Nature is never far away in Morocco. Desert, mountains, valleys and sea – the country has plenty to offer to fans of the outdoors.
Hikers of all levels will love walking in the Moroccan mountains. Among the temperate peaks of the Rif’s mountain range, its cliffs jutting out into the Mediterranean make this under-explored region magical.
The lakes are packed with trout waiting for amateur fishermen. The sportier will want to tackle the challenges of the Middle and Upper Atlas mountains on foot, by mountain bike or in a paraglider, or to practice mountain climbing, canyoning or pot-holing. Its summits can reach up to 4000 m high. Ifrane, the little Moroccan Switzerland, may come as a pleasant surprise with its summer coolness, winter snow and traditional “mule-ski” trails.
Nothing is as indescribable as a stay on the edge of the desert… Head for Ouarzazate to discover its immensity and colours. At night, opt for an encampment in the desert, a chalet in the mountains and, wherever you are, bed and breakfast with the locals for an unforgettable and authentic experience. These are at the heart of the Moroccan identity, like palm trees, argan oil and the honey from its lavender.
Looking out over the Atlantic, you will be enchanted by the turquoise waters of Dakhla bay! There you will meet migratory birds and pink flamingos.
And if the stunning landscape of Morocco surprises tourists, the city of Marrakech is surely the one that puts the icing on the country. Its souk, its people, its famous Jemaa el-Fnaa and pleasant surprises afforded by such a city, make this place one of the most special in the world.
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