Ladies and gentlemen, fasten your seatbelts, imminent takeoff for the best destinations to go to in Morocco . This country, all tourists return with memorable memories. Almost unavoidable, you have to go to Morocco at least once in your life.

Our spies on site have prepared for you the ultimate list of the best destinations in Morocco. Beach, mountain, valley or desert? Imperial, modern city or picturesque village ? Swimming, cultural visit, surfing, gastronomy, hammam, trekking… There is a smell of spices and sunshine in the air. Let’s go to Morocco.

Where to go in Morocco?

1. Marrakech

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The red city appears number 1 in the ranking if you are looking for where to go in Morocco alone, as a couple or as a family . Indeed, you can visit the city but also participate in sensational sports activities:

  • baptism in a hot air balloon or helicopter,
  • visit of the immense Palmeraie of Marrakech on horseback, camel or quad,
  • golf,
  • skiing from December to March in the mountains of Oukaimeden,
  • cooking, pottery, mosaic and other craft workshops;
  • and to cool off, head for the beaches of Essaouira 2h30 from Marrakech or the giant water park

What to visit in the city?

  • The souk , one of the liveliest in the country: you will appreciate negotiating the prices to bring back traditional souvenirs or simply stroll between the stalls.
  • Place Jam3e El Fna with its craftsmen, henna tattooists, snake charmers, acrobats and fire-eaters.
  • The Koutoubia Mosque surrounded by a lush garden and several fountains.
  • Don’t miss the ruins of El Badi Palace with its large pools of water and its orange trees. Every year, it hosts the laughter festival created by Jamel Debbouze.
  • More recent, the Bahia Palace was built in the 9th century by the Vizier Sidi Moussa for his pretty women.

We suggest you stay in a Riad with spa , traditional and comfortable accommodation in Marrakech.

Marrakchi cuisine is an art: one of the specialties of the region is the ”  tangia” , good pieces of marinated beef that cook in an earthenware jug in a wood oven for a whole night. Mmm…

Results ? An extremely tender and tasty meat.

2. Ouzoud Waterfalls

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Not far from Marrakech, you will plan an outing to the natural waterfalls of Ouzoud. You will enjoy a tajine or sip a glass of mint tea while admiring the roar of these crystal clear waters.

Many accommodations and restaurants offer stunning views of the waterfalls. In addition, this destination in Morocco will be an opportunity to take a boat trip on a Berber Titanic or a sports trip for the more seasoned. Do not be surprised to come across wild monkeys there

3. The Atlas Mountains

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The Atlas is majestic . But where to go in Morocco in the mountains exactly?

Fan of trekking, you can take up the challenge and embark on a 2-day excursion to the highest peak in North Africa: the mountain of Toubkal .

Softer, we take you to the valleys of Ourika, Oukaimeden, Sidi Fares, Asni and Tahanaou t . You will discover the authenticity of Berber houses and the secrets of making argan oil while enjoying spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains of the High Atlas and the green valleys.

Need thrills? Let’s go for an abseiling and zip line in the Terres d’Amanar natural park.

4. Ouarzazate

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Between Marrakech and the desert, it is a Moroccan destination not to be missed ! Did you know that Ouarzazate was the location of a dozen famous films such as Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra or Gladiator ? Film buffs can visit the filming locations as well as the cinema museum .

In addition, you will be able to contemplate the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou , a fortified village registered in the national heritage of UNESCO and the Kasbah of Taourirt . Ready for a desert adventure?

Along the way, you will stop at the Oasis of Fint in the heart of Moroccan authenticity. You can stay with Berbers, admire the sunset over the oasis of date palms and ride a donkey.

5. The vastness of the desert 

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With its landscape as far as the eye can see and its solitary atmosphere, the desert remains one of the best destinations in Morocco. You will live a unique experience by staying in a bivouac , homestay, in a kasbah or a tent in the middle of the desert . It all depends on the level of comfort you will need.

