Friday, 28 July 2017

Dancing and music in mystical Marrakesh

A Berber wearing traditional clothes dances to music in the atmospheric Jemaa el-Fnaa; the famous square and market place at the heart of Marrakesh. Every night food stalls serve traditional Moroccan cuisine from Tajine to steamed sheep’s heads, and market traders and entertainers compete to draw the attention of the crowds. Welcome to north Africa!

Morocco - Marrakesh & Central Morocco (PDF Chapter)

Morocco - Marrakesh & Central Morocco

Marrakesh is most people’s first taste of Morocco and what an introduction it is. Somewhere between the souq action, the tilework and marble monument overload, and the hundredth time you find yourself lost amid the medina’s alleyways, this great city will work its magic on you

- succumb to the Djemaa’s all-out chaos then throw away the map to meander medina lanes

- walk through Aït Bougomez Valley, Morocco’s stunning Shangri-la

- descend into Dadès Gorge, a valley of timewarp villages and crumbling kasbahs, framed by wacky, weathered rock

Coverage includes: Marrakesh, Ouirgane, Central High Atlas, Western High Atlas, Toubkal National Park, Tizi n’Test, the Southern Oases, Tizi n’Tichka, Telouet, Aït Benhaddou, Ouarzazate, Drâa Valley, Agdz, Tamnougalt, Timidarte, Zagora, Tamegroute, M’Hamid, West of Erg Chigaga, Dadès Valley & the Gorges, Skoura, Kelaâ M’Gouna, Boumalne Du Dadès, Jebel Saghro, Dadès Gorge, Tinerhir, Todra Gorge, Tinejdad, Goulmima, Ziz Valley & the Tafilalt, Er-Rachidia, Erfoud, Rissani, Merzouga, Taouz, Rissani, Zagora, Alnif, Tazzarine and N’Kob.