Best Things to do in Morocco

Unique things to do, curated by kimkim specialists
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!

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 Marrakech at Dusk
Best Things to Do in Marrakech

Marrakech 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 Marrakech's charm.

Morocco Experiences

Impressive Roman Ruins are still standing at Volubilis
Explore the Roman Ruins of Volubilis & the Imperial City of Meknes

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...

Agafay Desert Overnight Excursion

If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech, head to the desert for an unforgettable night under the stars. Your driver will pick you up directly from your accommodation in the city, or if you're staying at a riad in the old Medina, you'll meet at a set point. You'll then hit...

Ornate archways and tile work at a bathing pool
Spend the Day in a Moroccan Hammam

If you're craving a respite from the hustle and bustle of Medinas and souks, or if you want to rejuvenate your body and mind while partaking in a classic Moroccan ritual, spend a day in a local hammam (bathhouse). Although the Romans introduced the public bathhouse in antiquity, the Moroccans...

Cooking class
Traditional Cooking Class in Marrakech

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...

Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride & Breakfast over Marrakech

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...

Day Trip from Marrakech to Ouzoud Waterfalls

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...

Wine Tasting at Domaine Val d'Argan near Essaouira

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...

Off-The-Beaten-Path Casablanca

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...

Day Trip to Souss Massa National Park from Agadir

Make your way to the beautiful beaches, dunes, and forests of Souss Massa National Park, a scenic area just south of Agadir along Morocco’s Atlantic coast. You can explore all the park's highlights, including Youssef Bin Tachfine Reservoir, Massa Valley, and Sidi Rbat Beach.As you enjoy your time...

Caves of Hercules near Tangier
Discover Hercules Cave & Cap Spartel near Tangier

Discover the mythical Cave of Hercules, which sits on a rocky outcrop along the Atlantic coast, separating two of the area's most popular beaches. Experts believe that the Phoenicians created the cave, and when seen against the Atlantic horizon, its outline resembles the shape of the African...

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Overnight in a Luxury Desert Camp

Spending the night in the desert is a typical cultural experience in Morocco, but sleeping in a luxury camp can make the excursion more special! The camp owners come from nomadic Berber families that have lived amongst the dunes and desert terrain of the Sahara. They decided to follow their...

Hike to Akchour Waterfall near Chefchaouen

Discover the unique and enchanting beauty of Akchour Waterfall, a scenic cascade near Chefchaouen. From the trailhead, you'll start an easy, family-friendly hike along a well-marked trail, following a guide as you trek through the dense forests of the Rif Mountains. Keep an eye out for the local...

Erfoud Fossil Museum

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,...

Explore the Desert Oasis of Boumalne Dades

Explore the historic and scenic desert community of Boumalne Dades. "Boumalene" comes from Bou l’Male, which means "a place of business and trade." The area has a history of trading cattle, using the Dades River to grow grass, fruits, and vegetables. Start by wandering through the Kasbah (old...

Sunset at the Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca
Explore Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca

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...

Guerrouane Region Winery Tour near Fes

Enjoy a fun and decadent day trip out of the city and venture into Morocco's unique Guerrouane agricultural region, just beyond Fes. Spend the day learning about the region's crops, history, traditions, and flavors with a winery tour and private tasting. Moroccans have been cultivating and...

Community Oven Bread Baking Workshop in Marrakech, Fes, or Sefrou

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...

Day Trip to Asilah

Head south of Tangier to Asilah, one of the most beautiful cities in Morocco. Upon arrival, enjoy exploring the beauty of the city's walls, relaxing at endless beaches with crystal clear waters, and experiencing the hospitality of its kind inhabitants.  Stroll through the narrow streets of the...

Explore Bin El Ouidane

Discover the small hamlet of Bin El Ouidane, a beautiful town surrounded by incredible scenery many visitors miss. Located in the Atlas Mountains, it's famous for Bin El Ouidane Lake, which forms one of the most picturesque landscapes in the area. Perfect for all travelers, the region is an...

E-Bike Adventure in Agafay Desert

Explore the rocky and sandy Agafay Desert on an e-bike, allowing you to reach new heights, see more scenic landscapes, and move at a slower pace. Experienced cyclists and amateurs alike can enjoy a unique excursion into surreal desert terrain. Even if you aren't an athlete, the e-bike will help...

ATV/Quad Sand Dune Adventure in Merzouga

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...

Cultural Adventures in Erg Chebbi Desert

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...

Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs
Visit the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs & Rose Valley

When exploring the unique communities of the Moroccan Desert, make your way through two of the country's most cultural areas: Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs and Rose Valley. You can easily pair them with visits to Boumalne Dades or Ouarzazate or while traveling between the Sahara and Marrakech.The...

Hike in Imlil Valley & Tizi N'Tamatert Pass

Discover the traditional Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains by foot. With the help of a guide, you'll explore the incredible landscape of the Imlil Valley. This scenic and easy hike starts at the Kasbah du Toubkal mountain lodge, where you'll trek up the Col of Tizi n’Tamatert Pass. The pass...

Day Trip & Hike to Paradise Valley near Agadir

Discover Paradise Valley, a desert oasis with fresh, natural pools surrounded by palm trees and mountains. This scenic setting is perfect for relaxing in the turquoise waters, sunbathing on the rocks, and cliff jumping into the deep pools. Both kids and adults love this excursion out into the...

Stay in Cliffside Caves in Agadir

Take advantage of the opportunity to completely unplug while traveling in Morocco with a stay in the cliffside caves of Agadir. These unique houses offer an extra dose of history, as they were once used as homes by local anglers. As a city, Agadir might be full of resorts, but you can get off the...

Ourika Valley Hike near Marrakech

Between Morocco's High Atlas Mountains and Marrakech is the stunning Ourika Valley, known for its famous waterfalls. Enjoy an easy 1.5-hour trek to the waterfalls with the help of a mountain guide. As you hike, you'll learn more about the area's spectacular landscapes, watching them stretch...

Climb the Kasbah Oufella in Agadir

The Kasbah Oufella in Agadir offers some of the best panoramic views of the city. Many don't realize that Agadir is a relatively new city, as the old city was nearly destroyed by the Agadir Earthquake of 1960. Although a relatively minor earthquake (5.8 on the Richter scale), the epicenter was in...

Food Tour in Marrakech

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...

Agafay stone desert near Marrakech
Horseback Riding in the Agafay Desert of Morocco

Explore the expansive Agafay Desert near Marrakech with a peaceful horseback riding adventure. Before following your guide through the arid environment, passing long stretches of open desert, and conquering dunes, learn a few basic techniques. Depending on the season and time of day, the desert...

Dinner with a Local Family in Fes

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...

Sunset over Chefchaouen, view from the Spanish Mosque
Explore the "Blue City" Chefchaouen

Discover the sites, streets, and monuments of Morocco's famed "Blue City," Chefchaouen, or simply “chaoeun,” as the locals call it. Its name translates to “two horns,” referencing the town's two mountain peaks. Despite its popularity with tourists, Chefchaouen retains a much more relaxed...

Cultural Immersion in Rose Valley & Atlas Mountains

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...

Rosewater Workshop in Boumalne Dades

If you're traveling to Morocco in the spring, you can visit the famous Rose Valley near Boumalne Dades for two cultural experiences: a traditional ftour (second breakfast) in the rose fields and a rosewater workshop. Enjoy picking the flowers and observing the process of creating the rose water...

Horseback Riding on the Beach in Essaouira

Embrace the tranquility of Essaouira with a serene horseback riding excursion on the beach. After meeting with your guide, you'll learn a few basic techniques and get acquainted with your animal. Then, as you trot along Essaouira's long stretch of sand, enjoy the ocean breeze and smell of the...

Synagogue of Sefrou
Jewish Heritage Tour in Sefrou

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,"...

Celebrate the Amazigh New Year in Ouarzazate

If you're traveling in Morocco in January, you can attend the Amazigh New Year, also known as the Berber New Year, on the 12th of January. The Berber calendar is almost in the year 3000 now, as the year 2021 is 2971! The Berber new year is celebrated amongst Berbers all over Morocco, but most...

Cultural Family Day in the Atlas Mountains

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...

Walk the Markets of Rissani and Erfoud
Visit the Market Towns of Rissani & Erfoud

While exploring the Moroccan Desert, stop in two cultural hotspots: the towns of Rissani and Erfoud. Set next to one another, they make the perfect cultural exploration, especially when traveling between Merzouga and Fes or Merzouga and Marrakech. You'll enter the market town of Rissani through...

Visit Nomadic Families in Cave Homes

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...

Hiking & Cultural Immersion in the Atlas Mountains

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...

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...

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Sacred Geometry Workshop in Fes

You'll probably notice various geometrical patterns, designs, and art as you travel around Morocco and visit cities and mosques. These pieces are evidence of Islamic art found on many of the country's traditional and historic buildings. To better understand this art, enjoy a workshop in the heart...

