If your wanderlust brings you to Morocco, then you’re in for a treat. It’s a country with gorgeous scenery, amazing food, and lovely people. Like any country though, Morocco has things it is well known for and you won’t want to miss out on them while you’re there.
1. The Sahara Desert
When most people choose to travel to Morocco, it’s to see the famed Sahara Desert. It’s an astonishing 3.6 million square miles, taking up roughly 30% of Africa’s landscape. Popular things to do here are riding camels over the dunes during either the sunrise or the sunset, camping out under the glorious desert skies, riding in 4X4’s or ATVs, and dune-boarding. Add one of those to your bucket list. Plus, the Berber people sell all kinds of cool souvenirs here like desert roses or fossilized snail shells that are ideal for commemorating your adventure.
2.Hassan II Mosque
While Morocco has many mosques, this one is regarded as the most beautiful with its impressive construction and the incoming mist from the surrounding ocean. To see it in action, visit on a Sunday morning when people come to pray.
3. Mint Tea and Pastries
Moroccan food is incredible and unique, and of the things you can sample there, you shouldn’t leave without trying Moroccan mint tea and the delightful little pastries you’ll find tucked away in different places. Most hotels serve them for breakfast, making for a wonderful start to your day.
4. Majorelle Garden
If the name “Majorelle” sounds familiar, that’s because it is. This place was created by none other than Jacques Majorelle, the French painter. It later became the home of world-famous designer extraordinaire, Yves Saint-Laurent. The garden here is a stunning oasis in the middle of busy Marrakech, one that holds a surreal amount of beauty in the form of exotic plants and rich oriental brilliance.
5. The Architecture
The traditional style of homes in Morocco are so beautifully different. Kasbah is a type of house style here, but other styles of buildings are completely Moroccan and make for the perfect backdrop to any photo.
6. Todgha Gorge
The impressive yet imposing orange rocks here make this canyon a favorite climbing spot. If you’re afraid of heights though, it’s still worth a visit even without a climb. You’ll find a market there with handicrafts for sale from the locals.
Whether you see it spelled as “tagine” or “tajine,” just know this – it’s delicious. The bold spices that are used in Moroccan cookery are unlike anything else. This dish is one of the most popular in the country, made by slow cooking fresh ingredients in an earthen pot. There are many varieties of it, making it nice to try in every Moroccan place you visit.
Ready to spice up your travels? Then plan a trip to Morocco today!