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23 Undeniable Reasons To Visit Morocco This Year!

sand dune

Morocco is an exotic destination known for its beautiful scenery, tasty food, hospitable people, unique architecture, and long-standing traditions that are unique to the country.

There are many reasons to visit Morocco, whether you love nature or historic towns, or simply a place that offers something new and exciting – unlike anywhere else in the world.

Morocco is not a cheap country to visit, but every penny spent is worth it. Don’t believe me? Here’s 23 reasons to add Morocco to your travel bucket list…

Reasons to Visit Morocco

These are the things that (in my eyes) make Morocco a one of a kind travel experience. Here are my reasons to visit…

1. To see the Sahara Desert

Sahara Desert Morocco

The Sahara Desert is the main reason why people travel to Morocco. It’s the largest hot desert in the world, encompassing 9,200,000 square kilometres and extends into 10 other African countries – though Morocco is the main access point for most tourists since Morocco is a relatively safe destination to travel to in comparison with the other countries that shares it territory.

The Sahara Desert in Morocca shares its border with Algeria and is located just south of the Atlas Mountains.

You can reach the desert from several destinations, but most enter from the fortified city of Ouarzazate, which is the main gateway to the desert.

However, if you go to Merzouga, a tiny village in the desert, you can see the highest sand dunes in the Sahara (Erg Chebbi), and take camel rides, go sand boarding, hiking, or take ATV tours. Usually a trip to Merzouga takes 3 days because of how remote it is.

2. To see the Hassan II Mosque

2-Hassan II Mosque
Hassan II Mosque

Hassan II is the most famous landmark of Casablanca and also the most beautiful mosque in Morocco. It’s the second largest functioning mosque in Africa and 14th largest in the world, capable of housing 25,000 worshippers at one time.

It’s noted for its architecture, which is the most delicate and intricate of Islamic styles. A highlight of the mosque is the platform which sits above the Atlantic.

It is a surrealistic experience to walk around its impressive construction surrounded by the mist coming from the Atlantic ocean. Try to visit the mosque on Sunday morning when many people go to the prayer and the place comes alive.

Non-Muslim visitors can enter the mosque by guided tour. Several English tours are run throughout the day outside of prayer times.

3. To admire the Majorelle Garden

pathway next to trees

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