Here is our selection of the most beautiful places to visit on a Moroccan holiday

From the enchanting Marrakech to the charming Agadir via the black sand beaches of Tetouan, visit Morocco and you’ll be sure to enjoy a hundred and one discoveries. Souks bustling with a multitude of intoxicatingly fragrant shops, luxurious palaces and natural landscapes between mountains, sea, and ocean… The “Land of Sunset” has some exceptional moments in store for you!

What To Do In Morocco? Discover The Unmissable Marrakech

You can’t visit Morocco without making a stop in its mythical red city, Marrakech. Dive into this Berber city standing at the gateway to the desert and discover another universe, conducive to escapism and enchantment. Stroll through the streets of its medina and let yourself be carried away by the intoxicating aromas, sounds and vibrant colours. Within a maze of hidden streets with fragrant market stalls, your senses will be awakened. Take a moment away from the frenzy multi-sensory labyrinth of the medina and enjoy a session in a traditional hammam, a place of relaxation and purity to cleanse your soul. Whilst taking in the hot water vapours, revitalising your skin with a black soap scrub followed by a body massage, you’ll be able to recharge those batteries!

Are you looking for cultural activities in Marrakech? The city has something to delight everyone: Firstly, slip into the shoes of a sultan or an oriental princess and walk on the tiles in the Bahia Palace. Raise your head to the vertiginous minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque, then let yourself be dazzled by the vibrant blue of the Majorelle Garden, home to the Yves Saint-Laurent Museum.

Being enchanted by Jemaa el-Fna is all part of your visit to Marrakech, as tourists are drawn to the square like magnets. All the city’s excitement seems to come from this very spot, bringing together snake charmers, trinket sellers, singers, and other outgoing characters. In the evening, the Jemaa el-Fna Square vibrates to the sound of drums, which seem to mirror the movement of its energetic city. It’s an incredible show that you can watch from one of the many café and restaurant terraces lining the square. Finally, your stay in Marrakech would be incomplete without a camel ride through its famous palm grove, or an excursion to the Ourika Valley to discover authentic Berber villages nestled in the desert.

Marrakech, The Ideal Starting Point To The South Of Morocco

From the red city, drive to the sumptuous Dadès Gorges. This 170 km-long valley of dried earth is one of the most beautiful sights in the south of Morocco, shaped by a river that sources a multitude of oases bordered by fig and date trees.

Visiting Morocco: What To Do In Agadir?

Stretching out like a crescent moon on the Atlantic coast, Agadir presents a striking contrast with the whiteness of its buildings. It is a popular destination among idleness lovers thanks to its 8 km-long beach, spread out along a pretty, azure bay. This seaside town offers many water sports activities, from surfing and sailing to jet skiing and sea kayaking. Golf enthusiasts will particularly enjoy their stay in Agadir, with its well-laid out courses set within beautiful landscapes in the heart of the desert.

As a shopaholic and haggler, you will be delighted to know that the Bay City contains one of the largest souks in the whole of Maghreb. Here you can lay your eyes on Moroccan craftsmanship’s finest creations: Almost 600 stalls of typical Moroccan babouches, pottery, jewellery, soaps, fruits, and spices, offer a spectacle that is hard not to give in to. Let your senses guide you through the multicoloured aisles!

Do you feel like embarking on an excursion just a few kilometres from Agadir? Head to Imouzzer Ida Ou Tanane, a small Berber village located about 60 km from the city, offering numerous viewpoints within breathtaking landscapes. Here, you can hike through palm trees, oases and you might even come across iguana sellers! You’ll see the Tifrit Valley, known as one of the most beautiful valleys in Morocco. Also called Paradise Valley, this place is a real haven in the middle of nature where you can admire three large waterfalls, filling up idyllic natural pools with their turquoise waters. Take a walk amidst the green landscape of the Tiout oasis, in the heart of the desert, to make the most of your stay in Agadir.

Looking for authenticity? Don’t miss the neighbouring town of Taroudant

About 80 km from Agadir, Taroudant is an ideal destination for an excursion. A city steeped in history, it offers architecture enthusiasts a superb medina surrounded by high ramparts, earning it the nickname "Little Marrakech". The city has two souks, an ideal situation for continuing your shopping trip.

Visiting Northern Morocco: Walks And Relaxation

When travelling to Morocco, don’t miss a trip to Tetouan. With its UNESCO-listed medina, its black sandy beaches surrounded by mountains and its small restaurants offering octopus and freshly caught fish, it is impossible to get bored. Located in the Rif Valley – a region bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and the plains separating it from the Middle Atlas – this city also offers a myriad of activities.

Between sunbathing and swimming sessions, you can also go on an excursion to the Akchour Valley, a real haven of peace renowned for its dramatic waterfalls and natural pools.

As for those of you looking for souvenir photos, you’ll most definitely have to stop off at the astonishing Chefchaouen. The blue pearl of Morocco invokes the professional photographer in everyone! You won’t want to put your camera down as the decor is so picturesque and photogenic everywhere! Getting lost in this maze of a thousand and one shades of blue is an experience that will remain engraved in your memory for a long time.

To complete your journey, visit one of Morocco’s other royal cities, the spectacular Fez. Its remarkably well-preserved medieval centre, gardens, and souks are sure to charm you. Casablanca is also worth a visit, with its cosmopolitan port and vibrant city centre where you’ll be able to admire its stunning Art Deco heritage.

With so many things to do and places to discover, you’ll have no trouble finding things to do in Morocco. So, pack your bags and prepare for a sensational trip with a complete change of scenery!

Blue, a useful colour in Chefchaouen

The inhabitants of Chefchaouen did not paint the walls of their houses this vibrant blue for aesthetic reasons. Instead, the colour blue is said to be used to cool the rooms in their homes and to keep insects away!

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