Lonely Planet: Morocco

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Discover ancient and exotic cities, experience the stark beauty of the desert and cool down at the beach. This insider's guide will show you the warmth and colour of Morocco.
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Discover ancient and exotic cities, experience the stark beauty of the desert and cool down at the beach. This insider's guide will show you the warmth and colour of Morocco.
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One of the most dependable series available, Lonely Planet's guidebooks are packed with essential information and accurate maps and are written with enough character that they are also good reading for armchair travelers. The series is now popular with travelers of all sorts, although backpackers and adventure travelers have long relied on Lonely Planet's guides because of the wide range of destinations offered. Whether you want to relax on the beaches of Thailand, roam the Australian outback, or explore the deserts of Iran, Lonely Planet has a practical, thorough guidebook for your destination. For dangerous or less-traveled regions, we highly recommend Lonely Planet's guides because they provide crucial information in an easy-to-use format, making it possible for travelers to handle the difficulties of language, customs, and transportation. In countries with unfamiliar alphabets, the guides include the names of cities and sights in both English and native characters, and glossaries are provided to help travelers with menus. The series offers lodging and restaurant options for all budgets, but the main focus is on getting a good deal for your money. With good writing, a wealth of valuable information, and beautiful color photo sections, Lonely Planet's guides are hard to beat.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781740593618
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 2/28/2003
  • Series: Travel Guides
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 5.26 (w) x 7.18 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

The Authors 5
This Book 7
Foreword 8
Introduction 9
Facts About Morocco 11
History 11
Geography & Geology 21
Climate 22
Ecology & Environment 22
Flora & Fauna 24
Government & Politics 26
Economy 27
Population & People 28
Education 30
Arts 30
Moroccan Arts & Crafts 31
Society & Conduct 51
Religion 56
Facts for the Visitor 61
Highlights 61
Suggested Itineraries 61
Planning 62
Moroccan Food & Drink 63
Responsible Tourism 73
Tourist Offices 76
Visas & Documents 76
Embassies & Consulates 79
Customs 81
Money 81
Post & Communications 85
Digital Resources 87
Books 88
Films 91
Newspapers & Magazines 92
Radio & TV 92
Video Systems 93
Photography & Video 93
Time 94
Electricity 94
Weights & Measures 94
Laundry 94
Toilets 94
Health 94
Women Travellers 103
Men Travellers 105
Gay & Lesbian Travellers 105
Disabled Travellers 106
Senior Travellers 106
Travel with Children 106
Dangers & Annoyances 107
Emergencies 111
Legal Matters 111
Business Hours 111
Public Holidays & Special Events 111
Activities 114
Language Courses 117
Work 117
Accommodation 118
Entertainment 120
Spectator Sports 121
Shopping 122
Getting There & Away 123
Air 123
Land 127
Sea 130
Departure taxes 134
Organised tours 134
Getting Around 136
Air 136
Bus 136
Train 137
Taxi 138
Car & Motorcycle 139
Pick-Up Truck & 4WD 139
Bicycle 143
Hitching 143
Walking 143
Local Transport 143
Organised Tours 144
North Atlantic Coast 145
Casablanca 145
Rabat 161
Sale 178
Around Rabat & Sale 180
Kenitra 182
Around Kenitra 184
Moulay Bousselham 185
Larache 186
Around Larache 189
Asilah 190
Around Asilah 196
Mediterranean Coast & the Rif 197
Mediterranean Coast 197
Tangier 197
Around Tangier 218
Ceuta (Sebta) 219
The Rif Mountains 226
Tetouan 226
Around Tetouan 233
Chefchaouen 234
The Coast North & East of Chefchaouen 242
Ketama Region 243
Al-Hoceima 244
Around Al-Hoceima 248
The East Coast 248
Melilla 248
Nador 254
East of Nador 256
Berkane 257
Around Berkane 258
Saidia 258
Around Saidia 259
Middle Atlas & the East 260
Meknes 260
Around Meknes 273
Fes 274
Around Fes 299
Middle Atlas 301
Ifrane 301
Around Ifrane 303
Azrou 303
Around Azrou 306
Midelt 306
Around Midelt 308
The East 309
Taza 309
Around Taza 314
Around Oujda 321
Bouarfa 321
Figuig 321
Volubilis 324
Marrakesh & Central Morocco 328
Marrakesh 330
East of Marrakesh 356
South of Marrakesh 360
Ouarzazate 365
Draa Valley 370
Agdz 370
Agdz to Zagora 371
Zagora 371
South of Zagora 374
Zagora to Rissani 376
Dades Valley & the Gorges 377
Skoura 377
El-Kelaa M'Gouna 378
Boumalne du Dades 378
The Dades Gorge 380
Tinerhir 382
The Todra Gorge 384
Goulmima 386
Ziz Valley & the Tafilalt 386
Er-Rachidia 387
Around Er-Rachidia 389
Erfoud 389
Rissani 391
Merzouga & the Dunes 393
South Atlantic Coast & Western Sahara 397
El-Jadida 397
Around El-Jadida 403
Oualidia 404
Safi 405
Around Safi 410
Essaouira 410
Around Essaouira 418
Immouzzer des Ida Outanane 419
Agadir 421
Around Agadir 432
Souss-Massa National Park 433
Taroudannt 435
Tioute 439
Taliouine & Jebel Siroua 439
Tiznit 440
Around Tiznit 443
The Tiznit-Tafraoute-Agadir Circuit 445
Tafraoute 445
Around Tafraoute 448
The Tiznit-Tata-Taroudannt Circuit 449
Sidi Ifni 450
Around Sidi Ifni 453
Goulmime 453
Around Goulmime 455
Tan Tan 455
El-Ouatia (Tan Tan Plage) 457
Western Sahara 457
Tan Tan to Tarfaya 457
Laayoune 458
Foum El-Oued 461
Dakhla 461
Trekking 463
When to Trek 463
Clothing & Equipment 466
Organised Treks 468
Responsible Trekking 468
The High Atlas 470
Natural History 470
When to Trek 471
Toubkal Circuit via Lac d'Ifni 471
Jebel Toubkal Ascent 480
Imlil to Setti Fatma 481
Other Walks Around Toubkal 483
Western High Atlas - Tichka Plateau 484
Central High Atlas - M'Goun Massif 485
Eastern High Atlas - Jebel Ayachi 486
The Middle Atlas 486
Planning 488
The Treks 488
The Rif Mountains 488
Natural History 488
Planning 489
Chefchaouen to Bab Taza 489
Other Walks in the Rif 492
The Anti Atlas 493
Around Tafraoute 493
Jebel Siroua 494
Jebel Sarhro 494
Planning 494
The Treks 496
Language 497
Arabic 497
French 503
Berber 507
Glossary 508
Thanks 512
Index 521
Text 521
Boxed Text 527
Map Legend
Metric Conversion
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