7 must-do’s in Morocco

1. Go to a Medina
Whether it’s Fes’ crazy labyrinth medina with its endless alleys or Marrakech’s more touristy shopping area, each medina has its own charm, smells, people, animals, products, alleys, and corners. If you’ve never witnessed the hustle and bustle of a medina, you have to go to believe it. Take a guide or at least a map, or otherwise you will not be guaranteed to find an exit!

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2. Eat tajine
With lamb or chicken, veggies or couscous, plums or caramelized onions and raisins, tajines or tagines are a Berber dish made in a clay ovenware. You can’t say you’ve had Moroccan food without eating a tajine! Beware side dish lovers – there are simple meat tajines without potatoes, rice, or many other veggies!

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3. Ride on camels into the sunset in the Sahara
Need I say more? Go to Merzouga, book a hotel or an overnight stay in a tent in the desert and ride into the sunset or sunrise on a camel. Let me tell you, there is NOTHING better! FYI – photo tip, the sun sets over the city and the sun rises over the sand dunes. Enjoy!

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4. Get a Henna tattoo
A henna tattoo lasts 1 or 2 weeks depending on the henna and your skin. Do this in a henna cafe or another place you’ve researched before because the henna artists at Marrakech’s Jemmaa el Fna for example often use bad henna or just grab your hand and start drawing some random shit on there that you don’t want, just so you pay them.

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5. Go to Jemmaa el Fna
Snake whisperers, monkeys in diapers (cruel!), folklore dancers, food, acrobats, lots of things to shop, and much more! It’s crowded, loud, crazy, and international. Whether you’re in the midst of it all or just want to watch from a little distance at one of the rooftop cafes, this spot is truly unique!

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6. Stay at a Riad
Why always stay at a plain old hotel? Riads are old Moroccan houses formerly owned by wealthy families with an indoor courtyard or garden and roof terraces. Many of them have been transformed into hotels in the midst of a medina but still have kept lots of the original mosaics, doors, interiors, and more. Sometimes, they added a jacuzzi to their rooftop – how cool does that sound?

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7. Visit the Ouzoud Waterfalls
Who doesn’t like chasing waterfalls! With 110 meters, the Cascades D’Ouzoud are the highest waterfalls in North Africa. The best option is to take a day trip from Marrakech where a car takes you to the parking lot from where you can walk to the top of the waterfalls and even hike around them. If you’re lucky, you will have the chance to have monkeys eat peanuts off of your head!

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If you’re planning on going to Morocco, check out these related articles as well:

8 mouthwatering foods to try in Morocco

11 things you should know before traveling to Morocco

10 pictures that will make you want to visit Morocco

 

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