Morocco is one of the most vibrant, beautiful, and diverse places to visit. Here, there are all kinds of wonderfully exciting things to do – we’re going to outline 5 of the best below.
Learn How To Cook Moroccan Food
The food in Morocco is world famous for the spices and cooking methods that it uses. By signing up for a cooking class while you’re in the area, you’ll be able to effectively emulate this style at home. Many guesthouses or riads offer half or full-day culinary classes. Some classes will even take you into the market to show you how to purchase the freshest ingredients, and then show you all of the traditional ways to cook the food. The skills are a souvenir you can take home that will last forever.
In Morocco’s Atlantic coast, you’ll find lots of surf breaks – many of them frequented by professionals for being world class. There are areas for both serious surfers and beginner surfers, so whatever level you’re at, there’s somewhere to suit you. Taghazout is a small fishing village located just north of Agadir and best for serious surfers. There are waves for all abilities, however.
For beginner surfers and kite surfers, many of them head to popular beach resort Essaouira, where the swells are gentler. Wherever you go, visiting between September to April during winter season is probably the best idea as the swells are at their best.
Step Back In Time
In the Fes el-Bali you can feel like you’ve stepped right into a time travelling machine. Here, you’ll find yourself in a unique area that many visitors before you have described as life changing. There are mosques, royal gardens, workshops by local artists, monuments, and so much more.
Experience The Colours of Dades Valley
Dades Valley translates to the Red Valley – although that’s not the only color found here. Dades Gorge is all of the shades of blue and green, as well as white and red. There are different communities that live in the valley, so be prepared to see tribesmen (once at war, now peaceful).
Drive through and experience the continually changing vista and spectacular views, or if you are brave enough, you could hire a guide to take you through the valley on foot.
The Atlas Mountains
The Atlas Mountains are one of the world’s most incredible mountain ranges. Here you’ll see rare birds, green valleys, and Berber villages. The reason so many people choose to visit here is the sense of peace and tranquility they get. It’s rare to see many people while you’re up there!
A guided hike from Jbel Toubkal takes five days and the best deals can be found via local companies. If five days isn’t for you, there are day tours you can take to other peaceful places instead.
What will you do when you’re in Morocco? Leave a comment letting us know what’s first up on your bucket list and whether you’ll do anything from this guide!