The Kingdom of The West, Morocco sits along side the Western Sahara in North Africa which means it is made up of vast deserts and rugged mountains. Morocco also has quite a lavish history made up of the native Berber community and the remnants of the colonies of Spain and France. The Berbers were the first people to settle in the area and were of Muslim decent whom then converted to Islam. They were successful people creating a country which spanned north Africa and southern Europe leaving behind an interesting mix of architecture where ever they went.
Casablanca and Marrakech
Rabat is the countries capital city but Casablanca is far larger, the largest city in Africa and is known as being the economic hub of the country. Casablanca is an important city not just for Morocco but for Africa as it holds other titles such as Africa’s largest economy, Port and even Mall. Its possibly not what a lot of people expect to find in Africa yet Casablanca is becoming quite a popular destination. Many tour companies such as Shoestring offer tours of Morocco with Casablanca being the main start or end city of the tour, usually the location where people will book a several additional nights to explore. Tours such as the ones offered on Shoestring are also a great way to hop between cities and see more of the country. Their South Morocco tour begins at the already popular Marrakech where tourists flock to every year thanks not only to cheap flights but to atmospheric markets filled with handmade goods, moorish architecture and the foodie heaven reputation.
There are many options available in Morocco, especially in cities which are popular with tourists like Casablanca and Marrakech. Thanks to the great conversion rates from the Australian Dollar, many accommodations may already seem quite a bargain. For backpackers and solo travelers, Hostels are an obvious choice and are plentiful in the cities but bare in mind that many of the tours in Morocco are aimed at solo travelers and include shared accommodation in some rather high quality, characteristic places.
If you want to really immerse yourself into the culture and pamper yourself at a surprising reasonable price Pestana Hotels have a property in casablanca. It has a clean, modern, fresh look with a subtle Moroccan feel throughout its design. As we we always recommend, make sure you check offers available before booking any hotel and their own site is where the best deals will be. Pestana offer deals for a variety of reasons such as early bookings, romantic breaks and getting more nights at reduced prices. If your looking for a hotel somewhere in between the price range and standard of Hotel Pestana and Hostels, have a quick search on Blue Sea Hotels. Although it may initially seem like yet another travel agent, note that Morocco is one of only four countries which this company specialises in. this means better deals for the consumer (Yes thats you!).
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