Camel Trekking in Morocco
Morocco is the perfect country to enjoy a Camel Trekking activity in Sahara Desert. Moroccan Sahara is vast and spreads along the center-East part of the country in regions such as Merzouga, Zagora and Mhamid – to further southern regions in Moroccan Western Sahara.
Camel Trekking in Morocco is easy and prices change depending on the service you’re paying and the quality your getting.
Camel Trekking activities are usually for Sun rise and Sun set but can also be extended to a desert trip, sleeping on a nomad camp/oasis in the middle of the dunes.
Most hotels around Erg Chebbi Dunes (Merzouga) provide this service from a price ranging from 30 to 50 Euros per person, camel and camel man included.
Mountain Hiking in Morocco
More than 30% of Moroccan territory is mountainous. The huge Atlas Mountain Range divides into 4 parts in Morocco: Middle Atlas, High Atlas, and Anti-Atlas.
The highest Atlas Mountains peak is the Toubkal with an altitude of 4,167 meters (13,671 feet), located just south of Marrakesh. The Atlas Mountains separate the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines from the Sahara Desert.
Mountain Hiking in Morocco is a fascinating activity and you can enjoy the country’s magnificent nature, and interact with the local population of the Atlas Mountains that are mainly from Berbers origin.
Bird Watching in Morocco
Morocco’s vast untouched countryside makes the perfect place to enjoy nature at its best. Unique places and rare birds can be seen along few regions and Morocco offers great opportunities for birdwatching.
Most common birds you’ll see in Morocco are: Lesser Kestrels, Black Kites, Egyptian Vultures, Short-toed Eagles, Hen Harriers, Ospreys, Booted Eagles Hobbies, Montagu’s Harrier, Black Shouldered Kite, Desert Sparrow, Stilts, Plovers, Knots, Sanderlings, Stints, Sandpipers, Gulls, Terns, greater Flamingos, African March Owl, Bald Ibis, Slender-billed Curlew, Moussier’s Redstar and much more.
KiteSurf in Morocco
Moroccan Atlantic Coast offers great beaches for relaxations and great environment for extreme sports such as Windsurf and Kitesurf. This sport that uses the wind to pull a rider through the water on a small surfboard or a kiteboard need specific places where the wind is strong.
Morocco offers 2 or 3 great places with wind year round where you can kitesurf. Moroccan most well known kitesurfing destinations are Essaouira (about 180KM West from Marrakech) and Dakhla (1490KM South of Marrakech in Moroccan Western Sahara).
Skiing and Snow Board in Morocco
Large part of the Moroccan territory is actually mountains above 1000 meters, so, as expected you can find several Winter activities resorts and facilities.
Most well known ski resorts in Morocco are Oukaimeden (80KM south of Marrakech), Azrou and Ifrane (around 420KM north-east of Marrakech). The resorts with better facilities are located around Ifrane, where you can also enjoy magnificent nature surrounded by cedar forests inside a Natural Park.
ATV – Moto Quad in Morocco
For those looking for some speed in machines, there are plenty of nature to ride ATV’s. Best destinations are in south Morocco near places like Ouarzazate, Zagora and Merzouga, where gorgeous oases, palm groves and desert dunes give you the unique possibility of exploring the country riding quad motorbikes. Around Marrakech there are also some nice places to quad ride. It’s not hard to find specialized companies offering quad excursions or quad rental in Morocco.
Marrakech, the most well known of
the Moroccan Imperial Cites, stage of unique history and impressive architecture.
Marrakech delights its visitors with endless street markets, palaces, museums and an contagious night life.
Ouarzazate is called the capital of South Morocco. Located just 200km of Marrakech, but you’ll need to cross the mighty High Atlas Mountains to reach it. This is the perfect place to enjoy oases, incredible casbahs and it’s cinema studios. World Heritage Ait ben Haddou is located just 30km away from Ouarzazate city center.
without doubt the most laid back of the Moroccan coastal cities, Essaouira offers you an incredible old district full of fancy restaurant with live music. The old fortress dates back from the 15th century built by order of D. Manuel the King of Portugal.
Erg Chebbi Dunes
Moroccan Sahara offers outstanding landscapes, unique experiences and activities. Erg Chebbi is a jewel in terms of best destination in the world. These piece of dunes located about 800km south-east of Marrakech, close to the Algerian border make it possible for you to indulge yourself into a different world and be amazed by its beauty.
Imagine a village made of huge mud brick casbahs, surrounded by endless palm groves and the impressive Saghrou Mountains.
Nkob is the heart of the Ait Atta Berber tribes of south Morocco. Experience a different Morocco along Amazigh people, maybe a 2 days excursion into the mountain?
Fez is probably the most impressive of the Imperial Cities of Morocco. It’s old city has the most well preserved medieval districts of the whole Arab world and a visit to this city makes you travel centuries back in history, through tiny streets and ancient caravanserai’s.
Rabat is the capital of the Kingdom of Morocco. Although forgotten by most travelers, Rabat does have many interesting monuments, market streets and a authentic Moroccan old medina. Don’t forget to visit Chellah, the Mohamed 5th Mausoleum and Sale.
Volubilis Roman Ruins
World Heritage since 1997, Volubilis is just 1 hour drive from Meknes. Volubilis features the best preserved Roman ruins in this part of Africa. If you’re into history and enjoy this type of archaeological sits, Volubilis will make you love this enormous place full of palaces, roman-baths and houses, etc. Volubilis was an important Roman town and was the administrative center of the Roman Africa province of Mauritania Tingitana.
Sand Board in Morocco
Something unique and exotic for those already used to snowboard, but this time, with sand dunes as scenario. Moroccan Sahara Desert offers plenty of sand dunes but not all have enough height in order to take your sport into an extreme, so, try Erg Chebbi dunes in Errachidia region aside Merzouga village (around 650km south-east of Marrakech).