played in the Silk Road. Whether you are looking to do a day trip from Marrakech or an extended Morocco desert tour, what you will experience here will be way beyond your expectations. Here are some things to think about while planning your trip to Morocco: ERG CHEBBI AND MERZOUGA: The spectacular sand dunes of Erg Chebbi is known for their huge expanse of dunes and is, therefore, the most popular, and Merzouga is a small town like the other villages near Erg Chebbi desert and its populated with hotels and restaurants. Merzouga is perfect for those looking for a Morocco Sahara desert from Marrakech to Fes or vice versa. For those looking to explore the desert a little more, the Erg Chebbi is something that you can not miss while on a desert tour in Morocco. The tallest dune in Merzouga, the Erg Chebbi is a one-hour walk or camel ride from the town. The view from the dune offers a panoramic view of the mountains in the distance towards Algeria and the seemingly endless dunes of Merzouga. You’ll see the luxury camps dotted across the orange dunes and stretch out into the distance. ZAGORA DESERT: Zagora is the easiest to access for a short trip in Morocco such as this 2 days from Marrakech to the Zagora desert, although not quite as impressive as Erg Chebbi. While day trips from Marrakesh to Zagora are not possible, you will be able to visit these dunes in just two days. The landscape of Zagora is a dry stone desert, so it does not offer the sand dunes like in Erg Chebbi, however, the landscape and experience is still impressive. Zagora Desert provides the opportunity to get in touch with Berber people and live a nomadic life. Around Zagora, you’ll have the chance to see camel caravans which are still used as a means of transport for the Berber people. Zagora is well-known among history buffs for a poster featuring a camel and a nomad reading “Timbouctou 52 jours” which can still be seen in the town. The sign marked the starting point for Saadian caravans’ quest to conquer the city and the beginning of Zagora’s cosmopolitan feel as traders continued to stop their caravans in the town. BOTH ERG CHEBBI AND ZAGORA DESERT : Morocco desert tour can be to Erg Chebbi and Zagora desert with Eco desert Morocco team, for those like desert safari and off-road experience. [...]
February 14, 2021TRAVEL FROM USA TO MOROCCO. We know planning a trip to Morocco, be it for business or a personal vacation, can be an exciting time. There are many options when it comes to researching flights to Morocco from the USA. Here, we will specifically be talking about flying from the United States (US) to Morocco. There are limited options when it comes to direct flights to Morocco. While Royal Air Maroc, the Moroccan national carrier, is opening up more routes from US cities they are limited. Currently, you can fly from Boston, New York (JFK), Washington-Dulles, and Miami to Casablanca. If you prefer a direct option you’ll need to choose one of these. What is the best time to travel to Morocco? With a varied landscape, the best time to visit Morocco depends on whether a tourist wants to visit the beaches, mountains, or want to undertake a desert trip. Weather-wise, the best time to take Morocco tours is between October and June when the temperatures are congenial. Which airlines travel direct to Morocco from the USA? Currently, Royal Air Maroc is the only airline offering direct flights from the USA to Morocco. Which are the popular airports in Morocco? • Mohammed V International Airport. • Marrakech Menara Airport. • Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport. • Agadir Al Massira Airport. • Fes Saiss airport. What are the things to do in Morocco? Morocco is the first destination for tourism in Africa, adjoining the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, is located in northern Africa. The country is a culturally varied ancient land with a wonderful landscape. Berber ( IMAZIGHEN ), Moorish, European, Jewish and Arabian influences add to its linguistic, gastronomic, and architectural array. The country hosts a number of interesting events and festivals annually. A former French colony, Morocco boasts French colonial buildings, centuries-old medinas (old city center), opulent palaces, elaborate mosques, hammams, and shrines reflecting its heritage. What are the top tourist attraction cities in Morocco? • Marrakesh. • Casablanca. • Chefchaouen. • Fes. • Meknes. • Sahara desert. • Ouarzazate. • Essaouira. • Agadir. • Sidi Ifni. • Tangier. [...]
