We traveled to Morocco in April 2004, and had a wonderful trip. Before the trip, we felt some apprehension about the reception Americans might face in an Islamic country in this current world climate.. We were pleased to find that we were greeted warmly throughout the country. If you get chance, we encourage you to experience the country's hospitality. Morocco (also known as Maroc or Maghreb to Moroccans) is exotic, beautiful, and has widely varying landscape, which is a great combination for photographs.

We visited our friends Bob and Karen, who were living in Casablanca, and traveled around the country with their family, their friend Nabil, and another couple from Ohio. Our 10 person, 3 car, caravan covered over 1200 miles in a 9 day whirlwind tour of the country. Thank you Bob, Karen, Beth, Megan, Laura, and Andrew, for putting us up, and showing us around the country. Thank you Nabil for all your help translating and negotiating deals. And Matt and Heidi, it was great traveling with you.

To keep from choking everyone's browsers, we'll divide up the pictures by area. Click on the photos below for more photos for each area. Our trip went like this:

Before you get started, here are a couple quick vocabulary words:

For a map of our trip route, click here.

Casablanca Marrakech Atlas Mountains
Southern Cities, Ouarzazate, Ait Benhaddou, Erfoud, Er Rachidia. Sahara Desert: Merzouga, Erg Chebbi Dunes. Ifrane, Mischliffen, Barbary Apes
Moroccan Flag
Fes Facts and figures, and our impressions of the country. Doors, windows, and links

Back Photos and Text Copyright 2004, Andy and Sandy Welter. Last Updated: April 2004