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Trekking in Morocco Trekking Holidays Morocco aims to provide visitors to Morocco with a memorable experience when traveling to this cultural country.
Trekking Holidays Morocco offers a range of different types of tours. Ranging from full-day tours to multiple days, sightseeing tours, private driving tours, and special events. Search through our tour list and if you can’t find what you are looking for be sure to contact our Specialists…

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Morocco in a few words ...

Less than three hours’ flight from France, in the softness of a golden light, far from the hustle and bustle of mass tourism, an authentic Morocco awaits you. From the peaks of the Atlas to the borders of the desert through the wild Atlantic shores, Morocco is a land of predilection for adventure travel in all its forms, with an emphasis on trekking.

The legendary hospitality of the Berbers, the rich and varied culture, the Moroccan art of living and the exceptional natural environment add an unforgettable dimension to the trip. The Berber people, in the Atlas, sedentary or semi-nomadic, will seduce you with the humanist values on which their community is based, the warmth of their hospitality, their traditions and their good manners.

Let their steady steps guide you, and you will have the opportunity to explore the intricacies of their culture. Take time. Sip their famous mint tea with them. Exchange your emotions. Have fun with the children of the happy valley of Aï Bougmez. You will in turn be fascinated by this country which is at the same time contrast and softness. This conviviality won us over 40 years ago when we started our Atlas crossings with you. We make sure that it is present in all our trips!

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Morocco

Morocco, a name that evokes palaces surrounded by sumptuous gardens, souks with incredible vitality, where talented artisans compete, gardens with the scent of spices and roses, alleys buzzing with passers-by and painted horses like princesses on fantasia days, places where every evening we meet to cool off and chat …
But it would be a shame to stick to this theatrical setting. What is important in Morocco is what happens behind the scenes. Thus, in a medina, it is by leaving the widest streets that one makes the most improbable encounters: here a shoemaker who is not stingy with anecdotes, there a tinsmith who will show you around his workshop, further on a mama who does his pancakes on a stove in the street, elsewhere kids playing football against the walls, with whom you will exchange a few passes … Architecturally, it is also in the alleys that we find the most beautiful doors, those behind which flourish the most luxurious palaces …

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Day Trips from Marrakech

Get away from the hustle and bustle and overwhelming heat of the Red City. Discover 6 day trips to do from Marrakech.
From the Jamaâ el-Fna square to the Saadian tombs, through the palaces and dapper gardens, Marrakech is already awakening all the senses. However, getting away from its hustle and bustle and its neighborhoods sometimes flooded with tourists allows for other splendid discoveries. Take a break a few kilometers from Marrakech will bring you to encounter wild, breathtaking nature and villages that have not lost any of their deep authenticity.

Thirty minutes to just over two hours is enough. Before hitting the road, take a look at the weather forecast to ensure good conditions on the mountain roads. While there are a few bus lines serving certain destinations, the easiest and most secure is a tour organized by a tourist agency. In addition, you will be assured of the company of a real guide.

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Traveling to Morocco is to discover legendary imperial cities with the scent of honey, dates and gazelle horns… The unmissable Marrakech, its souks, its medina and its legendary bustle, the majestic dunes of the erg Chebbi and Foum Tizza which give a first glimpse of the Sahara, the ocher reliefs of the Atlas interspersed with Berber villages and green valleys where sumptuous kasbahs rise in the middle of olive trees and almond trees… No doubt! Morocco is for sure one of our favorite playgrounds.

From the Atlas to the Atlantic coast via the Moroccan Sahara, our hikes and treks in Morocco will allow you to explore the Shereefian kingdom, which will not cease to amaze you with its thousand-year-old culture. The more athletic can even treat themselves to the ascent of Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa.

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Toubkal Summit

Our allow you to discover the surroundings of Marrakech on foot or by car: the ourika valley, the Agafay desert, the Imlil valley and the summit of Toubkal, the Ouzoud waterfalls, the kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, the desert in 2 to 3 days is also possible

Change of scenery, warm, a few hours from Europe, Morocco is a country with which we inevitably fall in love.
The richness and diversity of its landscapes and its climate invite hikers all year round. From the high Atlas Mountains, where the highest point of North Africa (Mount Toubkal at 4,167 m above sea level) sits, to the shores swept by tumultuous Atlantic waves.