Hike from Imlil to Aït Aïssa via the Azzaden Valley

Discover the incredible scenery of Azzaden, a contrasting region of red rocks and pockets of springtime bright green. With a guide leading the way, you'll start in Imlil and trek along a moderate route up Tizi M'ZIK Pass. At its highest point, the pass sits at 8,202 ft (2,500 m). As you hike,...

Shop at Souk Al Had in Agadir

Souk Al Had is the largest souk in the region and one of the most extensive in Africa. Despite having over 6,000 stalls, it's surprisingly easy to navigate, and you'll find everything from pajamas to watermelon here! Some favorite goods to take home include pottery, footwear, and rugs, plus other...

Toubkal Summit
Summit Mt. Toubkal & Hike to Imlil in the Atlas Mountains

Conquer the highest peak in Northern Africa, Mt. Toubkal, also known as Jebel Toubkal, sits at 13,600 feet (4,167 m). Your ascent will follow the south cirque, which starts at 10,500 feet (3,207 m). With the help of a guide, you'll make your way across the stream above the Toubkal Refuge and head...

Saffron & Carpet Weaving in Taliouine

In the heart of the Safran region is the small town of Taliouine, known as the area's Berber capital and famous for its signature saffron spice. It's a wonderful spot to immerse yourself in the local culture! For example, you can visit a saffron factory and learn about the manufacturing process...

Merzouga Sunset Camel Ride & Desert Overnight

One of the most quintessential Moroccan experiences is a sunset camel ride through Erg Chebbi in Merzouga, combined with an overnight in the desert. Most visitors enjoy this experience when traveling to the Sahara from one of the country's imperial cities, such as between Merzouga and Marrakech...

Traditional Cooking Class at La Maison Arabe in Marrakech

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...

Visit Lake Takerkoust near Marrakech

Leave buzzy Marrakech behind and enjoy the beauty and solitude of Lake Takerkoust. The sparkling blue-hued water appears out of nowhere, an oasis surrounded by barren brown plateaus, Bedouin-style villages, and greenery scenes. Due to its elevation, you'll catch panoramic views of the High Atlas...

Jewish Heritage Tour in Fes Medina

Learn all about Morocco's Jewish heritage by touring the Fes' medina. As you walk through the twisting streets, you'll listen to your guide share the ancient stories of the Jewish Mellah (old Jewish neighborhood) and explore historic synagogues, cemeteries, and museums. Fes is teeming with Jewish...

Mountain Biking in Ouarzazate's Fint Oasis

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...

Hike past small villages in the High Atlas
Hike the Berber Villages in Toubkal National Park

Just outside of Marrakech is a serene natural environment within Toubkal National Park, an excellent escape from the busy city. Enjoy zipping south over gorges and high passes of the region's upper mountain valleys while enjoying views of flat plains, verdant hills, and rocky peaks.Your entry...

Explore the Beach Town of Agadir

Not many visitors opt to visit the seaside resort town of Agadir. An earthquake in the 1960s destroyed the city's historic elements, so Agadir lacks the typical Moroccan charms, like an interesting medina with souks and quintessential architecture. However, the city is the country's best beach...

Arabic Calligraphy Workshop in Tinejdad

About one hour's drive from Tinghir is the small city of Tinejdad. Here, you'll meet with a local artist and enjoy lunch and an Arabic calligraphy workshop. The word calligraphy means "beautiful writing," which couldn't be more true for written Arabic. The Arab world considers Arabic calligraphy...

Cooking class Essaouira Madada
Morning Cooking Class in Essaouira

Discover Morocco's incredible and flavorful cuisine with a cooking class at a traditional riad (house with a garden/courtyard) in Essaouira. Together with a local chef and culinary enthusiast, you'll learn how to prepare one of Morocco's most popular and authentic dishes: tagine. This dish is...

Hike to la Kasbah du Toubkal in the High Atlas Mountains

Hiking in the High Atlas Mountains is a popular activity in Morocco, with numerous trails taking you up to incredible scenic vistas, along serene rivers, and into picturesque valleys. If you're in Marrakech or staying in the mountain town of Imlil, Toubkal National Park is a great hub for daily...

Kitesurfing Lesson in Essaouira

Join the locals of Essaouira and learn one of the city's most popular sports: kitesurfing. The coast of Essaouira is ideal for any surfing, thanks to the winds that never seem to cease along its bay. The area attracts kitesurfers, windsurfers, and wave surfers from across the world.Enjoy a...

