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Welcome to Morocco

Perched on the tip of northern Africa, Morocco weaves together European, African, and Middle Eastern traditions and cultures into one seamless fabric. Whether travelers find themselves drawn to the bustling streets and souks in the capital of Marrakech, a Moroccan cooking class, camel treks into windswept desert, or a hot-air balloon flight over the craggy peaks of the Atlas Mountains, Morocco does not disappoint. Popular day trip destinations outside of the capital include the port cities of Casablanca, Essaouira, and Tangier, as well as Fes, a city famed for its walled medina, medieval architecture, and old-world atmosphere.

Top 15 attractions in Morocco

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Atlas Mountains

Atlas Mountains

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Capped with snow throughout the winter months and cloaked with wildflowers through the summer, the rocky plateaus and lush valleys of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains provide a striking backdrop for hiking and mountain biking treks, as well as cultural visits to Morocco’s remaining Berber tribes. Sprawling along the frontier of the Sahara, the range runs from the Atlantic coast to the northern Rif Mountains.More
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Hassan II Mosque

Hassan II Mosque

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With its regal cliff-top perch overlooking the ocean and a soaring 210-meter high minaret (the world’s highest) that shines a beam toward Mecca during the evening hours, everything about the Hassan II Mosque is grandiose. The magnificent mosque is among the largest in the world, with space for up to 100,000 worshippers.More
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Majorelle Garden (Jardin Majorelle)

Majorelle Garden (Jardin Majorelle)

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With its bold blue color scheme, towering palms, and gigantic cacti, set around pools of water lilies and gardens filled with exotic plants, the Majorelle Garden (Jardin Majorelle) is one of the most idyllic spots in Marrakech. Owned by designer Yves Saint Laurent, it’s also one of the city’s most visited attractions.More
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Caves of Hercules

Caves of Hercules

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Located 7 miles (14 kilometers) west of Tangier, near Cape Spartel, the Caves of Hercules is one of the area’s top attractions. Discovered in 1906, the cave extends for 18.6 miles (30 kilometers) and is both natural and man-made. It features two openings, one to land and one to sea, with the latter known as the “Map of Africa” for its distinctive shape.More
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Medina of Fez (Fes el-Bali)

Medina of Fez (Fes el-Bali)

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Forming the northeast corner of Fez, the Medina of Fez (Fes El-Bali is a dizzying introduction to the city’s culture, crafts, and commotion. Dating to the ninth century, the UNESCO-listed warren of lanes, shops, and souks is girded by 13th-century walls and ornamental gates.More
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Agadir Beach (Plage d’Agadir)

Agadir Beach (Plage d’Agadir)

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A flawless crescent of deep, fine sand, which rolls on for miles to the south of town, Agadir Beach (Plage d’Agadir forms the heart of this seaside resort. A wealth of cafés and restaurants offer food and drink, with loungers for sun worshippers, while water sports run from Jet Ski to boat trips and deep-sea fishing adventures.More
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Jemaa el-Fna (Djemaa el-Fna)

Jemaa el-Fna (Djemaa el-Fna)

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An outdoor market by day and packed to bursting with diners, shoppers, storytellers, and singers by night, Jemaa el-Fna (also written Djemaa el-Fna or Jemaa el-Fnaa) is the epicenter of Marrakech life, where locals and tourists come night after night to see the clash of colors, sounds, smells, and sights that make up this memorable location.More
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Cape Spartel

Cape Spartel

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Located west of Tangier, Cape Spartel is the northwesternmost point of Africa, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea. Rising 1,000 feet (305 meters) above sea level, Cape Spartel is known for its stunning views and dramatic coastal roads, and includes a lighthouse dating from 1864.More
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Agadir Kasbah Ruins (Agadir Oufella)

Agadir Kasbah Ruins (Agadir Oufella)

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Built in 1541 and restored a couple of centuries later, the Agadir Kasbah Ruins (Agadir Oufella stand on a hill a little way out of town. Designed as a fortress, the kasbah once housed hundreds, although all that remains of the structure after the 1960 earthquake is the outer wall. Most travelers visit for the sweeping ocean views.More
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Essaouira Beach (Plage d'Essaouira)

Essaouira Beach (Plage d'Essaouira)

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Lined with bars, restaurants, and surf shops, Essaouira Beach (Plage d'Essaouira) is a Moroccan hot spot for surfers, windsurfers, and kitesurfers, thanks to its steady, year-round winds. The town has a charming hippie atmosphere, and travelers who are not indulging in water sports enjoy horse, camel, or quad rides along the broad sandy beach.More
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Old Medina of Casablanca (Ancienne Medina)

Old Medina of Casablanca (Ancienne Medina)

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In the north of the city between the port and the seafront Hassan II Mosque, the Old Medina of Casablanca contains the last vestiges of pre-20th century Casablanca. Though the modern city sprawls in every direction, the historic quarter remains a maze of alleyways and a vast souk, tucked in by the remnants of ancient walls.More
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Bahia Palace (Palais Bahia)

Bahia Palace (Palais Bahia)

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The name of the Bahia Palace (Palais Bahia) nods to its greatness: "Bahia” translates as “Brilliance.” Part of Marrakech’s UNESCO-listed medina and located on the northern edge of the Mellah (the Jewish quarter), the palace was the 19th-century residence of Si Ahmed ben Musa (or Ba Ahmed), the Grand Vizier of Marrakech.More
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Koutoubia Mosque (Mosquée Koutoubia)

Koutoubia Mosque (Mosquée Koutoubia)

