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Things to do in Morocco

A sultry blend of ancient cities, sweeping sand dunes and craggy mountains edged by fertile valleys, Morocco is one of North Africa’s most rewarding destinations. Activities here range from bartering in medieval souks for spices and textiles to tackling challenging walking trails in near-deserted mountains. Step back in time as you meander through the labyrinthine medina in Fez, watch snake charmers, storytellers and acrobats in Marrakesh' s Djemaa El Fna or spend the night amongst the Erg Chebbi sand dunes at a Saharan desert camp.

Other things to do include a trip to the High Atlas Mountains, the dramatic Todra Gorge, or Ait Ben Haddou, one of Morocco’s most recognisable kasbahs.

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Ideas for experiencing Morocco

Experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know Morocco, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of their best-loved experiences.

  • Todra Gorge, Morocco

    Dades Valley & Gorge Tour

    Ourzazate

    Explore the beautiful Dades Valley, otherwise known as the 'Road of a Thousand Kasbahs'. The red hues of the stark mountain scenery contrast with the softer green of the fertile valley floor, ringed and protected by mud-brick walls and fortresses.

  • Ait Benhaddou, Morocco

    Ait Benhaddou & Telouet Tour

    Marrakesh

    Visit two of Morocco's most famous kasbahs, Ait Benhaddou and Telouet, on a tour through the country's stunning Ouarzazate Valley.

  • Local men working at the Tannery in Fez

    Fez City Tour

    Fez

    A guided tour of Fez is an absolute must. More so than any city, there is a real danger of getting lost in the medina if not orientated, and also of missing some of the key sights of the city.

  • Traditional tajine, Morocco

    Cookery course at La Maison Arabe

    Marrakesh

    La Maison Arabe in Marrakesh offers cooking workshops designed for anyone who wishes to discover the pleasures of Moroccan cooking.

  • The High Atlas Mountains

    Day trip to Kasbah Du Toubkal

    Marrakesh

    Head to Kasbah Du Toubkal in the High Atlas Mountains for a day of relaxation, mule rides, walks and traditional hammams.

  • Marrakesh, Morocco

    Marrakesh City Tour

    Marrakesh

    In the morning you visit the historical sights, including the Saadien Tombs, the Koutoubia Mosque, and the El Badia Palace. In the afternoon you focus on the arts and crafts of the city visiting the souqs and concluding at the Djemaa El Fna.

  • The Erg Chebbi, Morocco

    Erg Chebbi Excursion

    The Erg Chebbi

    Sunrise and sunset are without doubt the best times to see the dunes, as the changing light on the dunes runs through a huge spectrum of colours, from sandy yellow, through ochre, to deep orange, and verging almost on purple. It is a remarkable sight.

  • Sweets in the market of Fez

    Fez Tasting Trail

    Fez

    Take a culinary tour with your own personal guide who will help you to discover and taste the various delicacies of Fez.

  • Vegetable tagine

    Cookery Lesson with a Local Family

    Fez

    Create your own tasty tagine dish and bake Moroccan bread at a traditional family home in Fez. Then sit down with the family to enjoy your culinary creation.

  • The High Atlas Mountains, Morocco

    High Atlas Mountains Trek

    The Atlas Mountains

    Arrive in the village of Tassa Ouirgane, situated near the Toubkal National Park at an altitude of 1200m. From here starts the hiking through forests of oaks and Juniper trees to Azadden valley.

  • Chellah, Rabat

    Rabat City Tour

    Rabat

    The guided tour of Rabat will include the medina, where the Hassan tower and mausoleum of Mohammed V can be found, as described in the Rabat introduction. In addition to this you will also visit the Chellah.

  • Orange seller in Marrakesh, Morocco

    Marrakesh Tasting Trail

    Marrakesh

    Experience the tastes and smells of Moroccan cuisine with this tour that will take you through the culinary delights of Marrakesh’s Djema el Fna and its surrounding souqs.

  • Essaouira, Morocco

    Essaouira Excursion

    Marrakesh

    An ancient Portuguese fortress that dates from the 18th century (formerly called Mogador) and one of the most attractive towns along Morocco’s Atlantic coast.

  • Berber hospitality in the High Atlas

    Berber Village & Assafou Foundation Visit

    Marrakesh

    Head into the High Atlas Mountains to meet and have a traditional lunch with a Berber family before visiting the Assafou Foundation, a charity that supports local children, women and older men who want to further their education.

  • Craftsman, Marrakesh

    Photographic Tour of Marrakesh

    Marrakesh

    Pick up your camera for this half-day tour that takes in the workshops of Marrakesh’s artisans, medieval inns and Museum of Photography.

  • Majorelle Gardens, Marrakesh

    Guided excursion to the Gardens of Marrakesh

    Marrakesh

    The gardens of Marrakech are as famous as the medina itself and with or without a particular interest in gardening you will be sure to enjoy time spent in these beautiful retreats.