Morocco, a North African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, is distinguished by its Berber, Arabian and European cultural influences. Marrakesh’s medina, a mazelike medieval quarter, offers entertainment in its Djemaa el-Fna square and souks (marketplaces) selling ceramics, jewelry and metal lanterns. The capital Rabat’s Kasbah of the Udayas is a 12th-century royal fort overlooking the water.

Top sights

Jemaa el-Fnaa (Bustling courtyard & market place)

Majorelle Garden (Garden with exotic plants & fountains)

Ouzoud Falls (Well-known waterfalls with monkeys)

Toubkal (Mountain, climbing, hiking, and skiing)

Hassan II Mosque (Ornate mosque with a towering minaret)

Todgha Gorge (Canyon)