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The largest and most famous of Marrakech’s many mosques, Koutoubia Mosque (Mosquée Koutoubia) is also the city’s most prominent navigational landmark. Just a short stroll from Djemaa el Fna square, the mosque’s soaring minaret stands proud at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed medina.More
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Marrakech Medina (Medina of Marrakesh)

Marrakech Medina (Medina of Marrakesh)

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The historic heart of Marrakech and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Marrakech Medina (Medina of Marrakesh) is the first port of call for most visitors to the city. Known for its famous Jemaa el-Fna square, a dizzying maze of souks, and a magnificent array of mosques and palaces, this is Marrakech’s most atmospheric district.More
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Palmeraie (Palm Grove)

Palmeraie (Palm Grove)

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Fringing northwest Marrakech, the Palmeraie (Palm Grove is the city’s favorite recreational area and most upscale vacation and residential enclave. A refuge from the bustling Medina and Jemaa el-Fna, the oasis comprises 54 square miles (140 square kilometers edged with prestigious hotels and villas.More

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How to Spend 2 Days in Marrakech

How to Spend 2 Days in Marrakech

Ways to Experience Moroccan Culture in Marrakech

Ways to Experience Moroccan Culture in Marrakech

Top activities in Morocco

3 Days Desert Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga Dunes & Camel Trek
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Marrakech to Fez via Merzouga Desert 3-Days Morocco Sahara Tour

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Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech

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Recent reviews from experiences in Morocco

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Excellent tour with Idrissi!
Maria_E, May 2022
Fez Guided Tour with lunch from Casablanca
He was friendly, had excellent knowledge of Fes and Morocco, and spoke excellent English.
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Foodie delights
Roy_B, Apr 2022
Marrakech Food Tasting Experience Including Dinner
Got to see and taste a little of Morocco would recommend this tour
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A lovely tour
Iliyan_N, Apr 2022
Agafay Desert & Berber villages & Atlas Mountains, Full Day Trip From Marrakech
I highly recommend, if you’re looking for great activities beyond the city.
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Unique peaceful evening
Michelle_C, Apr 2022
Magical private dinner in Marrakech desert
It was a lovely way to see Morocco.
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The BEST Sahara tour
Christine_M, Mar 2022
2-Days Desert Trip from Fes
If you go to Morocco and want to see and stay in the Sahara, this is THE BEST TOUR you could arrange.
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Excellent
Ivo_T, Mar 2022
Desert Agafay and Atlas Mountains & Camel ride Day Trip From Marrakech
He brought us to see the waterfall in the mountains and the dessert, plus a few attractions along the way.
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Highlight of my Morocco Trip
Maria_I, Feb 2022
Atlas Mountains and 3 Valleys & Waterfalls & Desert Agafay - Day Trip Marrakech
It was so beautiful to see the Berber villages as well.
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Long day but totally worth the trip!
MeiYan_M, May 2022
Chefchaouen the Blue City Private Day Trip from Casablanca
As for timing, I felt we had just enough time to see what Chefchuouen had to offer and never felt rushed by the guide to leave.
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Best tour guide
Maria_M, May 2022
Essaouira Beach: Private Full-Day Luxury Trip from Marrakech
We’ve been shown the best places to see in Morocco and took is to IL-mare, a very good sea food restaurant.
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Once in a lifetime experience!
Jordan_G, May 2022
3 Days Desert Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga Dunes & Camel Trek
Everything was really organised and Ayoub always checked in to see how we were doing.
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Great tour!
Nicole_P, May 2022
3-Day Sahara Desert To Merzouga From Marrakech
We loved this tour because we felt like we were able to see so much of eastern Morocco in such a short time.
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Fanastic Day Trip to Aït Ben Haddou
Stephanie_K, May 2022
Private Ait Ben Haddou Tour with Road of the Kasbahs from Marrakech
He was personable, great English (he also speaks French, Arabic, Italian, Spanish and Berber), and has a good sense of humor.
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Wonderful Tour
Ying_W, May 2022
7 Days Tour from Tangier to Marrakech Morocco Tour
I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is interested to visit Morocco.
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Great Experience in the desert
Jared_L, May 2022
3 Days Desert Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga Dunes & Camel Trek
It was a great way to see different aspects of Morocco that most tourists cannot see.
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Great half day tour with wine tasting
MeiYan_M, May 2022
Full Day Tour of Casablanca with Lunch and Wine tasting
He was very flexible with what we wanted to see and what parts of the tour we wanted to spend time on.
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Fun Day Trip to Morocco
Jiyoung_W, May 2022
Full day Priavte tour of tangier
For example, we weren’t interested in riding camels but we wanted to see baby camels and Abu happily showed them.
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Best day in Morocco
Wioleta_K, May 2022
Atlas Mountains and Three valleys Tour & Waterfalls Day Tour from Marrakech
A ride with a view of the mountains or deserts, hiking through the valley of waterfalls and camel ride (which we gave up, but those who participated came back very pleased) are undoubtedly attractions that we will remember for a long time.
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Wonderful authentic day trip!
Jane_L, May 2022
Desert Agafay and Atlas Mountains & Camel ride Day Trip From Marrakech
Seen local Berber villages, getting up close and personal with Mount Toubkal, I walk through a local market with very few tourists lovely lunch, a great hike to a beautiful waterfall, and finally a camel ride in the Agafay desert.
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Amazing experience! Ouzoud falls are true paradise!
Deyan_D, Apr 2022
Ouzoud Waterfalls from Marrakech with Boat Ride
The trip to the falls and back to Marrakech was very pleasant and the driver was very safe and careful.
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Must do while visiting the Marrakech area!
Eliana_S, Apr 2022
Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys & Waterfalls - Camel ride Day Trip Marrakech
We trekked up the mountains towards a waterfall, passing through local Berber villages.
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