Tourism is booming in Morocco

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Contrary to reports suggesting that tourist arrivals to Morocco’s main destinations will drop after Paris terrorist attacks, official figures show that the number of visitors to Agadir in November increased by 30 percent compared to the same period in 2014.

The number of British holidaymakers who visited the southern city of Morocco increased by 16 percent, while the number of tourists from Saudi Arabia grew by 47 percent last month compared to the same period last year.

On the other hand, fewer French and German tourists visited Agadir last month compared to November 2014. French tourist arrivals dropped by 15 percent and German tourist arrivals decreased by 5 percent.

The number of Polish tourists who visited Agadir in November also dropped by 41 percent.

These figures were disclosed by head of the Regional Tourism Council of Souss-Massa-Draa Youssef Maoun in an interview with Medis24.

Youssef Maoun expects the number of tourist arrivals in Agadir to drop by 5 percent by the end of this year.

The news comes after Morocco’s Tourism Minister, Lahcen Haddad, said that some French tourists canceled their bookings to Morocco in the wake of the terrorist attacks that hit Paris last month.

Morocco is currently launching a new promotion strategy of Moroccan destinations based on a diversification of markets.

Earlier this month, a large Moroccan delegation of tourism industry representatives traveled to Russia on a three-day working visit to encourage tourism between the two countries.

The Moroccan delegation sought to boost Morocco’s presence in the Russian market during the visit, with the aim of attracting 100,000 Russian tourists in 2016.

Morocco, One of world most beautiful countries

Taroudant – The diversity of Morocco’s landscapes, waterfalls, beaches, desert, climate and culture makes it among the world’s most beautiful countries.
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Through its geographical position in the Mediterranean basin, the Kingdom, thanks to its rich nature and diverse landscapes, always makes it to the lists of famous countries that appear regularly in the world’s best tourist destinations.

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Akchour Waterfalls

A little paradise on earth located 30 kilometers from the city of Chefchaoun in the valley of Talembote, the waterfall of Akchour is a pristine natural beauty and offers guarantee an amazing scenery.

Akchour is an uplifting cascade, attracting more and more tourists since the opening of the natural park of Talassemtane.

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The dam of Bin el Ouidane

The dam of Bin el Ouidane is located in the province of Azilal, designed by engineer André Coyne.

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Merzouga is a small Saharan village located in the southeast of Morocco, 35 km from Rissani and 50 km from Erfoud.

Being one of the best tourist destination of the kingdom, the desert is an ideal place for vast open places, sand lovers and those travelers who love to observe the sun rising over the dunes in very majestic moments.

Merzouga is home to Erg Chebbi, one of the largest ergs in the kingdom located in the south east, lining the Algerian border, covering an area of 50 kilometers.

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Ouzoud Waterfalls

The waterfalls of Ouzoud, which received the Certificate of Excellence 2014 by the international travel website, TripAdvisor, are one of the most popular sites in Morocco, providing uplifting sightseeing.

The falls of Ouzoud, which is a Berber name meaning “the process of grinding grains,” lie in a beautiful and friendly small village. The falls provide visitors with stunning views and strenuous, rewarding experiences for hikers.

Dakhla

Dakhla

Dakhla, a southern Moroccan city, where the Atlantic gigantic dunes meet the golden dunes of sand in the desert, is one of Morocco’s beautiful cities.

In addition to the beauty of the city, which will ensure a comfortable stay for the tourists, Dakhla is one of the country’s most attractive venues for wave riders.

The city gained international recognition as an essential destination and a haven for surfer and water sports enthusiasts.

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Legzira beach

Legzira beach is located about ten kilometres from the city of Sidi Ifni in the southern region of Morocco. Its uniqueness is that it has four arches carved into the cliff by the tides.

Last year, the beach ranked 29th among the 40 best beaches on earth.

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Marc Chika lagoon in Nador

The Nador lagoon, also called Mar Chica, a Spanish name, meaning a small sea, is a lagoon on the Mediterranean coast, between Nador and Melilla. It is at the heart of a vast redevelopment project.

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The Todra Valley Gorge

At 15 km (9 miles) from the center of the province of Tinghir, the entrance to the High Atlas, there is a huge gorge in the Todra valley. The high limestone cliffs rise 300 meters above the ground and peak at 2500 meters. Some of them have never been climbed. For thousands of years, the Todra river carved the cliffs, which are decorated with beautiful colors by the sun.

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Toubkal Mountain

With its 4,167 meters high, Mount Toubkal is the highest peak of the High Atlas, Morocco and North Africa. Located sixty kilometers from Marrakech, the mountain is known for its snowy peaks throughout the year, and attracts thousands of hikers.

Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in Morocco, is home to Africa’s highest ski resort, located 10,000 feet above sea level on Grande Combe, in Jebel Attar in the chain of the Atlas Mountains.

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Paradise Valley waterfalls

On the road of Imouzzer Ida Outanane, 56 km from Agadir, there is a small rest stop. This is where the adventure to Paradise Valley begins. Mountains, forests, and rivers surround this beautiful place. It is composed of three major waterfalls with immense natural turquoise swimming pools.

Written by Larbi Larbaoui

Culinary art of Morocco

They said that there are three cuisines in the world that topping all, French cuisine, chineese cuisine and Moroccan cuisine, but not in this order…

Moroccan cuisine is taking westerners especially in North America by a storm. It is indeed most recognized for those who are more into adequate, healthy and balanced diet. Moroccan cuisine is not only diverse and esthetic but also very health when it is done properly.

We do offer cooking classes in most of our tours in Morocco.

Tours in Spain and Morocco. We specialize in Trips to Morocco for groups and private parties. We are a Tour Operator based in Morocco.