Morocco has a lot to offer, from the beaches of Tangier to the pristine Sahara Desert. It’s a country with different landscapes and cities, but it all comes together as one. You can enjoy some of Africa’s best beaches or explore some of its most stunning deserts. Whatever your destination might be, you will still find yourself immersed in the culture and history of Morocco. So pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable trip!
Morocco’s beaches are some of the best in Africa. You will find serene white sand beaches as well as warm, blue water. The beach culture in Morocco is alive and well. In fact, it is one of the most popular places to visit in the country. Tangier is a great place to start your Moroccan beach experience. It sits on its own little peninsula that juts out into the Mediterranean Sea. It’s a city where the old world blends with modern culture and you will find a lot of local handicrafts for sale at galleries and small shops.
Tangier also offers a wonderful walking experience, with many picturesque alleyways which lead you through traditional neighborhoods and down to the seashore. Alongside Tangier, other popular beach destinations include Agadir, Larache, Asilah, Tétouan, and Casablanca. You can enjoy any one of these spots or venture off to explore other parts of Morocco!
If you’re looking for an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life, exploring Morocco’s deserts is a must. It’s hard to believe this country has such a large number of diverse landscapes. From beaches to mountains to sand dunes, you never know what you’ll come across next. But one thing is for sure: you will be blown away by the Sahara Desert and its endless sand. As soon as you arrive in Morocco, head towards Merzouga, one of the most popular stops along the way to the desert. Once there, wander through the market and enjoy some authentic Moroccan cuisine before heading out into the Sahara Desert on a camel ride.
What to see and do in Marrakech
There is no better way to start your Morocco travels than in the city of Marrakech. This historical city offers a lot of interesting things to see and do, including an impressive citadel with stunning views, the famous Djemaa el-Fna Square, and one of the most knowledgeable tour guides in all of Morocco.
Agadir, a city for a short trip
Agadir is a city that attracts visitors with its beautiful beaches and authentic Moroccan culture. It’s a great place to spend an afternoon or weekend.
The city is located in the Souss-Massa region, on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. The city has a population of just over 368,000 people and is the capital of the Agadir-Ida Ou Tanane Prefecture.
There are plenty of places to explore around Agadir; you can head to the Oasis de Tinfou for some spectacular scenery and wildlife. You can also rent a car and go on a full day tour around the region, seeing some of the most famous sites like the Kalaa des Djinns (the “Castle of Genies”), Chtouka Aït Baha (where you’ll find Chellah), and Souq el Khemis (Morocco’s biggest traditional market).
For those looking for an adventure, there are plenty of activities available here as well- from quad biking to surfing to camel riding.
It’s an accessible city with plenty to offer for everyone!
If you have more time, explore other cities in Morocco
If you have more time, I would recommend exploring other cities in Morocco. The Northern cities like Tangier and Tetouan are great places to experience the mix of Africa and Europe. Or head inland to explore the Atlas Mountains or the Sahara Desert. Go on a camel ride through the desert or stay at a hotel that sits right in front of some of Morocco’s most beautiful sand dunes. If you’re looking for adventure, go on a motorcycle tour around Morocco with someone who knows their way around the country.
Whatever your idea of adventure may be, it’s waiting for you in Morocco! Set aside time for this incredible North African country and see what all the hype is about!
Morocco is a country that has a little bit of everything. If you’re only going to have one week to explore this North African country, these itinerary suggestions will help you make the most of your time. Choose wisely and find a balance between the beaches, the desert, the city, and the rural landscape.