Fly to Casablanca – the name alone conjures up romance and intrigue – before immersing yourself in antiquity.
The ancient world of medieval Islam lives on in the buildings, markets and craftsmanship on display in many of Morocco’s imperial cities. The world’s oldest university at Fez El Bali, the great gate of Bab El Mansour at Meknes and, of course, the palaces, squares and minarets of Marrakech.
Contrast the hectic bustle, the fragrances and sounds of city bazaars and souks with the eerie silence of sleeping in a Berber-style tent out in the Sahara Desert. Or with the inscrutable majesty of the mighty Atlas Mountains.