On Cultural Morocco Tours, the journey provides an excellent introduction to Moroccan culture, from Berber traditions to delectable cuisine. Cultural Morocco Tours allows you to not only visit Morocco but also to feel and experience it. We are pleased to provide a diverse choice of Cultural Morocco Tours to let you explore the country’s inherent beauty. This is the tour for you if you want to learn about Moroccan culture and history.
Where to go on Cultural Morocco Tours?
Morocco’s natural beauty makes it a must-see destination. Morocco has something for everyone, whether you want to explore the Sahara desert, the Atlantic coast, or the Atlas Mountains. Its beautiful and distinctive landscapes, rich cultural UNESCO heritage, and friendly residents will make your journey a very intimate and relaxing holiday.
Cultural Fes Tours
Fes, one of Morocco’s most historic towns, is so rich in culture, customs, food, and more that it is frequently referred to as the country’s cultural center. It has a lot of history to explore, including one of the first universities and the world’s oldest medieval medina. Among the many of Fes’ top cultural spots, you can find:
Al Quaraouiyine: Fatima al-Fihri constructed Al Quaraouiyine in 859 BCE, and it is said to be one of the world’s earliest colleges. It is now a mosque and non-Muslims are not permitted to enter. However, its library, which was rebuilt in 2016, is available to the public, and you can see the amazing, handcrafted tilework from the 9th century. The roofs of surrounding eateries in the medina also provide an excellent view of the mosque courtyard.
Al-Attarine Madrasa: The Al-Attarine Madrasa is a historical monument near the Al-Quaraouiyine Mosque and the Al-Attarine Souk, a market with a variety of local spices, dried nuts, fruit, and much more. The madrasa, called after the market, was built between 1323 and 1325 as an extension to the mosque and is adorned in the same style, with spectacular green and blue zellij tile work, carved plaster and cedar wood, classrooms interior, and a fountain in the courtyard.
Chouara Tannery: This is the most recognizable location in Fez, as well as the world’s oldest tannery, which still operates as it did in medieval times. In a large tannery bordered by housing and stores, workers produce leather. The scent of the dying process can be rather strong, so bring a scarf to shield your nose (or they will give you mint leaves to rub under it). This is an excellent location for purchasing leather souvenirs.
The Merinid Tombs: These tombs include the skeletal remains of Merenid dynasty sultans and other royals. Although the construction is not complete, and most of the embellishments and engravings have faded with time, the authenticity of the architecture can still be seen. The vista over the 1,200-year-old medina is well worth the hike up the hill, especially after dusk.
Cultural Meknes Tours
Meknes, located in Morocco’s Middle Atlas area, is one of the country’s best historic imperial cities, serving as the country’s capital in the 17th century. If you’re in this region of Morocco, don’t miss Meknes on your Cultural Morocco Tours, as it has nice people and amazing ancient cultural sites.
The architecture of the Medina, the towering entrance of Bab el-Mansour, and the glittering Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail are three of the major attractions in Meknes. This is also the nearest base to Moulay Idriss, a hilltop pilgrimage town and one of the most attractive towns in the region.
While in Meknes, do visit Place Hedim, which is frequently referred to be Meknes’ counterpart of the famed Djemaa el Fna. Place Hedim, Meknes’ main plaza, is flanked by antique buildings and tiny lanes that lead into lively marketplaces. It’s most active in the evening, when there’s music, a variety of snack sellers and stalls offering freshly squeezed juices, and carnival-style games and competitions like trying to hook a bottle on a fishing rod.
Do not forget to take a trip to Volubilis. This old Berber and Roman settlement in the highlands is one of Morocco’s most important archaeological sites. It’s about 30 kilometers outside of Meknes and is easily accessible on a day trip. Stone sculptures, statues, mosaics, huge foundations and multiple separating walls, an old bathhouse, a part of an aqueduct, and other features may be discovered at this UNESCO-listed monument. Around the complex, information boards explain the significance of certain components.
Cultural Marrakech Tours
Many people identify the thousand-year-old city of Marrakech with convoluted passageways and snake charmers, which is correct – it emphasizes Marrakech’s historical nature. For a really genuine experience, explore ‘the Red City’ and its numerous historic sites. Some cultural sites you do not want to miss in Marrakech include:
If you’re not a fan of huge museums, spend a couple of hours exploring this unique area, a five-minute stroll from Jemaa el-Fna plaza. The Heritage Museum, located inside a 17th-century riad in the city’s centre, has a lovely collection of Moroccan antique antiquities from the Alouani Bibi family. Make your way around the exhibit halls, where you’ll see everything from antique ceramics to tribal jewelry. The peaceful rooftop cafe, with views of the busy souq below, is well worth a visit.
