Morocco is a beautiful country with a rich cultural heritage and diverse landscapes. It’s a great destination for travelers who are looking for an immersive experience in North Africa. It is filled with amazing destinations for travelers to explore. Here are the five things you cannot miss:
1. Explore the medina of Marrakech
–Visiting an old town, walking around, connecting with locals, local handicrafts and food
Take a stroll through the vibrant markets and bazaars of Marrakesh, try local street food, and experience the rich cultural heritage of the city. The medina is a real maze, get there and get lost, you will find the most amazing things.
Visit Jemaa el-Fnaa the Main Square and Market of Marrakech. Be aware of the scams there, you cannot film or take picture of anything without giving money in exchange. You will find those famous cobras and monkeys in the square. They are for tourists to take pictures with them, don’t fall for it.
2. Experience a traditional moroccan Hammam
–Living like a local, cultural experience, traditional activity
A hammam is a traditional public bathhouse. It is a place where people go to bath and relax, and it plays an important role in the cultural and social life of these regions.
Hammams typically have several rooms, including a warm room, a hot room, and a cool room. Visitors will first enter the warm room, which is usually heated by a stove or furnace, to relax and start sweating. They will then move to the hot room, which is usually steamier and hotter than the warm room, to continue sweating and to receive a full body scrub and massage.
You should ask the locals where they do their own personal hammam so you will live the real experience.
3. Visit Chefchaouen the blue city
–Hiking around the city, traditional moroccan architecture, old town, local handicrafts and food
Chefchaouen is a small town located in the Rif Mountains of northern Morocco. The town is famous for its beautiful blue-painted buildings, narrow streets, and traditional Moroccan architecture. The streets are lined with shops selling local handcrafts, such as woven blankets, pottery, and jewelry. The town is also home to a number of restaurants serving traditional Moroccan cuisine. The surrounding mountains offer opportunities for hiking and trekking, and there are several waterfalls and natural pools in the area that are popular with visitors.
4. Explore Sahara desert
-Outdoor activity, picturesque landscapes, sand dunes, camping
Merzouga is a small village located in the southeastern part of Morocco, near the border with Algeria. It is known for its impressive sand dunes, which are among the highest in North Africa, and its proximity to the Sahara desert. Visitors to Merzouga can experience a variety of activities, including camel treks into the desert, sandboarding, stargazing, and visits to nearby oases and Berber villages. The village is also home to several accommodations, ranging from simple guesthouses to luxury desert camps, where visitors can spend a night under the stars. One of the most popular times to visit Merzouga is during the annual Merzouga Desert Festival, which features music, dance, and other cultural events. The festival typically takes place in early May.
5. Learn to surf in Imsouane / Taghazout
–Watersports, laid-back vibes, beaches, relaxation
Taghazout and Imsouane are coastal villages in southwestern Morocco, located about 20 and 70 kilometers north of the city of Agadir. It is a popular destination for surfing enthusiasts, thanks to its great waves and consistent swells. Beginner to expert, it has plenty of different waves for every level. In recent years, Taghazout has become a trendy spot for travelers looking for a laid-back beach holiday, with a growing number of surf camps, yoga retreats, and boutique hotels.
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