Top 10 bucket list items to do in Morocco
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10 bucket list items to do in Morocco
Located in North Africa, Morocco is a country with sandy beaches, diverse landscapes, and rich culture. The country has friendly people who follow the traditional Arab and Berber culture. Visiting Morocco with your family or friends will create memories.
The traditional cuisine, mosques, markets, and streets of Morocco attract travelers from all over the world. Although there are numerous places to see and things to enjoy in Morocco, nothing will mesmerize and amuse you more than the following ones.
1. Camel Trekking
Climb into the saddle of a camel and experience an incredible desert expedition with a glimpse into the ancient nomadic world of Morocco. One of the largest and hottest deserts in the world, your Sahara adventure will bring you into contact with the desert and witness the natural wonders and rugged terrain.
In addition, you will venture into the Sahara Desert, the largest and hottest desert in the world, visiting different villages and mountains. You can even join some tours and live like a Moroccan for a day.
Camels are generally friendly but can defend themselves if mistreated. Be nice to the camels you ride and be friendly to them. The activity is probably one of the best things to do in Morocco.
2. Climbing and hiking
Travelers who get their adrenaline pumping will love the challenge of the burnt orange, dark pink, and light gray walls of the Todra Gorge. Those who prefer to keep both feet on the ground can also hike the gorge. It rises 300 meters above the narrow valley, and the clear river adds to the beauty.
3. Take a cooking class
For those visiting Morocco for the first time, the experience of tasting delicious and spicy dishes can be a bit overwhelming. However, you can make the most of it by taking a cooking class here and learning the different ways to cook Moroccan style.
It sounds like fun. To keep up with the latest trends, the best trainers take you to the market to buy fresh ingredients and teach you how to prepare them authentically, with better knowledge in the future.
4. Bathing in a Moroccan hammam
The hammam is a Moroccan bath, which usually takes place every week. In a hammam, several things are done. You are given a bucket full of mats, black soap, and exfoliating gloves. You will then be taken to a large hammam with other people to clean your body.
5. Souks in Morocco
The souks, also known as the markets, are especially busy with tourists and locals and are colorful in African Morocco. Vendors sell all sorts of souvenirs, including Aladdin lamps, colorful fabrics, and perfumes. Moroccan spices and carpets look like they came out of a magic movie are also sold as souvenirs, but make sure you stay careful when negotiating with the vendors.
6. Try Traditional Moroccan Cuisine
Moroccan cuisine is a blend of Arabic, Andalusian and Mediterranean gastronomy with European influence. It is very colorful and rich in flavor. In a traditional Moroccan restaurant, you can enjoy these flavors and the warm hospitality of the Moroccan people. The food is delicious and will satisfy your sweet and savory tooth.
7. Chez Ali’s fancy show
One of the best things to do in Morocco is to visit the Chez Ali fantasy show. Celebrate in the exhilarating atmosphere of Chez Ali Fantasy with belly dancing, fire-eaters, flying carpets, magicians, and popular entertainment. Don’t forget to try mint tea and pastries.
8. Go surfing
The country’s Atlantic coast is a surfer’s dream, offering an exciting experience. The best place is the small fishing village of Taghazou, a few kilometers from Agadir. If you are a beginner and don’t have much surfing experience, Essaouira is the ideal place to get away from the enormous waves.
9. Exploration of the Friouato cave
The caves are located between the Rif Mountains and the Middle Atlas Mountains. It is easily accessible from the city of Taza, in northern Morocco. The journey to this cave can be challenging due to the mountainous terrain, but Morocco’s breathtaking scenery and surroundings make it a must-see. The cave is about 270 kilometers deep.
10. Explore the blue city of Chefchaouen
The 15th-century village of Chefchaouen is one of the most picturesque places in Morocco, with its blue houses and buildings. Chefchaouen is a beautiful blue village surrounded by the greenery of the Rif Mountains. There are many reasons why the locals have painted the walls of this town blue, but there is no denying that the effect is striking and picturesque.
Morocco is rich in history art and is a plethora of scenic sights all around the country. The vibe you experience there is unmatched. You will be lost in its beauty and completely immerse your mind and soul, forgetting the worries of life. Until next time!
- Article based on personal opinion, experience and research.
- Photos from Unsplash & canva.