Morocco Experiences

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Experience the vibrant culture of Morocco with kimkim's preferred activities. From indulging in the best of Moroccan gastronomy with a dinner hosted by a local family in Fes, or stepping back in time at the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, to exploring the bustling souks and historic red sandstone buildings of Marrakesh, there is something for everyone. Check out even more of our recommended activities in Casablanca, Boumalne Dades, Fes, Agadir, Chefchaouen, and Marrakesh to make the most of your visit to Morocco.

Boumalne Dades
Cultural Immersion in Rose Valley & Atlas Mountains
5.0
(9)
4.5 hours
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Private
Enjoy a day trip to the Berber communities of the Atlas Mountains, passing through El Kelaa Mgouna, the capital of Morocco's famed Rose Valley, along the way. Here the intensely cultivated plots of farmland are bordered by rose bushes, which are used in the cosmetic industry to make rose water...
Fes
Dinner with a Local Family in Fes
4.6
(52)
2.5 hours
·
Private
Morocco sits at the geographical and cultural crossroads of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. So it's no wonder Moroccan gastronomy is one of the greatest in the world, thanks to this mix of cultures, flavors, and nations! While in Morocco, you'll find many restaurants serving beloved dishes...
Cooking class
Marrakesh
Traditional Cooking Class in Marrakech
4.8
(6)
3 hours
·
Small group
This unique experience utilizes the power of food to help you connect with Moroccan cuisine, culture, and people. You'll meet an inspiring group of women and learn how to cook local delicacies as they share stories about their lives. The foundation of your experience is a traditional cooking...
A souk in Fes
Fes
Traditional Cooking Class in Fes
4.8
(6)
3 hours
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Private
Discover the incredible and flavorful cuisine of Morocco with a cooking class in Fes. Together with a local chef and culinary expert, you'll prepare authentic dishes using traditional recipes beloved by Moroccans. This hands-on experience ends with a delicious lunch and conversation with your...
Impressive Roman Ruins are still standing at Volubilis
Volubilis
Explore the Roman Ruins of Volubilis & the Imperial City of Meknes
5.0
(3)
1.5 hours
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Private
While traveling in Morocco, you can explore the country's regal history at the ruins of Volubilis and the imperial city of Meknes. Set next to one another, they make the perfect combination for an interesting historical and cultural break on longer drives, especially when transferring between...
Marrakesh
Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride & Breakfast over Marrakech
5.0
(2)
2 hours
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Private
View the desert landscape of Marrakech from above with an incredible hot air balloon ride. The early wake-up call is worth it, as you'll watch the sunrise over the desert. The pastel colors, soft lighting, and crisp early-morning air create a tranquil experience very different from the typical...
Marrakesh
Traditional Cooking Class at La Maison Arabe in Marrakech
4.7
(3)
4.5 hours
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Private
Explore traditional Moroccan cuisine at La Maison Arabe, a culinary venue in Marrakech with a long history dating back to 1946. That year, two enterprising French women, Hélène Sébillon-Larochette, and her daughter, Suzy, were granted the right by the pasha Thami el Glaoui to set up the first...
Inside the souks of Fes
Fes
Explore the Medina of Fes
4.3
(6)
7 hours
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Private
Discover the vibrant and fortified Medina (old town) of Fes, the cultural capital of Morocco, with the help of a local. A guide will lead you through the twisting maze of cobbled streets as you pass markets, shops, mosques, and more. You'll explore lively souks, learn about medieval Marinid...
Jemaa el Fna Square in Marrakech
Marrakesh