February 11, 2021MOROCCO AND IT’S AGADIR CITY: Agadir, Morocco is a number one travel destination which gets more and more attractive for people from all around the globe. The pretty architecture, friendly people, and delicious food have made it very attractive for travelers. You probably think of Marrakech or the Sahara desert first when you think about Morocco. Souss-Massa is a region is another part you can visit while you are traveling Morocco, located in the South West of Morocco with the Atlantic Ocean at the coastline and the mountain rage of the Anti-Atlas behind it. The capital of the region is Agadir. AGADIR. Agadir was almost completely destroyed during a heavy earthquake in 1960 which was the worst natural disaster in Morocco. But Agadir got completely rebuilt with a modern harbor and a lovely beach to relax and play. Some parts are even reconstructed in an original way. One of these places is the Medina: THE KASBAH OF AGADIR. The Kasbah of Agadir is an old fortress from 1572 which got destroyed by the earthquake in 1960. But it’s still possible to visit the original walls on the hills over the city nowadays. The Kasbah is one of the oldest parts of Agadir. MEDINA OF AGADIR. The Medina in Agadir is the project of an Italian architect Coco Polizzi. He started to rebuild it in 1992. All the buildings are new but designed in a traditional Moroccan way with many details to discover. You can find small artesian stores or sit under one of the many Eukalyptus trees to enjoy the atmosphere. SOUK EL HAD. The market is not only for tourists like many other souks but more for locals which do the daily shopping here. It is divided into different sections. One for artesian goods, another one for clothes, one for spices, and so on. We had so much fun walking around and seeing all the different goods. SOUTH OF AGADIR. While you are touring Agadir with its beauty, its possible to go south of it for another different landscape such as Tiznit, Sidi Ifni, Aglou, a,d much more. TIZNIT. Tiznit is a small city in the South of the Region around 90 km from Agadir. It was built in the 19th century after people discovered a water source in the desert and started to settle down at this spot. A huge wall was created around the old town to protect the source and inhabitants from the Berber tribes back in the days. Today you can still see the Grand Mosque and the Kasbah from this time which are both in very good condition. LEGZIRA BEACH. Legzira beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Morocco. Located around 150 Km south of Agadir, which you can go to in one day trip from Agadir. It is famous for its stone arcs and red sand, which were sculptured by the sea. PARAGLIDING IN AGLOU Not far from Tiznit lies the small city Aglou. It’s located right at the beach with some lovely hills and cliffs around it. The perfect place to try paragliding. [...]
February 6, 2021Casablanca, Morocco:  Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco, it is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, 80 km south of Rabat, the capital administration of the country. Although not as atmospheric as other Moroccan cities, Casablanca is the best representation of the modern nation. The beautiful buildings of the city, which combine French colonial design and traditional Moroccan style in the city center, make the city a place worth visiting. Casablanca is the economic capital of the country and has some of the largest mosques. Attraction Places in Casablanca, Morocco: Hassan II Mosque: Completed in 1993, it is a pharaonic work, which was paid for by all Moroccans in a popular subscription. It is located on the beach and rises majestically topped by its minaret of more than 200 meters of altitude, the highest in the world. Hassan II Mosque. This mosque is the 2nd largest one in Africa outside of Mecca (5th largest in the world) and one of the few you can actually visit as a non-Muslim in Morocco. Mohamed V square: Mohamed V square is the central square, of Casablanca. It is home to many of the city’s important official buildings, Justice Palace, Prefecture, French consulate, and the main Bank of Morocco. The building facades all sport the neo-Moorish style that French Resident-General Lyautey planned out for the city as he set about modernizing Casablanca in the early 20th century. The square has a central fountain and well-tended gardens. During the evenings, it is a local favorite spot for promenading. Museum of Moroccan Jewish: Casablanca’s Jewish population is anything from 2,000 to 4,500 strong. This was founded in 1997 in a former orphanage for Jewish children, dating back to 1948. Something particularly enlightening here is text from Morocco’s revised 2011 constitution, referring to Hebraic influences as a cornerstone of Morocco’s national unity. Also, a must-see is the recreated jewelry-making workshop of Moroccan Jew Saul Cohen, displaying his tools and workbench. Artifacts abound at the museum, including a menorah, mezuzahs, the 1944 bimah from the city’s Beni-Issakhar Synagogue, and all sorts of costume, jewelry, and art over hundreds of years. While enjoying the attraction places in Casablanca, we have a collection of Morocco tours from Casablanca to an amazing Desert and imperial cities… [...]
