15 Things to Do on Holiday in Morocco

What are the best things to do on holiday in Morocco? Read on and find out the best places to go and activities to do in Morocco for a vacation with family or friends.

Soak up the sun on Agadir beach

For beach lovers looking for a perfect relaxation, take a swim at the swim or just chill out under the heat of the sun. Of course, take your drinks with you for refreshment.

Don’t feel blue at the Blue Streets of Chefchaouen

The buildings of Chefchaouen has been painted with shades of blue. Yes, it is very pleasing to the eyes as it is situated in the heart of the Rif Mountains.

Chefchaouen

Learn to cook local food

Moroccan cuisine has been greatly influenced by the Arab and French. Many riads (traditional Moroccan house with interior garden) offer at least 4 hours cooking workshops and allow purchase of ingredients from the market needed for the preparation of cooking couscous and tagine.

 

Witness performances at Djemma el Fna

During the day, the square is full of snake charmers and people with monkeys on their shoulders. When the sun sets,it will be readily transformed into an entertainment plaza. Crowds flock and magicians, storytellers, jugglers, and food stalls position in their respective areas.

 

Bathe at the hammam

Public steam bath called hammam is available in riads and allows guests to bathe and scrub. For women, this is a good opportunity to chat with the locals and share travel ideas.

 

Ride a camel at the Sahara Desert

The Erg Chebbi dunes are beautifully colored orange perfect for movie spots such as The Mummy and Sahara. Of course, you’ve seen those movies! Explore the Sahara by a camel or jeep to truly experience a perfect Saharan sandscape Should you wish to stay overnight, tents can be rented.

 

Surf at Essaouira

For adventure lovers, windsurfing and kitesurfing are best experienced in the graceful town of Essaouira. Feel the cool breeze of the sea.

 

Get in touch with nature in the Majorelle Gardens

The botanical garden houses several rare plants and colorful flowers. Famous fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent has purchased and restored the place in 1980. When he died, his ashes were scattered all over the Majorelle Gardens.

 

Trek in the High Atlas Mountains

Reaching the summit of Jebal Toubkal, highest peak in Morocco, is one great achievement during your travel here. The mountain villages, along its magnificent scenery, have been giving a breath of fresh air to the residents.

atlas mountains

Stay in a riad

Riads are built beautifully with great architecture. If you must, choose a room that is situated on the second level which has a terrace. It would be truly wonderful to watch the sunrise or sunset from your room.

 

Ski in Oukaimeden

Yes, you read that right, you can actually ski in Morocco despite its almost always sunny weather. Come between January and February since the High Mountains will be covered in snow. Isn’t it cool?

 

Stroll around Hassan II Mosque

Known as the largest mosque in the world, the structure took five years to finish housing the delicate designs, marble floors and elegant paintings. Non-Muslims are strictly prohibited outside but, there are ways to enjoy its surrounding areas.

 

Visit Ouzoud Waterfalls

Ouzoud is defined as “the act of grinding grain”. Imagine the 110 meter high waterfalls behind you while you take a selfie. Isn’t it amazing?

 

Take the train

When traveling, take the ride that the locals do. In Morocco, trains are the best form of transportation and worry not, it is rather cheap. Besides riding the train allows you to have more glimpse of what’s in store for you in Morocco.

 

Visit the souk

Souks are the local markets that are found in every major city. From leather, steels, souvenirs, kitchenware, and many others, you name they have it! And, don’t be shy asking for a bargain. It’s already a common practice!