The American comedian Danny Kaye once said, “Life is a great big canvas,” and encouraged people to throw as much paint on it as they could. At Mandala Tours, we believe that each destination is painted with a thousand travel colors, and this chromatic mix makes up the best possible picture: each person’s biography, forged through all the journeys they can undertake before time runs out.
To illustrate this idea, there’s nothing better than selecting some of the destinations we work with, each characterized by a unique color as its hallmark. If you want to fill your eyes and soul with unique shades, take a look at the following suggestions.
Chefchaouen, the Blue Town of Morocco
Located in the lush Rif Mountains, Chefchaouen is known as the Blue Town of Morocco because the residents of its medina paint the walls of their houses with a light blue hue. This color, combined with the white of the lime used on other parts of the walls, results in a fairytale-like experience.
Marrakech, the Red City
The most visited city in Morocco is indelibly associated with red because that’s the color of the sandstone bricks used to build its walls and its famous Koutoubia Mosque, among other monuments. Often combined with green ceramic tiles, just like the country’s flag, which may have drawn its inspiration from this colorful city.
Petra, the Pink City of Jordan
This rocky destination, known as Raqmu by the Nabatean civilization that created it, is called the Pink City, not without some imagination and lyricism: although perhaps not the most apparent and obvious color of its rocky canyons, it does take on this hue at certain times of the day, especially when the morning or evening sun bathes its walls.
The Golden Glow of Erg Chebbi Dunes
The desert is a key natural environment in Mandala Tours’ journeys. The rich and surprising color palette that splashes the land and sky here is truly remarkable. There are many shades to behold, but if there’s one that’s symbolic and universal, it’s the golden hue of the dunes, like those in Erg Chebbi in southern Morocco, which appear to be made of powdered gold.
The Pure White of Pristine Snow in Palandöken
For many, Turkey is a fantastic skiing destination, particularly at the Palandöken ski resort. However, even if you’re not a fan of this sport, getting lost here in winter and spring can be a magical experience due to the pure white of the pristine snow that blankets these eastern mountains.
Transparency and Myriad Colors in the Waters of the Red Sea
Despite its name, the Red Sea can easily stand out for another quality: the transparency of its crystal-clear waters. And while just gazing at them and diving into them can be considered a unique experience, it gets even better when you put on your snorkeling goggles and open your eyes wide to admire the fascinating explosion of colors provided by the fish and corals that call this place home.
Although these destinations are universally known and recognized for the strength of these colors, in reality, all the countries where Mandala Tours operates share the variety and beauty of their color palettes. Whether it’s the intensity of the light that bathes the landscapes and enchanted painters in the past, or the taste and sensitivity of cultures that have created monuments and crafts filled with the most sublime shades. So, if you enjoy discovering all possible hues between black and white, don’t hesitate to book your trip with us.