Morocco Travel: Top 10 Things to visit & Travel Tips

With its unique culture and charming North African settings, Morocco has always been a fascinating and popular travel destination, with Marrakech consistently being mentioned as a top global attraction (most recently earning Trip Advisor’s Number 1 destination badge!).

Roman ruins at Volubilis, Meknes, Morocco. Photo credit: Mark A Neal, Flickr

Roman ruins at Volubilis, Meknes, Morocco. Photo credit: Mark A Neal, Flickr

Morocco Travel:  Top 10 Things to visit

If you are traveling to the country, consider the following 10 tips and don’t miss out on some great experiences:

1.  Get to the desert:  The Sahara desert is one of the most fascinating places on Earth. Spend a few nights in the dunes for an experience you’ll hardly forget.

Moroccan Desert Merzouga, bivouac de l'Auberge du Sud, Photo credit: Daniel PERRIES, Flickr

Moroccan Desert Merzouga, bivouac de l’Auberge du Sud, Photo credit: Daniel PERRIES, Flickr

2.  Experience the local cuisine:  Moroccan food is rooted in tradition. Don’t miss your chance to experience some of the best cuisine in the world where everything is really special – from street food joints to fine dining restaurants.

Place Jemaa el-Fna - Aicha n°1 - Marrakech - Morocco. Photo Credit: SuperCar-RoadTrip, Flickr

Place Jemaa el-Fna – Aicha n°1 – Marrakech – Morocco.
Photo Credit: SuperCar-RoadTrip, Flickr

3.  Have a Hammam Bath: Much like the “thermae” were important to Romans, Hammam baths represent an important piece of local culture…and they are amazingly relaxing.

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Photo-Credit: Relais & Châteaux Heure Bleue Palais Photo-Credit Golf Mogador: Jason Brown

4.  Stroll through the Medinas or outdoor markets: Markets in Marrakech or other cities are incredibly colorful and diverse places. You just can’t miss the amazing experience of walking through the busy quarters, and maybe find a great bargain!

Place Jemaa el-Fna - Marrakech, Morocco. Photo Credit: SuperCar-RoadTrip, Flickr

Place Jemaa el-Fna – Marrakech, Morocco. Photo Credit: SuperCar-RoadTrip, Flickr

5.  A day at the beach!  Situated at the northwest point of Africa, Moroccan coasts are wonderful and sunny giving you the choice between the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.   What more to say?

Playa de las cuevas, Asilah, Morocco. Photo Credit: Fr Maxim Massalitin, Flickr

Playa de las cuevas, Asilah, Morocco. Photo Credit: Fr Maxim Massalitin, Flickr

6.  Go on a trekking adventure: Discover famous outdoors sites such as the Atlas Mountains, the highest peaks in North Africa.

Trekking in High Atlas, Photo credit: dyonis, Flickr

Trekking in High Atlas, Photo credit: dyonis, Flickr

7.  Talk to the people! Moroccans are famous for their kind heart and hospitality: a great place to make new friends! 

Water Sellers in Marrakech, Morocco. Photo credit: Marc, Flickr

Water Sellers in Marrakech, Morocco. Photo credit: Marc, Flickr

8.  Respect local culture: Needless to say, when you travel anywhere, you should respect the locals and their culture, even if it is different from yours. Have regard for the local’s religion, habits and laws.

Hassan II mosque, Casablanca, Morocco, photo credit: Dongyi Liu, Flickr

Hassan II mosque, Casablanca, Morocco, photo credit: Dongyi Liu, Flickr

9.  Moroccan Tea:  Most of  the cafes serve Moroccan mint tea, usually accompanied with traditional sweets and moroccan delights.  It is a very important piece of culture in the everyday life of most Moroccans.

Traditional moroccan tea service, Photo Credit: Catherine B., Flickr

Traditional moroccan tea service, Photo Credit: Catherine B., Flickr

10.  Get a Moroccan souvenir:   Just bring one of these unique Moroccan rugs, poufs or lanterns, with their timeless designs, home as a memory of your amazing adventure!

Moroccan Lanterns, Photo credit: Barbaragin, Flickr

Moroccan Lanterns, Photo credit: Barbaragin, Flickr


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