Morocco is a truly beautiful country to visit. Of course, while there are many places that are worth visiting all over the world, Morocco is truly one of the most beautiful places that you can visit.
The only question is, what is there to do there?
If you’ve clicked on this guide today because you’re in need of some top recommendations of things to do while you are in Morocco, then rest assured that you have come to the right place.
In this guide today, we are going to be talking you all of the awesome things that you can do while you enjoy your visit to Morocco.
From paying a trip down to the breathtaking Atlas mountains, all the way to the blue village known as Chefchaouen – we’ve made sure to cover all bases.
So, without further ado, just keep on reading to discover all of the best things that you can do while you are in Morocco. Just keep on scrolling through!
1. Stroll Around Casablanca
Kicking this guide off, the first “must visit” place that we have to recommend to you in Morocco is the famous city of Casablanca.
One of the main reasons that people decide to visit Casablanca in Morocco is due to the many religious sites available to visit in this busy, bustling and vibrant city.
In particular, if you are going to be paying a visit to Casablanca during your time in Morocco, we highly recommend that you visit the Hassan II Mosque, it’s absolutely stunning and visitors are allowed in.
A popular tourist destination, Casablanca is famous for its iconic shopping district: Quartier Habous!
If you’re going to be visiting Morocco and you want to make sure that you are able to experience an authentic Moroccan shopping experience, then you should absolutely make sure to visit this shopping district.
If you go there, you will be able to discover a variety of incredible shopping options for you to choose from, including shops that sell Moroccan jewelry, fashion, food and leather goods.
You’ll be spoilt for choice! There’s also plenty of shops that sell perfume, so make sure that you pay a visit to one if you’d like to purchase a new scent.
Plus, along with Quartier Habous, it is also worth keeping in mind that there are plenty of other places in Casablanca that you will be able to go shopping, such as the Old Medina, as well.
Not only that, but great shopping isn’t the only thing that you will be able to do in Casablanca!
As one of the most popular and busy areas of Morocco, Casablanca is truly the place to be if you’re in the mood to enjoy some great Moroccan food!
If you go and spend the day in Casablanca, you will be able to enjoy great food at one of the many different restaurants situated in the heart of this city.
Plus, if all that wasn’t impressive enough, Casablanca is also home to a variety of different taverns that are open all year round to both locals to the area as well as tourists.
As you might have been able to guess from the name, a taverna is essentially a pub, but if you decide to go and visit one – you’ll be able to enjoy Moroccan cocktails and drinks along with traditional favorites such as beer and non-alcoholic refreshments.
2. Visit Fez In The Medina Quarter
Moving on, another place that you simply have to try and visit if you’re going to be enjoying a vacation in Morocco is Fez, which is located right in the heart of one of Morocco’s Madina Quarters!
Let’s check this awesome place out below:
Despite being one of the smaller districts of Medina, Fez is known for having a thriving cultural scene that will provide you with an authentic experience of local Moroccan culture.
In particular, Fez is known for having a big art scene, so if you decide to pay a visit there, you will be able to spend the day strolling through various art galleries, as well as get the chance to check out crafts and learn more about Moroccan art.
During your time there if you’re planning to go, we highly recommend that you visit Medina while you are there.
If you weren’t already aware, Medina is essentially a historical district located in many cities across Morocco, and will allow you to experience Moroccan life and culture firsthand.
In particular, you’ll find plenty of tanneries there!
3. Explore Ait Benhaddou
Ask anyone who has been to Morocco what the best place to visit is, and we’re almost sure that they will recommend spending the day exploring Ait Benhaddou!
But, what makes this place so special? Let’s take a look at it in closer detail below:
If you weren’t already aware, Ait Benhaddou is currently a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is located within a mountain range.
So much so, in fact, that this world heritage site almost looks as though it has been forged within the mountain range itself!
Locally, Ait Benhaddou is referred to as Ighrem, as this sweet little village was once used as a checkpoint for traders that were traveling through the desert.
As you might have been able to guess, this area of Morocco is cherished for its historical value, which is why it is preserved by UNESCO currently.
At the time of writing this guide, this area of Morocco does not have many people that live there.
However, despite the fact that very few people live in this little village in the modern day, it is important to keep in mind that Ait Benhaddou is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the country.
For that reason, we highly recommend that you make sure to get there early if you’re interested in paying a visit if you would like to pay a visit to this area of Morocco.
4. Spend The Day In Marrakech
If you want to enjoy an authentic taste of Morocco that you’re sure to never forget, then you aren’t going to regret spending the day exploring vibrant Marrakech.
Otherwise known as the heart of the country, Marrakech is one of the most well-known cities in the world, and is a must-visit if you are planning to visit Morocco.
There’s just so much to see and do in this awesome city.
For starters, Marrakech is known for its bustling markets and souks that will allow you to purchase a variety of things such as leather bags, souvenirs and even handmade ornaments.
If that hasn’t charmed you, besides having plenty of places to spend some time shopping, Marrakech is also home to the stunning Jardin Majorelle which is a must-visit destination for anyone planning to go on vacation to Morocco.
