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Things to do in  Morocco

Welcome to Morocco

Perched on the tip of northern Africa, Morocco weaves together European, African, and Middle Eastern traditions and cultures into one seamless fabric. Whether travelers find themselves drawn to the bustling streets and souks in the capital of Marrakech, a Moroccan cooking class, camel treks into windswept desert, or a hot-air balloon flight over the craggy peaks of the Atlas Mountains, Morocco does not disappoint. Popular day trip destinations outside of the capital include the port cities of Casablanca, Essaouira, and Tangier, as well as Fes, a city famed for its walled medina, medieval architecture, and old-world atmosphere.

Top 10 attractions in Morocco

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Atlas Mountains

Atlas Mountains

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Capped with snow throughout the winter months and cloaked with wildflowers through the summer, the rocky plateaus and lush valleys of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains provide a striking backdrop for hiking and mountain biking treks, as well as cultural visits to Morocco’s remaining Berber tribes. Sprawling along the frontier of the Sahara, the range runs from the Atlantic coast to the northern Rif Mountains.More
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Morocco Sahara Desert

Morocco Sahara Desert

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Few places on earth compare to the Sahara Desert, a natural wonder of vast plains and sun-baked dunes that dominates the south and east of Morocco. The world’s largest hot desert, the Sahara stretches a staggering 5.6 million square miles (9 million square kilometers) over several countries. Hemmed in by the Atlas mountain range, the Saharan sands are one of Morocco’s many highlights.More
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Ouzoud Waterfalls (Cascades d’Ouzoud)

Ouzoud Waterfalls (Cascades d’Ouzoud)

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Located by the village of Tanaghmeilt in the High Atlas Mountains, the Ouzoud Waterfalls (Cascades d’Ouzoud) are Morocco’s highest falls. They are a magnificent sight, tumbling 361 feet (110 meters) through a dramatic red-rock gorge of El Abid River.More
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Merzouga

Merzouga

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Few places in Morocco offer the epic sunrises and beautiful sunsets found amid the towering sand dunes of the tiny village of Merzouga. Located in the unforgiving Sahara Desert near Erg Chebbi, this quiet destination is known for its iconic views, camel safaris and Berber culture.Intrepid (and fit) travelers can attempt to climb the massive dunes that surround Merzouga, while less the adventurous embark on a 4x4, motorbike or camel trekking tour. While spotting wildlife in the barren desert landscapes can be a challenge, birders will find plenty of opportunities in spring months when a nearby lake fills with water and attracts rare winged wonders.More
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Ourika Valley (Vallée de l’Ourika)

Ourika Valley (Vallée de l’Ourika)

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A lush expanse of terraced fields, forested hillsides, and cascading waterfalls in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains, the Ourika Valley ((Vallée de l’Ourika) is a natural oasis just an hour from the city of Marrakech.More
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Majorelle Garden (Jardin Majorelle)

Majorelle Garden (Jardin Majorelle)

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With its bold blue color scheme, towering palms, and gigantic cacti, set around pools of water lilies and gardens filled with exotic plants, the Majorelle Garden (Jardin Majorelle) is one of the most idyllic spots in Marrakech. Owned by designer Yves Saint Laurent, it’s also one of the city’s most visited attractions.More
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Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou (Ksar of Ait Benhaddou)

Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou (Ksar of Ait Benhaddou)

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The UNESCO-listed Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou (Ksar of Ait Benhaddou) is one of Morocco’s most impressive historic landmarks and a popular film location for Hollywood movies. Sculpted from traditional mud bricks and fortified by walls of dark red pisé, this kasbah lies on the old trans-Saharan trade route, at the border of the High Atlas Mountains and Sahara Desert.More
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Bahia Palace (Palais Bahia)

Bahia Palace (Palais Bahia)

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The name of the Bahia Palace (Palais Bahia) nods to its greatness: "Bahia” translates as “Brilliance.” Part of Marrakech’s UNESCO-listed medina and located on the northern edge of the Mellah (the Jewish quarter), the palace was the 19th-century residence of Si Ahmed ben Musa (or Ba Ahmed), the Grand Vizier of Marrakech.More
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Mt. Toubkal (Jebel Toubkal)

Mt. Toubkal (Jebel Toubkal)

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Towering 13,751 feet (4,191 meters) above sea level, Mount Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains is the highest peak in all of northern Africa. The trail up the mountain to the summit is more of a long, very steep stroll than a technical climb (no ropes or special equipment are needed), takes two to three days, and is accessible all year round.More
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Gibraltar

Gibraltar

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There’s really nowhere quite like Gibraltar: a little piece of England looking out from Spain to the coast of Africa with a rock fabled in ancient mythology and the only wild monkey population in Europe. Gibraltar was handed over to the British by Spain in the 18th century, and British it has remained ever since, despite Spain's best efforts to get it to accept its sovereignty. The famous Rock of Gibraltar is a chunk of limestone rearing up over the city and overrun by Barbary macaques—legend says that if these monkeys leave the rock, so will the British leave Gibraltar.More