Explore Marrakech
5.0
(1)
8 hours
·
Private
Explore the sights, sounds, and smells of Marrakech, a lively metropolis founded in the 11th century. Its location helped the city thrive as a trading center for the tribes in the nearby Atlas Mountains. You'll quickly see why, as its souks (markets) are bountiful! Marrakech is known as the "Red...
Synagogue of Sefrou
Fes
Jewish Heritage Tour in Sefrou
5.0
(1)
Private
Enjoy a day trip south of Fes to the city of Sefrou, where you'll embark on a Jewish heritage tour. Sefrou offers an excellent opportunity to observe the coexistence of both Jewish and Muslim communities, as they lived side by side here until the late 1960s. Sefrou is known as "Little Jerusalem,"...
Fes
Kids Explore Fes by Donkey
5.0
(1)
Private
If you're traveling with your family, let your kids enjoy a fun and cultural experience by exploring the buzzy city of Fes with the help of adorable donkeys. Fes is the world's largest pedestrian-only city, with over 9,000 streets and alleyways in its historic Old Town (medina). If you want to...
Merzouga
ATV/Quad Sand Dune Adventure in Merzouga
5.0
(1)
2 hours
·
Private
Explore the unique vastness of the dunes with a thrilling ATV/Quad tour. Zoom around the desert surrounding Merzouga, feeling the dunes of Erg Chebbi vibrate under your feet. Discover a mixture of vibrant orange and completely silent landscapes as you dip into valleys and conquer hills. Before...
Draa valley palm grove
Marrakesh
Quad & ATV Adventure in Marrakech Palm Grove
5.0
(1)
2 hours
·
Private
Leave the bustle of Marrakech behind and discover the city's surrounding natural beauty on an ATV. You'll explore the famous palm grove north of Marrakech, riding through rocky desert plains around the city while enjoying the incredible scenery of arid hills, dunes, and the Tensift River....
Casablanca
Off-The-Beaten-Path Casablanca
5.0
(1)
Private
While visiting Casablanca, consider exploring a bit off the beaten path. Although many assume the Medina (old town) is a must-see, Casablanca's is "only" around 200 years old—much newer than Fes and Marrakech. So if you’re visiting those other cities, you don't need to spend much time in...
Ouarzazate
Mountain Biking in Ouarzazate's Fint Oasis
5.0
(1)
Next to the city of Ouarzazate is the lush Fint Oasis, a flat landscape that stretches along a river oasis lined with palm trees. It's one of Morocco's most popular areas for mountain biking, as it offers exciting and scenic offroad tracks for all levels. Whether you're an expert or beginner, you...
Sunset at the Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca
Casablanca
Explore Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca
4.1
(20)
1 hour
·
Private
The Hassan II Mosque is Casablanca's premier attraction—if you can only see one thing in the city, let it be this! It's the largest mosque in Morocco, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Its large complex includes a museum, baths, Koranic school, library, and a prayer room supported by 78...
Hiking in Imlil | Photo taken by Maura S
Aït Aïssa
Hike to Aguersiouâl & Imlil in the Atlas Mountains
4.0
(1)
5 hours
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Private
Enjoy a scenic hiking excursion and discover the natural beauty of the Atlas Mountains. You'll trek down an easy route into the Assif Azzaden Valley, enjoying views of arid hills, forested oases, and terraced farmland. Along the way, you'll pass through several traditional Berber...
Marrakesh
Explore the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech
4.0
(3)
6 hours
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Private
Discover the natural beauty and culture of Morocco's High Atlas Mountains. As you zip into the scenic hills, you'll make several stops to enjoy impressive panoramas of small villages, enchanting scenery, and interesting landscapes. After leaving Marrakech, you'll head toward the Atlas Mountains...
Marrakesh
Day Trip from Marrakech to Ouzoud Waterfalls
4.0
(1)
8 hours
·
Private
