7 Breathtaking Places to Visit in Morocco

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Morocco is a country on the Northern side of Africa that relies heavily on tourism.  It is also one of the three countries that are lucky to be bordered by both the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.  It has an exciting blend of cultures made of African, European Berber, and Arab influences.  

The climate is good and the more reason it attracts tourists. Moroccans love their local tea and culturally brewing and serving it is considered an art and refusal to accept their offer is considered rude.  

So grab your cuppa tea, relax and let’s explore the places to visit in Morocco!

#1 Marrakesh

Things to do in Marrakech
Marrakech is well-known for its medinas. Simply take a walk through the city and get lost!

Of all the places to visit in Morocco, this city with a beehive of activities has more than enough to offer to suit all kind of travelers.  Known for the souks, you better keep your wallets ready as the shopping scenes are endless. Take a walk into any of the museums or tombs and learn a bit of their history if it’s your kind of thing.  

There is so much art and culture to be appreciated in this city. For a chilled out evening, you can have some tea at a local Moroccan house called the Riad or grab a cocktail at one of the hangouts and watch the belly dancers do their thing!

#2 Tizi n’Tichka

Places to visit in Morocco - Camel riding in Sahara is an unique experience
Riding the camels through Sahara with bedouins is a very unique experience that doesn't happen each day.

That is a mountain pass that runs from Marrakesh to the Sahara desert.  When you hit the road, you will notice lots of vegetation and greenery, but as you go towards the Sahara, then the arid regions are more prominent.  

The scenery is superb, but please keep your speed limits on the check as the police are fully alert. Along the routes, you will find small cafes, small villages, souvenir stores and look out for the occasional goats hanging from the trees minding their own business as they enjoy a meal.

#3 Telouet

Telouet fort

Though crumbling this is still a beautiful site to visit as Kasbah Telouet has such a fascinating history. That talks about the rich El Glaoui family that had overthrown the Sultan with the help of the French only for the Sultan to return and declare independence and this made El Glaoui to be termed a traitor, and that’s when the Kasbah started crumbling.  

Even though the structures may be destroyed, you can still tell that this is a hidden gem from the ornate windows, Moorish architecture, painted ceilings and more.  

#4 Ait Benhaddou

Ait Benhaddou landscape

Ait Benhaddou is a mud red bricked city in the Atlas Mountains is certainly one of the places to visit in Morocco because this is a rare sight you will not experience anywhere else.  These extraordinary buildings give a complete outlook of pre-Saharan mud construction techniques.  

The community areas include cemeteries, mosques, a loft at the top of the village, grain threshing zones and many other local amenities.  It is recognized worldwide as many international films have been shot here over the years and the most recent being “Games of Thrones.”  

#5 Erg Chebbi

Erg Chebbi, the desert

Being one of the two of Morocco’s Sahara’s ergs, Erg Chebbi has such enormous dunes that have to be a part of your trip.  Touristic activities are all arranged from Merzouga which is a center at the base of the dunes.  The best way to experience the dunes is by taking an authentic trip on a camel until you get to a designated overnight camping area.  

The Bedouins will guide you through the desert, and you will experience some amazing sunsets and sunrises in this unpolluted desert.

#6 Volubilis

Volubilis ruins

Built and occupied since the century before Christ, this natural heritage was known as the capital of the Roman city of Mauretania. The architecture and even the mosaic on the floors give you an insight of how the Romans were creative in the building industry surprisingly in that era.  

During the 18th century, there was a powerful earthquake, and the stones were looted for the construction of neighboring Meknes city. Why not take a trip and get into the depth of this history as you enjoy some Roman ruins?

#7 Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen from the hill

Chefchaouen is a small mountainous city located in the north-west of Morocco. It would be right to call it the “blue city” as most of the buildings here are painted blue thus giving the city a cool laid back mood. Also, visit the Medina which is a shopping destination with a lot of unique stuff made locally.

Many restaurants here serve the typical Moroccan dishes and of course some mint tea to go along with it.

Best places to visit in Morocco

With such richly cultured places to visit in Morocco be prepared to immerse yourself in so much history as you bond with the friendly locals. Take advantage of the mostly good weather which gives you more flexibility of travel days and find out why tourists flock this tropical country.  

Don't forget to check out the postcards from my journey in Morocco to learn more about this country!