Bahia Palace, which 19th-century mansion on two acres in the heart of the Medina is one of Marrakech’s best-preserved historical buildings. It was constructed in the 1860s by Grand Vizier Si Musa and later enlarged by his son, Si Ba Ahmed, for his four wives and 24 harems. It has 150 chambers with Andalusian and Moorish elements and beautiful marquetry, but the Court of Honour, with a 1,500sqm floor constructed of Italian marble, is the pièce de résistance.
For more comprehensive Cultural Morocco Tours and to learn about one of Marrakech’s most ancient crafts, head to the Bab Debbagh district on Medina’s northern edge. It’s amazing to observe artists at work when it comes to leather tanning. Take a cab to Place Moukef or Bab Debbagh and go first thing in the morning to witness the tradespeople at work.
Wander around Jemaa el-Fnaa to see performers showcase their skills and sell their products. In this old plaza, jokers and storytellers dominate the roost, with gamers and even acrobats occasionally making an appearance. Avoid anybody with a snake or a monkey at Jemaa el-Fnaa – apart from obvious animal cruelty concerns, the owners will place the animal on your shoulder, let you take a picture, and then want money in exchange.
Sahara Desert of Morocco
There are several ways to maximize your Morocco desert trip. The initial stage is to go along the sand sea. A walk amid the dunes, regardless of means of conveyance, assures an adventure. Each top offers a rest area where you may take in the scenery and views of the Erg Chebbi. This is one of the best ways to discover and explore the Southern culture in the Cultural Morocco Tours.
More specifically, the Erg Chebbi lies in Tafilalet, Morocco’s southeast, around 40 kilometers from Erfoud and near to the Algerian border. Erg Chebbi is a site where ancient nomadic peoples formerly lived. Not so far away from these dunes, you find Merzouga town. It is a well-known settlement in the vicinity of Erg Chebbi.
You will be surrounded by sand dunes several meters high. The dunes are rather high here, which makes for excellent photographs. There are several desert camps in Merzouga. These tent campgrounds might be inexpensive or lavish (depending on your budget). While in there, make sure to go camel riding, sand boarding, Quad or 4×4 driving and desert camping in the oases of Erg Chebbi.
This enormous nature reserve is currently one of the most popular tourist sites for visitors looking to walk in the footsteps of indigenous and nomadic people. Fans of wide-open spaces will be delighted, while experts will be captivated by the rock sculptures and stunning historic monuments.
After the Erg Chebbi dunes, Erg Chigaga is the most popular spot and one of many Cultural Morocco Tours for tourists searching for a thrilling but low-risk experience in Morocco’s Sahara desert. Erg Chigaga is home to some of Morocco’s most beautiful sand dunes. It is around 500 kilometers from Marrakech, 310 kilometers from Ouarzazate, and 45 kilometers from Mhamid.
Because of its golden sea dunes and various Ergs, we may easily call it Morocco’s magnificent Sahara desert. If you’re searching for a genuine as well as a cultural adventure, only Quad or 4×4 excursions or traditional camel trekking adventures will take you into the enormous Moroccan Sahara.
The Moroccan Sahara has tented campsites with the required comfort amenities. At the winter, a desert camp in Erg Chigaga can accommodate up to 50 people in the open air, making it a perfect site for stargazing or simply resting around a fire.
After a tour of Erg Chigaga, make sure to pay M’Hamid a visit. It is the gateway to the desert in Morocco’s southeast. It is the last oasis in the Draa Valley before entering the Hamada’s parched expanse. It was populated during the Copper and Iron Ages, before the Sahara was desertified. M’Hamid is a fantastic starting place for a variety of hikes! You will be able to traverse the Saharan desert plateaus or follow the path of a thousand Kasbahs to the heart of Drâa’s valleys and beautiful gorges.
Why book our Cultural Morocco Tours?
On Cultural Morocco Tours, you can visit Morocco’s imperial cities as well as the breathtaking Sahara desert. You will be able to see some of the country’s most spectacular and diverse scenery. You will also travel to highways, towns, mountains, dirt tracks, valleys, ports, gorges, and villages with Berber heritage and Moroccan culture.
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