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Mountains to markets: 5 highlights of Morocco

Whether you're climbing the dunes of the Sahara desert, trekking the Atlas Mountains, or bartering in the markets of Marrakech, Morocco is a journey into a different world. Landscapes remain untouched and the ancient cities retain centuries-old customs. Here are our 5 highlights of Morocco.

1: The Djemaa el-Fna of Marrakech

This market has everyhting you'd expect, and more. A must-see when visiting Marrakech; stalls at every turn, acrobats and jugglers rubbing shoulders with storytellers, and the aroma of the food stalls fills the air overhead. Spectators fight for space to take it all in. The central square of Djemaa el-Fna in Marrakech is the heart and soul of Morocco.

 

2: Getting lost in the Medina of Fez

Often regarded as the cultural, spiritual and intellectual heartland of Morocco, these ancient walls contain a labyrinth of alleyways and tiny craft shops. From the smell of African spices to the distant whiff of the famous tanneries, there's a surprise around every corner.

 

3: Indulge in Atlantic serenity

Essaouira on the Atlantic Coast is a perfectly proportioned Portuguese fishing port complete with shuttered cottages, artisan workshops, seafood delicacies and whitewashed beauty. It's the perfect place to wind down after a day's activities.

 

4: Sunrise in the Sahara

Waking in the dark and heading out into the chilly night for a climb up the sand dunes is worth the effort to see the spectacular sunrise over the golden sand of the Sahara.

 

5: Trekking the Atlas Mountains

The extraordinary Atlas Mountains are an essential part of any visit to Morocco. Explore the quiet trails through fields of flowers and Berber villages, or ascend the heights of Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in Morocco.

 

 

Explore our full list of Morocco Tours.

 

Morocco  Information:
Flight time from London: 3hrs 40 (approx.)
Currency: Moroccan dirham
Time zone: GMT

Trips
Highlights of Morocco
Mt Toubkal Climb
Atlas Descent
Atlas Panorama
Peaks & Valleys of the Atlas
Cycle Morocco's Great South
Camels & Kasbahs
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