Moroccan gastronomy is always there: Here, it will be the moment to savor a traditional Moroccan dish by the campfire . The landscape of the dunes of Merzouga is breathtaking. If you spend a night in the middle of the desert, and we recommend it, your guide will certainly suggest that you admire the sunset . It really is the highlight of the show.

In addition, you will cross these sand mountains on foot, by camel or by quad bike . Beyond the recreational aspect of the last two options, you will find that it is actually very dangerous to walk for a long time in the sand.

6. The Gorges of Morocco

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Lovers of nature and spectacular scenery, we invite you to the Gorges of the Todgha Valley, the Dades Gorges and the Drâa Valley between Ouarzazate and Merzouga .

This is a region where to go in Morocco if you want to do Green Tourism: you will be spoiled for choice between walking, hiking or even climbing.

7. Essaouira

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If you are wondering where to go in Morocco as a family or as a couple , we recommend the charming Essaouira.

This fortified port city offers magnificent beaches but also a quieter medina than those of Fez and Marrakech, but still classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

The port of Essaouira is one of the main points of interest in the city. There is a crazy bustle there, between the colorful boats coming and going and the fishermen negotiating the prices of the day’s catch. You can buy your fresh fish there that we will cook in front of your eyes for around 25 dhs (2 €). Add a few coins and you have a complete meal to go with some Moroccan bread, olives and a typical salad.

Moreover, in Essaouira, you will discover the ramparts which give a picturesque cachet to this postcard-like city. Water sports enthusiasts can practice surfing and kitesurfing on the city’s beaches.

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8. Fes

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Modern and historic at the same time, Fez also called Fez is a destination in Morocco that will charm you with its architecture and its dynamism.

Let’s first enter through one of the majestic medieval gates of the famous medina or old town. You will visit a medersa , a former Koranic school decorated with calligraphy and mosaics, the Royal Palace Dar El Makhzen with its gigantic bronze doors or the famous Karaouiyine mosque which is also the oldest university in the Arab world.

You will not be left out if you like Arab markets and the country’s gastronomy. Indeed, carpet sellers and leather tanners are the particularity of the souks of Fez.

As for the culinary specialties, it is perhaps in the chic and modern districts that you will taste the best Moroccan pastries with marzipan.

9. The Roman city Volubilis

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The first archaeological site to go to in Morocco is undoubtedly Volubilis , capital of the ancient kingdom of Mauretania then occupied by the Romans.

Only a few kilometers from Fez, the majestic ruins of Volubilis are very well preserved. High place of Moroccan tourism, we invite you to take a guide to know everything about this place!

10. Agadir 

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Here is the perfect destination to go to in Morocco with the family . Indeed, this city has attractions that will appeal to all travelers!

Agadir is a modern city which was completely rebuilt after the devastating earthquake of 1960. It is above all a seaside resort with a mild and sunny climate which offers many activities, but also several museums.

On the other hand, you can visit the Kasbah . This is where Agadir was before the earthquake. The ruins of its ramparts are the only remnants of the city’s heritage.

Moreover, for a getaway far from the city, you will be tempted by an excursion to the Valley of Paradise , a setting of turquoise water and greenery, a true haven of peace.

For the pleasure of young and old, we take you to the Crocoparc, with its 300 Nile crocodiles and its sumptuous exotic gardens.

In Agadir, you can rent a boat or hire a skipper for an unforgettable sea excursion. On the terrace, the gourmets among you will enjoy grilled fish or meat tagine with prunes washed down with a good fresh orange juice.

11. Dakhla

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We go down to the Moroccan Sahara, towards the peninsula of Dakhla, one of the best destinations in Morocco and one of the trendiest in recent years . This little piece of paradise lost between the dunes of the desert and the Atlantic Ocean enjoys a microclimate with pleasant temperatures all year round.

Moreover, Dakhla is particularly popular with surfers and water sports enthusiasts, but you can also organize a horseback ride and gallop in the desert . Chills guaranteed!

What to eat? We recommend the oysters, seafood tajines and grilled fish: Courbine and Saint-Pierre, local specialities, are to die for.

