15 Things to Do in Morocco

15 Things to Do in Morocco

In Morocco, there are lots of interesting things to do. If you are planning to visit Morocco then this is the best time to plan your trip.  You will get transformed into a medieval world when traveling to Morocco or Marrakech. In this blogpost we will see 15 Things to do in Morocco however limiting this list to just 15 things to do in Morocco is extremely tough. There are so many interesting things to do in morocco and every age group has something interesting to do.

You will fall in love with Morocco almost every hour as you will be experiencing interesting things to do in Morocco. This North African country will keep you spellbound with its beauty. If you are a history aficionado then Morocco will have endless things to do for you.

Let's delve into the mysteries of Morocco and see the Top 15 things to do in Morocco.

15 Things to Do in Morocco

The list of 15 things to do in Morocco is not in any particular order. For these things to do in morocco it is advisable to take help of a local tour company. The local transport in Morocco is not that great and dependable so you should book day tours in advance.

Which Travel Company will be the Best to Book Tours for Things to Do in Morocco?

The local transport is not great in Morocco so my personal suggestion is to book tours in Morocco which will not only give an ease of mind but also help in planning your tour easily. If you are looking for various Day Trips and also trekking tours then you can reach out to Trek Morocco Desert and Travel to Morocco Tours. The best part is that if you don't want to go with normal tours they can customize tours for you. You can also check Private Tours in Morocco for booking various private tours.

Morocco Day Trips

Now since the travel company is sorted let us look the Top 15 Things to Do in Morocco

Stroll Through the Blue Streets of Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen is a sleepy town which is situated in Morocco’s Rif mountains. You should visit Chefchaouen to get respite from the big cities in Morocco.This place served as a place for refuge for the Jews and Muslims. This place of Chefchaouen was founded approximately in the 15th Century.

Blue Streets of Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen is famous for its relaxed bohemian atmosphere. Chefchaouen has beautiful cobbled streets and the buildings are painted in shades of blue. If you had to study the shades of blue then Chefchaouen is the perfect place. When you are visiting Chefchaouen stay at traditional hotels/ guesthouses. Eat at street-side cafes.

This beautiful place had to feature first in the list of 15 things to do in Morocco. You can check this amazing tour from Authentic Morocco Tours which includes Chefchaouen and Fes.

Blue Streets of Chefchaouen

Dinner at the Jemaa el-Fnaa or Djemaa el Fna

If you want to see the authentic nightlife in Morocco you should head to Jemaa el-Fnaa or Djemaa el Fna.
It’s a central square located in Medina.Its a popular meeting place of street vendors during the day and at night suddenly it gets transformed into a place full of musicians, jugglers, snake charmers. You will be transformed into the markets you have seen in the Aladdin movie. 

Jemaa el-Fnaa or Djemaa el Fna

You will be able to see lots of stalls opening up which will serve authentic food. You should ideally sit at the communal tables and have dinner with the locals. Order grilled meats. You can also head to one of the cafes which is at the end of the square and is perched a little higher in the square. Check the tours from Enjoy Morocco and get a Private Tour for Jemaa el-Fnaa.

Stay in a Beautiful Riad

The traditional houses in Morocco which have an interior garden or courtyard is called as Riad. These days Riad is used for hotels that are old traditional houses and transformed or restored to house guests/travelers.

You will find lots of upmarket hotels and resorts, however, it’s absolutely important to stay in a Riad to get an authentic experience. Staying in Riad in Morocco will help you to get a taste of century old city and how people used to stay. The riads also give you a unique calmness which you can enjoy after a hectic day in the city of Morocco

Get lost in Aït Benhaddou

One of the UNESCO world heritage in Morocco is Aït Benhaddou. 

The place has beautiful buildings which look like the buildings have been carved in the mountains. This is a small village which is known locally as Ighrem which means a protected village. This village was once a stopping point for the traders who used to cross the desert.

You will hardly find living here now but the sight of the village is breathtaking. Reach early so that you can stay away from the tourists or people who come here every day.

Tree Goats of Tamri in Morocco

Not every day you see Goats on the trees.

The Argania tree is grown in the Sous Valley and it is one of the protected tree species in Morocco. The Argania tree produces extremely tasty fruits and during the fruit season, it attracts lots of goats. 

To eat this fruit the goats get to the top of the tree. The season for fruits is in the month of June and hence if you are visiting Morocco during the month of June you will be able to see.You will be able to see goats perched on the branches which are extremely difficult to get to. 

