These are the top 10 things you should do in Morocco

With so much to see and do in Morocco we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 places to go and things to do in this wonderful country from luxury camping in the Agafay desert to exploring the colourful tanneries in Fes.

Atlas Mountains trekking

Spend the day trekking in Morocco’s rugged landscape, admiring the panoramic views as you wind through deep valleys and Berber villages. On the hunt for a real physical challenge? Follow in the footsteps of Becky, our Morocco Travel Expert and take on the highest mountain peak in North Africa, Mount Toubkal. After zig-zagging across the mountain-side and climbing high passes you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of the mountains below. 

Private hot air balloon ride over Morocco

Find yourself lost for words as you peer out over the edge of your hot air balloon watching the sun rise over Morocco’s epic landscapes. Floating over mountain peaks, soft deserts and Berber villages, this is the definition of romantic as you sit snuggled under blankets with the Sahara breeze whistling through your hair. When the pink and orange hues of the African sun starts to fade, you’ll make your way back to reality on the ground, where you’ll indulge in a special champagne breakfast, topping off this unforgettable experience.

Stay in Agafay desert’s luxury camp

Although Scarebo Desert Camp lies just 40km southwest of Marrakech, out here in the otherworldly landscapes you’ll think you’ve stepped into a different country. Scattered with Berber rugs and laced with Moroccan lanterns, the authentic decor never tires with the camps seasonal move of location. In the morning you’ll be lured out of bed by bleating camels on the flip side of canvas, eager to take you on a camel ride through the Agafay desert. This is an unmissable camp out.

Experience a traditional hammam in Marrakech

After trekking and camel riding in the sandy desert it would be rude not to self-indulge in a soothing hammam. Hammams, similar to Turkish baths, are a big part of the country’s culture with locals often spending hours upon hours relaxing in their go-to spot. Whilst there are plenty of luxurious riads offering hammam treatments in Morocco, our favourite is Riad Farnatchi in Marrakech. The eucalyptus-scented spa hosts two marble hammams where you’ll be exfoliated, massaged and cleansed in peace.

Eat at the best restaurants in Marrakech

From traditional lamb tagines and olive-scattered couscous to fresh breads and homemade hummus, Morocco is a country packed with delicious dishes. Tucked away in Marrakech medina is Le Foundouk, one of the top rooftop restaurants in Marrakech and the city’s best kept secret. Feel like Morocaan royalty on the rooftop terrace looking out across the bustling medina as you sip on a glass of wine and tuck into some fresh produce. 

Visit Chefchaouen, Morocco Blue City

Nicknamed, the ‘Blue Pearl’, Chefchaouen may just be the most instagrammable spot in Morocco. As you wander the blue streets of this enchanting city, you’ll uncover the history, culture and answer to the most anticipated question; why is Chefchaouen painted blue? Discover the best restaurants in Chefchaouen, top photography spots and best viewpoints out onto the Rif Mountains. After a few days exploring the quaint city, you’ll be perfectly positioned position to travel from Chefchaouen to Casablanca, Marrakech and Tangier.

Explore the hustle and bustle of Fes medina

A trip to Morocco wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the UNESCO-inscribed Fes medina. Narrow streets with wafts of delicious street food filtering through, cobbled courtyards featuring mosaic water fountains and renovated buildings oozing Moroccan charm. Step back in time as you learn the leather making process at the most famous tannery in the world, Chouara tannery. The 11th century stone vessels full of colourful dye create an exotic tray of watercolours against the city’s backdrop, making it a must-see place in Morocco. 

Get a taste of the country’s best dishes with Morocco culinary tours

This one is especially great for the foodies. You’ll spend the morning pottering around Marrakech’s souks sourcing fresh ingredients and home-grown goods, learning the art of true Moroccan haggling. You’ll then head back a beautiful riad to have a special cooking class in the old courtyard, learning exciting recipes and mastering the art of bread making. When you land back home you’ll be dying to show off your skills and cook up a traditional tagine.

Stay in a traditional Moroccan riad in Marrakech

Deep in the medina you’ll stumble upon one of Marrakech’s most luxurious hotels, Riad Farnatchi. Housing 10 stylish suites with crackling fireplaces, marble baths and private balconies, Farnatchi holds on to the traditional character we love so much while adding its own elegant spin. Indulge in a hammam in the restful in-house spa or be a culture vulture exploring the souks nearby. 

Tour Marrakech by sidecar

Get your taste buds tingling with the best street food in Marrakech at Jemaa el Fna or barter for ceramic bowls and leather poufs deep in the souks. Either way the best and most bespoke way to tour Marrakech medina is via vintage sidecar. Your expert guide will race you around the hidden gems navigating the maze of alleys as you sit back and breathe in the tantalizing aromas. Admire the Berber rugs and decorated lanterns hanging from market doors and visit Yves Saint Laurent’s former home.

Mad about Morocco?

Conquer Morocco’s highest peaks, treat yourself to tender-lamb tagines and cram your suitcase with handcrafted goods all on a luxury holiday to Morocco. Get in touch with our travel experts today to start planning. 

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