Trekking in the Atlas Mountains, traversing the Sahara on camel-back, or surfing along the Atlantic Coast:
Morocco offers a plethora of things to do and places to explore. Also check out the video for some of our favourites. VIDEO 1 - Go blue in Chefchaouen
Simply the most beautiful small town in Morocco,
Chefchaouen blue-washed walls enclosed by mountains. Find out more in our guide to discover Chefchaouen. © Olena Tur/Shutterstock 2 - Fez
The most complete medieval city in the Arab world,
Fez’s labyrinthine streets conceal ancient souks and iconic monuments, none more so than the exquisitely decorated Medersa Bou Inania © Shutterstock 3 - Go Camel trekking
Venture into the Sahara on an overnight camel trek from
Zagora, M’Hamid or Merzouga. © Vixit/Shutterstock 4 - Atlas passes
Tizi n’Test and the higher Tizi n’Tichka wend up over the Atlas mountains, providing breathtaking views along the way. © Guy RD/Shutterstock
Related articles from the blog 5- Hike to the Cascades d’Ouzoud
The most dramatic of the country’s waterfalls, with overhanging cafés, and inviting pools to plunge into.
© Alberto Loyo/Shutterstock 6 - Marvel at Koutoubia Mosque
The symbol of
Marrakesh, the Koutoubia’s twelfth-century minaret is visible for miles around the city. © Balate Dorin/Shutterstock 7- Tin Mal Mosque
This great Almohad building stands isolated in an Atlas river valley. © Marcel Baumgartner/Shutterstock
From carpets and carpentry to leatherwork and ceramics, Morocco’s craft tradition is extraordinarily vibrant, and on magnificent show in its souks.
Colorful handmade leather slippers (babouches) on a market in Marrakech, Morocco © Ekaterina Pokrovsky/Shutterstock 9 - Savour traditional Tea
“Whisky Marocain” (mint tea) is the accompaniment to any discussion or transaction.
© MariaKovaleva/Shutterstock 10 - Bab Oudaïa, Rabat
The most beautiful gate of the medieval Moorish world stands in
Rabat. Entrance gate to the Kasbah of the Udayas (Kasbah des Oudaias), Rabat, Morocco © Glen Berlin/Shutterstock 11 - Kasbah Telouet
An evocative relic fortress of the time when the infamous
Glaoui clan ruled over the Atlas and Marrakesh. Glaoui Kasbah at Telouet in the moroccan Atlas © Nicolas VINCENT/Shutterstock 12 - Jemaa el Fna, Marrakesh
Musicians, acrobats and storytellers converge each night on the spellbinding city square
Jemaa el Fna.
Jemaa el Fna at night - Shutterstock
13 - Hike Todra Gorge
Take a walk (or a climb) in the majestic Todra Gorge on the
Southern Oases Route, with its towering 300m canyon walls. © Edgar9/Shutterstock 14 - Barbary apes
Troupes of macaques populate the dense cedar forests of the
Middle Atlas. © Olena Tur/Shutterstock 15 - Spanish colonial vibes at Sidi Ifni
The old Spanish colonial town of
Sidi Ifni retains a seductive array of Art Deco buildings. Sidi Ifni, Morocco © Roserunn/Shutterstock 16 - Enjoy the beach in Asilah
The relaxed seaside town of
Asilah – setting for a first-class cultural festival in August – is home to one of the best beaches on the northwest coast. © Jose Carlos Serrano/Shutterstock 17 - Chill out by the sea in Essaouira
Relax by the Atlantic at Morocco’s most popular resort,
Essaouira, home to a growing windsurfing scene. © Ruslan Kalnitsky/Shutterstock 18 - Volubilis
Volubilis was the chief city of Roman Morocco and is today a beautiful, extensive ruin.
© oBebee/Shutterstock 19 - Tangier Tangier, the old “International Port”, sometime home of Bowles and Burroughs, has a seedy charm of its own. © Jose y yo Estudio/Shutterstock 20 - Get a movie feel in Casablanca Casablanca’s colonial architecture blends traditional Moroccan designs with French Art Deco into a distinctive style known as Mauresque.
The outside of Casablanca cathedral, Morocco
© kessudap/Shutterstock 21 - Travel the Route of a Thousand
southern oases are dotted with crumbling kasbahs and mud-built villages. © monticello/Shutterstock 22 - Partake in the Imilchil Moussem Festival
The Moroccan cultural calendar is packed with festivals but few can match the largesse of Imilchil’s three-day “Marriage Market”.
Moroccan wedding © Issam alhafti/Shutterstock 23 - Go Birdwatching
Morocco offers much to birdwatchers, from storks nesting on minarets to desert bustards, via bee-eaters, flamingos and falcons.
© Said Mrigua/Shutterstock 24 - Majorelle Garden, Marrakesh
A lovely, mature botanical garden, maintained by Yves Saint-Laurent and filled with the sound of birdsong.
Majorelle garden in Morocco © Sergiy Borakovskyy/Shutterstock 25 - Relax in a 1001 nights setting in countless Riads
These renovated old mansions, centred on a patio and often full of stylish designer touches, provide a tranquil retreat from the outside world.
Interior courtyard of a traditional Moroccan riad © Myphotojumble/Shutterstock 26 - Trekking in the Atlas
The High Atlas offer
fantastic trekking opportunities, from day walks in the Toubkal Massif to expeditions through isolated valleys. © Ryzhkov Oleksandr/Shutterstock Travel advice for Morocco
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