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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 15 attractions in Morocco

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

Majorelle Garden (Jardin Majorelle)

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With its bold blue color scheme, towering palms, and gigantic cacti, set around pools of water lilies and gardens filled with exotic plants, the Majorelle Garden (Jardin Majorelle) is one of the most idyllic spots in Marrakech. Owned by designer Yves Saint Laurent, it’s also one of the city’s most visited attractions.More

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

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

Agadir Kasbah Ruins (Agadir Oufella)

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Built in 1541 and restored a couple of centuries later, the Agadir Kasbah Ruins (Agadir Oufella stand on a hill a little way out of town. Designed as a fortress, the kasbah once housed hundreds, although all that remains of the structure after the 1960 earthquake is the outer wall. Most travelers visit for the sweeping ocean views.More

Medina of Fez (Fes el-Bali)

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Forming the northeast corner of Fez, the Medina of Fez (Fes El-Bali is a dizzying introduction to the city’s culture, crafts, and commotion. Dating to the ninth century, the UNESCO-listed warren of lanes, shops, and souks is girded by 13th-century walls and ornamental gates.More

Jemaa el-Fna (Djemaa el-Fna)

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An outdoor market by day and packed to bursting with diners, shoppers, storytellers, and singers by night, Jemaa el-Fna (also written Djemaa el-Fna or Jemaa el-Fnaa) is the epicenter of Marrakech life, where locals and tourists come night after night to see the clash of colors, sounds, smells, and sights that make up this memorable location.More

Agadir Beach (Plage d’Agadir)

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A flawless crescent of deep, fine sand, which rolls on for miles to the south of town, Agadir Beach (Plage d’Agadir forms the heart of this seaside resort. A wealth of cafés and restaurants offer food and drink, with loungers for sun worshippers, while water sports run from Jet Ski to boat trips and deep-sea fishing adventures.More

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

Bahia Palace (Palais Bahia)

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The name of the Bahia Palace (Palais Bahia) nods to its greatness: "Bahia” translates as “Brilliance.” Part of Marrakech’s UNESCO-listed medina and located on the northern edge of the Mellah (the Jewish quarter), the palace was the 19th-century residence of Si Ahmed ben Musa (or Ba Ahmed), the Grand Vizier of Marrakech.More

Old Medina of Casablanca (Ancienne Medina)

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In the north of the city between the port and the seafront Hassan II Mosque, the Old Medina of Casablanca contains the last vestiges of pre-20th century Casablanca. Though the modern city sprawls in every direction, the historic quarter remains a maze of alleyways and a vast souk, tucked in by the remnants of ancient walls.More

Koutoubia Mosque (Mosquée Koutoubia)

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The largest and most famous of Marrakech’s many mosques, Koutoubia Mosque (Mosquée Koutoubia) is also the city’s most prominent navigational landmark. Just a short stroll from Djemaa el Fna square, the mosque’s soaring minaret stands proud at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed medina.More

Marrakech Medina (Medina of Marrakesh)

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The historic heart of Marrakech and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Marrakech Medina (Medina of Marrakesh) is the first port of call for most visitors to the city. Known for its famous Jemaa el-Fna square, a dizzying maze of souks, and a magnificent array of mosques and palaces, this is Marrakech’s most atmospheric district.More

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

Royal Palace of Casablanca

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A masterpiece of Islamic architecture, surrounded by picturesque orange groves and elaborate water features, the Royal Palace of Casablanca is a suitably grand abode for the King of Morocco when he’s in town. Located in the Habous Quarter of the city’s New Medina, this is the King’s principal Casablancan residence and throughout the year hosts royal receptions.More

Top activities in Morocco

3 Days Desert Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga Dunes & Camel Trek
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Casablanca City Tour

Casablanca City Tour

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Ouzoud Waterfalls from Marrakech with Boat Ride
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2-Day Zagora Desert Tour from Marrakech

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Recent reviews from experiences in Morocco