Golden dunes and southern adobe Kasbahs with endearing imperial cities, the traveler always succumbs to the charms of Morocco. The Berber welcome, far from being a tale, is experienced in the present by savoring 3 glasses of mint tea!

Trekking Holidays Morocco Based in Morocco with more than 15 years of experience. This is how we can offer you a bouquet of hikes and treks reflecting some of the scents of this magical country.

Adventure

Some of our Morocco treks have been designed with our local Moroccan guides. In recent years, he has trained guides, cooks and mule drivers, all like him from this lost valley, the Vallée Blanche. His desire is to share with a privileged few this Amazigh life preserved from all the evils engendered by mass tourism. It is a considerable asset to discover its authentic and unsuspected secrets. Our trips are lived in small groups, the only real way to fully appreciate such a trip.
Discover Morocco with a trip of a few days or more to discover other facets of the “land of the sunset” !.
Choose one of the treks below depending on the desired atmosphere from the desert to the Atlas Mountains.

We offer you the Trekking tours from The High atlas Mountains to Sahara Desert through the Anti Atlas and Middle Atlas.

Hike at the foot of Toubkal:

A beautiful hike-discovery “villages and mountains” at the foot of Toubkal to discover the daily life of the Berbers and their culture perfectly adapted to the mountain world in which they are installed.

Destination: Morocco Mountain

Highlights:

• Meet the Berber world, work in the fields, traditions.
• Two nights in a lodge, hammam included (once).
• A Berber guide during the three days.
• The beauty and harshness of the landscapes, the villages clinging to the mountain, on the sides of the great summits.
• Short and optimized road transfers.

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Trekking in Morocco mountains Anti Atlas Tafraoute:

With its pink granite mountains superbly lit at sunset, its fortified villages almost abandoned, its impressive gorges dotted with secret oases, its valleys covered with terraced cultures with almond and argan trees, its secret and proud population, the unspoiled massif of the Anti-Atlas is the opportunity for trekking off the beaten track.
Between mountain and desert, a grandiose journey!

  • Destination: Morocco Desert, Morocco Mountain.

Highlights:

  • The sumptuous lunar landscapes of the Anti-Atlas.
  • Heavenly oases in the middle of red granite cliffs.
  • The ascent of Jebel Lekst (2359 m), superb Belvedere.
  • Wild fauna (raptors, wild boars, Cuvier’s gazelles, etc.).
  • Approach to Berber traditions.
  • In Agadir, small charming hotel, in town, with a private beach.
Crossing the M'Goun

A magnificent trek, which, through the Aït Boulli and the Tarkedit, allows you to reach the summit of M’Goun; with return via Ikkis and its troglodyte houses, then the “happy valley”.

Destination: Morocco Mountain.

Highlights:

• The summit of M’Goun, in a loop.
• The discovery of the central Atlas mountains, very wild.
• Encounters with the Berber world, villages, mountain shepherds with their flocks.
• One night in a very good gîte in Les Bougmez.

Climbing the “mountain of mountains” in two days, a great challenge for those who love both nature and effort.
Destination: Morocco Mountain
Highlights:

• The ascent of the highest peak in North Africa (4167 m).
• Night at the refuge.

A superb change of scenery in the Moroccan desert, between dunes, palm groves, Saharan villages, and lost oases.

Highlights:

• Perfect for exploring the desert with the family: dunes, Neolithic engravings, camel caravan …
• Three nights in tents, and two nights in a Saharan camp.
• Saddle camels available for children (one camel for two children)

Excellent physical condition is essential for this tour, with the crossing of several passes over 3,500 meters, a summit at 4,167 m, and significant drops.

Destination: Morocco Mountain.

Highlights:

• The rock carvings of Oukaimedem.

• The ascent of the highest peak in North Africa (4167 m), after having circled it through high altitude passes.
• Gradual acclimatization in altitude and in vertical drop.

Hiking in the valleys and passes that lead to Toubkal, from village to village, from the lodge to lodge. Journey in daily contact with nature and people from the mountains, between terraced crops, water mills, under walnut trees, and juniper forests.

