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Welcome to Morocco

Perched on the tip of northern Africa, Morocco weaves together European, African, and Middle Eastern traditions and cultures into one seamless fabric. Whether travelers find themselves drawn to the bustling streets and souks in the capital of Marrakech, a Moroccan cooking class, camel treks into windswept desert, or a hot-air balloon flight over the craggy peaks of the Atlas Mountains, Morocco does not disappoint. Popular day trip destinations outside of the capital include the port cities of Casablanca, Essaouira, and Tangier, as well as Fes, a city famed for its walled medina, medieval architecture, and old-world atmosphere.

Top 10 attractions in Morocco

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Hassan Tower (Tour Hassan)

Hassan Tower (Tour Hassan)

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Rising above the northeastern corner of Rabat, Hassan Tower(Tour Hassan) stands as a visual promise of what the city’s historic residents hoped it to be: a grand city, even a capital city (which it now is). Its construction began in 1195 during the Almohad Dynasty, and it was built as part of a larger mosque, which was meant to be the largest in the world.But alas, when the sultan passed away, work on the project came to an end, leaving the mosque unfinished, and its minaret – the tower – standing only 44 meters high (some say half as high as it would have been). Then, come an earthquake in 1755, the incomplete mosque was further destroyed. Today, though, you can still see the surviving, sandstone Hassan Tower, along with the mosque’s remains, such as the columns and walls. Other highlights while here include impressive city and sea views, as well as a visit to the nearby, free-to-enter Mausoleum of Mohammed V.More
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Cape Spartel

Cape Spartel

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Located west of Tangier, Cape Spartel is the northwesternmost point of Africa, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea. Rising 1,000 feet (305 meters) above sea level, Cape Spartel is known for its stunning views and dramatic coastal roads, and includes a lighthouse dating from 1864.More
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Caves of Hercules

Caves of Hercules

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Located 7 miles (14 kilometers) west of Tangier, near Cape Spartel, the Caves of Hercules is one of the area’s top attractions. Discovered in 1906, the cave extends for 18.6 miles (30 kilometers) and is both natural and man-made. It features two openings, one to land and one to sea, with the latter known as the “Map of Africa” for its distinctive shape.More
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Hassan II Mosque

Hassan II Mosque

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With its regal cliff-top perch overlooking the ocean and a soaring 210-meter high minaret (the world’s highest) that shines a beam toward Mecca during the evening hours, everything about the Hassan II Mosque is grandiose. The magnificent mosque is among the largest in the world, with space for up to 100,000 worshippers.More
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Essaouira Beach (Plage d'Essaouira)

Essaouira Beach (Plage d'Essaouira)

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Lined with bars, restaurants, and surf shops, Essaouira Beach (Plage d'Essaouira) is a Moroccan hot spot for surfers, windsurfers, and kitesurfers, thanks to its steady, year-round winds. The town has a charming hippie atmosphere, and travelers who are not indulging in water sports enjoy horse, camel, or quad rides along the broad sandy beach.More
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Agadir Beach (Plage d’Agadir)

Agadir Beach (Plage d’Agadir)

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Agadir Beach (Plage d'Agadir), for all its fame, doesn’t really feel like Morocco. Depending on what you’re looking for this can either be good or bad, and if it’s a break from Moroccan food and tea the Western influence is welcome. If, on the other hand, you’re lusting for authentic experiences and rich doses of culture— you might want to just give Agadir a pass or accept it for what it is. As Morocco’s largest and most popular beach resort, Agadir caters to pre-packaged tourists much more than the independent traveler. Resorts and restaurants line the sand that stretches for nearly six miles, and cabanas, cocktails, and crashing surf round out the coastal scene.The temperature here is surprisingly mild during every month of the year, where the sun continues to shine through winter but stays relatively cool through summer. Though Agadir was rocked in 1960 by a hugely destructive earthquake, the old Casbah on the hill above town has walls dating back to the 1500s and inscriptions in Arabic and Dutch. More importantly, the view looking out over Agadir Bay is arguably the best in the city, with a Casbah sunset offering a view you’re sure to never forget.More
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Medina of Fez (Fes el-Bali)

Medina of Fez (Fes el-Bali)

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The historic core of Fez and the seat of the Moroccan government until 1912, the Medina of Fez (Fes el-Bali) remains the city’s biggest draw – a sprawling district of jumbled souks and snaking alleyways, dotted with grand mosques, palace and madrassas. The old medina is now a protected UNESCO World Heritage site, still surrounded by its 13th-century city walls and reached via a series of monumental gates, most notably the 20th-century Bab Boujeloud, celebrated for its striking blue tilework.With the medina largely pedestrianized, the best way to explore Fez Medina is on foot and there’s plenty to see, starting with the rambling souks, home to the famous Tanner’s Quarters, the soul of the city’s leather trade, where animal hides are soaked in gigantic pots of natural dye. Additional highlights of Fes el-Bali include the Kairaouine Mosque University, known as the world’s oldest university and dating back to 859; the exquisite Madrassa Bou Inania and Al-Attarine Madrasa; the Talaa Kebira water clock; and the Mellah Jewish Quarter.More
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Todra Gorge (Todgha Gorge)

Todra Gorge (Todgha Gorge)

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A hike through the picturesque Todra Gorge (sometimes written Todgha Gorge) offers travelers spectacular valley views of the sheer red rock faces Morocco is famous for. Visitors can navigate the picturesque canyon where the final 600 meters offer intrepid trekkers a narrow pass between towering stone walls that is truly awe inspiring.In addition to easy hiking trails options ranging from the mostly dry riverbed to the easy paved road, travelers will find more than 150 well-marked rock climbing routes bolted into the mountain side, making Todra Gorge one of the nation’s premier destinations for those looking for a scramble that’s strictly vertical.More
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Merzouga

