Exciting Morocco Excursions To Discover In North Africa
Morocco is definitely a place high on my Bucket List, and a travel destination that has become very popular. When I approached by the author requesting a guest submission on writing about Morocco excursions, I jumped at the opportunity!
Below are a few excellent suggestions for things to do when visiting enchanting Morocco. First, check out this superb 2 1/2 minute video on an introduction to Morocco!
Discover Morocco | TUI YouTube Video
Exciting Morocco Excursions & Day Trips
Planned excursions are an easy way to explore a city and the many tourist attractions it has to offer. By booking planned excursions, you are sure to see the best places and attractions a destination has to offer. Especially if you’re visiting a place for the very first time.
In this article we are going to look at six exciting excursions what will ensure you make the most out of your holidays to Morocco.
The Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort
Morocco Excursions #1
The Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort is just one of many resorts offering a number of excursions to different cities in Morocco. Choose to visit El Jadida, a popular port city located between Casablanca and Essaouira on Morocco’s Atlantic coast.
Explore its many treasures of architecture, including a Portuguese city, stone cistern, authentic madina, a souk and a fish market.
Or choose to explore the road along the lagoons to Oualidia, protected by the ocean by a long line of sand dunes. Or if you want to see some of the sites, discover Marrakech and its gardens of Menara, Loutoubia, the Jemaa Fna and much more!
Ouzoud Falls Day Trip from Marrakech
Morocco Excursions #2
Escaping the hustle and bustle of Marrakech, take a 4×4 trip 93 miles northeast to the village of Tanaghmeilt, located in the Atlas Mountains. This place is the home of spectacular Ouzoud Falls.
On your way to the Falls, you will drive past lush valleys, old water mills and acres of fruit trees.
Ouzoud Falls is 110 meters high, the highest falls in North Africa. You can walk down to the bottom, exploring some of its many caves along the way.
There’s a restaurant located under the shade of the olive trees, where you can enjoy a traditional tagine before heading back to Marrakech. This is a wonderful full day excursion starting in the morning and dropped off at your hotel in the early evening.
A tajine or tagine is a historically North African Berber dish that is named after the earthenware pot in which it is cooked. – wikipedia
Three Valleys Day Trip From Marrakech
Morocco Excursions #3
This day trip takes you to the regions three famous Valleys of Morocco. Each have something completely different, but equally beautiful to experience. These Valleys are located in the beautiful Atlas Mountains.
In Ourika Valley, you will get an opportunity to explore the beautiful waterfalls, witness a local women at a local cooperative, extract Argan oil. Visit a bio aromatic garden, filled with medicinal and decorative plants.
On this excursion, you will also visit Oukaimeden Valley, where you will drive up a secluded mountain road and see the traditional Berber villages. Your last stop will be Asni Valley and see the many fruit orchards filled with apple, peach, walnut and almond trees. All nestled high in the Atlas Mountains with spectacular views!
You will have the option to extend this excursion if you wish, and continue on to see Takerkoust Lake and the limestone Kik Plateau.
Marrakech Full Day Discovery Tour
Morocco Excursions #4
This is a full day Marrakech sightseeing tour includes a delicious traditional lunch at a Medina restaurant. Stroll through a maze of narrow streets in the Medina, and pick up a souvenir or two while visiting the famous Souks.
Enjoy the many wonders of Djemaa El Fna Square. With juice stalls and snake charmers by day and story tellers, magicians and food stalls by night.
On this full day excursion, will also have the chance to see the Bahia Palace and Saadian Tombs.
Food & Market Tour Of Djemaa El Fna
Morocco Excursions #5
This excursion is a foodie lover’s dream!
Starting at 6pm, the Marrakech’s main square starts to fill quickly with a variety of food vendors. The atmosphere of this UNESCO World Heritage Site is electric, and your guide will lead you into small side streets just off the square.
Here, you will discover food shops and a number of stalls many tourists do not know about.
To begin your food journey try the wide variety of olives, nuts and Moroccan snacks, before filling up at the beef and poultry market. Next on the agenda is the spice market and you will definitely want to take some home with you!
Your senses will be overwhelmed with the many colors and scents in this marketplace. Your guide will expand your knowledge of Morocco’s history, explaining how Morocco became a spice trading center.
But your journey doesn’t end there!
Once you have finished trying and buying an array of spices your next stop is the open-air markets. Here you will have the opportunity to explore a variety of breads. To end your excursion your last stop will be dinner at a traditional Moroccan restaurant in the heart of Djemma El Fna.
Atlas Mountain Hot Air Balloon Ride From Marrakech
Morocco Excursions #6
If you don’t mind early mornings, this excursion is for you!
You will be picked up and taken to the hot air balloon launch site, where you will enjoy a variety of Moroccan breakfast snacks and drinks. Afterwards, it’s time to step into the basket (each that holds a maximum of 16 people).
Once airborne and high in the sky, witness the beautiful sun rise, breath-taking desert scenery. Soak in a bird’s eye view of the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains.
The hot air balloon ride last around 40 to 50 minutes. Once you have landed you will be taken into a tent, to enjoy a full Berber Breakfast – pancakes, corn bread, olives, fruit, and of course, mint tea!
This outstanding excursion also includes a short guided camel ride through the Palmeraie desert village surrounding the camp. You will be also presented with a certificate as a souvenir of your hot air balloon experience. You will be taken back to your hotel in the late morning.
As you can see, Morocco has a variety of wonderful things to see and do during your visit.
Ibtisaam is a self-diagnosed wanderlust with a healthy obsession for traveling the globe. You can find her ticking off her bucket list of places to go when she is not on the lookout for the sunniest Moroccan holidays and the most luxurious beach resorts and comfiest hotel rooms to stay in like the Mazagan Beach Resort.
Below, I’ve included the Moroccan National Tourism Website for your convenience, where you can access much more detailed information for planning your visit to Morocco.
I am happy to present this collaborative post in the hopes of offering some helpful travel inspiration and information to you. Robert
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