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5 things to do in Morocco

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

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The Kingdom of Morocco is a wonderful country full of helpful and friendly people. If you have never been, I recommend going. I have already written an article about why you should go to Morocco, but this article will focus on five things to do in Morocco.

  1. The first thing you should do upon arriving in Morocco is go sightseeing. If you land in the Casablanca International Airport; you are just a few miles away from the Atlantic Coast, King Hassan II mosque (which is the third biggest in the world) and numerous sights within the city. I would recommend visiting these sights immediately, or if you want to relax go to the beach and swim in the ocean!
  2. No Moroccan trip is complete without going to Fes. Some, will say that Marrakesh is the biggest tourist city in Morocco, and they are probably right. But, Marrakesh is also, the biggest tourist trap in Morocco. I recommend going to Fes, it is similar to Marrakesh, both are medinas. But, Fes actually is tourist friendly and the people there are willing to barter with you.
  3. Have a cup of Moroccan mint tea. This tea is called Moroccan whiskey by the native Moroccans, but it has no alcohol in it. The mint tea is an excellent blend of green tea and mint leaves. This tea is very good, and I have had nothing like it since being back in the United States. I recommend this to anyone who wants to try the national drink of Morocco.
  4. Visit Volubulus. Volubulus is the roman ruins in Morocco. This city was once a province capitol for the province of Mauretania Tingitana. The ruins are in excellent condition and was the best preserved Roman site until the marble and pillars were taken from the city in the 18th century. However, there are still excellent mosiacs, pillars, roads, houses. It is a huge site and you will find it very interesting if you are into roman culture.
  5. Visit the Sahara desert. There are many trip planners you can make that include a visit to the Sahara desert. Let me tell you because I am talking from experience; it is a long drive from Casablana to the Sahara desert, so make sure you plan to do the Sahara last and you decide to visit some other locations on the way to the desert like Fes and Meknes. The Sahara desert begins in the very south of Morocco and you will pass dangerously close to Algeria on the way there, but don't worry, everything is safe. You will see many palmeries, desert rivers, mountains, and gorges on the way to the Sahara so the trip there and the trip back from the desert is worth it. Make sure you decide to do a camel ride to the oasis and sleep under the stars. There is nothing lie sleeping under the stars in the Sahara desert.

These are my five recommendations for what you should do in Morocco. There are plenty of other things that did not make the list. But, these were the five things that I enjoyed the most and I hope that you will too. Thank you for reading and have a happy trip in Morocco!


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