Morocco "Tales from 1000 and One Nights" - Places to Visit with Pictures Part II

Marrocan Fantasia
Marrocan Fantasia | Source

I hope you have read the first part of my Morocco Tour from the first day to the 7th day.

This is a continuation of my group tour.

7th Day, Saturday

Marrakech known as " Pearl of The South".

Lunch in a Berber tent and participate in a famous "Fantasia" (equestrian Games). The afternoon is at leisure. Dinner and overnight.

About Fantasia Culture

Fantasia a traditional equestrian performed by horse riders during cultural festivals in Morocco. It is a tradition to end up a berber wedding celebration in Maghreb.

How the game is presented:

A group of horse riders with traditional custume form a straight path at the same speed forming a line. About 200 meters, all the horse riders fire into the sky with their old gunpowder guns. They have to fire together and have to synchronize with each other. If one fires earlier or later the shot can heard heard which distructs the performance.

The horse is a fantasia barb horse, and the game is also called as game of gunpowder.

The game is inspired from the historical war attacks of Berber and desert knights, and is now a cultural a form of martial art which is traditonally performed in each region of Morocco nationwide with a group of thousands of horse riders known as serba. The game is performed during cultural and religious festivals ( moussem 'season' in Arabic).

Fantasia is a symbol of a strong relationship between the man and the horse, an attachment to tradition.

The one we saw is a main tourist attraction show organized with a lunch in a Berber tent.



Famous "Fantasia" Equestrian Games

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Entranace of Maroccan Fantasia  welcome by the horse riders
Entranace of Maroccan Fantasia welcome by the horse riders | Source
Maroccan cFantasia area
Maroccan cFantasia area | Source
Colorful native costums of Moroccan Natives, Maroccan Fantasia Event
Colorful native costums of Moroccan Natives, Maroccan Fantasia Event | Source
Moroccan natives, Maroccan Fantasia
Moroccan natives, Maroccan Fantasia | Source
Entrance of The Berber Tent, Maroccan Fantasia
Entrance of The Berber Tent, Maroccan Fantasia | Source
Lunch in The Berber Tent, Maroccan Fantasia Event
Lunch in The Berber Tent, Maroccan Fantasia Event | Source
Animation by Moroccan Natives, Maroccan Fantasia Event
Animation by Moroccan Natives, Maroccan Fantasia Event | Source
Animation, Maroccan Fantasia Event
Animation, Maroccan Fantasia Event | Source
At The Berber Tent, Maroccan Fantasia Event
At The Berber Tent, Maroccan Fantasia Event | Source
preparing for  the famous "Fantasia" (equestrian Games)
preparing for the famous "Fantasia" (equestrian Games) | Source
preparing for  the famous "Fantasia" (equestrian Games)
preparing for the famous "Fantasia" (equestrian Games) | Source
Starting position of  the famous "Fantasia" (equestrian Games)
Starting position of the famous "Fantasia" (equestrian Games) | Source
Starting position of the famous "Fantasia" (equestrian Games)
Starting position of the famous "Fantasia" (equestrian Games) | Source
Start of the famous "Fantasia" (equestrian Games)
Start of the famous "Fantasia" (equestrian Games) | Source
Fantasia Equestrian game
Fantasia Equestrian game | Source
Fantasia Equestrian game - Maroccan Fantasia Event
Fantasia Equestrian game - Maroccan Fantasia Event | Source

