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The Kingdom of Morocco:
Morocco, officially referred to as the Kingdom of Morocco is a country located in North Africa with a population of nearly 34 million. Morocco has a coast on the Atlantic Ocean that reaches past the Strait of Gibralter into the Mediterranean Sea. Morocco has international borders with Algeria to the east, Spain to the north (a water border through the Strait and land borders with two small Spanish autonmous cities, Ceuta and Meillia) and Maurtania to south via its Western Sahara territories.
Morocco is the only country in Africa that is currently a member of the African Union. However, it is a member of the Arab League, Arab Maghreb Union, Francophone, Organization of the Islamic Conference, Mediterranean Dialogue group and Group 77. Morocco is also a major non-NATO ally of the United States.
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What Morocco Offers for Tourists:
Morocco offers a taste of exotica for travelrs who are interested in discovering a moderate Muslim country. Morocco is the only North African country that offers tradition and modernity in the 21st century. Morocco boasts a combination of natural wonders, windy old medinas and an immense history. The top 10 places not to miss, when traveling to Morocco are: Djemaa El Fna Square, the Majorelle Gardens, the Mosque of Koutoubia, the Erg Chebbi Dunes, the Cascades D’Ouzoud Waterfalls, the Roman Ruins of Volubilis, the Todra Gorge, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, Kasbah Taourirt and the Batha Musuem and Gardens.
Morocco’s ancient kasbahs, Roman ruins, breathtaking waterfalls, camel treks, overnight stays in the Sahara by an oasis and mountainous regions where one can hike or ski make it a diversified place to consider traveling to for a Morocco Private Tour.
Flying Time to Morocco & What Discovery Sahara Tours Morocco Offers:
Just 7½ hours flying time from east coast of USA, Morocco is a country that offers a travel experience like none other. Discovery Sahara Tours offers authentic “insider” journeys, tailor made tours and flexible trip schedules that allow you the freedom to explore as well as to choose your own travel companions. We at discovery sahara Tours will focus on you as the traveler, keeping in mind your complete expectations and interests. We will arrange for accommodation in some of the best Moroccan hotels and riads plus provide you with direct airport pick-up and return. We believe in giving our customers the best service at the most affordable prices.
Discovery Sahara Tours Based in 26 countries (agents) and Morocco offers travelers to Morocco the chance to truly experience the spirit and soul of Morocco. We will provide you with a wide range of activities that suit your personal tastes, desires, and preferences. Discovery Sahara Tours Morocco gives travelers a chance to experience Morocco fully by touring the cities and interacting with the locals.
We guarantee you will “Discover the Best of Morocco” and offer a safe, friendly and authentic holiday experience that you can manage on your own timetable, at your pace. For many travelers who do not like packaged tours with strangers, Discovery Sahara Tours offers a range of personalized traveling options. The professionals of Discover Sahara Tours will make all arrangements for sightseeing, accommodations, meals, private transport, local guides and other logistics. Once you arrive in Morocco, you can rest assured of a relaxing and fascinating holiday experience.
With Discovery Sahara Tours Morocco Private Tours you may choose (or combine) hiking, swimming or windsurfing on both Atlantic and Mediterranean beaches, historic/archaeological exploration, bargaining at bazaars and souks, hookah-fueled nights of singing and dancing, camel treks or a visit to Berber village where you can enjoy a meal with a family and explore old traditions in a peaceful atmosphere. Discovery Sahara Tours will make sure that the whole family is able to enjoy the holiday with a wide range of activities for everyone.
The founder of Discovery Sahara Tours Morocco Private Tours have a track record of reliability and success offering a contrast to the cliché of structured, packaged travel. Share with us your desires and we do the rest. We will make your travel experience enriching, and you’ll have access to our extensive network of English, French, Arabic and Berber speaking travel professionals throughout Morocco, who are available to ensure your comfort, safety and enjoyment, Browse through our site www.discoverysaharatours.com to learn about Moroccan cultural traditions and then book your tour to this majestic country.
