Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco is one of the most varied countries in Africa, with a craggy coastline, extraordinary mountains, far-reaching desert and a ton of history.
Here’s 6 bucket list moments that you’ve most probably dreamed of doing, seeing and experiencing in Morocco:
It sounds cliché right? But when we think of Morocco we think of camels. There is something extremely magical about riding a camel in the desert; it is the sign of a fun adventure. The Sahara desert, which is the world’s largest hot desert at 9.4 million square kilometres, is a sea of sand and whilst riding a camel into the sun, it is definitely a ‘pinch me’ moment. The quietness, the surreal-ness and the breath-taking scenery makes riding a camel in the Sahara just dreamlike.
Surrounded by massive orange sand dunes and literally sand for Africa there isn’t a single sound for miles. Getting the opportunity to feel like a proper nomad is an epic experience. Spending the evening eating Moroccan food, listening to the guides play traditional music and perform dance routines makes camping in the Sahara an experience of a lifetime.
The Sahara, which is Arabic for ‘The Great Desert’ is arguably the best place to stargaze. If you’ve been used to living in a city such as London, you forget what stars even look like. In the Sahara you’re so far from civilisation and with the sky so open and clear, you’re able to see the stars for what they really are. Hike up a sand dune and just lie there – You’ll be able to view groups of microscopic stars sparkling, larger stars shining luminously, and the Milky Way flashing across the middle. What a bucket list tick this is!
Marrakech – A beautiful and tumultuous city all rolled into one. Marrakech is home to palaces, gardens, lively souks and a Medina that dates back to the Berber Empire. Old and new come together in a blend of sights, sounds, textures and tastes that cannot be overlooked. Discover the hidden treasures in the Medina, get lost in the maze-like alleyways and experience the crafts, textiles, jewellery, delicious treats and snake charmers in the souks.
Ait Benhaddou is a fortified city and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. This huge fortification, which is made up of six Kasbahs and almost fifty ksars which are individual Kasbahs, is a fine example of Moroccan architecture. Are you a fan of films? Several big name films have been shot here such as Gladiator and The Mummy!
Agadir is a city along Morocco’s south Atlantic coast and is considered Morocco’s top sea resort. It is blessed with around 10 kilometres of sandy beach, plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants, and an epic spot for those keen on surfing and yoga.
Keen on exploring? Check out our Moroccan Tours that range from 8 – 15 days in duration.