Destination of the Month: Morocco!

13 04 2012

Morocco has long been associated as a crossroads between Africa, Europe and the Middle East. On expedition, you can trek through mountain passes which weave through Berber villages, ride camels through stunning gorges and the desert to take in the breathtaking scenery, or live and work in a rural community helping teach English.

Morocco has the perfect blend of unique trekking and colorful culture, so if you are looking to do and see it all — Morocco is the destination for you!

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  • LANGUAGE:  The official language is Moroccan Arabic, but you will hear French spoken in the cities and many of the rural villages, except in the northern regions where Spanish is more predominant. You will also hear many Berber languages and English being spoken across the country.
  • RELIGIONIslam is the established state religion of Morocco.
  • CULTURAL NOTES:  The Moroccan culture is a unique blend of both European and Arabic influences that date from ancient times to the present day.  However, many traditions and rituals stem from the Berber origin. One being, the eating of food with only three fingers of the right hand!
  • NOT TO BE MISSED: Experience the sun setting and rising in the Sahara desert, as you trek into the dunes of Erg Chebbi on camel, and stay overnight in a traditional Bedouin tent. Take a stroll around the bustling souks in Marrakech, where you can find Snake Charmers around every corner. Try to visit the picturesque town of Chefchaouen, with its vivid blue and white buildings nestled between two mountains.

What to see it first hand?  We know you do!

Learn about our Expeditions to Morocco!




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