If you are planning a trip to Morocco, there are many things you should see and try. You can choose to visit vibrant cities, small nomadic villages, mountains or coastal towns. Morocco merges an Arabic, Berber and European culture which makes it so colorful and vivid.
If you are ready to explore this beautiful country and want to experience the Desert Morocco Adventures, here are some things you should put on your list to see and try when in Morocco.
Clearly, you should start your trip with Marrakesh. It’s former imperial city and nowadays it is the most famous city in Morocco. There are several gardens and palaces in Marrakesh for you to see. Visit the botanical garden Jardin Majorelle which is a complex of several gardens and villas that were turned into the Islamic Art Museum of Marrakesh and the Berber Museum.
The best way to experience the everyday life of Marrakesh is to visit its enormous markets so-called souks. You can choose between Souk Semmarine, a maze-like market where you can purchase rugs, handmade jeweler, crockery, etc. or Souk of Places des epices, a market where you’ll find all the spices that make Moroccan cuisine one-of-a-kind. At night, you can take a walk and visit Jemma el-Fnaa square where you will see henna artists, snake charmers, street entertainers.
As the opposite of Marrakesh is Chefchaouen, Morocco’s blue city. What makes this city magical is the fact that all buildings and houses are painted either blue or white. Take a walk through the town and visit the Kasbah museum and learn more about the city’s history and customs. If you are more adventurous go on a hike in the Rif Mountains or visit Akchour Waterfalls and God’s Bridge.
You cannot go to Morocco and not have the full experience of Sahara. Book a camel safari or go on four-wheel-drive and dune-surfing. Also, you can spend a night in the desert, in a traditional Bedouin village and relax watching mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets as well as stars and constellations unspoiled by city lights. After a day in the desert, you should relax in the coastal town of Essaouira. You can go surfing, walk through villages on the shore or explore the old town of Essaouira.
Casablanca is another coastal city you should visit. Besides Marrakesh, Casablanca is one of the most glorious cities in Morocco. The second-largest mosque in the world, Hasan II Mosque is located in Casablanca. It’s one of few mosques that allow entrance to non-Muslim tourist, of course outside prayer times. Alongside its breath-taking architecture, which makes the mosque even more special is the fact that it is located on the shore, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Visit historical part of Casablanca, stroll through street and markets. Another palace you should visit while in Casablanca is The Royal Palace. This palace is considered a masterpiece of Islamic architecture. Even though it is not open for tourists, since it is the king’s residence in Casablanca, the exterior of it is worth seeing. If you are a fan of the movie Casablanca, you should visit a restaurant that was inspired by the famous Rick’s Café.
The last thing you must try while traveling through Morocco is the food. Since the food is a mix of Berber, Arab, Jewish and French culture and cuisine, it is unique and you have never tasted anything similar to it. Try tagine, Berber omelette, Harira soup, tabouli and of course, mint tea.
As you can see, Morocco is a country that has so many different things to offer, from camel trekking in the desert to surfing on a beach and everything in between.