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North Africa and the Middle East: Where’s Safe for Winter Sun?

The Telegraph takes a look at must-see MENA winter travel destinations that remain safe for tourists, highlighting Morocco’s Ouarzazate at the “doorway to the desert”:

Ouarzazate – the “doorway to the desert”. Photo: AP

The Telegraph[…]
Morocco retains a stable politically and varied geographically, from resorts on the Atlantic coast to exotic medinas in the cities, Sahara oases towns to villages in the in the Atlas Mountains. For the best chance of winter sun head south and east, where mountains and greenery give way to desert and the sands and kasbahs are navigable by tourists looking to mix a little adventure with relaxation in villas and guesthouses.

Naturally Morocco (0845 345 7195; naturallymorocco.co.uk) tailor-makes holidays to Morocco, and can put together a seven-night itinerary that includes Ouarzazate – which has the moniker the “doorway to the desert” and was the shooting location for films including Gladiator – camel trekking into the desert from Merzouga, and the Ourika Valley. Price for a November departure is £1,198pp including flights, accommodation, activities, transport and some meals…[Full Story]

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