Destination: Morocco Mountain

Highlights:

  • An authentic region, with well-preserved traditions.
  • Quiet hikes, also well suited for families.
  • Quality lodgings, possibility of hammam in several times
Moroccan Atlantic coast hike

Fine sandy beaches, rocky promontories, steep limestone cliffs, fishing villages, dunes, here is the Atlantic coast between Essaouira and Agadir
Destination: Morocco coast.

Destination: Morocco coast

Highlights:

  • Itinerant hike, with nights in tents, and also swimming in the Atlantic.
  • The discovery of the way of life of the Berbers who draw their resources from the sea.
  • The ambiance of the camel caravan.
  • The night in a riad in Essaouira, with dinner.

Morocco offers exceptional possibilities for trekking, especially in the Atlas Mountains, Jebel Toubkal, Jabel M’goun, Jebel Siroua, and Jbel Saghro. Depending on your physical condition and depending on the season, you can trek, walk or hike in different regions of Morocco, with or without mules to carry the kit, and accompanied by a guide. Trekking in the Atlas Mountains is one way to have an amazing vacation. The small villages perched on the sides of the mountains, the warmth and hospitality of the Berbers and the spectacular view are all elements that make these holidays in the Atlas mountains unforgettable.

Travel from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains and hike to the most remote villages, where you will meet very welcoming Berbers and taste superb local cuisine. We offer many possibilities for hiking, combining cultural interaction and immersion in a Berber village in the High Atlas mountains. By following the traditional paths and crossing a series of passes, you will experience Berber life up close as you explore very different valleys.

The highest peak in North Africa, Jebel Toubkal, rises to an altitude of 4,167 m in the central High Atlas, offering a view largely rewarding the efforts made to reach its summit. This almost mythical mountain is the most famous peak in the country and deserves all the praise that is paid to it. In the summer, it is an adventure that most people in average physical shape can undertake in two or three days from Imlil.

In winter, when the slopes are covered with snow, the Toubkal is more difficult to practice and requires specialized equipment and skills. For a more grueling but exhilarating challenge, there are also longer treks to Toubkal that last around a week.

Discover the Imperial Cities Morocco Tour. We offer you several trips for the discovery of the Moroccan imperial cities. Tours From Morocco’s imperial cities via the Atlantic and Discover the wonders of Morocco with our fair and cheap tours.

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Morocco imperial cities tour from Marrakech. An 8-day tour in Morocco that will take you back in time. From Marrakech via Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, and Fez, then to the Moroccan desert …

Imperial Cities Trips

Visit of Fez, discovery of the medina, Bab Boujloud, Attarine Koranic School, the Souks, the mausoleum of Moulay Idriss 2, then the place Néjarine with its magnificent fountain decorated with mosaics….

Casablanca Mosque

You will start this first day with a panoramic visit of Casablanca, the economic capital of the Kingdom. You will see its main districts and all its sites of interest: the medina, Place Mohamed V, Place des Nations Unies, the central market

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The Moroccan south is the great destination from Marrakech. The 4 × 4 makes the tracks accessible and allows you to go further in the discovery of mythical valleys, kasbahs, palm groves and desert …

The Sahara Desert is over 9 million square kilometers in area, almost the same size as China.

The desert near Marrakech is of course the Sahara Desert, the largest arid zone in the world. This desert is present in the following countries: Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Libya, Chad, Egypt and Sudan.

The Sahara has a strong tourist attraction. Every year, millions of visitors come to browse it. Marrakech is the main starting point for traveling to the Sahara Desert in Morocco.

The two most important areas of the Moroccan Sahara Desert are Zagora and Merzouga.

The Zagora Desert is the driest and has less dune than that of Merzouga. The main advantage of Zagora is that it is closer to Marrakech; it is, therefore, the most suitable place to make short of two days and one night.

The trip from Marrakech to Zagora takes about 7 hours, since 360 kilometers separate these two cities. Since many stops are made during the trip, the ride is interesting and not as heavy as one might imagine.

The Desert is the most impressive part of Morocco’s desert. We discover there the typical image we have of the desert in our imagination. Even if the dunes of other countries such as Algeria and Libya are more popular, the dunes of Erg Chebbi, south of Merzouga reach 150 meters high and are nothing to envy.

A distance of 550 kilometers separates Marrakech from and the journey time is just over 10 hours.

What are the like?

