The activities that can be found in thrilling and electric Marrakesh, Morocco, could fill any traveler’s itinerary for weeks on end, but for those who want to seek a world outside the city, which can often be oversaturated with tourists, there are countless ways to wander beyond Morocco’s most-visited city. Here are some of the top ways to get out of Marrakesh to see what the rest of Morocco has to offer.
Escape to the three valleys of the Atlas Mountains where you can get in touch with local life by visiting traditional Berber homes. The village of Ait Souka offers a look into local life while the neighboring valleys of Imlil and Asni complement a daytrip with stunning views and culture.
Erg Chebbi and Merzouga
Situated on the border of the Sahara Desert is the tiny village of Merzouga from where camel and camping treks depart. The nearby dunes of Erg Chebbi create the perfect backdrop for a camel ride into the sunset.
Located in the southern Atlas Mountains is this ancient Berber town full of traditional kasbahs, also known as the “Hollywood of Africa” because it served as the settings of films such as Gladiator and Prince of Persia, among others. Just outside the town is the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou. a fortified village.
Head three hours west to the Atlantic coast for a day on the beach. Shoppers can peruse the town’s stalls while gourmands can sample succulent seafood at the copious restaurants along the coast.
Visit North Africa’s highest waterfalls for a side of Morocco that few see … or know about. Miles away from the bustling souks and crowded medinas are these peaceful waterfalls stretching 330 feet high.
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