The Best things to do in Morocco

Morocco is a rich mix of Arabic, Berber, and European cultural influences reflected in the blue cities, maze-like souks and the remote mountain villages which dot the epic Atlas mountains. There are few countries more colourful than Morocco or riper for adventure and boasting amazing things to do. By day you can get your kicks by bombing across desert dunes on a quad bike or people watching with a steaming mint tea in the medina. And, by night, feel like a king as you sleep at an ornate riad hotel after filling up on mouth-watering tagines and tapas.

Marrakech may be the Moroccan city that dominates the traveller agenda. Still, its quieter coastal rival Essaouira isn’t to be missed, and remember the medina of arty town Asilah is just as photogenic as Blue Pearl Chefchaouen. 

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The Atlas Mountains

What is it? They span Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.

What are they? One of the world’s most breathtaking mountain ranges, where you’ll find Berber villages, rare birds (kudos if you spot an African marsh owl) and green valleys. The High Atlas boasts Jbel Toubkal – the highest peak in North Africa.

Why go? For an unparalleled sense of calm. You’ll barely see a soul while you’re up there. A guided hike from Jbel Toubkal takes five days, and the best deals can be found via local companies like IMLIL Tours. If you’re not such an intrepid explorer, try a day’s guided tour to the peaceful Ouzod Waterfalls..

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Essaouira

Where is it? Morocco’s Atlantic coast.

What is it? A coastal city with a postcard-pretty blue and white medina and sandy surrounding walls. Essaouira is famous for the wild beach of Diabet village, where hippies settled in the 1970s after they were chased out of Ibiza.

Why go? It’s more chilled than Marrakech, offering a buzzy souk and alleys to explore. Plus it’s great for surfing. Perhaps the best (and most exhilarating) way to see the wild beaches, villages, and argan forest outside the city walls is on a quad bike tour.

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Marrakech

Where is it? Center of Morocco.

What is it? Marrakech is a fascinating Moroccan city. It’s a destination that is full of magic, mystery, and overwhelming bustle.

Why go? Between tradition and modernity, Marrakech is the promise of unequaled sensations. Strolling the Jemaa El-Fna square and the souks with their shimmering colors and oriental smells, the red city offers you a complete change of scenery.Between tradition and modernity, Marrakech is the promise of unequaled sensations. Strolling the Jemaa El-Fna square and the souks with their shimmering colors and oriental smells, the red city offers you a complete change of scenery.

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Chefchaouen

Where is it? The Rif Mountains of northwest Morocco.

What is it? A historical city in the northwest with a picturesque old town that looks like it’s been hit with a downpour of blue paint. The center has a laid-back European feel with open-air cafes and restaurants.

Why go? Wandering around the pretty blue buildings is a great way to spend an afternoon. At the same time, in the morning, a guided hike to d’Ackchour Waterfalls along the river is a must. Grab a fresh OJ from the street vendors to cool you down.

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Fes

Fes (≈ Fez)

Where is it? 206 km From Rabat

What is it? Bordered by the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and located on the crossroads of ancient caravan routes, Fès (also spelt Fez) is one of the world’s best-preserved medieval cities.

Why go? The oldest university in the world isn’t Oxford or the Sorbonne—it’s the University of Al-Karaouine, and you’ll find it in Fes el Bali. This walled city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will transport you back to medieval times. Visit the ancient maze-like quarters of the Medina to Fes el-Bali and the four imposing Gates of Fes, with their distinctive Moroccan tile work. If you’re brave, you can walk or take a taxi—the daredevil drivers will have you hanging on for dear life.

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Agadir

Where is it? Southern part of Morocco

What is it? Whatever the season, the sun pours its rays and the city enjoys a pleasant climate that the trade winds still soften. Above all, its 10-kilometre-long seafront offers tourists magnificent views of the blue ocean and the opportunity to laze around in the best conditions.

Why go? Soak up the sun on the well-maintained beaches of Agadir, southern Morocco’s most-visited city. Palm-lined boulevards and beachfront bars add a decidedly Western-resort feel, amplified by the many Europeans who flock here in the winter months. You can ride a camel, rent a beach buggy, check out the Suq al-Had market, or walk up to the ruins of the Agadir Kasbah for expansive city views if you’re taking a break from the beach.

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What should I not miss in Morocco? (SIGHTSEEING

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Caves of Hercules

Where is it? Tangier.

What is it? These ornate caves in the port of Tangier are the stuff of legend, allegedly the site where Hercules rested during his labors. They open onto a beautiful beach with views over the Atlantic.

Why go? If you’re exploring the outskirts of Tangier, get a guided tour for a few pounds, and you’ll receive a captivating history lesson. At sunset, this place comes into its own: the famous opening of the caves is shaped like Africa, making for the ultimate silhouette photo opportunity.

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Kasbah Ait Benhaddou

Where is it? in Ouarzazate province

What is it? Aït Benhaddou is a historic ighrem or ksar along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakesh in Morocco. It is considered a great example of Moroccan earthen clay architecture and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.

Why go? One of the must see places in Morocco, Ksar Aït Ben Haddou is an ancient village that is home to a number of houses that have been built on a hillside. This destination happens to be one of the most beautiful places that one has ever seen.

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Hassan II Mosque

Where is it? in  Casablanca.

What is it? A minaret with a height of 200m · A prayer hall with a surface of 2 hectares · Laser with a range of 30km headed towards Mecca.

Why go? Hassan II Mosque, a haven of peace where, during a visit, all the heavenly religions meet, has been visited, since the laying of its first foundation stone, by eminent VIPs of the political, artistic, economic, and religious world.

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Oudaias Kasbah (OUDAYAS)

Where is it? in Rabat.

What is it? The Kasbah des Udayas (also known as Oudayas Kasbah) in Rabat Morocco sits on the edge of the Bouregreg River. It’s a small fortified town area of the city.

Why go? The Oudaya Kasbah is a haven of tranquility, with its flower-filled little streets, Andalusian garden, and Moorish café. Referred to also as Kasbah of the Udayas, the Oudaya Kasbah is one of the most unique sites in Morocco and is the first milestone of the city of Rabat.

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Oualili

Oualili: The Ninth Century Medina

Where is it? 25 Km from Meknes

What is it? There is no better proof that the Romans once occupied Morocco than the dramatic and breathtaking archaeological site of Volubilis.

Why go? Volubilis was the administrative center of the province in Roman Africa called Mauretania Tingitana. Today, Volubilis is covered in fascinating ruins decorated with beautiful mosaics and colorful tiles depicting Roman mythology. Volubilis’ ruins are argued to be the some of the best preserved north Africa and at first glance, with some imagination, offer the opportunity to see what a traditional Roman city once looked like.

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