Free Day in Ait Bougumez

Located in the central High Atlas Mountains east of Marrakech, Ait Bougmez Valley is unspoiled nature at its best! It's often compared to the majesty of the Himalayan Mountains, with lush orchards and green pastures surrounded by snow-capped mountain peaks. Additionally, it's quite different from...

Day Trip to Ahinajen Berber Village in the Atlas Mountains

Get an insider's view of rural life in Morocco. On this day trip from Fes, you'll make your way to the Berber village of Ahinajen in the Atlas Mountains, where you'll meet with local families of the regional tribe to learn about their rural lives. After lunch with the tribe's leader, you can meet...

Rabat, Kasbah Udayas
Explore Rabat

Explore the bustling city of Rabat, the capital of Morocco since 1956, with a local guide. As the second-largest city in the country, it tends to attract fewer tourists than other Moroccan hubs. But thanks to its signature white architecture, Rabat earned UNESCO World Heritage designation in...

Ouarzazate, Atlas Movie Studios
Backlot Tour of the Atlas Film Studio in Ouarzazate

A visit to the Atlas Film Studio is quite a unique experience. Despite being a small studio, it's still very active and has produced several big-screen gems, including Kingdom of Heaven and The Mummy. But on a regional level, the studio is known as the "Hollywood of Morocco," as any film that...

Explore the Orchards of Midelt & Alpine Village of Ifrane

Get the best of both worlds with a visit to the desert oasis of Midelt and the alpine town of Ifrane in the Atlas Mountains. Not far from one another, they make a great pair to get a diverse view of the country, especially when traveling between Fes and Merzouga. Or, visit the two on a day trip...

Explore the Fortified Town of Taroudant

Enjoy free time to explore the town of Taroudant, known as the "Grandmother of Marrakech." The town's highlight is its surrounding ramparts and historic Medina, making it look like a mini version of bustling Marrakech. And similar to the big city, it has much to see within its walls.Start in the...

Draa valley palm grove
Quad & ATV Adventure in Marrakech Palm Grove

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....

Marrakech Art Galleries Tour

Marrakech has a long and illustrious history with artists, and you can explore some of its best galleries on this tour. In between the exhibitions, wander the narrow streets of the Medina Quarter (old town) to observe local artisans at work. Finally, end your day relaxing with a cocktail as you...

Discover the Aït Benhaddou Kasbah

Spend your day exploring the incredible Aït Benhaddou Kasbah, an incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to the 11th century. The kasbah is one of the most spectacular human-made sites in the region, which consists of tall earthen buildings that crowd together behind defensive walls...

Visit the Dagger Making Tribe near Boumalne Dades

The Berber community of Morocco is known for many things, including skilled dagger-making. You'll visit the local dagger-making tribe, which has been crafting these goods for centuries. Enjoy a demonstration of how the tribe members make the weapons, which include intricate designs all done by...

Quad/ATV Adventure in Essaouira

Embrace the buzzy beach scenes of Essaouira with a Quad/ATV adventure on the coast. You'll also explore the area's inland and shrubby surroundings. After meeting with a guide, learn a few basic techniques and get acquainted with your equipment. After practicing a bit, you'll head out along the...

Essaouira's 18th-century Skala de la Kasbah
Explore Essaouira

Enjoy a leisurely exploration of Essaouira, a small city on the Atlantic coast known for its historic Medina (old town) and well-designed layout. The city has a long history of different influences, including indigenous Berbers, Phoenicians, and Romans. The Portuguese occupied the city from the...

Stroll the Agadir Marina

Much of Agadir's old city was destroyed by an earthquake in 1960, which means what you visit today is relatively new construction. As a result, Agadir has a reputation as a cool, laid-back, modern city with a buzzy Marina filled with upscale shopping and restaurants. Enjoy a seaside stroll along...

Explore the Traveling Market in Boumalne Dades

Visit the local open-air market in Boumalne Dades and observe how the locals shop. Once every week on Wednesdays, locals descend on the market to buy vegetables, fruit, and other products, which they then take home to make traditional couscous dishes. It's standard to stock up on everything one...

Explore Casablanca

Casablanca is Morocco's modern commercial capital, so although its Medina isn't a must-see, a few other sites are worth visiting. Hassan II Mosque is the city's premier attraction—if you can only see one thing in Casablanca, let it be this! It's the largest mosque in Morocco, sitting scenically...

Inside the souks of Fes
Explore the Medina of Fes

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...

Kids Explore Fes by Donkey

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...

Explore the Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech

Discover the beauty of the Majorelle Gardens, a botanical garden offering an incredible reprieve from the heat of Marrakech. The brightly colored buildings complement the various species of sub-tropical flowers, plants, and trees. Although not lush (this is the desert, after all), you'll find...

