Things to do in Morocco

The Sahara desert is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Morocco. Here, you can explore the arid landscape by camel or 4WD in areas like Merzouga just like the girls did in “Sex and the City 2” and Brendan Fraser in “The Mummy”. A public steam bath, known as a hammam, is a great way to wind down after a busy day (or night out in the desert) as well as a great place to get a massage or talk to locals in a comfortable setting.

Hike the Atlas Mountains, located from Morocco’s West Coast all the way to Tunisia, with most treks starting at a place called Imlil near Marrakech. If you are in the area, Majorelle Gardens, filled with rare plants, or the Ourika Valley offers stunning views from traditional Berber villages as well as the majestic Seven Waterfalls and nearby Ksar Ait Ben Haddou. Atlantic breaks attract surfers from around the world to Morocco in winter, popular spots being Taghazoute north of Agadir or Essaouira and Dakhla, which also attract the kite surfers.

The ‘blue town’ of Chefchaouen at the centre of the Rif Mountains offers a relaxed vibe and stunning surrounds thanks to its mountainous surrounds. Most of the buildings and streets are painted a lovely sky blue in the medina (old town). Head to the famous medieval tanneries of Fes for all of your leather products, a process which seemed to have changed very little over time. If you’re a fan of Moroccan cuisine, try a cooking class at one of many riads in the area. Riads are traditional homes converted into hotels and generally a great place to stay all over the country with hospitable staff and impressive architecture.

Explore the desert, surf the seas, hike the mountains or explore the old towns, all in hospitable, multicultural Morocco. Want more ideas? Here's our top 5 sights to see in Morocco.

Atlas Mountains

Roam by foot or donkey through traditional Berber villages among the juniper trees and enjoy the stunning views of the rugged Atlas Mountains in Morocco.

Menara Gardens

Built as a gateway to the Atlas Mountains, Menara Gardens not only offers a great outlook of the lake and a place to feed the giant carp, but also spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains and pretty colours of the olive and fruit trees below.

Hassan II Mosque

The largest and most impressive mosque in Africa, Hassan II Mosque was completed in 2003 at great expense. Oozing wealth and artistic vigour, it is a stark contrast to the rest of the Casablanca area.

Jemaa el Fna

The main square of Marrakech, Jamaa el Fna has more than one dazzling sight to behold with everything from fire twirlers to snake charmers and fortune tellers to market stalls attracting locals and tourists alike.

Casablanca

Whether you’re a fan of the love and virtue of Hollywood film “Casablanca” or not, Morocco’s largest city is a stark contrast to the rest of the country where the old meets the new and wealth is shown off in arts, fashion and more.