Ait Benhaddou Sarah Latham Morocco

Visiting Morocco and wanting to ensure you tick off all the must do Morocco destinations? Look no further.

Morocco is a north African country, just below Europe, and a bucket list destination due to its landscape, villages and culture as well as being the home to a few bucket list once-in-a-lifetime experiences (*cough* Sahara Desert *cough*). If you are visiting make sure you visit these must do Morocco destinations.

1. Marrakech

Marrakech is one of four imperial cities of Morocco and is an immensely popular tourist destination. With the Marrakech Menara International Airport only 20 minutes from Marrakech, a lot of people start or end their Morocco travels in Marrakech. Be sure to explore a little more while you are here.

La Mamounia, Marrakech
Marrakech Medina

2. Ait Benhaddou

Ait Benhaddou is one of the more famous fortified villages (ksars) in Morocco. Spend the afternoon walking through the UNESCO World Heritage Site, stopping for photos and learning all about the history of the fortress.

3. Todra Gorge

Todra Gorge (also known as Todgha Gorge) is known as the Moroccan Grand Canyon and one of the most impressive walks in this country. Walk through as the red limestone canyon sides tower above you and take in the magic of this place. If you like rock climbing, this is also the place to do it.

Todra Gorge

4. Sahara Desert

Of course, the Sahara Desert! A bucket list and once in a lifetime destination for so many people around the world, you shouldn’t come to this country and not experience the magic that is the Sahara Desert. Sahara Desert had been on my list for so long, and riding a camel through the dunes to reach this spot for sunset is a moment I’ll hold with me for the rest of my life.

Girl sitting on a big Sahara Desert sand dune at sunset
Watching the sun set over the Sahara
Sahara Desert Sarah Latham Morocco Camel
Camel rides in the Sahara Desert
Sahara Desert Sarah Latham Morocco
Running through the dunes at sunrise
Sahara Desert Sarah Latham Morocco
A bucket list moment

5. Chefchaouen, the Blue Pearl

One of my favourite places in Morocco is the village of Chefchaouen. 2 hours south of Tangier in the North, Chefchaouen is also known as The Blue Pearl, famous for being painted top to tail in royal blue. I was only able to spend the day here (I left my tour of Morocco in Fes to visit Chefchaouen) and it was one of my most enjoyable Morocco experiences. I highly recommend visiting Chefchaouen if you get the chance (or make the chance happen).

Famous blue stairs in Chefchaouen

6. Casablanca

The largest city in Morocco, Casablanca is famous for many reasons, but one is the Hassan II Mosque. This mosque is the seventh largest mosque in the world and the second largest in Africa. I was surprised to learn its construction was only completed in 1993, making this building only just younger than I am. As you can see, its architecture is impressive and boy, is it tall. Be sure to include this in your must do Morocco list.

Some perspective of its height
Sarah Latham Casablanca Mosque Morocco

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