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Natural diversity abounds in Morocco

Few countries have quite as diverse a landscape as Morocco. From the snow-capped peaks of the Atlas Mountains to the sand dunes of the western Sahara, this immense variation in natural features is part of what makes a tour of Morocco so appealing. It can be difficult to narrow down which natural landmarks stand above the rest, but there are a few you should make a point to visit during any trip to the north African nation.

Many people are drawn to Morocco due to its location on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, which creates an atmosphere that differs drastically from the more inland parts of the country. The coastal life is typified by several famous cities such as Tangier, one of the most popular destinations in the region. In addition to beautiful coastal views, the city has plenty to offer in terms of culture, such as the famous Anglican Church of Saint Andrew and Cafe Hafa, which has been visited by everyone from The Beatles to William S. Burroughs.

While Tangier is the highlight of the coast, once your tour of Morocco makes its way inland, there are countless landmarks to explore as well, not the least of which are the Ouzoud Falls. At about 330 feet tall, the falls are one on of the most visited spots in the Middle Atlas mountain range. Not only are the falls a breathtaking site, but the trip there offers some of the most spectacular views in the country.

Contrasting both Ouzoud Falls and the country's coastal destinations is the Ouarzazate, which is sometimes referred to as the The Door to the Desert. Aside from being a frequently-used location for movies, the city is a popular starting spot for many desert tours.

For some people, Morocco only comes to mind when watching Casablanca, but it's plain to see the diverse country has something for everyone.

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