January 22, 2021BEST THINGS TO DO IN THE DESERT, MOROCCO. If you are touring Morocco then unquestionably you have to make the journey to see the immense dunes of the Sahara Desert. There is absolutely nothing like the excitement of going up a soaring Sahara desert sand dunes at sunset to see the sundown sitting on camelback, or hire an ATV and cruise through the sand dunes up and down where there is no stop sign that can stop you. All you will hear is the sound of blowing wind and contemplate the magnificent view of moving sands. How you can get there! The best way to get there from Marrakech or other Moroccan cities is to hire a tour guide with a 4×4. Eco Desert Morocco team. We offer the best desert tours in Morocco. Best time to visit the desert? Actually, you can visit the desert any time and you will enjoy it, but the best time is during Autumn ( September to November) when temperatures are very pleasant. Spring between March to May is also a terrific season to enjoy the fantastic view of flowers and plants in the desert and around sand dunes. TOP THINGS TO DO IN THE DESERT! Sahara ATV moto Quad Adventure in Erg Chebbi sand dunes. We offer the ATV moto quad because it’s a great experience and it gives more fun and the possibility to watch the sunset from the top of the highest dunes in the Desert. Visiting real Nomad families. What an adventure in the heart of the Sahara desert. No trip to the Sahara desert would be complete without visiting Nomad families. Who still living inside the traditional tents to feel a little of their hard life and support them. Visit the village of the ( blacks ). The Gnawa tribe and its music have their origins in middle African countries… Camel Ride to watch the sunset. The camel ride experience is the most important thing you have to try once you arrive in the desert, and that’s a reason why we include it in our desert tours to let all our clients live it. Visit the oasis of Hasi lbied. The oasis of Hasi lbied is located on the most beautiful dunes in the Erg Chebbi Desert. While you stay in your desert camp nothing can be more exciting than visiting one of the oases nearest you. [...]
January 20, 2021Top Things to do in Marrakech? The vibe in Marrakech old Medina is so electric. The city vibrates to the beat of its people. The vendors walking through the narrow streets with their donkeys, screaming Balak! (move out of the way!) to unsuspecting travelers. The hustle and bustle of the famous Jemaa El Fnaa square that comes to life at night. The maze that they call a souk. And of course, all the beautiful places to visit like the Bahia Palace, Yves Saint-Laurent’s Jardin Majorelle, Koutoubia Mosque, Menara Gardens, Saadian Tombs, and so much more. Explore Marrakech old Medina. Marrakech old Medina ( old city ) is now a UNESCO world heritage site. Founded in 1070-1072 by the Almoravid, Marrakech remained a political, economic, and culture center for long period. Its influence was felt throughout the western Muslim world, from North Africa to Andalusia. Visit Bahia Palace. Bahia Palace is located in the old medina of Marrakech. It was built in the late 19th century, aimed to be the most magnificent palace with many gardens of its time. Visit Majorelle garden. The Majorelle garden is a two and half acre botanical garden and artists landscape garden in Marrakech. Collections of cacti, exotic plants, and trees are landscaped to emphasize each one’s unique beauty. The Koutoubia mosque. The Koutoubia mosque is the largest mosque in Marrakech. Located next to Jamaa el Fena square, is one of the iconic landmarks that must be visited while in Marrakech. Visit Jemaa El fna square. Is a big square in the old Medina, you need to visit both during the day as well as at night. By day, most of the square is just a big open space. The square gets its real look when the square gradually fills up with people and restaurants all around, A scene you definitely need to experience. Once you’ve visited the most interesting parts of Marrakech, we highly recommend booking a private desert excursion or private tour from Marrakesh to other attractive cities, because it’s a dream of anyone who comes to Morocco. By sending send us an email at ecodesertmorocco4x4@gmail.com. [...]