Discover some of the most beautiful cascades in Morocco, the Ouzoud Waterfalls near the traditional Berber village of Ouzoud. In the local Berber language, Ouzoud translates to "the act of grinding grain." You'll understand its namesake once you see the powerful set of waterfalls dropping over...
Marrakesh
Food Tour in Marrakech
4.0
(2)
3 hours
·
Private
Explore the flavors of Marrakech with a food tour through the city's Medina (old town). Bustling Marrakech is filled with picturesque alleyways and vibrant squares. It's the perfect city to get lost in as you follow your nose and taste bites from one snack to the next.This food tour guides you on...
Merzouga
Cultural Adventures in Erg Chebbi Desert
3.0
(1)
Private
Explore the vastness of Erg Chebbi and learn more about this surreal landscape. Chebbi is one of Morocco's many ergs, large expanses of dunes, and tall peaks formed by wind-blown sand. This particular erg stretches over 17 miles (28 km) from north to south, with some peaks reaching nearly 500...
Fes
Brass Etching Workshop in Fes
2.0
(1)
Brass, especially intricately etched brass, is commonplace in Morocco. You'll see it all over the country, especially in the buzzy stalls of the country's souks and markets. Learn the history of this art form by attending an interactive workshop in the heart of Fes, where you'll dive into the...
Essaouira
Wine Tasting at Domaine Val d'Argan near Essaouira
1.0
(1)
3.5 hours
·
Private
Explore the world of Moroccan wine with a wine-tasting tour just outside Essaouira. At the Val d'Argan Winery, you'll find the French winemaker Charles Melia and his beautiful vineyards—a relaxing setting and an ideal lunch spot. Upon arrival, you'll enjoy a tour of the vineyards and impressive...
Taourirt Kasbah, Ouarzazate
Explore the Ouarzazate & Aït Benhaddou Kasbahs
6 hours
·
Two of the most popular historic towns in Morocco's southern desert are Ouarzazate and Aït Benhaddou, both known for their stunning kasbahs (old buildings once used for defense) and cinematic significance. Set close to one another, they make for the perfect duo, especially when passing through...
Boumalne Dades
Visit Nomadic Families in Cave Homes
Private
In the summer, you can visit nomadic families that live in temporary troglodyte cave homes in the mountains surrounding Boumalne Dades. There are still many nomads living in Morocco, and in the summer, they move up into the hills. In the winter, they mostly stay in the desert. The nomadic...
Boumalne Dades
Hiking & Cultural Immersion in the Atlas Mountains
Small group
Immerse yourself in the unique culture of the Atlas Mountains, where you'll enjoy an easy hike while interacting with local Berber families. The foothills of the mountains offer a green oasis of vegetation, perfect for quaint towns to thrive. These authentic Berber villages offer a wealth of...
Marrakesh
Cultural Family Day in the Atlas Mountains
6 hours
·
Private
Enjoy a fun and cultural day trip from Marrakech to the High Atlas Mountains! You and your family will ride mules and pass through traditional Berber villages surrounded by scenic landscapes. Savor the idyllic views of the countryside and the Atlas Mountains from different vantage points as your...
Fes
Bookbinding Workshop in Fes
Learn the art and technique behind Moroccan bookbinding by attending a unique workshop that teaches you how to craft your own leather journal. A professional artisan will walk you through the process, divulging details of the craft's history in Morocco and the cultural impact it has today, then...
Erfoud
Erfoud Fossil Museum
Private
The vast Sahara desert and region once laid under one of the world's oceans. As a result, archeologists have found sources of endless fossils; many concentrated in the area around the town of Erfoud. Visit the region's fossil museum, which prepares and sells fossils to collectors, universities,...
Fes
Community Oven Bread Baking Workshop in Marrakech, Fes, or Sefrou
Private
Combine an authentic culinary experience with one of the most cultural aspects of Morocco. Whether in the old Medina of Fes, Marrakech, or Sefrou, you can participate in a bread-making workshop, where you'll bake your dough in a community wood-burning oven known as a Ferran. Join the locals and...

