Planning your dream holiday in Morocco for 2024? Look no further! Our comprehensive guide is here to help you make the most of your vacation in this captivating North African destination. From awe-inspiring landscapes to vibrant markets and a rich cultural heritage, Morocco offers a unique experience that will leave you with unforgettable memories. In this updated guide, we have carefully curated the essential information you need, ensuring that your holiday in Morocco is optimized for an unforgettable adventure. Get ready to explore the wonders of Morocco like never before!
Your Essential Morocco Holiday guide
Things to do
Don’t miss doing these things in your holiday to Morocco to explore the charm of morocco, enjoy the romantic moments and experience the interesting adventures.
1. Sahara desert
Spend a night under the starry sky between the huge dunes of the Sahara desert of Merzouga. A night in the nomadic or luxury camps allows you to enjoy the Berberian life and experience the camel ride on the sand as well as a trip with a 4×4 to catch the dazzling sunrise and sunset.
2. Jammee El Fenna
The vibrant heart of Marrakech’s well-known medina is called Jemaa el-Fnaa. There are hawker vendors, circus performers, and snake charmers in this large square.At night, smoke billows from restaurant grills as they get ready to serve up delectable street food, don’t miss to test the famous meal of “Tanjia” on your holiday to Morocco.
3. Morocco’s top Beaches
Many of Morocco’s beach towns and resorts are within easy reach of some of the country’s most famous historical sights. Visit Taghazout and Essaouira the famous surfing spots, and reach the north seas for those who love resorts on the coast, Tangier and Martil.
4. Explore Fes
Travel to Fes during your holiday to Morocco to see the most fascinating and eye-catching sight in Fes, “Chouara Tannery,” the oldest one in the world, and explore the historical sites all around the city and learn about this very ancient city and its well-known traditional hand-made goods like Moroccan leather bags, slippers, jackets, poufs, and shoes.
One of the best things to do when you are in Morocco is go trekking in the Toubkal mountain range in the High Atlas, the highest point of the High Atlas mountain range and North Africa. Enjoy your holiday in Morocco by trekking through a landscape of glistening rivers, undulating hills, and jaw-dropping canyons in an unforgettable experience.
Casablanca is Morocco’s main gateway and home to millions of citizens, and it is here that the Hassan II mosque, Africa’s largest mosque, has been located since the 1990s; it is a breathtakingly beautiful structure that you must see and enjoy its view of the ocean during the fantastic holidays to Morocco that we offer.
Four imperial cities were capitals of the Moroccan kingdom through time, and considered as a UNESCO world heritage, felled up of rich history to learn about and several attractions to see in your up holidays to Morocco:
Rabat is the current capital of Morocco and the heart of institutional life, where the old medina and the city main attraction will touch your heart like the Kasbah of Oudaya, Hassan Tower, the Mausoleum of king Mohamed V and the Rabat beach.
Fes is the oldest city and was founded as the capital of morocco in the ninth century. A large portion of the population continues to reside within the evocative medina, which is surrounded by kilometres of historic walls and many attractions from the ancient time like the Karawyin University, Bab boujloud, Mausoleum or Zawiya of Moulay Idriss II.
not too far from Fes, visit Meknes, the charming imperial city and the most authentic of the four imperial cities that has a rich history to tell to its visitors and dazzling buildings with detailed architectural that became a UNESCO World heritage for example the Bab-Mansour Gate (the bigest door in Africa), the El Hedim square and Moulay Ismail Mausoleum.
The cultural heart of Morocco and the most frequently visited city in Morocco by tourists all around the world. The city is famous for its lavish hotels, traditional Riads, and historical building like any other imperial city. You will find in Marrakech the famous Jamme El Fenna square, El Badi and Bahia palaces, Menara Gardens, and the exotic Majorelle Gardens.
We offer the best family holidays in Morocco to discover various sights from north to south for the best exploration of Morocco and saving the most unforgettable memories ever.
1. The Atlas Mountains’ Berber communities can be visited by scheduling a tour. You’ll enjoy welcoming Moroccan culture as you get to know the people, eat a dinner at a family’s home, and learn about long-standing customs.