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Embroidery Workshop in a Cooperative near Ouarzazate

Near the Fint Oasis (a scenic stretch of river valley lined with palm trees) is a cooperative that produces weaved goods. In this particular cooperative, the workers mostly make table cloths, where men weave the fabric and women embroider by hand in the traditional Berber style. This heritage...

The Tinerhir oases and Todra Valley
Discover Tinghir & Todra Gorge

The desert town of Tinghir is set amongst an extensive river oasis that features 30 miles (48 km) of palm trees. You can easily combine a visit to Tinghir with a bit of Todra Gorge exploration, as the two sit side-by-side. Many visitors opt to explore the duo when traveling between Merzouga and...

Horseback Riding in the Palm Groves
Horseback Riding in Marrakech Palm Grove

Leave the bustle of Marrakech behind and discover the city's surrounding natural beauty with a horseback riding excursion. You'll get acquainted with your horse, learn a few basic techniques and safety measures, and be on your way!As you ride through the rocky desert plains around Marrakech,...

Seafood Lunch on the Wharf in Essaouira

If you are a seafood fan, there's no better place in Morocco to enjoy a fresh and locally caught lunch than Essaouira. The city's wharf is always buzzing with energy, from anglers returning from the sea, vendors selling their goods, people enjoying a meal, and seagulls trying to catch the...

Hiking in Imlil | Photo taken by Maura S
Hike to Aguersiouâl & Imlil in the Atlas Mountains

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...

Traditional Gnaou Music in Khamlia

About four miles (7 km) from the popular desert hub of Merzouga lies the small village of Khamlia (Khemliya), where a community of Gnaou musicians resides. Many also refer to Khamlia as the "southern gateway to the Sahara," as it sits near the border with Algeria, where the Sahara Desert...

Ancient Irrigation in the Saghro Mountains

Visit the ancient irrigation system that once brought water from the distant Saghro Mountains to the desert via a series of underground channels. Near the desert towns of Erfoud and Rissani is an old irrigation system, used thousands of years ago to carry water between 12 and 18 miles (20 to 30...

A souk in Fes
Traditional Cooking Class in Fes

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...

Ouarzazate
Explore the Cinematic Desert Town of Ouarzazate

Enjoy free time to explore the picturesque town of Ouarzazate, known as the "Gateway to the Sahara." Start in the town's 19th-century Taourirt Kasbah. From the top, you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. On a clear day, your eye can stretch as far as the red-mud city of Aït...

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Sacred Music Festival in Fes

Fes is well-known for its music scene and hosts several performances and functions throughout the year. One of the city's two largest music-related events is the Sacred Music Festival, which takes place in July. Rather than concentrating itself in one area, the event spreads out all across the...

Cooking class
Authentic Cooking Class in Marrakech

Discover the incredible and flavorful cuisine of Morocco with a cooking class in Marrakech. 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...

Brass Etching Workshop in Fes

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...

Unwind with a relaxing experience at a hammam
Sunrise Yoga & Hammam in Marrakech

Combine a beautiful sunrise yoga session with an afternoon at a traditional Moroccan hammam in Marrakech. This experience is dedicated to relaxation, as you'll start the day with yoga as you watch the sunrise above the horizon. A local yogi will lead you through your practice, personalizing the...

Explore the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech

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...

Jemaa el Fna Square in Marrakech
Explore Marrakech

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...

Mountain Hike & Authentic Lunch in Imlil Valley near Marrakech

Trade the hustle of vibrant Marrakech for a peaceful visit to the scenic Atlas Mountains and traditional Berber villages. The High Atlas Mountains stretch across Central Morocco, with the most prominent peak (Mount Toubkal) sitting above the popular trekking town of Imlil.The Imlil Valley hosts...

Atlas Mountain Hike, Dinner & Overnight in a Berber Home

Enjoy a true cultural immersion into the Berber communities living in the Imlil Valley, which sits at the foot of Mount Toubkal and is the starting point for many treks in the High Atlas Mountains. Upon arrival in Imlil, enjoy a glass of mint tea with your guide before starting your easy hike to...

Taourirt Kasbah, Ouarzazate
Explore the Ouarzazate & Aït Benhaddou Kasbahs

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...

Explore Tangier

Welcome to the historic and vibrant city of Tangier, the gateway between Europe and Africa. Stretching along the Maghreb coast at the western entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier offers a unique blend of cultures. Several influences have shaped the city for centuries, attracting artists,...