On the other hand, 30 km from Dakhla, is the White Dune . So, if you’re looking for where to go to the beach in Morocco, here you’ll find pristine white sands home to a beautiful turquoise lagoon at its center. You may see pink flamingos evolving in their natural environment . Prepare your camera! And good news, the city aspires to do ecotourism rather than mass tourism.

12. Tanger 


Still looking for where to go in Morocco? So, we invite you to go drink tea in the far north of the country!

Because in Tangier, yes, we serve tea (very sweet) in huge lemonade glasses and we like it! To stay in gastronomy, consider tasting the delicious chicken tagine with olives or the grilled lamb skewers.

As in any coastal town, you will take advantage of the beach and its beautiful cornice to stroll around. We strongly advise you to go through the immense Perdicaris natural park , a veritable botanical garden by the sea. On the program: walks and breathtaking panoramas.

On the other hand, you can also visit the Caves of Hercules , emblem of the city or even Cap Spartel , which strongly resembles a destination in Brittany: Finistère!

13. Chefchaouen the blue city

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Chefchaouen is a destination in Morocco not to be missed if you want to rest and come back with beautiful photos. You will love getting lost in its narrow streets with multiple shades of blue and admiring the city from the heights of the mountain.

In addition, you can plan an outing to the Akchour waterfalls located a few kilometers away . It is worth the detour!

14. Rabat

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Rabat is a lively city to go to in Morocco with the family because it will offer you 1001 possibilities for fun activities and cultural outings. In the historic center, we recommend:

  • The Mohammed V Mausoleum and Hassan II Tower , a vast complex and tomb housing the tombs of King Mohammed V and his sons, Prince Moulay Abdallah and King Hassan II.
  • The Kasbah of the Oudayas , an old military fortress by the sea. You will enter the enclosure of the Kasbah through the majestic Bab El Kebir gate to discover the cool streets and the traditional houses painted in white and blue.
  • At the top of the Oudayas, is the Café Maure , an unmissable break where you can enjoy a glass of tea while admiring the view of the sea and the Bouregreg River.
  • Below, you will enjoy the beauty and freshness of the Andalusian garden.
  • Oudayas beach is not the most beautiful in the country but it has the advantage of being right in the historic center next to cultural sites. Perfect for refreshing your feet after one or two hours of walking!

20 km from Rabat, you will find the Exotic Garden . Ideal on very hot days, you can walk there in the shade and discover a selection of exotic plants from around the world.

15. Casablanca

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Impossible to end this tour without mentioning the cosmopolitan and modern Casablanca . It’s not really the city to go to in Morocco if you only want to sunbathe or rest. On the other hand, just like Rabat, it will allow you to combine cultural visits and recreational activities.

We offer you a stopover at the most beautiful monument in the city: the former Royal Palace of Casablanca and its remarkable Mediterranean gardens.

In addition, the Morocco Mall , symbol of Moroccan dynamism and 2 ͤ largest shopping center in Africa, will delight shopping fans. You will also find an aquarium, an ice rink and a 3D cinema.

Open to non-Muslims, the Hassan II mosque is a real jewel of modern and ancestral architecture: an icon of the city, it is also the 2nd largest mosque in Africa.

In the evening, head to the fountain in Place Mohammed V (in front of the Art Deco Grand Théâtre) where you will enjoy a sound and light show.

Finally, the Casablanca corniche is also a place to visit. You can walk along the coast, enjoy the panorama and the smells of the sea. Feel and live Morocco at your own pace.

Conclusion: TOP 15 destinations to go to in Morocco 

You now know our selection of the best places in Morocco to visit ! Feel free to compare flights to several of these destinations. Indeed, there are many direct flights from French, Belgian and Swiss airports . You can notably land in Marrakech, Fez, Rabat, Casablanca, Tangier, Agadir, Essaouira or even Ouarzazate.

In addition, to date, several low cost airlines serve these destinations from Morocco . Thus, flight prices remain low throughout the year outside of school holiday periods.

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