More than just deserts. Mysterious holidays to Morocco will bring your senses to life. From the the green plains, blue skies and yellow desert to the smells you'll experience exploring the souks, there's nowhere quite like this charming north-African country. With a coast on the Atlantic Ocean reaching into the Mediterranean, Morocco is famous for its beaches. But the most spectacular view of all is the Atlas Mountains. The peaks are often snow-capped, and the beautiful waterfalls attract different types of wildlife, bringing holiday makers back here year after year. Let Signature take you on a journey to magical Morocco.
A Riad is a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden courtyard or pool. The Riads were inwardly focused which allowed for family privacy and protection from the weather in Morocco. Almoravids conquered Spain in the 11th century and they sent Muslim, Christian and Jewish artisans from Spain and Morocco to work on monuments. These artisans brought with them the idea of arranging the rooms of the house around the central open-air courtyard that have become today's Riads. Many Riads have now been converted to hotels.
The souks in Morocco - particularly in Marrakech - are legendary, a huge maze of tiny alleys where you can buy carpets, pottery, jewellery, lamps, slippers, herbs and spices, carved wood, leather goods, baskets and much more. Traders ply their wares in an endless round of haggling, while traditional music is played in the background.
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