2. In Ouarzazate, the Atlas Film Studio is a must-see location if you enjoy watching movies filming sets. Here, major blockbusters have been filmed. The studio hosts a variety of indoor and outdoor sets. And new projects constantly added every time to give a glimpse about the filmmaking in this international target.
3. Agadir’s beautiful beaches and clear seas are ideal for all-inclusive resorts or family beach vacations. Visit the Agadir Crocodile Park, ride the seaside Ferris wheel, and go on a camel ride along the shore are all a very good activities not to miss during your visit to agadir with family.
4. Ouzoud Falls, one of Africa’s highest waterfalls, can be reached in the high Atlas highlands after traveling through Berber communities and stunning landscapes. The waterfall is also home to a colony of monkeys that enjoy the waters and the odd visitor. A trip with the family to these magnificent falls allows visitors to take in the surrounding scenery.
5. The family holidays are more relaxant when a visit to the dunes of sand in the Sahara desert is planned, a fantastic family enjoyment that provides many surprises; catching sunset/sunrise and riding the camels are included, and more to discover and experience.
Morocco vacations provide every tourist with a beautiful spot to experience with family or alone, offering a picturesque two coastlines that hold a group of Africa’s most popular beaches to resort and relax.
1. The most well-known beach resort city in Morocco is Agadir, located on the southern Atlantic Coast. Since decades, families seeking family-friendly beach vacations have come here. There is a lot of area to pick from, and surf places are also accessible there if you’re seeking to go surfing. The city center of Agadir is rimmed by a stretch of golden sand.
2. Mogador or Essaouira beach is a famous destination for surfers, There are numerous operators in Essaouira and Sidi Kaouki, 25 kilometers to the south, where tourists come to windsurf and kitesurf, According to the windy weather out there, also ride camels is pretty good thing to try in the beach.
3. Because of its laid-back appeal, tourists like Asilah. a small city in the north offers several options to mix beach time with additional cultural tours, since the ancient town’s walls immediately front a curve of sand.
4. Visit Legzira beach, a known destination for its spectacular natural arches and sandstone cliffs that is visited by many people all around the globe, it considers Morocco’s unique touristic beach to resort with family and friends and practice surf in as well
5. Through The Mediterranean Coast in the north, find the M’Diq & Cabo Negro beaches, a famous destination for Moroccans to resort especially in the summer, don’t miss visiting the north with the very blue waves and the kind people living there.
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History and culture
Discover Morocco’s top historical attractions and explore the Moroccan Berber culture with the best of our guidance on our holidays to Morocco.
1. The Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a collection of clay structures encircled by high walls, is a typical pre-Saharan habitat. It became well-known as a location for worldwide films like Gladiator and Game of Thrones. The Kasbah is a stunning example of southern Moroccan architecture.
2. One of the best-preserved archaeological monuments in the nation is the Roman city of Volubilis, which is classified by UNESCO. Volubilis, one of the Roman Empire’s most remote cities, was founded in the third century BC and is situated in the extreme southwest. Beautiful mosaics, baths, temples, and gates can be found there.
3. As a Muslim community, Morocco is the best place to discover several mosques in Africa, Old, and new Islamic buildings shape Moroccan architecture in a creative way, try to have a glimpse over the Hassan II mosque in Casablanca, and the Quaraouine mosque in Fes as an example.
4. Atlas Film Studios is one of the largest film studios. Spread in a large spot in Ouarzazat south, it is a popular tourist destination and filmmaking lovers, in part because the grounds are littered with old movie sets that are decaying in the harsh environment and historical sets in the area.
4. Visit the Portuguese City of Mazagan (El Jadida), a city located on the Atlantic coast. Outstanding evidence of the interchange of influences between European and Moroccan civilizations during the 16th and 18th centuries may be found in one of the earliest Portuguese towns established in Africa along the way to India.
5. The Saadian Tombs in Marrakech have domed ceilings, tile mosaics, and wood carvings as decoration. The mausoleums were constructed as the sixth Sultan of the Saadi Dynasty’s burial place.