Best Experiences in Morocco

Essaouira, Morocco
Unique Cultural Experiences in Morocco

Morocco's distinct and authentic culture (unchanged in many ways) is perhaps the primary reason to explore the country. You'll find traditional villages that still live today as they have throughout history. Cities like Casablanca and Chefchaouen lift the veil and let you see the way locals live day-to-day. Visit small towns and Berber villages in the mountains, peruse artisan collectives, and get off the beaten path to discover Morocco's incredible countryside.

Trek through Morocco's Mountains
Top Active Experiences in Morocco

Morocco is an ideal destination for active travelers and adventure seekers, offering unique experiences, like kitesurfing in Essaouira, riding horses through the desert, climbing Northern Africa's tallest peak, and carp fishing alongside the locals. With diverse outdoor environments, you'll find nearly every activity in Morocco. From the top of the Atlas Mountains to the bottom of river gorges and the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean, the country is an ideal location for adventures!

Agadir's Old Town
Best Things to Do in Agadir

Morocco's southern seaside city of Agadir offers the best of both worlds, as it sits along the foothills of the Anti-Atlas Mountains and the Atlantic coast. Although an earthquake in 1960 destroyed much of the old city, Agadir emerged as a cool, laid-back, modern metropolis. Today, it has one of Africa's largest markets and a buzzy marina and seaside promenade. You can enjoy unique experiences, like the panoramic views from atop the city's kasbah, or relaxing along the shore in a cave resort.

The countryside near Boumalne Dades
Best Things to Do in Boumalne Dades

Boumalne Dades sits in the Dades Valley, a region home to some of the most scenic landscapes in Morocco. The Dades River creates an agricultural oasis, including the country's famed Rose Valley (known for its centuries of producing rose oil and rosewater). You'll also find this desert scene lined with kasbahs and steeped in cultural traditions like dagger making, several buzzy markets, and even nomadic tribes that move from the deserts to the mountains every summer.

Explore the Desert
Top Desert Excursions in Morocco

The Moroccan Desert is one of the highlights of the country. From sleeping under the stars in a Bedouin-style desert camp to sunset camel rides, there are many ways to explore the towering dunes of Morocco! Go horseback riding, conquer sandy peaks, visit nomadic communities, listen to traditional music next to a flickering campfire, or let an e-bike help you navigate the hills. From dawn to dusk, the Moroccan desert is a truly unique experience.

View of the famous tanneries in Fes, Morocco
Best Things to Do in Fes

Fes is home to the world's largest Old Town, meaning there's plenty to keep you entertained in this historical city! You'll find a maze of energetic streets twisting through the medina, filled with shops, architecture, and unique workshops, like brass etching and bookbinding. But one of Fes' highlights is its surroundings, which offers several cultural day trips, like a Jewish heritage tour in Sefrou or visits to Berber villages in the mountains. Additionally, Fes is home to several music festivals each year, including the famed Sacred Music Festival in July.

Explore Morocco with the Entire Family
Top Family Experiences in Morocco

Morocco is an exciting destination for families, with endless excursions in nature, days at the beach, cultural activities, and more! Kids and parents alike love wandering the bustling medinas, searching for spice towers and wooden keepsakes, or spending the day walking through the Atlas Mountains and chatting with local families. Embrace experiences for all ages by riding horses or camels through the desert, discovering waterfalls and natural pools, and tasting delicious Moroccan cuisine.

The scenic city of Ouarzazate
Best Things to Do in Ouarzazate

Known as the "Hollywood of Morocco," you may recognize the town and scenery of Ouarzazate from movies like The Mummy and Gladiator. Enjoy touring the studios that made these films possible while admiring the town's unique architecture and towering Kasbah. Then, explore Ouarzazate's surroundings with activities like biking along the scenic Fint Oasis. You can also take part in unique experiences, such as attending an embroidery workshop at a artist's cooperative or joining the locals for the annual Amazigh New Year!

Bustling Marrakesh at Dusk
Best Things to Do in Marrakesh

Marrakesh is a colorful, lively oasis surrounded by serene desert and mountainous landscapes. A bustling old town offers artisan shops, street vendors, art galleries, museums, historical monuments, lush gardens, and more! Discover Moroccan cuisine with cooking classes, relax in a traditional hammam spa, or explore the city's expansive palm-tree grove. Get a unique perspective of the city with a hot air balloon ride and mingle with the locals to truly understand Marrakesh's charm.