The desert should not be the only goal of the trip, since as we have commented previously, one of the advantages of these is that you cross very different landscapes and visit many places. Once you arrive in the desert, you will most certainly go on camel back to the camp to spend the night in a khaima (Berber tent). At nightfall a typical dinner is usually served, sometimes accompanied by musicians who liven up the evening. Waking up between the dunes is certainly the highlight of the excursion. After having breakfast, you can take advantage of a full day in the desert to make your way back.

How to visit the desert?

Since the desert requires a 4×4 and the probability of getting lost in the desert is very high, it is strongly recommended to book an excursion from Marrakech or Ouarzazate.

Which desert to visit?

If time and budget aren’t a problem for you, your best bet is to take a 4-5 day excursion to the Desert. The place is much more beautiful and the trip, although it is longer, seems less burdensome thanks to the many marked breaks. The landscapes covered during the days of the excursion are so beautiful that the journey is worth it.

 Places such as Aït Ben Haddu, the Valley of Roses, the Gorges du Dades. The Valée du Drâa and the Gorges du Todra are surprising and very little known.

If instead, you prefer to spend fewer days on this excursion, visiting Zagora is the best option. This is the only way you can sleep in a khaima in the desert overnight. Since the trip to Ouarzazate is the same as going to Merzouga, you will also visit important places such as Aït Ben Haddou during this excursion, so the trip will be just as interesting.

Hiking or trekking, what's the difference?

 

Are you going for a hike or a trek? Let’s see the difference once and for all! Hiking and trekking have a lot in common and the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably. When we think of a trek, we imagine top athletes, equipped to climb Mount Everest. But a trek does not necessarily involve climbing the highest peaks in the world. In addition, we do not all have the same level: what represents a hike for one person can become a trek for another. Whether your expedition is like a hike or a trek, if you categorize your trip in the right category, you will be prepared for any eventuality. We have put together some major differences here.

Hiking and trekking
Hiking:

in comparison with trekking, is akin to a shorter excursion on trails specially designed for hikers or at least maintained by the regular passage of hikers. Walking and navigation are thus facilitated. A hike can span one or more days, but is often akin to a series of round trips around a base camp.

Trekking:

on the other hand, is akin to crossing wild or difficult to access areas. This can be done in bad weather or in a challenging natural environment (altitude or height differences). A trek is longer than a hike and involves bivouacking at night, walking during the day and only stopping once you arrive at your destination.

Whether you choose to hike or trek, it’s important to arrive prepared for your next adventure and pack all the necessary gear to ensure your safety during the trip. Nature holds so many wonders and sometimes hiking is the best way to discover them!

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The 21 Best Day Trips from Marrakech

What are the best day trips from Marrakech?  Walking in the Atlas Mountains, admiring the dunes in a hot air balloon, marveling at the architecture and prehistoric ruins, or even strolling in the colorful and lively souks, the day trips from Marrakech are multiple and impressive.

Best of all? For most of these tours, you can leave Marrakech in the morning and come back the same day!

Read on, choose your favorite destination and have a wonderful experience!

1- Essaouira

Let yourself be transported through the narrow and fortified streets of the Essaouria medina, with slight European influences (but the majority of which is North African in style). This trip to Essaouira also gives you the opportunity to discover the beautiful Moroccan coast. On this tour, you will see how the modern world blends harmoniously with ancient architecture and history. It is also important to note that Essaouira is considered a World Heritage Site!

Essaouira City day trip
Essaouira day trip from marrakech

2 - Ouzoud waterfalls

Explore the bustling streets of Marrakech and immerse yourself in the depths of nature. At Ouzoud Falls, you can marvel at how the stunning waterfall, nestled between layers of flora, falls over a massive rock face. Close to the sparkling waterfalls you will find the Al Abid River, where you can cool off. Don’t forget to watch out for the monkeys swinging from tree to tree! Immersing yourself in nature against a backdrop of spectacular images of flora and fauna makes for an unparalleled day trip from Marrakech.

Ouzoud Waterfalls best day trip from Marrakech
Ouzoud waterfall from Marrakech

3 - Palm grove

Located just outside Marrakech, the Palmeraie is the easiest opportunity to leave the noisy and bustling city for a pleasant camel ride. The local guides are known to be welcoming, and they will do their best to provide an authentic perspective on Moroccan culture: a tea break is always included!

