Morocco is quickly developing itself as a popular holiday destination. The country has many exotic locales offering mesmerising views and opportunities for outdoor adventure sports. Take a look at the top 15 things to see and do in Morocco.
Marvel at the World’s Highest Minaret
Admire the beauty of the Hassan II mosque in Casablanca, which is the largest mosque in Morocco and has the tallest minaret in the world. It is the sole mosque in Morocco, where non-Muslim visitors are allowed to enter.
Surf Atlantic Waters
Head for the Atlantic coast of Morocco, which is a popular spot with surfers during the winter months. Taghazoute is a noted surfing town as are the beaches around the town of Essaouira.
Birdwatching At Merja Zerga National Park
Visit this biological preserve to spot some spectacular regional birdlife. Explore the Blue Lagoon, a shallow salt lake, to spot numerous migrant wildfowl, waders, and flamingos.
Skiing in Africa sounds like fun! Yes, you can ski across the snow covered High Atlas Mountains during the winter months, when there is enough snowfall. Visit Oukaimeden and Mischliffen for skiing adventures.
Learn to Cook Traditional Local Cuisine
Learning to cook an authentic traditional dish is a great way to make your vacation more enriching and memorable. Several riads in Marrakech, Fes and Essaouira offer short cooking classes to tourists.
Live In a Villa
Morocco is full of traditional style riads and villas, which can also be rented for short durations. Live in dreamy royal villas, at least, for some time.
Savour French Pastries
Morocco continues to keep its French legacy alive through food – savour French mille feuille, croissants, pastries and madeleines in any local patisserie.
Bathe In a Hammam
Bathe in the public steam bath systems called hammam in Morocco at least once. Enjoy this amazing and eye opening cultural experience while you get scrubbed and massaged squeaky clean.
Wine tourism is slowly gaining popularity in Morocco. Explore the coastal and northern regions of Morocco, which have several wineries that grow grapes to produce local wines.
Explore Roman Ruins
Explore historical Morocco with a visit to the ancient Roman ruins of the abandoned city of Volubilis, which is a UNESCO world heritage site. Located close to Meknes, it was part of the Roman Empire for almost 300 years.
Rock climbing is a popular activity at the gorges of the High Atlas Mountains. There are many companies that offer guides and safety equipment for your rock climbing adventures.
An overnight experience in the Sahara Desert is a must! Discover the golden Saharan landscape at Merzouga on camel back or indulge in dune bashing on powerful 4×4’s and then spend the night under the stars in luxury overnight camps.
Enjoy strolling around at the vibrant and peaceful botanical garden Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech, which houses rare plants and flowers.
Explore The Draa Valley
For picturesque beauty, head straight to the Draa Valley, which is a strip of greenery surrounded by Berber villages and Kasbahs.
Experience the thrills of cruising down the dunes on sand boards and feel the sandy winds sweep through at great speeds.