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7 Things To Do In Morocco

7 Things To Do In Morocco

Few places in the world will you give the experience you will get from visiting Morocco. Maybe you heard it from a friend, or simply read it somewhere, you are now curious when you found out that Morocco is one of the few places that you absolutely must visit. Allow me to confirm a suspicion on your mind, they are right and Morocco is worth visiting. But the thing about Morocco is, that the area is filled with opportunities for things to do. But for the sake of ease, we have reduced the number down to 7. Here are the 7 things to do in Morocco:

Visit the tanneries in Fes:

Fes is pretty well known and famous for its leather products and most of them come from the leather bazaar in old Fes. The tanneries have been in operation for a long time, almost dating back to the medieval times and very little has changed since then. To experience the tanneries, head to any shop that is filled to the top with leather products.

leather in morocco

Take a stroll through the streets of Chefchaouen:

Chefchaouen is situated in the heart of Morocco’s Rif Mountains. Chefchaouen is relaxed, with very affordable accommodations, and above all, quite stunning to look at. The streets and most of the buildings in the old part of town (medina) are painted a most brilliant sky blue. From the end of every cobbled street, you will catch the sight of the majestic mountains, the clear mountain light just adds a magical touch to the place.

streets of Chefchaouen morocco

Let off the steam in a Traditional Hammam:

A Hammam is a public steam bath in Morroco, back in the day the hammams would be the only place people would come to bathe and scrub as bathrooms in a house was a rather expensive luxury. Getting a good scrub at a local hammam is a wonderful, eye-opening cultural experience. There are upscale hammams in Riads and luxury hotels, that offer more Western style massages and scrubs, while still using local products.

Hammam morocco

Overnight in the Sahara:

The Sahara desert, at least the part that is situated in Morroco is a magical place to spend a couple of nights. The most popular to explore is the desert landscape, particularly in a little place called Merzouga. The Erg Chebbi dunes may look familiar especially if you have seen the movies Mummy or Sahara. These dunes are around 450 miles from Marrakech.

A Hammam is a public steam bath in Morroco, back in the day the hammams would be the only place people would come to bathe and scrub as bathrooms in a house was a rather expensive luxury. Getting a good scrub at a local hammam is a wonderful, eye-opening cultural experience. There are upscale hammams in Riads and luxury hotels, that offer more Western style massages and scrubs, while still using local products.

Sahara morocco

Surfing:

This is the beauty of Morrocco, at one place you have the Saharan desert and at the other, you can surf out over the waves. Popular times during the year are near winter when swells are consistently good and the water and air temperature are quite mild. Taghazoute is the most popular surfing town, just north of Agadir. There are numerous spots to serve close to town and several surf shops and hotels to choose from.

surfing in morocco

Find some peace and quiet at the Majorelle Gardens:

The Majorelle Gardens are located in Marrakech and are filled with rare plants, bright colors from different flowers and most of all, peace and quiet. The botanical gardens are situated north-west of the Medina of Marrakech, about a 30-minute walk. (Stop by the wholesale market en route to see mountains of dates, nuts, and grains getting bought and sold). The gardens were designed by the Frenc painter Jacques Majorelle, he settled in the area in 1919. They were restored in 1980.

Majorelle Gardens morocco

The Atlas Trek:

Desert, surfing and now even mountains; Morrocco has it all. The Atlas Mountains stretch over 1500 miles, from the Wes Coast all the way to Tunisia. The High Atlas in Morrocco is the home to the highest peak in North Africa, Jebel Toubkal which is 4,167 meters tall. Most treks start from Imlil, which is an hour long drive from Marrakech. You can trek year round, but the best time to go is April-May. There are simple accommodations available and you don’t have to go with a guide, but it is recommended. The Ourika Valley slopes gently alongside the Ourika river, resulting in beautiful views from small Berber villages

The Atlas Trek morocco

This was just 7 things to do, of course, there are a lot more. Why don’t you share with me in the comments what your favorite things to do in Morocco are?


