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5 reasons to travel to Morocco

I am particularly fond of Morocco because of its rich and varied culture and its breathtaking landscapes. From the mountains and oases of the Atlas Mountains to the long beaches on the Atlantic Coast, the fortified cities, and the high-up villages, there is something to satisfy everyone's taste. Just one trip is generally not enough!

Go surfing in Essaouira

Sport lovers, don't miss out on a trip to the beaches along the Atlantic Coast in the southern part of Morocco. Travel through Essaouira and Sidi Ifni on your way to a world-famous surfing and kitesurfing spot: Dakhla. There you will find athletes from all over the world staying in caravans, in campsites, with locals, or even in bivouac shelters. They go there to tackle the waves. It is still quite a distinctive atmosphere that is separate from the rest of Morocco.

Explore every corner of the magnificent and varied medinas

The medinas in Marrakesh, Essaouira, Fez, and Tétouan are classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites and each is more beautiful than the last. It is necessary to spend an entire day at each of these so you can take your time exploring the unique atmosphere of these places that are so steeped in history and culture. Awaken all of your senses and go on a journey to these medinas where time has stopped to give way to dreams and imagination.

Discover the treasures of the Moroccan culture

Music, artists, food... Moroccan culture is incredibly varied and rich. During your trip to Morocco, don't miss out on discovering the many cultural festivals and music festivals that are held throughout the year all over the country: Gnaoua World Music Festival in Essaouira; the Festival of World Sacred Music in the Medina of Fez, which has been classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO; the Alegria Festival in Chefchaouen; etc. Not to mention the many traditional festivals in the different villages.

Hiking in the Atlas Mountains

There are many magnificent hikes to go on in Morocco, especially in the High and Middle Atlas Mountains. During your trip to Morocco, you will be able to traverse the splendid Dadès Valley and Drâa Valley, or perhaps even tackle the mountains. Many guides and travel agencies organise these treks and hikes, arranging for locals and donkeys to go with you to carry your bags. I advise those who want to travel by themselves to take a good map and to be aware of where the watering holes are located as there are not many of them.

Discover unforgettable landscapes

Morocco is an extremely fascinating country due to the variety of its geography and natural landscapes. In fact, its landscapes change radically as you travel from the north to the south; from the steep Mediterranean coasts to the long sandy beaches and surf along the Atlantic Coast; from the superb Atlas Mountains to the dune-filled desert in the south; from the landscapes of Rif to the medinas of Marrakesh, Chefchaouen, and Fez through the incredible Dadès Valley and Drâa Valley.
Nina Montagné
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Updated 26 October 2018
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