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Camel ride day trip from Marrakech

4 - Desert

Let yourself be enveloped by the calm and inexplicable beauty of the Merzouga desert. Whether it’s riding a camel through the smooth dunes of Erg Chebbi, watching the sun emerge from the depths of the sand, camping under the hundreds of stars of a Bedouin encampment or trekking the High Atlas Mountains , it’s safe to say that this magical, peaceful and thrilling three-day desert tour from Marrakech will leave a clear picture in your mind for years to come.

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Merzouga desert from Marrakech

5 - Agadir

Fancy a luxurious but quiet getaway? The lines of palm trees, the white and sandy coasts and the beach bars of Agadir are calling to you. Agadir, although seaside and touristy, offers a range of activities. The day trip from Marrakech will introduce you to Agadir’s collection of great sites, such as the fish market, Agadir beach, the medina, and more. You may be able to choose your destinations depending on your visit!

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Agadir city from Marrakech

6 - Ouarzazate

This day trip from Marrakech will introduce you to “African Hollywood”. Ouarzazate may be the largest city in Morocco, but its architecture and stunning beauty will distract you from the many tourists who stroll around the area. En route to Ouarzazate, you will stop at the UNESCO heritage site, Ait Benhaddou. And this site has attracted filmmakers for many years! Ouarzazate has a few interesting destinations including the Taourirt Kasbah, which gives you a glimpse into the lavish lifestyles of the past.

Ouarzazate
Ouarazazat city from Marrakech

7 - Mount Toubkal

Escape the desert, the cities and climb to the top of North Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Toubkal. The snow-capped peaks of the summit will bring you a different vision of Morocco. En route to the top of Jebel Toubkal, you will discover the village of Imil and hike near the sanctuary of Sidi Chamharouch. During this trek, you will discover incredible landscapes and cross varied terrain. Allow time, as the entire trip will take three days.

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Toubkal mountain from Marrakech

8 – Casablanca

Most of you may know Casablanca from the iconic 1945 film of the same name, but the city also offers a plethora of beautiful historical sites to visit. The day trip from Marrakech to the Atlantic coast will allow you to discover the main sites of the Moroccan city: eat seafood at the central market, admire the intricate design of the royal palace and patrol the Habous district, built in France.

Casablanca Mosque
Casablanca from Marrakech

9 – Asni and Imlil

Most of you may know Casablanca from the iconic 1945 film of the same name, but the city also offers a plethora of beautiful historical sites to visit. The day trip from Marrakech to the Atlantic coast will allow you to discover the main sites of the Moroccan city: eat seafood at the central market, admire the intricate design of the royal palace and patrol the Habous district, built in France.

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Day trip from Marrakech Imlil valley

10 - Atlas Mountains

Escape to the ever-vast Atlas Mountains for a breath of fresh air and a glimpse into Moroccan culture. This eye-opening excursion will take you to Imlil where you can sip mint tea, dine with a Berber family, and learn a wealth of facts about the history of the region. Besides the cultural experience, the terraced fields, bordered by walnut and cherry trees, will undoubtedly provide you with many images that will amaze you for many years to come.

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High Atlas Mountains day trip from Marrakech

11 - Desert of Zagora

Vous avez quelques jours de libre ? Si oui, le désert de Zagora vous attend ! Cette excursion de deux jours vous transportera de la ville colorée et animée de Marrakech au calme et sublime désert de Zagora, où vous monterez à dos de chameau pour assister au lever et au coucher du soleil. Et des tentes berbères traditionnelles vous accueilleront pour la nuit ! Les tentes berbères, traditionnellement fabriquées en poils de chèvre et de mouton, constituent un abri idéal pour séjourner dans le désert.

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Zagora desert from Marrakech

12 - Ourika Valley

Even the hilly landscapes – with varied flora and fascinating rocks, will enchant you on the road to the Ourika Valley. The in the Ourika valley perfectly integrate many essential activities, such as the visit of a Berber village, where the Moroccan tradition is highlighted, and the discovery of the crafts of Moroccan women who produce Argan Oil. Followed by an enriching trip to Setti Fatma Falls!

