Santa Claus in Morocco

The Morocco travel team at Journey Beyond Travel caught Santa Claus riding camels in Morocco’s Sahara Desert and thought this is a sight worth sharing!

Here’s our top reasons why Santa Claus may wish to re-think his Christmas delivery strategy – using camels instead of reindeer this year!

1. Camels are cuter!

2. Santa can go overland instead of getting air sick!

3. No need for a sleigh, camels can carry everything!

4. The sand dunes of the Sahara offer all the fun without the cold!

5. Mrs. Claus can get some sun while Santa works!

Want to Experience Morocco this Christmas?

Enjoy sand dunes instead of snow this Christmas with Journey Beyond Travel! Like Santa, we’ve got to plan well ahead!

Christmas in Morocco Title PhotoChristmas may be the last thing on your mind, but if you’re looking to get away when the temperature plummets and the snow starts to drop, the time is now to start considering where to go. While many travelers initially consider Europe, a multitude of savvy travelers are choosing Morocco as their destination of choice. It’s one sure-fire destination that will coax even the most reluctant snowbird from hiding. With it’s sunny skies, colorful allure, and variety of cultures and landscapes, Morocco is becoming one of the most sought-after destinations at Christmas and New Year’s time for travelers from cold-weather countries.

If you are considering Morocco for a Christmas trip, don’t just stick to the plain-old tourist track or make the mistake of spending all of your time in one bustling city, such as Marrakesh. Instead, opt for one of three extraordinary (and lesser known) regions that will make your trip both memorable and exciting. Continue reading…

Medersa Bou InaniaAlthough Sultan Abou Inan wasn’t the most pious of men (having killed his father, brutally murdered his rivals, and fathering over 300 offspring), he was able to devote some time towards developing one of Morocco’s most beautiful medersas, the magnificent Medersa Bou Inania (also known as Madrasa Bou Inania or simply Bu Inaniya). Built between 1351 and 1358, the medersa stands today as one of the most stunning examples of Merenid architecture in the world. Initially, it functioned as both an educational institute and a mosque. Today it is still an active religious building, and it is one of the few mosques in Morocco that remains open for all to visit, including those that are not Muslim, providing a unique experience for tourists. Continue reading…

Sights, Souks, and Smells of Marrakesh Pin

Morocco is a country unlike any other. And, Marrakesh is a city of equal stature. From getting lost in the maze of souks while trying to avoid the gravitational pull of each shop, we found ourselves in middle of the mayhem one February day.

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Morocco travel tips
In the world of travel, Morocco is climbing as one of the most sought-after exotic destinations in the world. Part of this is in thanks to the extra five million tourists per year who once frequented Egypt and Tunisia who are now flocking to Morocco. A reputation as a safe, secure, and stable country has its benefits.

Travelers interested in Arabian, Moorish, Berber (and even Roman) history, art, religion, architecture, and especially culture will find Morocco a satiating stomping ground where serene beaches, ancient fortified cities, snow-capped mountain peaks, the golden sands of the Sahara Desert, and remote villages beckon exploration.

Before you make your way across land or sea to the North African Kingdom of Morocco, we’ve put some thought into three insider tips that will help you make the most of your journey. While there are many must-dos and don’t-dos, the focus here is on pointers that will help you get past the usual first-time visitor mistakes leaving you with more time to enjoy one of the most diverse and fun countries on the planet. Continue reading…