Landscapes and beaches in morocco

Ten Reasons To Visit Morocco

Ten reasons to visit Morocco

Vacation is a necessity for a well-balanced and healthy life. A positive and well-managed vacation can cherish you and take you out from the stress, and you can return to work with a new level of energy running through your veins. Travelling can bring many new experiences while meeting new people and exploring nature. Everyone seeks happiness, and the best way to find out is to have a splendid vacation. If you start to plan for a vacation, the main thing comes into your mind that where to go. I think I have the answer for your question? Morocco an incredible country with its heart-wrenching beauty shall make your vacation wonderful and exciting. Here are some toothsome reasons that would definitely make you think of spending your vacation in Morocco.

1. The Kingdom Of Morocco

The history revolves around twelve countries, to the establishment of Idrisid dynasty. Morocco is known as a Northern African country. It is located in the Maghreb region of North America. 400,000 years ago most of the hominids used to occupy the land. The half of the land is mountainous and the other half is the big ocean of desert. This feature is a big attraction for tourists and something that they can relish for the rest of their life.

2. Moroccan Architecture

Morocco is in North Africa, bordering Mediterranean and the Atlantic. This country has the most beautiful architecture styles, which represents their culture and history. The most famous architecture style is Mashrabiya which is an Islamic art of dowel work to elaborate the geometrical patterns with the wood carvings and beautiful designs. The fountain was that feature which was the part of every home at that time. Ceramics, woodwork, plaster and metal work were the four elements in every architectural style.

Moroccan Architecture

3. Moroccan Arts and Culture

This country is truly an amazing cultural centre of artistic roots. The examples of arts are given in the most historical museums they express themselves in their paintings, carvings, calligraphy and jewellery. Their culture represents the colours of happiness. Hospitality is the main aspect of their lives as they believe in keeping their ancestral tradition. You must visit their museums, there lies the true history!

4. Deserts and Dunes

As morocco is a country where deserts are the most prominent feature then you should visit and see how dunes are embracing the oceans. The wind blowing sand and the spectacular landscapes are worth watching. Erg Chebbi, the largest desert in Morocco, where you can have fun doing camel trekking. Imagine that you are sitting on the camel and nobody is around you except, the large dunes, and you can just hear the footsteps of a camel. If you are in Morocco, then exploring deserts should be at top of the list.

Deserts and Dunes n Morocco

5. The Blue City-Chefchaouen:

The most eye capturing scenes are the landscapes in Morocco. The most wonderful landscapes are in RIF Mountains, in the city called Chefchaouen. The blue and white buildings, a contrast which relates to the cloudless Moroccan sky. The history behind this relates to Jewish teachings. The blue colour buildings are in the memory of that tradition. If you have been amid by the hustle and bustle of your city, then this place will give you the most wonderful vacation as it is the most peaceful and alluring city. You must not miss that!

The Blue City-Chefchaouen morocco

6. Casablanca

Casablanca is the city of Morocco, known as a hub located in western Morocco, fronting the Atlantic sea. It is the large, modern city. It is the best place for tourists to stay as there are many hotels which are perfect and comforting. The most famous hotel in Casablanca is Pestana Casablanca. It is known as the heart of the Casablanca. The luxurious hotel would offer you the best cuisine and enlighten up your mood. Whether you are on a business trip or a vacation, you should pay a visit to this hotel. And I am sure you will love it!

Casablanca morocco

7. Landscapes and beaches

The landscapes and beaches are the most amazing features of Morocco. The wonderful scenes would amaze you, once you are there. The waterfalls, hills and Turquoise water depict natural beauty. The most exotic beaches lie between the towns of Mirleft and Sidi Ifni. The beach known as Legzira is the most eye-catching beach of Morocco.

