Best Places to Visit in Morocco

In Morocco, there are immense deserts to pass, exotic cities to roam, and hidden nuggets of history to uncover just in one trip.

best places to visit in Morocco
The Ultimate Desert Getaway

Unearth the treasures of the Sahara in Morocco’s scorched desert destinations. Whether you are staying in the village or camping out in the desert, Merzouga will deliver the ultimate desert dream. Camel trekking on the endless Erg Chebi dunes will make you forget about time. It is one of the best places to visit in Morocco. At night, come out from your tent for stargazing. The desert night sky is like no other, especially away from the city lights in Merzouga. When it comes to the matchless desert camp atmosphere, Zagora is also a Moroccan highlight. In the dreamy oasis, you will lose yourself in the authentic tunes of the Sahara surrounded by the hearty Bedouin culture.

High on the Atlas

In Morocco, mountains mean sinuous old ravines, kasbah-studded towns, and an intransigent road-bound culture. Deep in the Atlas, Dades Valley is a natural passageway that seems to connect them all. You will admire it best for its ageless kasbahs and dynamic spirit where the Bedouin nomads and nature are in united motion. Hike down from the valley and you have Ouarzazate. In itself, it is a cascade of red earthed Berber kasbahs and houses tumbling down the Atlas. Visit the spectacular Ait Ben Haddou at sunset, as the entire land catches fire with the sun. Things simmer down a notch in Azrou, another one of the best places to visit in Morocco, right at the foot of the Atlas. It is worthy of a day trip with its uneventful town and vivid nature.

A Bedazzling City Scene

When it comes to Moroccan big-city hassle and frenetic spirit, the golden trio of Casablanca, Fes, and Marrakech blaze the trail. A stream of cultural happenings rule the cities, from feverish souqs and stimulating stalls to age-old arts and crafts. Give yourself a few hours in the legendary Djemaa el-Fna of Marrakech to soak in the boundless cultural happenings. Pay a visit to the Bahia Palace for a taste of the Islamic heritage. But for its true landmark, visit the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. This is where the diverse character of Morocco is most vigorous, with Portuguese, Islamic, Spanish, and French influences painting the cityscape. In Fez, the eye-catching leather tanneries alone deliver the picture of a city run by artisanship.

There are also a handful of ravishing towns in the shadow of the Moroccan giants. Chefchaouen is the prettiest by far with its blue-washed streets. And for the exotic Atlantic coast, head to Essaouira, where old traditions blend with fresh-faced activities. These towns are among the best places to visit in Morocco.

The Ultimate Desert Getaway

Unearth the treasures of the Sahara in Morocco’s scorched desert destinations. Whether you are staying in the village or camping out in the desert, Merzouga will deliver the ultimate desert dream. Camel trekking on the endless Erg Chebi dunes will make you forget about time. It is one of the best places to visit in Morocco. At night, come out from your tent for stargazing. The desert night sky is like no other, especially away from the city lights in Merzouga. When it comes to the matchless desert camp atmosphere, Zagora is also a Moroccan highlight. In the dreamy oasis, you will lose yourself in the authentic tunes of the Sahara surrounded by the hearty Bedouin culture.

High on the Atlas

In Morocco, mountains mean sinuous old ravines, kasbah-studded towns, and an intransigent road-bound culture. Deep in the Atlas, Dades Valley is a natural passageway that seems to connect them all. You will admire it best for its ageless kasbahs and dynamic spirit where the Bedouin nomads and nature are in united motion. Hike down from the valley and you have Ouarzazate. In itself, it is a cascade of red earthed Berber kasbahs and houses tumbling down the Atlas. Visit the spectacular Ait Ben Haddou at sunset, as the entire land catches fire with the sun. Things simmer down a notch in Azrou, another one of the best places to visit in Morocco, right at the foot of the Atlas. It is worthy of a day trip with its uneventful town and vivid nature.

A Bedazzling City Scene

When it comes to Moroccan big-city hassle and frenetic spirit, the golden trio of Casablanca, Fes, and Marrakech blaze the trail. A stream of cultural happenings rule the cities, from feverish souqs and stimulating stalls to age-old arts and crafts. Give yourself a few hours in the legendary Djemaa el-Fna of Marrakech to soak in the boundless cultural happenings. Pay a visit to the Bahia Palace for a taste of the Islamic heritage. But for its true landmark, visit the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. This is where the diverse character of Morocco is most vigorous, with Portuguese, Islamic, Spanish, and French influences painting the cityscape. In Fez, the eye-catching leather tanneries alone deliver the picture of a city run by artisanship.

There are also a handful of ravishing towns in the shadow of the Moroccan giants. Chefchaouen is the prettiest by far with its blue-washed streets. And for the exotic Atlantic coast, head to Essaouira, where old traditions blend with fresh-faced activities. These towns are among the best places to visit in Morocco.

Must-See Sights in Morocco

Djemaa el-Fna

Merzouga

Fes

Ait Ben Haddou

Zagora

Chefchaouen

Dades Valley

Hassan II Mosque

Agadir is a major coastal town on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It is famous for its summer resorts and beautiful beaches as well as exquisite sea food.

Established in 757,  the Moroccan ksar is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and famous for its appearance in the TV series Game of Thrones.

Azrou is a Moroccan town in the south of Fez in Ifrane, which means literally ‘rock’ in the local language, named for the black volcanic outcrop at the center of town.

The largest city of Morocco stands impressively on the coast of the Atlantic. This major city has a huge beautiful port and countless activities and venues to enjoy.

Chefchaouen is a city in the Rif Mountains of northwest Morocco. It’s known for the striking, hillarious blue-washed buildings of its old town.

The Dades Valley is the principal route between the desert and the ancient trading oases of the Tifilalt. The valley itself is made lush and green by the Dades River.

The main square of Marrakech hosts many attractions and an authentic local market. Visit fortune tellers, watch snake charmers, and make deep connections with local life.

Located on the Atlantic Coast, Essaouira is famous for the powerful trade wind blowing onto the protected, calm bay. Very popular among windsurfers!

Fes is a northeastern Moroccan city very often referred to as the country’s cultural capital. It is primarily known for its walled medina.

Marrakesh, a former imperial city in western Morocco, is a home to exquisite mosques, palaces, and gardens. Pottery and jewelry are iconic symbols of the city.

Merzouga is a village in the Sahara Desert in Morocco, on the edge of Erg Chebbi, a 50km long and 5km wide set of sand dunes that reach up to 350m high.

Also known as Bounou, M’hamid is an oasis town isolated from the crowds. Hidden in the palm oases of M’Hamid are seven old and decaying Ksars.

Sprawling over the two hills at the base of Mount Zerhoun, the town is famous for being the site of the tomb of Idris I, the first Islamic ruler of Morocco.

The “door of the desert”, Ouarzazate is located just in the north of the Sahara desert. It is mainly inhabited by Berbers who built the famous Kasbahs.

The capital of Morocco, Rabat is the second largest city and lies on the coast of the beautiful Atlantic. The city was awarded second place in “Top Travel Destinations” of 2013.

Zagora is an amazing town in the Draa River valley in the Drâa-Tafilalet region of southeastern Morocco. It is referred as ”the gate to the Sahara”.

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