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Best Morocco Destinations to Visit

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Morocco is a gateway to Africa and a country of dizzying diversity. With an outstanding balance between dynamic landscapes, colorful architecture. And vibrant cities Morocco has much to offer and it is no wonder that every year more than 10 million tourists around the globe choose it as their selected destination. 

  Breathtaking beaches, bustling souks, vast expanses of desert, imposing snow-capped mountains, wondrous medinas, and mouth-watering cuisine there’s a world of wonder to discover in Morocco. Not many destinations in the world can offer you this much variety, intrigue, and cultural experiences. Whatever kind of traveler you are. The country of Morocco has something for you from a wild adventure trip to a pampered beach getaway amidst its winding streets and friendly atmosphere. All ready to welcome the traveler looking for spice and adventure.

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Enjoy Moroccan stunning Arabesque architecture, souks, and even blue-colored cities, it’s unlike so many places you can visit. Moreover, it’s only a few hours’ flights from some of the major cities of Europe so can easily be tagged on for a week-long holiday.

Morocco is certainly a destination to visit in its own right. You’ll be totally spoilt for choice with all the Top places to visit in Morocco, and this is why planning is key. Below. We have selected the best Destination in Morocco that’s worths a Visit. 

1. Marrakesh / Marrakech

TripAdvisor create a list of the most popular travel destinations in the world, based on millions of user reviews, and Marrakesh, Morocco, took the No. 1 spot on the list.

Marrakech is a fantastic city that first comes to mind when you think of Morocco. A Morocco Tour isn’t complete without a visit to this city. 

The second-largest city of Morocco and is known as the Red City. It has about 800,000 inhabitants and most of the houses are red in color. Marrakech medina is truly a colorful city of entertainment and is called one of the pearls of morocco. The major economic center and has several upcoming industries and markets.

It lies at the foot of the Atlas Mountains and this gives it a very beautiful location. Like many North African cities, it is mainly divided into medina which is the old fortified city, and a modern city nearby (called Gueliz). The city has a wonderful climate with shimmering white snowy winters and warm humid summers.

In Marrakesh, there are varied Tours & Activities that you can do Inside the City. Or, outside the city: Visiting surrounding Marrakech, Atlas Mountains, Essaouira, Ouzoud Waterfalls. Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, and much more destinations. Check our Marrakesh day trips. The city is also known as a popular departure destination for Marrakech Sahara desert trips, either to Erg Chebbi Sahara desert or Chigaga desert.  Read our article about which desert to visit in Morocco.

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Best places to visit in Morocco
Best places to visit in Morocco

2. The Capital Rabat

The capital of Morocco: Rabat is home to the country’s most important museum, the Royal Palace, and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, as well as several historical tourist attractions.

As one of the Moroccan Imperial Cities, Rabat is one of the best places to visit in Morocco, while traveling up or down the Atlantic Coast. Smaller in size and less famous than the Imperial Cities of Marrakesh and Fes. The city of Rabat’s calmer atmosphere can also be a welcome break from the tourist hustle of other cities.

The Bou Regreg River runs along the city’s western rim, separating it from its sister city of Salé, which is worth exploring while here. Other major things to do while in town include visiting both the Chellah excavation site and the Oudaias Kasbah.

All our Extended private Morocco Tours contain a Visit to the Highlights of Rabat city. 

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3. Chefchaouen / Chaouen

Chefchaouen is undoubtedly one of Morocco’s most picturesque towns and one of the world’s most colorful cities in the world. The locals simply call it Chaouen but to foreigners, it’s known as “the Blue City.” The streets and most of the buildings in the old part of town are painted sky blue, giving the entire city a postcard-like quality that is stunning to see in person. It’s located in the Rif Mountains and is relaxed compared to other Moroccan cities. The blue buildings are what attract travelers to the city, but it’s the laidback lifestyle and mountain backdrops that make them fall in love with it.

We have designed plenty of Morocco Tours to Chefchaouen, and short day trips from the major cities of Morocco.

