When traveling to Morocco, many visitors expect to see plenty of sand dunes, beaches and ancient cities. From the bustling Medinas to the well-preserved ruins there is so much to do and see. If you will be spending an extended amount of time in Marrakech, you may want to consider taking a day trip to see the beautiful Cascades D’Ouzoud Waterfalls. They are located about 2.5-3 hours from Marrakech, so it does involve significant driving time. However, you can learn about the surroundings and landscape as you drive to the falls, which can make the drive enjoyable as well.
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…)
When you are preparing to travel to a country like Morocco for your vacation, it’s important to know what you are buying from a tour company.
One of the most asked questions from those who inquire about our tours is: is this a tour for “just us” or is it a small group tour?
We’ll answer that question first, before we go any further into what the private tour experience is.
Experience It Tours only offers private tours – we do not put small groups of travelers together or match solo travelers up with other solo travelers.
Your tour party will consist of the number of people you plan with.
Are you a rock climber interested in visiting Morocco?
We sometimes get the question from rock climbers: are there any good places to climb in Morocco?
The answer is, without a doubt, yes!
It’s amazing how much history is in each city of Morocco.
Fes, for example, has been around for over one thousand years. The stories and cultural meanings behind major buildings, mosques and schools, are hidden to visitors with no prior knowledge of Morocco.
That’s why we advise taking guided tours of the main cities of Morocco. Your eyes will be opened to a wealth of knowledge that you would have never grasped on your own!
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.
It’s one of those experiences that everyone has heard about – legendary in Morocco.
Shopping for a Berber carpet.
All the myths, tales, and stereotypes aside, seeing a carpet show can be a remarkably fascinating experience. Sit and drink mint tea or orange juice (whatever your preference) as people unfold carpet after carpet in front of your eyes. Red, orange, brown, with a multitude of different patterns and styles, each one sends you into a flurry of indecision because now it’s too hard to decide which one is actually the most beautiful.
But, there are tales and stereotypes for a reason: almost every tourist to Morocco has heard a horror story of how some unsuspecting visitor got completely ripped off by a carpet-seller. It’s true, if you have no idea what you are looking for and what a carpet should cost, it is possible to be taken advantage of. After all, they are trying to sell their wares at the highest price possible…it’s good business! Here are some of our best tips for you to be able to ENJOY your carpet show, and walk home happy with a carpet for your home.
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.
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.
Are you looking for some day trips from Fes?
Here are 2 day excursions that are worth adding into your itinerary, if you have time!
1. Volubilis / Meknes – Roman & Imperial Cities
Perhaps the most popular day excursion from Fes is a full day trip to the Roman Ruins of Volubilis and then Meknes.