Top tip: we recommend booking with a tour company for the best experience!
Not only that, but along with all of the above, spending some time exploring the vibrant city of Marrakech will also provide you with the opportunity to visit a variety of other historical landmarks including Ben Youssef Madrasa, the breathtakingly beautiful El Badi Palace, and even have the chance to spend the day wandering around its gardens.
There’s so much to do in Marrakech that you’re going to be truly spoilt for choice! If you have the time, we recommend staying for a few days if your hotel or resort is located somewhere else.
Trust us, you’ll be glad that you did it! Not only will you have more time to explore, but you will be able to take in the sights and sounds of Marrakech without feeling rushed.
5. Visit The Blue Village Of Chefchaouen
Moving on, another place worth visiting during your time in Morocco is the Blue Village of Chefchaouen.
If you weren’t already aware, this village is situated around 60km away from the south of Tangier, and it is currently located within the Rif Mountains.
In other words, here we have an iconic location in Morocco that is steeped in history and absolutely worth the visit.
Not only is the Blue Village of Chefchaouen super easy to get to, but we think that you might also be pleasantly surprised to learn that you will have the ability to take a guided tour around the village so that you won’t be left to your own devices.
Of course, even though you have the option of visiting this village by yourself (or with your group of friends or family) it is highly recommended that you pay to take the tour simply due to how big the village is.
The tour itself takes around 12 hours (so it’s easy to imagine how much there is to explore) and will provide you with the unique opportunity to learn about local Moroccan culture, all while being able to interact with the people that live there, take some beautiful pictures and of course, enjoy some delicious Moroccan food while you’re on the tour, as well.
As you will be able to see from the picture that we have shared with you above, the Blue Village of Chefchaouen is truly stunning and a once in a lifetime experience.
In particular, the old town area of this village is full to the brim with gorgeous architecture, great Moroccan restaurants and plenty of boutique-style shops.
When combined together, it’s easy to see why this place is such a popular destination for people visiting Morocco!
Not only that, but as we’re sure that you will be able to see from the image we have shared with you above, this place is absolutely beautiful.
Not only are you sure to have an unforgettable experience during your stay at this village, but you will also get plenty of Instagrammable photo opportunities, too!
This village is close to the Mediterranean ocean, which means that you’ll find lots of Mediterranean elements here, especially in the architecture and food.
6. Walk Through The Sahara Desert
Have you ever wanted to visit a desert but have never had the opportunity to?
Well, if you’re going to be taking a trip to Morocco soon – you’re in luck! As it just so happens, Morocco is home to the Sahara desert.
Along with all of the great things that we have already suggested to you on this list, you will also have the unique opportunity to spend an hour or two exploring the vast and stunning Merzouga Desert! Yes, you read that right.
If you haven’t heard of Merzouga before, then rest assured that you’re definite;y not the only one.
Merzouga is a very small village that is located right next to the Algerian borders, and it is obscured by large sand dunes that make it hard for passersby to notice that there is a village nestled inside.
In other words, if you’re in the mood to explore some of the Sahara desert but you want to make sure that you stay far away from the big crowds, then making the trip down to the little village of Merzouga will provide you with the perfect opportunity to do just that.
Oh, and did we mention that you might also be able to even spot a flamingo or two during your visit?
If you’re planning to be staying near the Marrakech area of Morocco (as most visitors will often opt to do) it is important that you keep in mind that it takes around 10 hours to get from Merzouga by car.
For that reason, if you’d like to explore the Sahara desert, it is important that you make sure you are booking a responsible tour to ensure a safe visit and fun experience there and back.
Along with Merzouga, there are a great variety of tours that go on for 3 days or longer, and include a variety of excursions along the way due to the length of the journey.
There are plenty of different tours that you can opt to go with, so make sure that you are doing your own research if you’re interested prior to booking as this will ensure that you have a great experience!
Not only that, but if you are planning to spend some time soaking in the atmosphere of the Sahara desert, you should make sure that you have brought along everything that you’ll need to be able to enjoy the experience in comfort.
This includes sunglasses, appropriate footwear, a scarf and more.
If you are going to be booking with a tour company, they will be able to advise you further on what you should be bringing along for the trip to the Sahara desert!
7. Spend Time In Tangier
If you’re a big fan of Morocco or you have already had the pleasure of being able to visit this stunning country, then we’re sure that you’ll already be extremely familiar with the city of Tangier.
But, if you’re not (or you would simply like a memory refresh) Tangier is a beautiful little city that is located right on the entry point of the Mediterranean Sea.
That being said, Tangier is located just across from Spain and Gibraltar, so you’ll be able to enjoy sunny weather, beautiful views of the ocean and even take a dip in the Mediterranean ocean if you’re feeling brave enough!
There are plenty of things to do during your time in Tangier, so much so, that you might even find yourself wanting to stay for an extra day or two to really experience all of the things that this little city has to offer.
