So is Morocco all desert? This is a question we are regularly asked. If you too are under the impression that Morocco is all desert then you are in for a big surprise because the answer is a resounding “Noooo, definitely not”; just look at these photos – all taken by the crew here at Berber Treasures Morocco Tours. As we say on our Berber Treasures Morocco Tours home page, spectacular Morocco is a country of great contrast and beauty: fascinating medieval cities, breathtaking architecture, ancient Roman capitals, Barbary Coast pirate towns, Berber kasbah fortresses, bustling exotica laden market souks, soaring mountains, rich agricultural lands, an extensive river system, and lush desert oases.
Unquestionably the fabulous Moroccan desert region is a unique and important part of Morocco’s cultural heritage, landscape and history, Morocco desert trip is a definite must for all Morocco travel plans (and you will see it included in most of our Berber Treasures Morocco Tours of Morocco we have here on our website). But when you think about Morocco, think big and more, because Morocco is big, the Morocco desert is one of many different regions and there is even more to see, do and explore on your Berber Treasures Morocco Tours Morocco travel itinerary.
Morocco’s desert region lies to the east of the High Atlas Mountains and south of the Anti-Atlas Mountains. This desert is in fact the western most reaches of the vast Sahara Desert. The most commonly visited areas of the desert included in most Morocco desert tours, such as Ouarzazate, Ait Benhaddou, Merzouga and Erg Chebbi, are in fact very close to the south eastern face of the High Atlas Mountains and this is where you also find Todra Gorge and Dades Gorge.
To the west and north of the High Atlas Mountains are sweeping fertile coastal plains and plateaus, mountain valleys and forests, and high plateau mountane grasslands. Located in this area of the Morocco are many of the cities, towns and sights you may of heard and will find included in our Berber Treasures Morocco Tours of Morocco, eg Marrakech, Fez, Tangier, Rabat, Casablanca, Meknes, Chefchaouen, Essaouira, Volubilis, Asilah, Al Hocemia, Merja Zerga National Park, the Rif Mountains, Middle Atlas Mountains and High Atlas Mountains.
Between the Anti-Atlas Mountains and High Atlas Mountains lies the agriculturally rich Souss Valley and if you Berber Treasures Morocco Tours itinerary was to head here, you find places such as Taroudant, Agadir, Tizinit and Souss Masa National Park.
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