Morocco Private Travel by Plane
Morocco has thirteen international airports: Agadir, AI Hoceima, Casablanca, Dakhla, Fes, Laâyoune, Essaouira, Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Oujda, Rabat, Tangier and Tetouan. Royal Air Morocco, Delta and other leading international and charter airlines provide fast and regular services from major cities in Europe, North America and the Middle East. For example: Casablanca 7 ½ hours by air from New York City, is around 1 hour by air from Madrid and 3 hours from Paris.
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Morocco Quick Facts
Kingdom of Morocco: (Al Mamlaka al-Maghrebiya)
Capital of the country: Rabat
Biggest city: Casablanca
Language: Arabic (official), Berber dialects, French often the language of business, government and diplomacy
Literacy:Total Population: [52%] Male: [66%]; Female: [44%]
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Chief of State: King Mohammed VI
Prime Minister: Driss Jettou
Area: 446,550 km² (56th biggest country in the world)
Population: 36 million
Area:172,413 square miles; slightly larger than California
Year of Independence: 1956
Currency: Dirham (MAD;DH) 100 Dirhams about 10 Euros / $13 US
Notes: DH 10, 20, 50, 100 & 200.
Coins: DH 1, 5 & 10/5, 10, 20 & 50 centimes
Calling code: +212
Local Time in Morocco: Greenwich Mean Time
Weights & Measures System in Morocco: Metric
Population Density: 72 People per square kilometer
Age of Population:
0-14yrs Males: 5,355,388; Females: 5,156,762
History of Morocco
Berber( Amazigh) Morocco
The area of present-day Morocco has been inhabited since Neolithic Time (since 8000 BC), a period when the Maghreb was less arid than it is today. The Amazigh people, commonly referred to as Berbers or by their regional ethnic identity (Chleuh), most likely arrived at roughly the same time as the inception of in the region. In the classical period, Morocco was known as Mauretania, although this should not be confused with the modern-day country of Mauretania.
Roman & Pre-Roman Morocco
North Africa and Morocco were slowly drawn into the wider emerging Mediterranean world by Phoenician trading colonies and settlements in the late Classical period. The arrival of Phoenicians heralded a long engagement with the wider Mediterranean, as this strategic region formed part of the Roman Empire, as Mauretania Tingitana. In the fifth century, as the Roman Empire declined, the region fell to the Vandals, Visigoths, and then Byzantine Greeks in rapid succession. During this time, however, the high mountains of most of modern Morocco remained unsubdued, and stayed in the hands of their Berber inhabitants.
After the Saadi, the Arab Alaouite Dynasty eventually gained control. Morocco was facing aggression from Spain and the Ottoman Empire that was sweeping westward. The Alaouites succeeded in stabilizing their position, and while the kingdom was smaller than previous ones in the region, it remained quite wealthy. In 1684, they annexed Tangier.
Morocco was the first nation to recognize the fledgling United States as an independent nation in 1777. In the beginning of the American Revolution, American merchant ships were subject to attack by the Barbara Pirates while sailing the Atlantic Ocean. At this time, American envoys tried to obtain protection from European powers, but to no avail. On December 20, 1777, Morocco’s Sultan Mohammed III declared that the American merchant ships would be under the protection of the sultanate and could thus enjoy safe passage.
The Moroccan-American Treaty of Freindship stands as the U.S.’s oldest non-broken friendship treaty. Signed by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, it has been in continuous effect since 1786. Following the re-organization of the U.S federal government upon the 1787 Constitution, President George Washington wrote a now venerated letter to the Sultan Sidi Mohamed strengthening the ties between the two countries. The United States legation (consulate) in Tangier is the first property the American government ever owned abroad. The building now houses the Tangier American Legation Museum.
Because of the conflict over Western Sahara, the status of both regions of “Saguia el Hamra” and “Rio de Oro” is disputed.The government of Morocco has suggested that a self-governing entity, through the Royal Advisory Council for Sahara Affairs (CORCAS), should govern the territory with some degree of autonomy for Western Sahara. The project was presented to the United Nations National Security Council in mid-April 2007. The stalemating of the Moroccan proposal options has led the UN in the recent “Report of the UN Secretary-General” to ask the parties to enter into direct and unconditional negotiations to reach a mutually accepted political solution. The autonomy is rejected by the group Polasario which fought against the Spanish Cononial Rule and now for the Western Sahara decolonization with the name of Sahraw Arab Democratic Republic.