The Kingdom of Morocco - Products
Morocco the destination and trekking paradise with four magnificent mountain ranges. Add the Sahara Desert, Atlantic Coastline and you have found the spot
for holidays in North Africa. Morocco also harbours the urban adventures of Fes and Marrakesh, cities
that give the soul back to shopping.
The products pages are a collection of linked
web pages dedicated to cities, towns, villages and regions of interest
to visit when you are in Morocco based on the time that I spent traveling
You will find links and information on local culture, lifestyle, places
to visit and interesting things to do, all discovered at the press of
The traditional way of collecting the Argan, is by hand, picking
the ripe Arganiers is an art, as the tree's sharp thorns try
their best to keep out all prying hands. Waiting until the
ripe Arganier drops (more info on argan oil production in essaouria)
The bread or hobs as it is called
by the Berber's is normally produced by the women of the family
in Morocco. From the collecting of the wood to serving the finished
product. The production of the bread turns the valley (more info on bread or hobs from targua)
The cactus is a plant put to many uses in Morocco.
It has been used as a boundary marker for peoples land since
the first nomadic settlers needed to protect themselves against
man and beast. (more info on cactus in morocco)
Camel trekking itself conjures
up romantic images of vast unending sands, desert oasis, and
the night sky. If visitors to Morocco really want to lose themselves
and get away from it all; there is no more extreme way than
to set off across the great Sahara Desert on a camel (more info on camel trekking near zagora)
Moroccan artifacts go a long way
back and the carpet is certainly the oldest of all of them.
Here is a country famous for its carpets and carpet production
and a long history to go with it. With household names such
as Kilim, Glawa and Taznaght
(more info on carpets from imlil)
The steep sides of the valley got my heart racing as I climbed
from the village to the Geode Zone, where for generations
the village people have been mining these beautiful crystals.
The red rock bands of the valley floor changed to a mustard
yellow (more info on geodes from ikiss)
On the road from Agadir to Essaouria you have to stop to
see the Goat Trees. Here a clever man has trained
his goats to climb a tree! By the side of the road you will
be able to stop and photograph this odd sight.(more info on goats near taghazout)
The art of making silver jewelry is a very ancient Moroccan
tradition. They have been producing jewelry by first extracting
the silver from the ore for generations. The silver jewelry
comes in many shapes and sizes (more info on jewelry from marrakech)
Leather ware has been a highly
prized item amongst the cargo of traders since the 16th century.
Nothing has changed in the Souk's tanneries for many hundreds
of years where great pride has and still is being taken in producing
products of the highest quality.
(more info on leather from marrakech)
Each village in Morocco has a blacksmith. In Imlil some of this
work is carried out by Aziz situated at the village entrance.
Normally he can be found making new doors and window frames
for the local communities.
(more info on metal work from imlil)
While on a short day trip on the bike, across a sand / rock
area to the south of Zagora, I was
stopped in my tracks with that sence of fear, pumping through
my veins. I had stopped the bike on her front wheel infront of a
(more info on meteorites from zagora)
tracks which crisis cross the high passes and valleys are the
haven for any serious off-road biker, with the terrain changing
from harsh mountains and forests to desert and sand, you will
find something for all levels in Morocco.
(more info on motorbike tours around imlil)
A mountain bike tour in Morocco is a great adventure solo or with friends as you can fly to Marrakech
carrying your baggage: 35kg (including bike /trailer). Here is an example
of one man, his bike and a map of 1/1000000 on tour in Morocco.
(more info on mountainbike tours)
This hard working animal called the mule is found through out
Africa. Used as a lorry and taxi, he can carry up to 100 kg
over the hardest of conditions. In the winters the mule will
be used in the snow, the freezing temperatures of the High Atlas
Mountains being all part of a days work.
(more info on mules from imlil)
Morocco has an ideal climate
for the olive tree and her olives. Producing one of the finest
olive oils of the world. Surrounding the walled city of Marrakesh
the olive trees give shade to the sun baked ground.
(more info on olive oil from marrakech)
Oranges are one of the natural
products in Morocco, which have a better taste than you will
find in Europe. The climate of hot sun and more hot sun seems
to give the fruit the edge on their European cousins. (more info on oranges from imlil)
Tajine Recipes and other Moroccan
cooking tricks: A tagine is a earthen wear African steam cooker. It will keep
your ingredients moist due to its ingenious construction
The tajine is the way forward. (more info on tagine from morocco)
The cool morning air was
refreshing as I made my way out of the village of Imlil
following the river south towards the village of Aremd.
The path leads through the walnut trees as I snaked my way between
the houses which seem to be hanging off the side of the mountain.
(more info on trekking toubkal)
Morocco's 3500km of coastline
is renowned as one of the largest fish rich areas of the Atlantic
Ocean. The fishing off the Sahara is one of the richest areas
of the world.
(more info on surf casting)
This area is one of the
best surfing regions of Morocco and a well known winter surf
trip for European surfers looking for winter sun within 5 hours
flight of London. The water is at 16/18'c for most of the year.
(more info on surfing taghazout)
Wood carving is a product
that you will come across throughout Morocco. But on the Atlantic
coast the Moroccan town of Essaouria
is the centre of craftsmen, shaping everything from tissue paper
holders to elegant tables and desks.
(more info on wood carving from morocco)