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7 Best Things to See and Do in Morocco

There are so many things to do and see in Morocco that a list of only 7 will not suffice. After all, the North African country is an amazing destination with something for everyone. From desert sand-boarding to skiing, you can find endless opportunities to spend time with loads of adventure. In this piece of information, I have assembled a tiny snapshot of all the excitements that await in Morocco!    

1. Learn Moroccan Cooking

Moroccan cuisine is widely known for its fragrant spices and amazing cooking methods. It is a fusion of different influences including the native Berbers cuisine, the Arabs, the Andalusians, and the French cuisine. You can register for a cooking class to learn how to recreate the flavors at home. Several guesthouses or riads offer half or full-day culinary classes. 

2. Enjoy Steam in a Traditional Hammam

A hammam, which is also known as a public steam bath, is a Moroccan tradition. These hammams offer a fascinating cultural insight where you can have a chance for the best cleansing and exfoliation experiences of your life. You can visit some upscale hammam at a riad with private treatment rooms and best products sourced from around Morocco for a great experience.

3. Go Surfing at the Coast

Morocco’s Atlantic coast is popular for its great range of surf breaks. For surfing, you should visit Taghazout, which is a small fishing village situated north of Agadir. Point Anchor is known for its right-hand break that runs for 500 meters during a powerful northwest swell. You can also flock to popular beach resort Essaouira, where the swells are softer. The best time for surfing is during the September to April winter season, when swells are at their best.  

4. Dine at the Djemaa el Fna

Djemaa el Fna is Marrakesh’s heart that is located at Central Square. During the day, is serves as a meeting place full of snack stalls and street vendors; but at night it servers an entertainer’s paradise packed with musicians, jugglers, and snake charmers. The square is filled with tantalizing scents and the smoke from a hundred fires. You can enjoy grilled meats and fragrant tagines and have your food with the locals at the vendors’ communal tables.  

5. Walk down the Blue Streets of Chefchaouen

Located in Morocco’s Rif Mountains, the sleepy town of Chefchaouen offers a rejuvenating respite after the hectic life of country’s larger cities. Earlier served as a place of refuge for Muslims and Jews during the Spanish Reconquista; today it is popular for its bohemian atmosphere and the breathtaking beauty of its cobbled streets. All the street side buildings are painted in a hundred shades of blue, and between them. You will often get a glimpse of the distant mountain peaks. You can visit its quaint craft markets, traditional guesthouses and street-side cafés. ​​

6. Overnight in the Sahara Desert

The Sahara Desert is a great place to spend a few nights. Take the eastern town of Merzouga as your gateway to the Erg Chebbi dunes, which is known as the backdrop for movies like The Mummy and Sahara. You can book a camel safari here or a 4×4 tour to visit the Sahara to spend nights under the stars in a traditional Bedouin village. You’d get the opportunity to view spectacular sunsets and sunrises in the desert, turns the dunes into dreamlike landscapes of ochre and red.

7. Visit the City of Fez

The Imperial City of Fez is popular for its leather products, most of which are supplied from the leather bazaar in the old medina. To get the best view of it, head to the leather shops in the galleries above Chaouwara Tannery. Here you can see colorful dyes and the skins laid out to dry under the sun. You can search the shops for authentic leather goods ranging from handbags to slippers. ​ ​