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4. Merzouga Erg Chebbi Desert

Merzouga has turned out to be a very famous tourist destination in Morocco. This place is a magical and charming destination filled with mystery and magnetism. Many people consider Merzouga as the jewel of Sahara. Thus make sure that you do skip this fascinating destination in your vacation so that you taste the magical experience. 

Sahara desert of Merzouga is a great Moroccan tourist destination that attracts innumerable tourists every year. And our desert tours to Merzouga are your Gate to discover the fascinating Erg Chebbi sand dunes, with a lifetime experience & Camel Trips of Morocco

There are so many things to do in Merzouga you can do to make your visit to this village more memorable. Visiting this place on a single-day trip would be insufficient for you to explore all the fascinating corners of Merzouga. One of the most exciting ways to enjoy your Merzouga visit is to try the overnight camel Trek Tours. This exciting leisure activity is available in the nearby sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. Many travelers find it very amusing to hire a 4WD vehicle and take it around the dunes. Camping and sandboarding in Merzouga can be very enjoyable as well.

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5. Fes / Fez

Fes with Marrakesh has been considered Morocco’s most visited destination in Morocco. This is the country’s spiritual capital and is one of the best places to visit to soak up the historic ambiance of Morocco’s Imperial Cities.

Simply strolling around the high-walled medina, admiring the crumbling architecture, is the major tourist attraction here, while bedding down in one of the medina’s riad hotels is the most popular thing to do in town.

With historic monuments around every corner of the twisty, narrow alleyways and a skyline punctured by domes and minarets, this is Morocco’s finest historic city.

Fes known also, as the popular destination that’s Our Fes desert tours departs from. We arrange varied Full Fes day trips, that’s will take you to the other attractions surrounding Fes. 

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Top places to visit in Morocco

6. Meknes / Meknez

Meknes – The name of Meknes is derived from Meknassa, an Amazigh tribe. Meknes means the head of the tribe.

Many historians state that Meknes’ glory and golden age were reached in the reign of Moulay Ismail, the third king of the Alaouite dynasty, in the 17th century since it was the capital of Morocco. Meknes is considered one of the imperial cities in Morocco and a significant historical monument. It’s a UNESCO world heritage site since 1996.

Meknes has many great monuments and places for tourists to visit: ramparts, gates, museums, mausoleums, the old medina, the new city (Hamria), and other places in and around the city. If you are in Fes, you can take a Day trip from Fes to Meknes. 

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Best destinations in Morocco

7. Ouarzazate

Enjoy Ouarzazate and its dusty streets. A simply a logical stopping-off point between the orange dunes in the east and the tourist hot-spot of Marrakech.

However, that’s not to say that Ouarzazate is completely lacking in note-worthy tourist sites. In fact, for those happy to spend a day or two exploring the gateway to the Sahara. You’ll find plenty to keep you occupied.

Ouarzazate is the gate to the Sahara desert. We arrange plenty of Desert tours from Ouarzazate to the Deep Sahara desert, Visiting many fascinating landscapes & Berber Villages.

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Casablanca in Morocco is often overlooked as the Best travel destination in Morocco. Since most tourists bypass Morocco’s largest city and head on to Marrakech and Fes. Bu,t instead of immediately hopping on a train or connecting flight. It’s worth it to spend at least a day or two discovering all the things to do in Casablanca, Morocco. 

The city of Casablanca it’s the gateway to Morocco. As it is the location of the country’s main international airport and the biggest port in the Atlantic. 

For this reason, we arrange varied Morocco Tours from Casablanca, either to the Sahara desert, Fes, Marrakech, or Northern Morocco, depending on our client’s requirements. 

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9. Tangier & Tetuan

Tangier & Tetuan Cities Known internationally for its Jet-Set visitors. Benefits from a strategic geographical location. 