On your holiday to Morocco, shopping is a good choice to explore the real Moroccan culture and save memories and buy goods to remember your trip
1. In Morocco, the souks and markets are where most shopping takes place. These are typically found inside the medina or the old city walls.
2. Marrakech Medina is the ideal place to shop when you are in Morocco, visit the old medina to discover traditional goods from hats, Jellabas, bags, lanterns, and woodwork.
3. Fes is known for its carpet emporiums, where you can browse the selection while sipping mint tea. For herbalists’ concocted magic medicines, go to Souk el Henna and find fragrant and colorful bursts of spices in Souk El-Attarine in the old city.
4. Berber carpets are a common memento from any country in North Africa and the Sahara, with traditional and modern designs that can only be distinguished by the fabric’s textures, dyes, and knotting patterns. It is thought to be one of the best souvenirs you could bring home.
5. The medina in Essaouira has certain local specialties in addition to the standard Moroccan trinkets. Visit galleries to find local artwork, drawings, surfwear, and organic argan oil. and don’t forget to purchase the local musicians’ artwork from gnawa.
6. Don’t be afraid to put your haggling hat on and snag yourself some beautiful Moroccan mementos because it’s also a fantastic way to support regional farmers and companies and boost the local economy. Most vendors have a great sense of humor and like to have fun in the haggling process
Everybody loves food, so it goes without saying that you as a visitor to Morocco have a lot of Moroccan dishes to try.
1. With brass chandeliers, beaded table lamps, and live music, Rick’s Cafe evokes the atmosphere of the famous film Casablanca. It’s one of Casablanca’s many outstanding restaurants that serve several Moroccan meals to test
2. Snack on grilled meat skewers and vibrant salads at booths in Jemaa el-Fnaa in Marrakech. Next, head to some of the best dining establishments in the area. For authentic Moroccan food, visit Al Fassia after dining on the Nomad rooftop restaurant and enjoy the meals being offered.
3. Drink mint tea in the traditional tents in the desert with nomadic families, special tea is made there with local bread that you absolutely must try with the kind people living there.
4. Visit the clock café, a fantastic designed restaurant in the heart of the medina of Fes, where you can try many dishes and meals that are famous in the area and test Moroccan soups as well.
5. You’ll want to prepare your own Moroccan cuisine at home once you’ve tried it, and this is possible in every city has cuisine classes, there are lots of riads, restaurants, and cooking schools that offer instruction like the Marrakech nonprofit Amal Centre, the cooking class at Palais in Fez.
A visit to Morocco would not be complete without trying some of the delicious cuisine! You’ll want to lick your plate due to the mouth-melting, unique flavors of the olives, lemon, and saffron.
1. The name of Morocco’s most well-known cuisine, tagine, comes from a clay cooking pot with a cone-shaped lid. The saucy, meat- and vegetable-based dishes are served everywhere, including in sophisticated dining establishments and roadside cafés to enjoy this tasty meal
2. Chicken Bastilla is a national dish and is a savory pie that was originally made with pigeons. They are now cooked with saffron chicken, omelets stuffed with herbs, crispy pastry, and cinnamon. Bastilla is well known among Moroccans for presenting in weddings.
3. Tasting seafood in coastal cities like El Jadida and Safi, eat snacks of calamari, grilled sardines, kebabs and even snails, and enjoy being in front of the beach having your meal.
4. Visit the Sahara desert in your holiday to Morocco to taste and explore the Medfouna, or the Filalian Pizza as the locals call it, a big flatbread dough stuffed with meat (cow or lamb), diced onions & spices. One Medfouna can be shared with up to three people if you are with family or friends.
5. Couscous is among the best meals to taste once you are in Morocco, small, steamed durum wheat semolina balls that resemble rice are the main component of this delicious dish, which is typically served with a stew that includes some sort of meat and vegetables on top. Though it is often made on Fridays (the Muslim holy day), you may find couscous in most eateries any day of the week.
6. Preparing these dishes and more with your own, by having cooking classes in Marrakech, Meknes, Fes, and Tangiers cities, so that you can save the recipe and try it at home.