Experiences & Activities in Morocco

Best Things to do in Morocco

Numerous travelers seek not only to witness beautiful places but also to engage in interesting activities during their journey. Morocco, with its diverse offerings, provides a plethora of experiences for tourists. Our agency is adept at integrating these activities into your tour, enhancing your overall experience in the country. While this section provides access to some of the most common activities in our catalog, feel free to contact us if you wish to organize additional activities tailored to your preferences.

1. Guided tours with Official local guides

Engaging in guided tours is an essential activity for any Moroccan with an appreciation for culture and history. Our tour guides are certified by the Ministry of Tourism and proficient in various languages, including Spanish and Italian. Many of our itineraries incorporate these guided tours, especially those with extended stays in Marrakech and Fes—two locations boasting significant cultural, artistic, and monumental diversity. Alternatively, if desired, we can arrange for a qualified local guide in any other Moroccan city.

2. Cooking classes

Moroccan cuisine is becoming a more popular tourist attraction, and activities like cooking lessons are commonplace in the country’s major towns. You may acquire Moroccan cooking techniques from them and prepare delicacies like the various varieties of tajines, Chebakia, or Harira, among others. They take place in settings with the highest standards of cleanliness and employ trained chefs who will explain the ingredients and procedures to be followed as well as know how to communicate the love they put into them.

3. Arabic and Moroccan Darija classes

Learning Arabic is a valuable skill, considering it’s one of the most widely spoken languages globally. As part of our diverse activities in Morocco, we offer Arabic classes. This option is particularly popular in major cities, with Fez standing out due to its rich cultural tradition. You can opt for one-off classes, or for a more immersive experience, consider booking an intensive course spanning several days. Additionally, you have the flexibility to focus on Dariya, a Moroccan dialect that incorporates elements from various languages, including Tamazight (Berber), French, and Spanish.

4. Hot Air Balloon

Imagine the skyline of a medina, adorned with minarets and domes, or the vibrant hues of a lush valley nestled in the heart of a desert, all visible from several hundred meters above. Our company offers the opportunity to partake in a balloon flight—an extraordinary experience in Morocco. We collaborate with suppliers who provide this service wherever it is legally permitted and when weather conditions permit. If you aspire to soar like a bird and witness the country from a unique vantage point, this activity is highly recommended for your trip.

5. Spend the night in Agafay desert

For those with limited time for an extended road trip, Morocco offers intriguing activities. Spending a night in the Agafay Desert serves as a fantastic alternative for those who lack the time to camp in the distant southern deserts, like Merzouga. Agafay is located just a few dozen kilometers from Marrakech. This experience allows you to stay in a well-equipped tented camp, surrounded by the lunar landscape characteristic of Moroccan hamadas.

6. Visit Argan Oil Cooperatives

Argan oil is a traditional Moroccan product highly valued worldwide for its cosmetic and health properties. As part of our experiences in Morocco, we offer a visit to a local cooperative where argan oil is produced. The oil is extracted from the native argan tree using ancestral techniques. This activity has been recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

7. Sleep in riad in Marrakech

Staying in one of the riad hotels located in the medina (ancient town) is a captivating experience in Marrakesh. A riad is a typical Moroccan residence in the medina, featuring a central courtyard garden. Many riads have been meticulously restored, showcasing traditional Moroccan craftsmanship with wood ceilings, tadelakt (polished lime plaster) walls, zellij (ceramic tile) features, and brass swinging lamps. These secluded hotels offer a glimpse into the city’s history and culture, providing a comfortable and authentic base for exploring the medina. Tucked away in narrow alleys, riad hotels often feature rooftop terraces and interior courtyards with plunge pools for relaxation.

8. Blue Alleys in Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen, located in Morocco’s Rif Mountains, is renowned for its blue-painted medina lanes and walls, making it one of the country’s most photographed destinations. Positioned conveniently for travelers in northern Morocco, it serves as a pit stop near Tetouan, 197 kilometers northwest of Fes and 112 kilometers southeast of Tangier.

While exploring the narrow alleys and absorbing the town’s ambiance is a primary activity, the Rif Mountains surrounding Chefchaouen offer various hiking options. The unique architecture, featuring Spanish-style balconies and tiled roofs, is attributed to Muslim and Jewish exiles from Spain in the 15th century. The distinctive blue color on the buildings began to appear in the 1930s.

Things to do in Merzouga

For all types of travelers, Morocco has a lot to offer. While the glitzy riad of hotels, shopping options, and hammam (traditional bathhouse) soak and scrub experiences in Marrakech and Fes are some of the main tourist attractions for people who enjoy opulent city getaways, the best places to visit for adventurers are the trails of the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara’s desert dunes.

The experiences offered in the Vacations In Morocco catalog are diverse, catering to various interests. Whether you’re a nature lover, seeking relaxation, adrenaline, or cultural enrichment about the country, there’s something for every type of traveler. You can book these experiences with us either before or during your trip.

Luxury desert Camp

For centuries, Berber people utilized traditional tents. The experience of sleeping in these tents is already one of the most spectacular in Morocco, thanks to the enchanting surroundings: a sky filled with stars, profound tranquility, and captivating lighting at sunset and sunrise. Furthermore, the luxury aspect of these tents enhances the sense of peace and well-being, as they are equipped with top-notch amenities similar to those found in a hotel.

Buggies and ATV Rental

Engaging in off-road adventures in the Moroccan desert is one of the best things to do for adrenaline enthusiasts. This experience allows you to traverse tracks once used in the legendary Paris-Dakar rally. Specifically designed vehicles for fast and safe desert travel, such as buggies—a light chassis car with a flexible body and large wheels—or quads—four-wheeled quadricycles with a passenger—offer an exhilarating experience. These activities provide first-hand thrills as you explore the desert landscape in a unique and adventurous way.

Gnawa music performance

Morocco boasts a rich and diverse folklore, especially in its musical traditions. The Gnawa genre is a notable example, originally brought to the country by sub-Saharan slaves and preserved as an identity marker in certain communities. Recognized by UNESCO as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, Gnawa music is a significant cultural heritage in Morocco. Locations like Khamlia, often referred to as the “village of the blacks,” offer an opportunity to experience this unique musical tradition. These cultural experiences are just a glimpse of what Morocco has to offer. If you have specific preferences or ideas, such as photo safaris, yoga sessions in the desert, or other enjoyable activities, feel free to share them, and Vacations In Morocco will do its best to organize them for you.

Ready to live a unique experience?

If you’re seeking reasonably priced activities without compromising on quality services and personalized attention, Vacations In Morocco is the agency to contact. Specialized in organizing experiences in Morocco, we cater to various clients with different needs. We can provide you with a customized and obligation-free budget to ensure you get the most value for your money. Feel free to reach out and let us know your preferences and requirements, and we’ll tailor an offer just for you.

Customized Tours: Cultural immersion experience

While many tourists opt for brief stays and focus on a limited number of locations and activities, extending your stay opens up a world of possibilities. Morocco, with its diverse landscapes, offers opportunities to explore the beach, mountains, and desert. Whether you’re interested in the vibrant energy of the cities, the tranquility of the mountains, or the enchanting beauty of the desert dunes, we can create an itinerary that aligns with your preferences, providing you with an immersive and unforgettable experience in Morocco.