There is a never-ending list of Moroccan attractions for the average visitor to enjoy and you will really need to do your homework to ensure that you make the most of your travels in this vast and varied country. The main starting points are the more popular cities such as Marrakech, Tangier, Fes and Casablanca. At each of these places, you will find the usual hodgepodge mixture of medinas and bazaars. You will also find superb beaches and classy hotels where a hubbly-bubbly pipe may be arranged with relative ease. All these things are an essential part of the Moroccan experience and should not be missed. There are also a number of excellent attractions in Morocco that a visitor should definitely make the effort to see.
– Tanger: it is the starting point for most visitors arriving by ferry from Spain. An enigmatic charm which has historically attracted numerous artists (Matisse), musicians (Hendrix), politicians (Churchill), writers (Burroughs, Twain) and others (Malcolm Forbes). (don't miss visiting Hercules caves).
– Chefchaouan: (blue city, Akshor waterfalls and a hike in Rif mountains will be great).
– Tetuouan: Nice beaches and is the gateway to the Rif Mountains (the old Spanish colonial capital, with a nice medina and white houses, also spectacular mountains views on the Mediterranean coast on the way to Oued Laou about 50km to the east)
– Fez: is the former capital of Morocco and one of the oldest and largest medieval cities in the world.(has the oldest university in the world)
– Meknes: A modern, laid back city that offers a welcome break from the tourist crush of neighbouring Fez (small example of Fes and has Volubilis and Molay Idriss Zerhoun to visit).
– Merzouga: (highest beautiful dunes and breathtaking views, land of desert foxes).
– Tinghir: (beautiful town within around 15 Kms far from Todra gorge which is gorgeous and mainly for climbers).
– Dades gorges: (amazing views and beautiful Kasbahs on the sideroad , Valley of Dades)
– El Kalaa Mgouna: (take the right to visit the Pink Valley, the undisputed home of the queen of flowers)
– Ouarzazate: Considered the Capital of the South, Ouarzazate is a great example of preservation and tourism that hasn't destroyed the feel of a fantastic and ancient city ( hollywood of Africa and place of studios, don’t miss visiting Ait Benhaddou Kasbahs as they are breathtaking views and takes you 100s of years back).
– Aoulouze:(via Tazenakhet and a nice place for a break and some hiking).
– Taroudant: (from Marrakech via the Tizi n Test pass, such a wonderful walled city and an example of Marrakesh but with a peaceful atmosphere and the region where you can see goats climbing Argan trees).
– Taferaoute: (via Ighrem; a rocky small town, painted rocks).–Sidi Ifni: (with the breathtaking arches of Legzira Beach 10km north), Agadir (passing via Tiznit and visiting Mirleft and Souss Massa National park).
– Essaouira: (city of wind and art. Don’t miss visiting Sidi Kouiki. And Imozzer Ida Outanane on your way from Agadir).
– Safi: (city of pottery).
– Oualidia: (small beautiful town with a nice beach).
– El Jadida: (cistern and Portuguese medina)
– Rabat: The capital of Morocco; very relaxed and hassle-free, highlights include a 12th-century tower and minaret.
– Casablanca: This modern city by the sea is a starting point for visitors flying into the country. If you have the time, both the historical medina and the contemporary mosque (the third largest in the world) are well worth an afternoon
– Asilah: and back to Tanger … you can also make it from Fes to Azrou (with monkeys nearby in Ifrane National park)
– Ouzoud waterfall: (near Azilal); a 110 m high nice waterfall, where you can find Monkeys and amazing landscapes, a hike 5kms down the river will lead you to a wonderful scenery.
– Valley Ait Bougemez (Azilal up to Agouti and its region, beautiful place for hiking)
- Demnate: (Imi nifri natural bridge), a beautiful natural bridge and a place where you can find traces of the dinosaurs.
– Marrakesh : is a perfect combination of old and new Morocco. Plan to spend at least a few days wandering the huge maze of souks and ruins in the medina. The great plaza of Djeema El Fna at dusk is not to be missed (Ourika Valley and Badiaa and Bahia palaces).
– Imlil : (a nice High Atlas Berber town and the base to hike Jbel Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa).
.........the whole Morocco is such a wonderful country.........
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