Landscapes and beaches in morocco

8. Moroccan cuisines

Moroccan cuisines are enriched with delicious food. Morocco mint tea and pastries are very delightful Couscous is one of the healthiest food served in morocco it is most famous for its delicious taste. It is a North African dish and served by small steamed balls of meat and semolina. This dish is tempting because of it tantalising spices and one can add apricots, potatoes, and carrots. One just cannot resist it!

morocco food

9. Sports in Morocco:

Sports in Morocco have always played an important role. Moroccans play many games including football, tennis and golf. However, their most played game is Soccer. Moroccans have won the national prize. Among most of the North African countries, the national Moroccan team is considered as one of the best teams in Soccer. Other than soccer they do Skiing, Riding, fishing, trekking and watersports.

10. High Atlas

Here come the majestic High Atlas mountains curl through the country. They are also called as Grand Atlas Mountain Range. The aromatic view of the mountains is heart-wrenching. Tourists come for skiing though the snowline in Morocco is situated at around 1000 meters above sea level. The snow is thicker and that’s why the Atlas Mountains are preferred for skiing Oukaimeden and Jebel Mischliffen. If you are a skiing lover you must pay a visit to this wonderland I am sure you will love it.

High Atlas morocco

11. Nightlife in Marrakech Morocco

In every vacation, one needs a memorable time, and most of all partying at night is what people need the most. Morocco is a country which never sleeps at night. The city of Morocco, Marrakech is the most wonderful city for having splashing nights. The most exotic place is known as so night lounge Marrakech. This bar is the right place if you want to spice your night. This is located near the grounds of the Sofitel gardens.A place where you can sit back and relax, order the best cuisine and meet new people.

Okay, Okay so that was eleven and yes I am sure these reasons are intriguing enough. So what are you waiting for?

Do you have any reasons to visit Morocco? Let me know in the comments.


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Agadir

 Agadir is a city along Morocco’s southern Atlantic coast. In the foothills of the Anti-Atlas Mountains is the capital of Agadir-Ida-Ou Tanane province. It’s a tourist resort area known for its beach and seaside promenade filled with cafes, restaurants/bars and shops. Due to the devastating earthquake 50 years ago it was rebuilt with its modern architecture.

People come to Agadir in Morocco as a well-chosen beach getaway with over 300 days full of sunshine. The summer heat is pleasantly tempered by the coastal breezes that blow off the Atlantic.

morocco dessert
morocco dessert

Agadir is a friendly location with a huge, five-mile wide stretch long beach that draws many people from around the word so you will never fell crowded. The beach is perfect for an array of activities with its 300 days of sun, such as jet skiing, surfing, and many other water sports, or just to soak up the sun with all that sunshine on offer.

I stayed in a huge 5-star resort (Royal Atlas) which was beautiful, with its beach front location. Plenty of pools including a children’s splash area, The hotel arranges a variety of trips however, I found the best deals by going for a walk around town and finding a tourist excursions shop and making deals with them. From boat trips to RTV off road trips they really have it all and normally at the best prices around.

The excursions I got involved in was…..
2 scuba dives in Morocco and there was plenty to see, sting rays, octopus, crabs and eels in the reef. The dive site was Taghazoute and being a scuba diver it was worth the dive however 2 was plenty, both dives I saw the same things.

I strongly recommend if you do go scuba diving go to a certified pada dive centre.
A fast paced buggy ride in the Moroccan countryside, A very fast and fun filled trip. Just be repaired to get dusty from all the back  spray from the buggies in front. Take sunglasses, old clothes and plenty of sun cream.
A day of surfing, I had a very  good teacher that managed to teach me to surf in one day and had  me riding small waves.
A day out at a nearby market where I could haggle for those bargains just watch out for any scams.
A day out at an aqua park (Atlantica Parc) which had plenty of slides, If you’re a water baby and love water parks this really is a must do whilst you’re in Agadir.
A trip to Grenier Fortified Agadir, With lots of little cabby holes where people would hide their precious things, best to go at sunset when it’s a little cooler and great views with a romantic setting.
A Moroccan themed restaurant with belly dancers, which was an insight into their culture.