There’s great food, plenty of shops to enjoy some retail therapy in and plenty of excursions, as well.
In particular, we recommend visiting the Akchour Waterfalls during your visit, it’ll be an experience you’ll never forget!
Keep in mind, if you’re planning to visit Tangier for a day or two – there’s going to be plenty of walking involved!
For that reason, you’re going to want to make sure that you have packed appropriate clothing and comfy sneakers or sandals so that you will be able to stroll around Tangier in total comfort.
8. Visit The Ouzoud Waterfalls
Regardless of whether you have been to Morocco before or this is going to be your first time, you wont’ regret making the trip to the stunningly beautiful Ouzoud Waterfall!
Known as being an area of outstanding beauty, the Ouzoud Waterfall is situated very close to the village of Tanaghmeilt.
As you will be able to see from the image that we have shared with you above, the Ouzoud Waterfall is completely breathtaking.
The perfect day trip if you are going to be spending a week or two in Morocco, the Ouzoud Waterfall offers visitors the ability to get up close and personal with the waterfalls, as there are daily boat tours that you can book!
When the weather is good, you will even be able to go underneath the waterfall – just keep in mind, you might get a little bit wet!
Nearby the waterfall, you will have the chance to take beautiful pictures and even enjoy a picnic along the river bank.
However, even though there are regular boat tours that take visitors out to the waterfall, it is not recommended that you take a swim in the waterfalls.
This is because the currents are very strong and the water itself is relatively deep, so for safety it is encouraged that visitors do not attempt to swim.
Plus, along with being able to visit the Ouzoud Waterfall, you can even have the opportunity to view a beautiful view of the Atlas Mountains.
Oh, and did we mention that you will also have the ability to spot a monkey or two when you are viewing the Atlas Mountains?
If you want to get the best experience during your time at the waterfalls, we highly recommend that you consider booking a day trip so that you can visit the Ouzoud Waterfall without any stress.
Plus, along with being able to visit the waterfall and spot some cute monkeys in the Atlas Mountains, if you decide to book a day trip to the Ouzoud Waterfalls, you will even have the opportunity to visit quaint Berber Villages along the way, especially if you are going to be staying in the Marrakech area.
Does it get any better than that?
Trust us, if you are going to be visiting Morocco sometime soon, you should definitely make sure that you fit the Ouzoud Waterfall into your itinerary! You won’t be disappointed.
9. View The Arches Of Legzira Beach!
Last but certainly not least, the final thing that you should consider doing during your vacation in Morocco is to view the arches of the Legzira Beach!
Let’s go ahead and uncover more about this famous and fascinating beach below:
The arches of Legzira Beach have long been one of the most popular tourist destinations for people who visit Morocco.
Why? Well, just like the name suggests – Legzira Beach has long been known for its unique natural stone arches that extend from the mountainous area right next to the rocky beach.
Still, despite its popularity – it is important to note that some of the arches unfortunately collapsed into the ocean in recent years, but there are still a few left standing so it’s definitely still worth making the visit.
The beach itself is stunning and is a very popular beach with tourists during the summer months, and is the perfect place to catch a tan and take a dip in the ocean when you need to cool off.
Plus, like we have already mentioned, there are still a few arches on Legzira Beach that are still standing, which means that you will be able to see some with your very own eyes…and even walk underneath one of them if you are feeling brave enough!
As we’re sure that you will have been able to see from the image that we have shared with you above, the arches are made from a deep red-colored rock, which only adds to the natural beauty of this beach.
If you are going to be taking a visit to see Legzira Beach and its famous arches with your own two eyes in person, then we highly recommend that you make sure to get there as early as you can to avoid the crowds.
Like we briefly mentioned above, Legzira Beach is extremely popular during the summer months, so if you want to spend a day there swimming and relaxing (and, of course, getting photos of the red arches) you should definitely try and get there as early as you possibly can.
Alternatively, if you don’t want to spend the day there but still want to view the red stone arches, we highly recommend that you visit Legzira Beach in the late afternoon/early evening so that you will be able to view a sunset.
As we’re sure you can imagine, the red stone of the arches looks absolutely stunning when the sun hits it, so what better way to experience the beauty of this beach than during golden hour at sunset?
After the sun has gone down, you’ll be able to take a stroll through the town area where you will find busy and vibrant streets filled with music, entertainment, plenty of shops and, of course, great restaurants and plenty of taverns to kick back and relax!
Final Thoughts: What Will You Do First?
There we have it! You have made it to the end of the guide.
Now that you have taken the time to read through everything that we have shared with you above, we are hoping that you now have a much clearer idea of all of the great things that you will be able to do should you decide to pay a visit to Morocco.
From waterfalls to shopping, there’s something for everyone.
Truly a once in a lifetime opportunity, Morocco is full to the brim with culture, history and plenty of natural beauty.
The only question that we have left to ask you is, out of everything that we have shared with you in our list above – what place will you visit first?
Thank you for taking the time to read through this guide, and we hope that you have a great time in Morocco!
Goodbye for now.