Are you looking for where to go in Morocco on your next trip to North Africa? Morocco has exquisite places to visit that make it stand out from the rest of the North African countries.
when a travel agent recommends Morocco to travellers, the question that sometimes pops up on their mind is why not visit Egypt or Algeria or some other places in Africa? Why Morocco? I have listed eight reasons below to reinforce the fact that visiting Morocco is worthwhile.
- Morocco is the kingdom of the West known as the the Maghreb – the “Arab West”.
- Incredibly warm, and welcoming people
- Rich Arabian culture
- Sahara desert exciting landscapes
- Gorgeous beaches along stretching coastlines
- Busy nightlife and countless shopping avenues
- Affordable accommodation options
- Worthwhile to visit
Meknes is found in the northern side of Morocco and is one of the previous capitals.
Though it is old, the royal palace and other historical sites therein are enough to let you know and learn more about Morocco culture. It also has a great attraction for Arabian experiences. Some of the historical sites include Mausoleum, Dar Jamai Museum and Bab Mansour.
This is surrounded by sandy beaches and prolonged city walls. It is located on the North Atlantic coast of Morocco. It is popularly visited by tourists during hot summer.
One of the things that made it spectacular for visitors is that the walls are covered with colourful murals. It is an ideal place to visit for a honeymoon. They have an annual art festival that takes place in August. You can plan your visit to be towards that time so you can enjoy and partake in the art festival. Another major attraction is Paradise Beach. You can also look out for Aplanos, the great art gallery.
This is seen as a paradise for trekkers. It is North Africa’s highest mountain and as a result known as a mountain of mountains. During spring to autumn, trekkers make it their abode. It covers a mass of 1000km across Morocco. It has saw-toothed Jurassic peaks which in turn acts as a weather barrier. You can as well hike on it. The most tourist attraction here is Jebel Toubkal, National Park.
This is a small town in a big landscape and it is positioned among the Rif Mountains. It is mainly known for solo travelling. In other words, just one person can visit it to explore the buildings in the town painted white and blue. Inhabitants of this place are also friendly and can relate with you to make your stay lively. One of the exciting places to visit here is Ras El Maa, which is very quiet and secluded. You will surely enjoy your privacy when you visit. The tourist attraction here is Kasbah.
Essaouira is another popular place in Morocco that attracts tourists. It is the place where Game of Thrones (Season 3) was shot. In the 1960s, celebrities usually hang out at the seaside of Essaouira. If you want to run away from the heat and extravagant lifestyle of the big city, then Essaouira is the option. There are a lot of activities that can be carried out in this place. You can stroll through the Medina to have a great view of the Atlantic Ocean. You can go horse riding, kite-surfing and wind-surfing. There is also a popular world music festival called Gnaoua which you can attend. The tourist attraction here is Essaouira Citadel.
This is the country’s capital and one of the tops in Morocco for tourists. It has a spell of good weather round the year and because of it, tourists like visiting it. There are many beaches, museums and palaces to visit in Rabat. Its tourist attraction is the Kasbah of the Udayas. Activities to be carried out in Rabat include a tour of the Hassan Tower and a visit to Chellah. Now it has a new portion that has wide boulevards and outdoor cafes. It also has an old town or Medina with fortified walls.
This has an arid desert scene. If you are in love with the arid desert then certainly, this is the best bet for you.
You can capture a lot of pleasant shots in this place with your camera. It has Arabian beauty that can attract viewers and having the first-hand shot on your camera is worthwhile. The great centre of attraction for tourists in Ouarzazate is the Cinema Museum. There are many activities that can be carried out here and they include a tour of the Atlas Film Studios, where some movies in the market like Cleopatra and Kingdom of Heaven were shot. You can as well explore the shops and restaurants in the city main square. Places like Ait Ben Haddou, where they shot movies like Lawrence of Arabia and The Living Daylights can as well be visited.
Tinghir is located between the High Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert. It also sits in the city of the Todra Valley and offers the best relaxation atmosphere for couples. It has flower gardens, rustic narrow streets and kasbahs. Hikers delight in visiting Tinghir because it gives them a better view of the entire Morocco when they hike up to the 18th Century Glaoui Palace. Things you can do here include a camel ride, shopping at Crafts Market and hiking at Glaoui Palace.
Though Agadir was destroyed in 1960 by the earthquake it has blossomed back. It now has a seaside resort town with a very beautiful waterfront and it has made Agadir one of the sought-out places in Morocco for visitors. It has food stalls where visitors can feast on Moroccan delicacies, so there is no dull moment there.
This is another spectacular place you cannot afford to miss out on your visit to Morocco. French created beautiful palm-fringed avenues and refreshing fountains where visitors can cool off their heads. Among the things that will excite you in this place is the mixture of ancient architecture and modernism.
First and foremost, ensure that you do not have any symptoms before travelling. Before you travel, check the entry requirements section on the government website where you reside. Just make sure you get in touch with Morocco’s embassy in the country where you are, and also check the airline’s advice you intend to board.