Whether in the heart of its cities or within nature, Morocco is a fascinating country, sharing its magic through a perfectly preserved heritage. Here are the places that one must visit in Morocco to be certain of spending an unforgettable stay.
Nicknamed the Pearl of the South or the ochre city because of the traditional colour of the walls, Marrakech is world famous for its medina and souks, but it's the Jemaa el Fna square which is the unmistakeable heart of the city. Although rather quiet during the day, the square comes alive at nightfall thanks to the artists, snake charmers and street restaurants. If you've opted for renting a riad, you'll never be far from this magical place.
Fes is the other historic destination to explore. Its medina is considered to be the spiritual heart of the Sherifian kingdom and has many mosques and medersas. Towards the South, Ouarzazate is located at the gates of the desert and will immerse you in an atmosphere out of time, one that is particularly appreciated by filmmakers.
For travellers seeking adventure, Morocco has managed to preserve a large part of its natural landscapes. A green oasis that takes advantage of the rivers of the High Atlas Mountains, the valley of Drâa reveals palm groves embedded in gorges to visitors, punctuated by small villages of houses made of earth. If you want to immerse yourself in the heart of the vast Sahara Desert, be sure to visit the Erg Chegaga and its succession of dunes. It is the ideal place to take a camel ride.
If you plan on going to Jebel Toubkal, the highest point of the country with a summit of 4,165 metres, you'll also pass through the small village of Imlil. This is the last step before embarking on the hiking trails where you can enjoy a mint tea. At each stage of your trip, don't miss the opportunity to taste a local specialty dish. Each locality has its own, each one influenced by both history and the products of the soil.