Express getaway or big trip of the year, sightseeing in Morocco is a great plan that you can stretch as much as you want.
From a visit of a few days to one of its historic cities to a great trip to see the wonders of the country from north to south: in Morocco, everything fits. What is certain is that everyone leaves here with a great experience in their suitcase.
If you are looking for inspiration to approach Morocco, here we bring you several options. Let’s hope the traveling muses visit you and you find your ideal trip.
Let’s get down to business.
4 travel ideas for sightseeing in Morocco
There are plenty of reasons to come to Morocco because it is a destination that has everything to leave a mark: it is exotic, its gastronomy is a delight, its people are hospitable and its landscapes range from waterfalls to the desert.
Sounds luxurious, doesn’t it? Well, let’s go with these ideas about Morocco and its tourism.
Idea 1 for sightseeing in Morocco: a getaway to an imperial city
Well, okay, we admit that this proposal is not too original, but we have a fundamental reason to bring it to the fore: if you have never been, it is something you have to put on your bucket list right now and that you can accomplish in two or three days (minimum).
Fez, Meknes, Rabat, and Marrakech are not called imperial for anything: their name lives up to these cities’ political and cultural importance in the history of Morocco, past, and present.
And of course, you can see that in their streets, mosques, and souks.
All of them have a special structure and styles that are the heritage of all the civilizations that have passed through them throughout history, from the Phoenicians to the Europeans.
Undoubtedly Marrakech and Fez are the busiest; Marrakech for its effervescent activity and Fez for having the largest walled medina in the country, an absolute must of any visit to this city.
The truth is that Rabat and Meknes have little to envy to the first of the list, but they are not so visited; and hey, that also has its charm.
In fact, although Rabat is the political capital of the country, it is overlooked by most people when it comes to sightseeing in Morocco. And yet, for example, its medina is a marvel, far from being the typical one full of souvenir stores.
And Meknes? Well, it is also surprising and not crowded. There we leave it…
Idea 2 for sightseeing in Morocco: sleeping in the Moroccan desert
In this catalog of proposals for tourism in Morocco could not miss the star activity: sleeping in the desert and living in its atmosphere.
And if we have to stay with one of them, it will be Erg Chebbi for obvious reasons.
A stay in a luxury camp like ours -understanding by luxury private haimas with exclusive bathroom and crazy decoration, personalized service, and privileged location-, a camel ride through huge dunes and silence under the starry sky you have ever seen, are experiences that only exist here.
And best of all, you don’t have to come for a whole week. Of course, we do not recommend less than two nights, as the trip is long enough.
Idea 3 for sightseeing in Morocco: great route through southern Morocco
This idea of tourism in Morocco will take you a little more time, there is a lot of fabric to cut. So, this trip is not for you if you do not have five days or more.
On the other hand, if you have at least a week, of illusion and a lot of desire for adventure, you are where you have to be: a circuit that starts with the colorful Marrakech to go closer to the desert and make there an immersion in the most authentic of the country.
You can do it on your own by renting a car or letting them take you comfortably on a private tour with a local at the wheel, they know the terrain better than anyone.
Mandatory stops on this route starting in Marrakech must be:
- Marrakech with its mosque, its souks, and the mythical Jemaa-el-Fna square.
- Dades Valley in the Atlas Mountains and its gorges.
- The impressive Kasbah Ait Ben Hadu is an authentic fortress made of clay.
- The cinematic Desert Gate or Uarzazat.
- The desert of Merzouga or Erg Chebbi: essential two nights here 😉.
- The Ouzoud Waterfalls and if it is in summer, even more so.
- Further south there are several recommended beach destinations especially if you are into surfing. Here are a few: Essaouira, Taghazout, and Agadir are good places to enjoy the beach atmosphere during the day and also at night, you know.
How much time you spend in each of these places is up to you. And how much time you have, of course.
Idea 4 for sightseeing in Morocco: the most impressive natural sites
If there is something about nature tourism in Morocco is that you can find everything from desert to beaches and mountains where the passage of man is not (too) noticeable.
This travel concept can take you more or less time, depending on how you conceive it. Either on its own or combined with one of the well-known must-sees in Morocco.
That will depend on your schedule and budget.
What is fixed is that Morocco’s biodiversity is worthy of the African continent. Apart from its peculiar vegetation marked by the climate of each area, the fauna has species of birds, amphibians, and mammals spread among its National Parks, biosphere reserves, and other protected areas.
Between them, they bring together all kinds of phenomena. Cliffs, beaches, cultivated fields, forests, palm groves, oases, deserts, wetlands, waterfalls… and we could go on for a while. And, as you can imagine, they are home to animals of all kinds.
The fauna ranges from red foxes, jackals, and endangered birds such as the Eremite Ibis in the Souss Massa National Park to the Barbary monkey in the valuable Talassemtane National Park.
A natural spectacle that is in itself a reason to go sightseeing in Morocco.
And here are our travel ideas for Morocco; few countries will be able to gather in its territory so many unique places, those that transport you to another time, another culture, aromas, colors … and the light, oh, the light of Morocco!
If what we have told you sounds wonderful but you still don’t know where to go when it comes to sightseeing in Morocco, send us an email or arrange a video call with us, and we will design an itinerary just for you.