Morocco is an amazing multicultural country with dizzying diversity. This gateway to Africa opens up access to ancient cities, sweeping deserts, and epic mountain ranges. The country is primarily famous for its warm hospitality and delicious cuisine. Mostly influenced by Arab and European culture, the country will steal your heart at the very first visit.
The lyrical landscapes of Morocco from the peak of Atlas to the dunes of Sahara imbibe a sense of bliss in the hearts of the travelers. You can experience breathtaking pleasures amidst the vivid mountain ranges. Imagine watching the glistening night skies for hours or finding shapes in the clouds over the Tizi n’Test pass. A long stretch of mighty desert, breathtaking waterfalls, mysterious caves, and rugged coastlines; Morocco indeed offers everything to keep the tourists engaged.
Embark on a journey of exhilaration as you follow the trails of traders and nomads to the centuries-old, ancient continents from Marrakech to Fez. Enjoy a heritage trip to marvelous ancient cities. Morocco also serves loads of activities to the travelers. Enjoy the famous Moroccan mint tea at a street cafe, load your gears for hiking and trekking, shop extravagantly in the souks or rejuvenate your senses in the medina. If you feel tired, relax and unwind in boutique riads, grand squares, and panoramic terraces or take a relaxing bath at the restorative hammam. Do not forget to taste the fingerlicious tajines.
If you are looking for some piquancy and adventure these holidays, a trip to Morocco offers the perfect blend of leisure, adventure, and fun with its breathtaking escapades, vivid activities, stunning landscapes and a traditional culture that perfectly balances ancient flavors with an urban lifestyle. Seeking some peace? Rejuvenate yourself with the surf yoga retreats on the surf and yoga holidays at the most spectacular destinations in Morocco.
Here is a list of top 10 things to do on a trip to Morocco:
1) Camping At The Sahara Desert
The long stretch of sand at the Sahara Desert offers immense possibilities to the tourists. Marvel at the huge, mesmerizing dunes of the Erg Chebbi, enjoy Camel trekking in the hot desert Erg Chigaga, go camping and capture beautiful photographs of the splendid desert at Merzouga, a tiny village nestled amidst the dunes. You can also spot some flamingos while exploring the Sahara desert. You can access the remote dunes by foot, camel, or four-wheel-drive.
2) Marvel At The Blue Village Of Chefchaouen
Imagine a space all painted blue! Does that sound marvelous? Well, Chefchaouen is an astounding, iconic village in Morocco which is all painted in blue. Located 60 Km to the south of Tangier, the old town is dotted with blue buildings making a visit to the village a unique, relaxing, calming, and worth-remembering experience.
3) Witness The Beauty Of Gorgeous Ouzoud Waterfall
Amidst the arid deserts and barren, rugged mountain ranges, Morocco offers a breath of rejuvenation through its spectacular waterfalls. Located in close proximity of the Tanaghmeilt village, Ouzoud waterfalls are the most splendid of all. You can easily visit the falls on a day trip. Some other splendid falls can be spotted in the Paradise Valley near Agadir. The waterful are a beautiful sight but it is recommended not to take a dip in the water due to rapid water currents, heavy thrust, and lack of proper safety measures. You can enjoy the freshness from a distance or rest on the soft, smooth rocks to bask in the sun. You can also get some great views of multi-level waterfalls in the Ourika Valley at the Setti Fatma.
4) Amaze At The Ancient City Of Volubilis
The ancient city of Volubilis is a marvelous site surrounded by mountainous terrain. It is believed by the archaeologists that the city was the capital of Mauritania as depicted by the Roman ruins. The colorful mosaics and grand columns scattered throughout the city will surely capture your imagination. Travel in time with the tales of Roman soldiers patrolling in the city and best-preserved Roman ruins. The ancient city of Volubilis has been attributed as a world heritage site by the UNESCO. Walk through the lanes of the city and decipher the story of the rise and fall of the splendid Roman empire.
5) Explore The Amazing Casablanca
Casablanca is breathtakingly beautiful and a fascinating spot to visit. The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca is one of the favorite places among the tourists. If you are looking for a souvenir as a remembrance for your visit to Morocco, you can buy some leather goods or a beautiful piece of local pottery at the souks. Visit the Quartier Habous to take home some real Moroccan treasures. Also, visit the medina for some good spots. If you will hungry, head straight to the foodie spots in Al Mounia to scintillate your taste buds with Moroccan tastiest lamb and tagines. Although the food seems expensive than local taverns, it is worth giving a try for its amazing taste.
6) Explore The Imperial Cities
Morocco is famous for its four interesting imperial cities which offer loads of experiences and tourist attractions. Visit the splendid city of Marrakech. Admire the splendor of its historical heritage sites, wander through its frenetic streets, cash some amazing bargains at its souks, and unwind your senses at its delightful garden spaces. Some must-visit attractions in Marrakech include El Badi Palace, Ben Youssef Madrasa, beautiful Jardin Majorelle, and the Bahia Palace.
The striking architecture of the medina in Fez will leave you spellbound. Roam through its arty galleries, witness amazing crafts, and soak in history through its hyperactive souks. Visit the world’s oldest tanneries. Enjoy the calm demeanor of the former royal sites in Meknes and explore the contrast of ancient and urban lifestyle in Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Some must visit locations in Rabat include the Royal Palace, Hassan Tower, and the Kasbah des Oudaias. Visit the Dar Zaki to enjoy a heart-warming cup of Harira Soup.
Want to explore some amazingly gorgeous Moroccan buildings? Head straight to the crumbling Tombe dei Merenidi or the Bou Inania Medersa.
7) Wander Through The Lanes Of Ait Benhaddou
Declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO, Ait Benhaddou is indeed one of the most fascinating places to visit in Morocco. The entire village is carved within a mountain. The well-protected, walled village is locally called by the name ighrem. The village once served as a stopover for the traders traveling through the desert. Currently, very few people reside in this incredibly beautiful village.
8) Spend Some Memorable Days In Tangier
Yet another beautiful town in Morocco, Tangier faces the Mediterranean Sea on one side, Spain and Gibraltar on the other. The medina in this town is also worth visiting. Also, remember to visit the Tangier Casbah and the Hercules Caves.
9) Go Hiking At The Gorge Of Dades
Are you an adrenaline junkie seeking some real fun? The Gorge Of Dades offers perfect hiking challenge. You can witness some amazing vistas at this beautiful space carved by the Dades river. The geological features of the terrain make visiting geologists fall in love with this space. You can have an amazing hiking experience around the Gorges. Remember to take along a guide who is well-versed and familiar with the terrain.
10) Explore The Moulay Idriss Zerhoun
Moulay Idriss Zerhoun is another important town nestled at the base of Mount Zerhoun. The town has special historical significance for the Moroccan Muslims. It is believed that the town became the very first spot for the establishment of the Idrisid dynasty which introduced Islam in the country. You can find a myriad of amazing hiking spots and great walking routes around the town. Do not forget to visit quaint little bakeries, amazing coffee spots, and olive pressing shop inside the town.