If you’re craving an anything-but-typical vacation, Morocco should be at the top of your list. While it may be a long haul of a trip to make, it’s well worth the fascinating, un-worldly vistas and extraordinary culture that awaits. If there’s one word to describe Morocco, it’s inspiring. So, what is there to do in Morocco? Tons and tons of adventurous, invigorating, culture-shocking activities. Here are some things you need to do if you find yourself in Morocco:
The largest desert in the world, also known as the Sahara desert, extends between 800 and 1,200 miles, covering an entire ¼ the area of Africa, including Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, and Algeria. Many desert tours and safaris exist around Morocco, so take advantage of one of these amazing journeys to see the famous sand dunes.
ATV On Africa’s Sandy Plains
Rent an ATV or buggy and ride around the Sahara, just like the movies! There are a few ways to purchase ATVs in Morocco, and activities include riding on organization circuits in the desert, taking a 2 day buggy Safari, or booking a spot on the Marrakech Desert & Palm Grove Bike Tour. While a little bit of training may be required by a certified instructor, these excursions are a fun and exciting way to experience Morocco’s desert lands.
Explore Morocco’s Mountains
Morocco’s high Atlas region is full of breathtaking mountainous scenery, full of rich culture and historical districts. Jebel Toubkal is the highest peak in Morocco, stretching to about 4,167 meters above sea level. A 2-day guided climb to the top of Jebel Toubkal is provided, for climbing fanatics and those who want to experience the spectacular views the African country has to offer. Other mountain activities in Morocco include hiking in the Dades valley, waterfall viewing, driving through the Draa valley, and exploring the historical town of Ouarzazate. No matter the activity, the peace and tranquility of this incredible area is like no other!
Jemaa El-Fna has been around for thousands of years, and is currently established as a gathering place and city market. Here, vendors sell goods such as wood works, food, spices, home decor, jewelry, and many other authentic items. Dancers, wildlife, music, and other entertainment is persistently held through this site as well, making it a perfect hub for any traveler. Henna tattooing is another popular service offered at Jemaa El-Fna, and during the darker hours, the square transitions into a party centric neighborhood, with fun on every corner! Jemaa El-Fna is a must see for visitors, as it provides a boost of Moroccan and African culture, as well as packed entertainment.
Nightclubs and Bars
There are 67 cities in Morocco, which means nightlife is distributed everywhere around the African country. Casinos, bars, and clubs can all be found in different areas of Morocco, but a few of the most popular cities to visit are Marrakech, Agadir, Casablanca, Rabat, and Tangier. If you’re overwhelmed with the array of options when it comes to Moroccan nightlife, city tours are offered for visitors, which are a helpful way to see everything without the fear of missing out on a popular attraction. Royal Mansour Bars are a collection of glamorous venues, in relation to the famous Royal Mansour hotel. Other popular bars include Sky 28 in Casablanca, an elegant rooftop bar with live music, Theatro in Marrakech, a lively dance club, and Shem’s Casino, Agadir.
City tours are popular amongst all of Morocco’s metropolitan areas. Some tours may even bring you to a different city, for example, Casablanca to Marrakech. Getting around to each city by train is a popular option for locals and visitors, which is also a great way to explore some of the great Moroccan scenery. City tours typically include stopping points at each of the city’s well-known destinations, such as markets, historical sites, wildlife, and restaurants. Some tours even include free camel riding and a traditional Moroccan lunch! City tours are also an opportunity to get a glimpse of the typical life of Moroccan locals.