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Top Outdoor Activities in Morocco

Morocco has gorgeous unique accommodations – but many travelers tell us that they would rather not spend all of their time inside. (Some LOVE resting and relaxing in the riads, and if that’s you, check out some of our suggestions for best spa experiences here.) Morocco’s warm climate throughout the year and variety of landscapes make it a great country in which to enjoy the outdoors!

Here are our best suggestions for how to spend time outside in Morocco (other than walking guided tours of medinas and cultural sites…)

The Ameln Valley, Morocco

Are you interested in hiking or trekking in Morocco? If you are outdoorsy travellers, then you might want to consider adding a trip to the Ameln Valley to your Morocco tour itinerary!

This hidden valley paradise is located in the south of Morocco in the Anti Atlas Mountains with unique rock formations, jagged cliffs and some of the most picturesque villages you will ever see. It’s around 5 hours drive south of Marrakech. The most noteworthy town near the valley is Tafraoute, which is one possible place to find accommodations.

Tips for Morocco Travel

Morocco has grown in popularity with tourists from around the world. The wonderfully warm Mediterranean climate combined with spectacular beaches, superior historical and cultural sites and a host of outdoor activities is what keeps travelers holidaying in this beautiful North African country year after year. There are a few things you should know when traveling to Morocco to make your vacation an enjoyable one.

Winter Travel To Morocco

Are you trying to escape the cold weather of your winter?

If you live in a country where November-March is unpleasantly cold, Morocco is a great option to visit as a sunny escape. This isn’t to say that Morocco is hot all year – see our weather guide to get an idea of what to expect each month. However, even though it won’t be hot, Morocco does get a lot of sun throughout the whole year. There are many advantages to traveling to Morocco during the winter.

7 Ideas for Holidaying in Marrakesh with Children

Are you planning to visit Marrakesh with your kids?

Heading to a north African country with children may have you a little worried, you immediately think of dusty roads, poor quality hotels and children bored and being dragged around from site to site. This is not the case while visiting Morocco; Marrakesh can be a rewarding experience for the whole family.

Visiting Azemmour in Morocco

This former Portuguese town is located on the Oum Er- Rabia River, not too far from Casablanca. Originally a shipping route, this town now offers visitors spectacular views and a selection of sights and experiences. It makes an excellent addition to your next Morocco tour!

The beach of Azemmour is probably the main attraction, drawing thousands of sun seekers to its shores every year. The beach is a long stretch of golden sand, very popular with surfers and kite surfers.

After a day in the sun you can make your way to one of the many cafés that line the beachfront for a traditional meal with stunning ocean views.

The Medina is a must when in this beautiful town. The Medina (the old town) is brimming with
history and culture, including the old Kasbah ruins. The ruins are a way to step back in time and soak up the history of the area. Make your way through the narrow streets to the souks, traditional markets, where there are a host of traditional items for sale. Have some fun bartering with a stall owner as you purchase your souvenirs for home.

The Natural Side of Morocco

Morocco, set in Northern Africa, is a country which is rich in tradition and steeped in history. This country also has an abundance of natural beauty which draws thousands of tourists to its shores each and every year.

With magnificent coastlines, dramatic mountains and stretches of golden desert, it’s no surprise that Morocco has become an outdoor adventurer’s wonderland. Hikers, rock climbers, adrenaline enthusiasts, cyclists and scuba divers arrive in Morocco year after year to take advantage of what this beautiful country has to offer.

The Rif Mountains are absolutely magical, to say the least. They tower up with jagged cliffs that offer some of the best hiking and climbing opportunities. You can soak up the beautiful weather, the natural beauty and the staggering views as you make your way through the trials of the mountain range.

Rock climbers are drawn to the jagged cliffs of Todra Gorge. This isn’t only a tourist attraction for adrenaline enthusiasts, vacationers from around the world arrive here to take spectacular photographs of one of the most beautiful natural structures in Morocco.

Family Things to do in Morocco

Morocco is a top destination in Northern Africa for people looking to soak up some history and culture. Many people don’t realize that Morocco can be a fantastic family holiday destination with a choice of great outdoor activities, culture and history just waiting to be explored.

Marrakesh is probably the most visited city in Morocco and it offers a selection of great activities for children from the small amusement park to the choice of gardens and play areas. Oasiria Water Park is a highlight for any child and very welcome on a hot summers day.

Harti Gardens in Marrakesh is another must to see and has a small play area to keep the children entertained. Majorelle Gardens is another Marrakesh highlight for the whole family. This beautifully landscaped garden enables children to tick off everything they see on the pamphlet they receive on arrival.

Top Attractions in Morocco

Whether you’re visiting Morocco for a couple of days or a week or two, there are some attractions you shouldn’t miss. These top attractions give you a true insight into the beauty and magnificent of Morocco and all it has to offer.

Volubilis is one of those must see tourist attractions when visiting Morocco. This ancient Roman town is filled with well-preserved ruins offering you the chance to step back in time. The area was a popular olive and grain area and you can still see the storage areas today. Be sure to explore the Arch of Caracalla while you are there.

Chefchaouen is one of the most picturesque mountain cities you will ever see. Located on the Rif Mountains this city is alive with white washed buildings and powder blue doors and windows giving it that Greek feel. Wander through the Medina’s narrow passages and soak up the history, culture and architecture of this beautiful area.

Things to do in Casablanca

Casablanca, located in Morocco, is a popular tourist destination filled with magnificent hotels, experiences and beaches. Located on the north Atlantic coast this city becomes very busy with travelers from around the world.

Top Hotels
There are a number of luxury spa hotels in Casablanca from five star beach resorts to luxurious spa hotels in the city center. Each one offers their own Moroccan feel welcoming holiday makers to the city and making you feel at home.

Downtown Casablanca is brimming with French influences turning this part of the city into an art deco masterpiece. Make your way down Mohammed V Boulevard, a large pedestrian street, and be amazed at the spectacular architecture of the buildings that line this prominent street.

Visiting the Medina is a must when visiting any city in Morocco. The Medina is the old town

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