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Day trip Ourika valley from Marrakech

13 - Imlil

Imlil will delight all those who hope to experience the rich and fascinating culture of Morocco. From houses stacked perpendicularly, bordering terraced fields with a backdrop of rock faces, to exploring the countryside revealing interior details of Moroccan heritage and tradition, there is something for everyone. Even the drive from Marrakech to Imlil will have you taking photos one after the other. An excursion to Imlil from Marrakech will last a full day.

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Imlil valley day trip from Marrakech

14 – Ait Benhaddou

The ancient architecture of the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou has earned it the prestigious title of UNESCO World Heritage Site. And the powerful and irrefutable beauty that surrounds Ait Benhaddou has drawn filmmakers to the assemblage of historic buildings. While exploring Ait Benhaddou, you will have the chance to discover where the scenes of Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, and some scenes of Game of Thrones were filmed. This trip to the desert will enchant you.

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Ait benhaddou day trip from Marrakech

15 – Oukaïmeden

Do you want a different landscape, terrain and view? Oukaïmeden, the beautiful ski resort nestled in the High Atlas, will satisfy all your snowboarding, skiing and winter desires! Who would have thought that Morocco, the land of rolling dunes, had a beautiful ski resort? This is without a doubt a must have for ski and snowboard fanatics. If you don’t like skiing or snowboarding, you can also experience the beautiful landscapes and the daily life of the locals on a one-of-a-kind mule ride.

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Oukaimeden day trip from Marrakech

16 - Atlas Mountains in a hot air balloon

Enjoy a panoramic view of the Atlas Mountains from the clouds! You will soar into the sky aboard a hot air balloon, alongside the rising sun. Sitting amidst purple clouds, cotton candy skies and golden hues, you will see the still desert landscapes stretching out below, farther and farther away. To top it off, some also include a camel ride and an authentic Berber breakfast after the flight.

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Atlas Mountains in a hot air balloon from Marrakech

17 - Agafay Desert

The Agafay Desert is just 30 kilometers from Marrakech, making it an ideal location for a day trip. If you don’t have a lot of time but want to immerse yourself in Moroccan culture for a few hours, you may consider heading to the Agafay Desert. Why ? This trip gives you the possibility of quad biking through the surrounding landscapes! Start at Lake Lalla Takerkoust, pass through various villages, taste mint tea, and experience the Moroccan desert. On this trip you will spend the day admiring breathtaking views.

Agafay Desert Day Trip
Agafay Desert day trip from Marrakech

18 - Rabat

Some people may think that most capital cities are dense places with little to see. But Morocco’s capital, Rabat, steeped in history, offers ancient buildings and interesting sights with a hint of French influence. Just outside the city you will find the ruins of Chellah, which date back to when the Romans and Phoenicians stayed in Morocco. The Hassan Tower, a UNESCO heritage site, is also emblematic of the fascinating history of Morocco. The relaxing atmosphere, the magnificent sites, the stories and ancient tales make Rabat a destination worthy of the importance it deserves!

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Rabat from MARRAKECH

19 – Taroudant

The trip from Marrakech can take around three hours each way, but it’s possible to drift off to this picturesque city in five or six hours! Taroudant, nicknamed the “Grandmother of Marrakech”, offers visitors pleasant landscapes. In Taroudant, lush green palm trees contrast with the red mud, and the peaks of the High Atlas looming in the background. It’s very picturesque! A visit here will also introduce you to the ins and outs of a traditional market; it is worth walking around the two souks.

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Taroudant from Marrakech

20 – El Jadida

Want to discover the history of Morocco while enjoying a plate of fresh seafood along the coast? The walled city, once owned by the Portuguese, contains an array of archaic buildings that survived enemy attacks many years ago. And you can’t get to El Jadida without visiting the cistern. In 1514 someone built the underground building, but the site remained unknown to the public until 1916. It is definitely an attraction you should not miss!

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El Jadida From Marrakech

21 - The Jbilets Desert

Des dunes jusqu’aux routes de gravier, le désert des Jbilets offre le terrain idéal pour s’amuser avec des quads et des véhicules tout-terrain (VTT). Vous aurez l’occasion de voir des paysages merveilleux tout en vivant une aventure passionnante en plein air.

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The Jbilets Desert from Marrakech