Morocco is one of the most visited travel destinations in Africa. It has so many exotic sights, sounds and smells that exploring all its exciting experiences in one trip seems quite impossible. One day you are exploring the busy city of Marrakesh and the other day you are enjoying the starry night sky in a Berber tent at Sahara desert camp. Here are the top 7 must-have experiences in Morocco.
Discover History in Its Monuments
Discover the country’s rich history and cultural by exploring the stunning monuments of its cities. Be it Bahia Palace in Marrakesh, Medersa Bou Inania in Fes, Hassan Tower in Rabat or Cathedral du Sacre Coeur in Casablanca, all these magnificent monuments and their architecture reveal a lot about the history of Morocco.
Explore Tanneries in Fez
Fez is known particularly for its leather products, such as handbags, jackets and slippers, which are sold in quaint shops in the leather bazaar (souq) in old Fez. These leather products are sourced from the traditional tanneries, which still operate using more or less the same techniques since medieval times. The way to these fascinating tanneries is through these small leather shops.
Enjoy Adventure Sports
Morocco offers varied landscapes, from mountains to beaches to deserts, for different kinds of adventure sports possibilities. Experience camel trekking in the deserts of Erg Chigaga, go for rock climbing in the Todra Gorge, kayak in the Ahansal River or hike the Rif Mountains. Have an adrenaline rush with a mountain biking excursion in Jebel Saghro, skiing in the snowy peaks of Central High Atlas and surfing in Taghazout.
Use Traditional Hammam
A visit to Morocco will be incomplete without a visit to the traditional, public steam bath system known as hamman. A popular feature of Moroccan culture, relax with a steam bath after a good scrub or massage in the public hammams with locals.
Walk Through Chefchaouen
A popular site particularly with backpackers, Chefchaouen is located in the Rif Mountains. It is known for its streets lined with buildings coloured in shades of blue. It is a pleasant and stunning sight to see long lines of buildings washed in brilliant shades of blue amidst the backdrop of majestic mountains. Chefchaouen is a relaxed neighbourhood and offers reasonable lodging facilities to travellers.
Visit Sahara Desert
One of the main reasons travellers head to Morocco is to visit the world’s largest desert, the Sahara Desert. Many operators offer overnight trips to the desert, where you travel to a spot on camel backs and stay overnight in a traditional Berber tent. It is an amazing experience.
Haggle At Souqs
Souqs are the traditional market places in Morocco, which sell almost anything you need and at reasonable costs. And in case, you don’t like the cost part, haggle, haggle and haggle until you get a reasonable price!! Each city in Morocco has souqs for everything – olives souqs, potters souqs, slippers souqs, carpet souqs and spice souqs – everything.