Merzouga

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Few places in Morocco offer the epic sunrises and beautiful sunsets found amid the towering sand dunes of the tiny village of Merzouga. Located in the unforgiving Sahara Desert near Erg Chebbi, this quiet destination is known for its iconic views, camel safaris and Berber culture.Intrepid (and fit) travelers can attempt to climb the massive dunes that surround Merzouga, while less the adventurous embark on a 4x4, motorbike or camel trekking tour. While spotting wildlife in the barren desert landscapes can be a challenge, birders will find plenty of opportunities in spring months when a nearby lake fills with water and attracts rare winged wonders.More
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Atlas Mountains

Atlas Mountains

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Capped with snow throughout the winter months and cloaked with wildflowers through the summer, the rocky plateaus and lush valleys of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains provide a striking backdrop for hiking and mountain biking treks, as well as cultural visits to Morocco’s remaining Berber tribes. Sprawling along the frontier of the Sahara, the range runs from the Atlantic coast to the northern Rif Mountains.More

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Ways to Experience Moroccan Culture in Marrakech

Ways to Experience Moroccan Culture in Marrakech

Top activities in Morocco

A Night in the Agafay Desert

A Night in the Agafay Desert

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Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech

Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech

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Recent reviews from experiences in Morocco

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Limping into fun
Rosalyn_B, Jul 2021
Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech
I broke my ankle in Morocco so my mobility was limited but this trip allowed me to see some things and the driver was very accommodating.
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we spent a wonderful day
Ali_baba, Mar 2020
Desert Agafay & Atlas Mountains & Waterfalls, Camel ride Day Trip From Marrakech
If you want to spend a wonderful day and get to know Morocco from a different angle, this guide will give you all this we spent a wonderful day shown to us mountains atlas waterfalls deserts and beautiful views we had the opportunity to eat a real tarzin in a barberyskim house
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Low comfort road trip/ very beautiful scenary of the Atlas Mountains
Ingrid, Mar 2020
Marrakesh shared desert tour 2 days
Interesting if you like to see more of Morocco (Atlas mountains, valleys, desert cities) Beds in desert camp were really uncomfortable.
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5 stars!
Lisa_W, Feb 2020
Atlas Mountains & 5 Valleys Day Tour from Marrakech - All inclusive -
Marwan was soooo friendly and kind as well and the waterfall hike was gorgeous!
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Day trip to Atlas mountains
tracymoore73, Feb 2020
Day Trip To Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys & Berber Villages from Marrakech
Excellent trip, great to see the real Morocco.
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Exactly as expected
Natasha F, Nov 2019
Marrakech City Highlights Half-Day Tour
He customized it to what I wanted to see and giving me information about each place before the drop off.
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Experiencing a different culture in 4 hours
deborahholman, Oct 2019
Fez Medina 4-Hour Guided Walking Tour
His English was excellent and we learnt so much about Morocco past and present.
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Amazing day!
Marina L, Oct 2019
Desert Agafay and Atlas Mountains & Camel ride Day Trip From Marrakech
Got a chance to see how real people live!
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Superb
LOURDES V, Sep 2019
Small Group Full Day Trip To Ouzoud Waterfalls Including Sunset Camel Ride
Courteous,knowledgeable fluent in English.
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Cassablanca Birthday and Girl's Trip
Eddress B, Oct 2018
Marrakech Day Trip including Lunch, Camel Ride from Casablanca
Our tour guide, Youssef, was awesome and his command of English was phenomenal.
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ErnstMeinhart, Jul 2018
Full Immersion in Marrakech Day Tour with Lunch
Ismail was very knowledgeable and friendly and spoke excellent English, which was easy to understand!
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Amazing Experience!!!
wordtraveler99, Jan 2019
Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech
Morocco is a must country to visit!!!
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Great interesting day
cindyp1211, Jul 2018
High Atlas Mountains and 5 Valleys Day Trip from Marrakech - All inclusive -
The hike to the water falls was easy and mint tea afterwards was unexpected.
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Excellent Desert Tour
RexcoboElastic, Mar 2019
Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech
It's a long road trip but if your comfortable with that its a great way to see a lot of Morocco in a few days.
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The Blue City
hallfam05, Jun 2018
Day trip from Fez to Chefchaouen
Chefchaoun is a beautiful town to visit.
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Excellent
vshampaine, Jun 2018
Fez Medina 4-Hour Guided Walking Tour
It was a great way to see the sites and learn a lot about Morocco and fes.
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Perfect for us - we wanted to see a bit...
Ken F - Keystone, Aug 2017
Private Transfer: Marrakech to Casablanca
Perfect for us - we wanted to see a bit of the Morocco countryside on the way to Casablanca and had a good, safe driver and a clean, modern car.
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We had a great time on this tour! It...
Madeleine R, Jul 2017
Day trip to atlas Mountains And 3 Valley & Berber Villages with Camel Rid
It was such good value for money and was a great way to see more rural parts of Morocco.
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This is a great tour to see the...
Barbara G, Apr 2018
Amazing Imperial Cities from Casablanca
This is a great tour to see the highlights of Morocco.
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most of tours in Morocco are...
Lucine G, Sep 2017
Full-Day Private Tour to Rabat from Casablanca
most of tours in Morocco are repetitions to visit royal palaces and moske and shopping center|the guide was talking very fast as if memorized all the words
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