Desert, Mountains and Sea in Morocco

The North African country of Morocco offers visitors an opportunity to experience a choice of natural experiences from desert excursions to climbing the jagged cliffs of mountains to enjoying a host of water sports in the crystal blue waters.

The Desert
The Sahara Desert is a famous desert in northern Africa with a portion sitting within the boundaries of Morocco. Here visitors can enjoy a host of great experiences from riding camels across the golden dunes to visiting some spectacular villages.

Erfoud is a popular town known as the “Gate to the Sahara Desert,” the area is famous as a film location with both the Prince of Persia and The Mummy being filmed here. There are a choice of sights to delight all visitors from the bustling souk (the traditional market) to visiting the Royal Palace.

Erg Chebbi Dunes are a top sight, these dunes run for thirty kilometers in length and there are small villages surrounding the area. Whether you want to try dune surfing or prefer visiting the traditional villages, you can do it all in the Sahara.

The Mountains
The Atlas mountains offer visitors to Morocco a choice of outdoor activities. During summer there is hiking and rock climbing and during winter you can try snow skiing. There are many Berber villages in the mountains, perched on jagged cliff faces and always welcoming to travelers.

The Todra Gorge is a top tourist attraction with it’s high cliffs and glacier streams. This is a very popular area for rock climbing.

The Sea
Morocco is on the coast and there are a choice of towns, cities and villages to visit where you can be on the water’s edge. Asilah is on the Atlantic Coast to the north of Morocco, this town dates back to 1,500BC and is a top seaside resort.

There is Rabat, the third largest city in Morocco where you can visit the waterfront areas, explore the Medina (Old Town) and enjoy shopping at the traditional markets while Agadir located south of Morocco is a fishing port with museums, mosques and plenty of sights for the traveler.

Essaouira is a must when visiting Morocco, this UNESCO World Heritage Site offers visitors an opportunity to step back in time or if you prefer head to the pristine beaches for some fun water sports.

Whether visiting the desert, mountains or the sea, you will find yourself amazed at the beautiful picturesque sights that Morocco has to offer!

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