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It was very good and I...
Naseem_A, Feb 2023
Camel Trek Around Marrakech Palmeraie
It was very good and I had an amazing experience camel riding in Morocco it was very nice to see what it was like
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Essaouira Day Trip
Stephen_T, Jan 2023
Essaouira Private Full Day Trip From Marrakech
Would highly recommend to visit.
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Great day out, highly...
Mark_R, Jan 2023
Atlas Mountains and 3 Valleys & Waterfalls & Desert Agafay - Day Trip Marrakech
Great day out, highly recommend our tour guide Yorseff, got to see the real Morocco, full day tour and less than half the price the hotel were charging
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The perfect day trip!
Denislava_I, Jan 2023
Marrakech: Ouzoud Waterfalls Guided Day Trip with Boat Ride
Very well organised, the guides were absolutely great and the Ouzoud waterfalls are a must see in Morocco!!
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It was an excellent...
Ins_M, Jan 2023
Desert Agafay and Atlas Mountains Day Tour & Camel ride From Marrakech
We were lucky enough to go on a short hike to two waterfalls, saw how argan oil is made, rode camels, saw the desert and even had a great lunch.
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Great trip to the blue city.
Daniel_G, Jan 2023
Full Day trip to Chefchaouen & the panoramic of tangier
It was amazing to see the blue city.
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Amazing trip
Lauren_S, Jan 2023
Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys & Waterfalls - Camel ride Day Trip Marrakech
This was a fantastic way to see the Atlas Mountains and experience Morocco in a different way.
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Highly recommended
Claudia_M, Dec 2022
Atlas Mountains & 5 Valleys Day Tour from Marrakech - All inclusive -
Nice hike to a waterfall, the view coming down was amazing.
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Amazing day trip!
Tiffany_N, Dec 2022
Agafay Desert & Berber villages & Atlas Mountains, Full Day Trip From Marrakech
Wonderful way to see a different part of Morocco.
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Wonderful experience, Highly recommend!
Lead_T, Dec 2022
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This trip allowed us to see and experience a lot more than we could have for a very reasonable price.
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The best!
Kristin_B, Dec 2022
Marrakech Food Tasting Tour by Bike
We were able to see and taste so much in a short amount of time and get great recommendations, wish we had booked it for our first day in town!
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Ehsan_H, Dec 2022
Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys & Waterfalls - Camel ride Day Trip Marrakech
If u want to see morocco from another side i totally recommend
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A must tour
Tareq_B, Nov 2022
Private Half-Day Tour of the Authentic City of Fez
The old Medina is the heart of Fez, a must see if you want to see the authentic Morocco.
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Sandra_R, Nov 2022
Casablanca Layover Tour with Round-Trip Airport Transfer
He speaks many languages including English very well.
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Great experience
Pushpa_P, Nov 2022
Full Day trip to Chefchaouen & the panoramic of tangier
I would recommend to anyone who travel to Morocco should try this trip very nice our tour driver Yassin was very knowledgeable and explained everything in English and our gide Mohammed was excellent
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Best Trip in Marrakech
Lorne_M, Oct 2022
Day Trip To Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys & Berber Villages from Marrakech
The guide we had to climb up to the waterfall area was very helpful and considerate.
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Steven_W, Oct 2022
Casablanca City Tour
Comfortable way to visit main sites in Casablanca.
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Amazing experience
OrahRachel_M, Oct 2022
4-day Private Desert Tour Fes to Marrakech with Transfers
I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to to see the desert and high mountains of Morocco.
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Worth a day trip with a very nice driver!
Corafe_C, Sep 2022
Chefchaouen Bleu City Day Trip from Casablanca.
Great job and hope to see you again !
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"A Phenomenal Tour with an Exceptional Guide: Atlas Mountain & Three Valleys Adventure"
DanaiMaria_T, Jan 2023
Atlas Mountain & Three Valleys Waterfalls & Desert agafay Day Trip
The scenery in the Atlas Mountains was breathtaking, and the waterfalls in the Three Valleys were a great contrast to the arid desert landscape.
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All about Morocco

When to visit

Morocco’s scorching summers discourage visitors from June to September; Marrakech reaches average temperatures of 104°F (40°C) . There are a string of viable months for visiting on either side of this period, and most visitors come from March through May and September through October, when pleasant warmth prevails. Late spring is perfect for trekking in the Atlas Mountains, which burst with pink cherry blossoms, and for enjoying annual celebrations like Essaouira’s Printemps Musical Des Alizés classical concerts, in April.

Getting around

While the country’s transportation network is fairly limited, Morocco’s trains are great for traveling between cities. The main route connects Tangier with Casablanca and Marrakech; there are also branch lines to Essaouira and Agadir (and the popular night trains include comfortable bunks). Other options include grand taxis—shared cabs that ply fixed routes between cities and towns and are faster and cheaper than intercity buses—and petit taxis, which can take you around the cities once you arrive. You can also opt to rent a car, but driving can be stressful.

Traveler tips

If you’re planning to use petit taxis for running around town, there’s an etiquette to abide by: It’s considered polite to let female passengers to sit in the front, next to the driver, and men should switch seats in shared cabs to allow women to sit together. Remember, too, that these cabs will only carry three passengers, so bigger parties will need to get two cars or a grand taxi, which has the capacity to fit six customers.

Morocco information

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