What to see and do in Morocco

From Tangier to Casablanca, Morocco is a vibrant North African country with plenty of culture and coastal resorts to explore.

Top 5 Things to see and do in Morocco

1. High Atlas Mountains

Visiting the High Atlas Mountains is a fantastic way to submerge yourself in Morocco's culture, from trekking with mules to visiting the mountain villages. The mountains have everything to offer from the chance to see Barbary macaques to camping.

2. Todgha Gorge

These wide canyons drop 300 metres towards the river below them and make a spectacular trip, not just for rock climbing, but for visiting the villages carved into their sides.

3. Casablanca

Famous for the film of the same name, Casablanca is now a thriving port city where you can visit the Hassan II Mosque, an intricately designed mosque that over-hangs the river beside it.

4. Ouzoud Waterfalls

These are the largest waterfalls in Morocco and are renowned for their beauty. You can take day-long sight-seeing tours to view them in all their glory.

5. The Sahara Desert

Morocco makes a great access point to the Sahara desert and whether you want to go camel trekking or just explore, Morocco is the perfect location to discover the dunes.

Wherever you choose to visit in Morocco, you must ensure that you are covered by Morocco travel insurance in the event of an emergency.

Local food to eat whilst in Morocco

Tagine is the most famous, and most delicious, dish of Moroccan cuisine. A conical dish contains slow-cooked meat in traditional spices, and this is often complemented with couscous or another type of rice substance.

Harira is a traditional soup eaten during the month of Ramadan and made from ingredients such as lentils and chickpeas, among others. Fish is also a commonly used ingredient in Morocco and Fish Chermoula, a type of marinade, is the perfect dish to try if you prefer seafood.

Best places to stay in Morocco

Morocco is made up of plenty of coastal resorts and riads for all types of travellers to choose from. The best places to stay for a coastal holiday are Tangier and Oualidia, places that combine culture with beach-side retreats, whilst people that prefer to experience history and architecture will prefer the beautiful capital, Marrakesh.

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