Rest Free Afternoon Activities and Tour in Marrakech

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The Man with fresh Mint Herbal - Traditional drink of Moroccans and offered to us as we visited a native Moroccan house The shepherds, Moroccomarket station, Morocco camel riding, Moroccomain street, Moroccopot makers, Moroccopot/vase makers, Moroccopot/vase makers, Moroccopreparing clay, Moroccolittle street - way to the native Moroccan houseThe Waterman, MoroccoCarpet market, Moroccotrying to wave a carpet - a King's Carpet takes about 6 months handmade to finish. I bought for 3800. CHF in Moroccoshots on the way with our tourist bus, Moroccoshots on the way with our tourist bus, Morocco
The Man with fresh Mint Herbal - Traditional drink of Moroccans and offered to us as we visited a native Moroccan house
The Man with fresh Mint Herbal - Traditional drink of Moroccans and offered to us as we visited a native Moroccan house | Source
The shepherds, Morocco
The shepherds, Morocco | Source
market station, Morocco
market station, Morocco | Source
camel riding, Morocco
camel riding, Morocco | Source
main street, Morocco
main street, Morocco | Source
pot makers, Morocco
pot makers, Morocco | Source
pot/vase makers, Morocco
pot/vase makers, Morocco | Source
pot/vase makers, Morocco
pot/vase makers, Morocco | Source
preparing clay, Morocco
preparing clay, Morocco | Source
little street - way to the native Moroccan house
little street - way to the native Moroccan house | Source
The Waterman, Morocco
The Waterman, Morocco | Source
Carpet market, Morocco
Carpet market, Morocco | Source
trying to wave a carpet - a King's Carpet takes about 6 months handmade to finish. I bought for 3800. CHF in Morocco
trying to wave a carpet - a King's Carpet takes about 6 months handmade to finish. I bought for 3800. CHF in Morocco | Source
shots on the way with our tourist bus, Morocco
shots on the way with our tourist bus, Morocco | Source
shots on the way with our tourist bus, Morocco
shots on the way with our tourist bus, Morocco | Source

Vacation Spa in Agadir

After our one week tour in Morocco, we extend our stay for a week in the beach of Agadir

Agadir means in Berber "wall, masoned wall enclosing a town, fortress".

Population: 678,596 (2004 including nearby cities),nthe city proper aroundt 200,000.

Climate: mild winter climate in January average midday temperature 20.5°C/69°F)

Agadir beaches are called the "winter sun" destination for Northern Europeans.

Location: on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean

near the foot of the Atlas Mountains

is north of the point where the Souss River flows into the ocean

Agadir is known as the first sardine port in the world, a fishing and commercial port. Some export products are cobalt, manganese, zinc and citrus. It has a long sandy beach known as seaside resort. Agadir is also famous for its seafood and agriculture.

Agadir has large buildings, modern hotels, wide roads with European-style cafès and is not a typical city of traditional Morocco.

Beautiful beaches in Morocco:

North of Agadir entourage Taghazout village,

The costs Agadir-Essaouira: Agadir beach,Tamaounza, Aitswal-beach, imouran, Taghazout, Bouyirdn, Timzguida 3lal, Aghroud, Imiouadar,Aghroud.

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souvenir picture of our tourist guide and driver, Moroccorooming Agadir with some friends and taking refreshments, Moroccobeach in Agadir, Moroccobeach in Agadir, Moroccobeach in Agadir, Moroccobeach, Agadir, Moroccobeach and view from our hotel, Morocco(photo taken 2004 september Source: myphoto {{subst:GFDL-DD}} Category:Agadir) by Csrfly D
souvenir picture of our tourist guide and driver, Morocco
souvenir picture of our tourist guide and driver, Morocco | Source
rooming Agadir with some friends and taking refreshments, Morocco
rooming Agadir with some friends and taking refreshments, Morocco | Source
beach in Agadir, Morocco
beach in Agadir, Morocco | Source
beach in Agadir, Morocco
beach in Agadir, Morocco | Source
beach in Agadir, Morocco
beach in Agadir, Morocco | Source
beach, Agadir, Morocco
beach, Agadir, Morocco | Source
beach and view from our hotel, Morocco
beach and view from our hotel, Morocco | Source
(photo taken 2004 september Source: myphoto {{subst:GFDL-DD}} Category:Agadir) by Csrfly D
(photo taken 2004 september Source: myphoto {{subst:GFDL-DD}} Category:Agadir) by Csrfly D
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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

I can see you all had a great vacation.


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carolp 5 years ago from Switzerland Author

Thanks writer20. We had a great time enjoyable vacation, getting to know more about Morocco culture.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Morocco is a fantastic place to go. I really enjoy all your stunning pictures. Wow... you look so beautiful by wearing bikini. I believe many eyes give attention to you. Well done, Carol. Vote up and useful. Cheers...

Prasetio


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carolp 5 years ago from Switzerland Author

Thanks prasetio30. You recognize me in the pictures...great..thanks for the complement.

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