The Tangier is also one of the best places to visit in Morocco while exploring the northern Atlantic Coast. And the Mediterranean Coast. Some of the top things to do within day-tripping distance include exploring the Roman ruins of Lixus, the seafront panoramas at Cap Spartel. Visiting the Mediterranean Coast’s Spanish enclave of Ceuta.

Gateway to Morocco from Europe through the Ferry & Airport. For that reason, we arrange the Best Tangier Morocco Tours, available year-round, towards southern Morocco & the fascinating places in Morocco.

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10. Todra & Dades Gorges

The Todra and Dades Gorges, with their tall red limestone walls, towering buttes, and winding rivers, are one of Morocco’s most stunning geological features. Dotted throughout the valleys are date palm groves, the emerald and jade shades of their leaves contrasting sharply with the oranges and ochres of the rock around them.

These two gorges are located an hour apart in south-central Morocco, between the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara desert. Both gorges are included in all our Sahara desert Expeditions & Travels.

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11. Imlil & Toubkal Ascent

The main town in the area, about 60 km south of Marrakesh, is Imlil. It is a pretty little town situated in a valley looking up at Mount Toubkal. The 2nd highest mountain in Africa at 4,167 m (ie 13,671 feet). Toubkal is the highest mountain in Northern Africa as well as the highest peak in the Arab World. It is 36th as far as the highest mountain in the world (for those curious, Kilimanjaro is the highest African mountain at 5,895 m high. The 4th highest mountain in the world). Check out our Imlil Day tour from Marrakesh.


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12. Essaouira

Essaouira, the gate of the Atlantic Ocean, Crenellated walls, special wind, houses with white and blue facades, Essaouira. The ancient Mogador is the “Bride of the Atlantic”.

It is one of those coastal cities where the unique atmosphere and water activities seamlessly blend. Walk quietly in the shade of its ramparts. The very ones that draw the contours of Astapor, the red city of the “Game of Thrones” series. Climb these walls and take the parapet walk, from where you can see the Purpuraires Islands, falcons, gulls, and seagulls hovering above this nature reserve. On the other side, surfers, windsurfers, and kitesurfers are taming the waves. Taking advantage of the wind. Check out our Essaouira day trip from Marrakech.

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13. Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah

If you haven’t heard of Ait Ben Haddou, you’ve definitely seen it. Maybe it was behind Russell Crowe as he fights for his life in Gladiator. Perhaps while Daenerys freed the slaves here in Game of Thrones. Or possibly it was in The Mummy? Or in The Prince of Persia. Or in any one of the 20-odd cinematic productions filmed at this ancient UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ait Benhaddou is the most popular Ighrem in the Ounila Valley. This city is nestled between the great Sahara and Marrakech, making it the center of the two most sought-for Moroccan tourist destinations.

Located in the foothills of the southern slopes of the High Atlas. Ait Benhaddou is the most popular Ighrem in the Ounila Valley. The Kasbah between the great Sahara and Marrakech, making it the center of the two most sought-for Best Moroccan tourist destinations. The Kasbah Ait Benhaddou is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.

Kasbah Ait Benhaddou is an attractive site where you can explore southern Moroccan architecture. While the population of the city quickly dwindles, you will still find four families living in the ancient village.

They mark as a gateway to the authentic century-old tradition and lifestyle of Morocco. Inside the walls of this fortified city, there are Kasbahs that showcase exemplary Moroccan earthen clay architecture. 

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Custom-made Morocco Tours

If you planned a Tour itinerary to Morocco & you didn’t find the Trip That suits your needs? Don’t worry. Sahara Desert Excursions team will be more than happy to assist you to tailor your Perfect Morocco itinerary to suit your budget, timetable, and points of interest. For any questions regarding our Tours. please do not hesitate to contact us; we will be delighted to assist. 


Are our Tours suitable for everyone?

Naturally Yes. All our Authentic Morocco Travels are suitable for single travelers, couples, families (with kids), friends, Large groups, with special discounts for Students. Our purpose is to offer well-organized Morocco Travel Packages & Sahara tours over the country at reasonable prices.

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