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Morocco! The country's very name is synonymous with snake charmers, antique carpets, and spice-scented Kasbahs. Some travelers who would otherwise love Morocco may be reluctant to visit there because they wrongly believe that hotels in Morocco don't offer all the comforts they're used to, but his just isn't true.
People unfamiliar with Morocco's charms think of the land as arid. In truth, Morocco has an almost infinite variety of landscapes that range from the scorching Sahara to the beautiful beaches along the Mediterranean coast and the snow-covered caps of the inland Atlas Mountains.
Morocco's oldest city is Fez, founded in the 9th century just a few years after the Arab conquest of the Iberian peninsula. Fez is home to the amazing Fès el-Bali, a medieval medina so well preserved that UNESCO has bestowed World Heritage Site status upon it. The architectural beauty of the Kairouine Mosque, the Bouinania Medersa, the Nejjarine Fountain and the Foundouk Nejjarine are famous throughout the world. Fez is also the home of the world's oldest university. The University of Al-Karaouine was founded in 859 A.D. as a school for the study of the natural sciences.
Morocco's other cities are just as fascinating. Though Rabat, Morocco's capital, sports mostly contemporary architecture these days, the city is still surrounded by its ancient fortifications. Jemaa el Fna, the main square in Marrakesh, is an ever-changing kaleidoscope of outlandish sights and people from fortunetellers who will read your palm for a couple of dirhams to trance-spinning whirling dervishes dancing in time to the beat of Gnaoua drummers. The Nouvelle Ville with its gourmet restaurants, trendy clubs, and top Morocco hotels showcases Marrakesh's more sophisticated side.
Casablanca, made famous by the Humphrey Bogart/Ingrid Bergman movie, is a teeming modern city with terrific shopping at the Exposition Nationale d'Artisanat, fabulous restaurants, and great Morocco hotel packages. The famous port city of Tangier, for centuries the wildest city on the fabled Barbary Coast, has cleaned up its act and also sports some of the best cheap hotel deals in Morocco. Then there is the imperial city of Meknes, which is close upon the amazing Roman ruins at Volubilis.
Morocco's countryside is a blend of small agricultural villages, scenic oases, and landscapes that would be at home on the moon. Wherever you want to travel in Morocco, you'll find Morocco hotel deals that will make your trip more pleasant featuring comfortable rooms at special discount rates. To get a really great cheap hotel deal and lock in the best prices, book your Morocco holiday package in advance.