Trip ideas

Ways to Experience Moroccan Culture in Marrakech

Ways to Experience Moroccan Culture in Marrakech

Top activities in Morocco

Casablanca City Tour

Casablanca City Tour

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Best of Rabat Tour (half-day)

Best of Rabat Tour (half-day)

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Recent reviews from experiences in Morocco

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Limping into fun
Rosalyn_B, Jul 2021
Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech
I broke my ankle in Morocco so my mobility was limited but this trip allowed me to see some things and the driver was very accommodating.
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Moha and Ibrahim are the best!!!!!!
Minnie_L, Dec 2021
7 Days from Tangier to Marrakech Morocco Tour
That's about 15 or so hours of driving which included trying to see if we could take a ferry back to Spain.
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Excellent introduction to Tanger/Morocco
Charles_R, Nov 2021
Tangier private Day Excursion with Pick-up
Abdul was very friendly and had great English.
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Great tour in the agafay desert and atlas moutains
Orgyen_B, Nov 2021
Agafay Desert & Berber villages & Atlas Mountains, Full Day Trip From Marrakech
Issmail the guide and Aziz the driver are both good in english ane french and were great guides and locals of the Imlil Valley.
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Great value and lots of fun!
Ben_G, Oct 2021
Desert Agafay and Atlas Mountains & Camel ride Day Trip From Marrakech
The camel ride was lots of fun and the hike through Imlil to the waterfall was beautiful.
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Amazing!
Bethania_B, Oct 2021
Marrakech To Merzouga Dunes & Camel Treck - 3 Days Desert Tour
On the way to the desert you get to see so much of Morocco, the villages, the local people and the great food.
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Great day!
Gloria_R, Oct 2021
High Atlas Mountains and 5 Valleys Day Trip from Marrakech - All inclusive -
The Atlas Mountains are gorgeous, and this tour is genuinely a great way to see them and various Amazigh villages since it takes you through five valleys.
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Merzouga Desert to fez trip
Michael_M, Oct 2021
Marrakech to Fez via Merzouga Desert 3-Days Morocco Sahara Tour
We are staying in Morocco for 2 weeks and couldn’t pass up an opportunity to see all that Morocco has to offer.
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Amazing!
Katy_M, Sep 2021
Desert Agafay and Atlas Mountains & Camel ride Day Trip From Marrakech
Riding the camels was really enjoyable and the waterfall was lovely and refreshing.
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Well worth getting a personal tour guide
Adam_C, Sep 2021
Historical and Cultural Tour - Private Tours (Half day)
We got to see so much which I don’t feel we would have done alone and we were left alone by 95% of sellers etc which made the experience much more enjoyable.
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There is no better tour if you want to experience the Medina!
Frank_B, Sep 2021
Highlights of Medina
Mohamed was gracious enough to end our tour at one of the Riads that we wanted to see and even helped us get a cab for our return to our hotel.
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Wonderful Adventure
Clifton_G, Aug 2021
Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys & Waterfalls - Camel ride Day Trip Marrakech
Mohammad gave us a tour of the waterfalls - which was nice - just be sure to wear comfortable hiking shoes for walking up the steep trails on the mountain.
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Great family day out!
Jam, Aug 2021
Atlas Mountains and 3 Valleys & Waterfalls & Desert Agafay - Day Trip Marrakech
Great tour guides issmail and driver aziz took us to the waterfall through the hills in August and it was a great sight!
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we spent a wonderful day
Ania_T, Mar 2020
Desert Agafay & Atlas Mountains & Waterfalls, Camel ride Day Trip From Marrakech
If you want to spend a wonderful day and get to know Morocco from a different angle, this guide will give you all this we spent a wonderful day shown to us mountains atlas waterfalls deserts and beautiful views we had the opportunity to eat a real tarzin in a barberyskim house
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Low comfort road trip/ very beautiful scenary of the Atlas Mountains
Ingrid, Mar 2020
Marrakesh shared desert tour 2 days
Interesting if you like to see more of Morocco (Atlas mountains, valleys, desert cities) Beds in desert camp were really uncomfortable.
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5 stars!
Lisa_W, Feb 2020
Atlas Mountains & 5 Valleys Day Tour from Marrakech - All inclusive -
Marwan was soooo friendly and kind as well and the waterfall hike was gorgeous!
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Day trip to Atlas mountains
tracymoore73, Feb 2020
Day Trip To Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys & Berber Villages from Marrakech
Excellent trip, great to see the real Morocco.
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Exactly as expected
Natasha F, Nov 2019
Marrakech City Highlights Half-Day Tour
He customized it to what I wanted to see and giving me information about each place before the drop off.
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Experiencing a different culture in 4 hours
Deborah_H, Oct 2019
Fez Medina 4-Hour Guided Walking Tour
His English was excellent and we learnt so much about Morocco past and present.
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Amazing day!
Maryna_L, Oct 2019
Desert Agafay and Atlas Mountains & Camel ride Day Trip From Marrakech
Got a chance to see how real people live!
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