Bath in a Traditonal Hammam

Taking a steam bath in a Hammam is absolutely necessary when you are visiting Morocco. A hammam, or public steam bath. Historically Hamams were a social meeting place where people used to come to bathe and gossip. Taking bath in public along with strangers is something not everyone might like.

Nowadays you will not find many public hammams. However taking a bathe in Hammam will not only offer you a unique rejuvenating experience but also will help you to understand the cultural nuances of Morocco. If you are a female traveler you should head to a hammam to socialize with local women.

Explore Casablanca

One of the most beautiful sites in Casablanca is the Hassan II Mosque. It’s breathtakingly beautiful and a place you have to see when in the city. The mosque is the biggest mosque in Morocco and the minaret is the tallest in the world at 689 feet.

This mosque was built relatively new and was completed in 1993. King Hassan II wanted to create a site in Casablanca which could be recognized across the world. Non-muslims can enter the mosque and take a tour outside the prayer timings. 

Head to Quartier Habous if you are planning to buy local pottery or leather goods. If you’re looking for a good foody spot, pop into Al Mounia who serves up the tastiest tagines and lamb.

For various interesting day trips, you can reach out to Marrakech Tours in Morocco.

Unwind in the Majorelle Gardens

Head to the beautiful Majorelle Gardens to find peace and quietness.The gardens are located northwest of the medina. The French painter Jacques Majorelle designed the gardens in the year 1919.It has been restored by the great designers Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent. The gardens have palms, exotic botanical flowerbeds, and tinkling water features.
Head to these gardens for a picnic or carry a good book and enjoy the tranquility of the place.

Visit the Tanneries in Fez

If you want to buy leather products head to the Imperial City of Fez which is famous for its leather tanneries. Since medieval times the tanneries are there and they have not changed over the years.Head to the Chaouwara Tannery to get the best view of the Tanneries in Fez. 

You will be mesmerized with the view of colorful dyes and skins laid out. Ensure you carry a mask as the smell is something not everyone can take. The pigeon feces and quicklime mixtures are used to cure the skins and the smell is something which you will not like.

You should browse the shops and buy a few leather items which not only help the local people but also are a great bargain for you.

Overnight in the Sahara Desert

If you have dreamt of a clear sky with twinkling stars then you should spend some nights in Sahara Desert. It's magical. 

You can book a tour with camel Safari or a 4x4 which will allow you to stay in the Sahara desert or a Bedouin village. Carry ample charge in your camera as you will be mesmerized with the beauty of the Sahara desert especially during the sunrise and the sunset. The sand dunes turn red and ochre color during the sunrise & sunset. You can also get to see nocturnal desert animals.

For booking trips in the Sahara desert, you can reach out to Trek Desert Morocco.

Head to the Souks and Bargain

Its sin to visit Morocco and not to visit one of the souks. The souks are located in the historic cities of fez, Marrakesh, and Meknes. If you have seen the bazaars in Aladdin's movie then be ready to enjoy the sounds and sights in real.

Souks are maze-like bazaars that have labyrinthine filled with shops selling from everything from carpets to Aladdin lamps to raw spices. If you are planning to buy souvenirs then Souks are the best place. Ensure you bargain a lot at the souks to get the lowest price.

Visit the city of Marrakech

One of the city which shouldn’t be missed while visiting Morocco is Marrakech. It is the most well-known city across the world in Morocco. 

When in Marrakech visit Jardin Majorelle, El Badi Palace, Ben Youssef Madrasa and just stroll around Bahia Palace.

Learn to Cook, Moroccan Style

Morocco is also famous for its cuisine which is a blend of different influences. Moroccan cuisine uses spices and unique cooking methods. Moroccan cuisine makes it influence from the Arabs, Berbers, Andalusians, and the French. Learn to cook the iconic dishes like tagine and harira. Signup for a cooking class and come back with memories of Morocco which you can cook anytime.

Hike the Gorges of Dades

Morocco also offers hiking options in the breathtaking Gorges of Dades. It’s a natural site which is carved by the Dades river for centuries. 

The hike will give you beautiful view of the Gorges and if you love to see geographical phenomenon then you will be mesmerized. Just ensure you hire a guide while visiting the Gorges of Dades or you might get lost.

Visit Moulay Idriss Zerhoun

Another beautiful and important village for the Moroccan Muslims is Moulay Idriss Zerhoun. It is situated at the bottom of Mount Zerhoun. This is where the Islam religion was brought into the country by the Idrisid dynasty. You will find lots of hiking trails around the town which is good for early morning hikes.

Head to the various street-side cafes which will serve you coffee and tasty pastries.

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