Discover the Magic of Morocco

Stylia Tours' 30 Ultimate Experiences

Discover the vibrant colors, bustling souks, and breathtaking landscapes of Morocco with Stylia Tours’ top picks. From exploring ancient medinas to camping in the Sahara desert, our list of 30 ultimate experiences includes visiting the Roman ruins of Volubilis, discovering the blue village of Chefchaouen, and marveling at the intricate architecture of the Hassan II Mosque. Make the most of your trip to Morocco with Stylia Tours’ expert guidance.

Medersa Ben Youssef in Marrakesh

1. Explore the Ben Youssef Medersa in Marrakesh

Step back in time and discover the stunning architecture of the Ben Youssef Medersa in Marrakesh. This 16th-century Koranic school is one of the best-preserved historic sites in the city, with an expansive courtyard that will take your breath away.

Kasbah of the Udayas in Rabat

2. Discover the Kasbah of the Udayas in Rabat

Travel to Rabat and explore the Kasbah of the Udayas, a 12th-century fortress built by Muslim refugees from Spain. Wander through the narrow alleys, admire the quaint walled garden, and take in the views of the Atlantic Ocean from the kasbah’s terrace.

Marrakesh Traditional Market - Bustling souks filled with vibrant colors and unique treasures

3. Get lost in the Marrakesh Souks

No trip to Marrakesh is complete without a visit to the souks. Wind your way through the narrow and colorful labyrinths of the city’s medina, and haggle for handcrafted rugs, clothing, jewelry, pottery, and more.

Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca

4. Visit the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca

One of the largest mosques in the world, the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca is a modern marvel of traditional Moroccan craftsmanship. Marvel at the intricate details of the mosque’s design, and take in the stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean from the mosque’s terrace.

Dar el Makhzen King Palace in Fez

5. Discover the Old City of Fez

Step into a world of ancient wonders in the Old City of Fez. This UNESCO-listed medina is home to fondouks, medersas, mosques, and palaces dating back a thousand years, and is considered the world’s most active medieval city.

Zawiya of Moulay Idriss II

6.Visit the Holy Town of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun

Located in the foothills of Jebel Zerhoune, the holy town of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun is one of Morocco’s most sacred sites. It was founded by Morocco’s most venerated saint and the creator of its first Arab dynasty. The town’s mausoleum is an object of constant pilgrimage and an important summer moussem.

Volubilis ruins

7. Marvel at the Roman Ruins of Volubilis

Travel back in time to the Roman Empire and explore the ancient city of Volubilis. This UNESCO-listed site is home to some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in North Africa and offers a fascinating glimpse into Morocco’s rich history.

Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail in Meknes

8. Discover the Historic City of Meknes

Meknes is a historic city that was founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids. It became a capital under Sultan Moulay Ismaïl, the founder of the Alawite dynasty. Today, Meknes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts an impressive city in Spanish-Moorish style. Its high walls, great doors, and harmonious blend of Islamic and European styles from the 17th century Maghreb are still evident today.

Chefchaouen public fountain

9. Immerse Yourself in the Blue Village of Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen is a picturesque village founded in the 15th century in the foothills of the Rif Mountains. Its blue-painted buildings are a major draw for tourists, and the village is considered one of the most charming places in Morocco.

Chefchaouen Blue City

10. Visit Tangier, the Gateway to Africa

Tangier is a city with a rich history and a strategic location at the meeting point of two seas and two continents. It was founded by Mediterranean trading nations, ruled by the Roman Empire, and eventually returned to the Moroccan nation in 1956. Tangier’s seedy charm and unique blend of cultures make it a highly sought-after destination for travelers.

Essaouira Sqala in the Kasbah - A view of the fortified walls and towers, showcasing the architectural beauty and historical significance.

11. Discovering the Charm of Essaouira

Essaouira is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Morocco. The medina is full of energy and charm, with local markets selling everything from spices to textiles. The port is also famous, having been featured in Game of Thrones, and the sight of fishermen hauling in their daily catch is a sight to behold. But there’s more to Essaouira than just the hustle and bustle. The town also has a laid-back vibe, with art galleries and cafes tucked away down narrow streets.

Day trip Taroudant and Tiout Oasis from Agadir Port

12. Unveiling the Secrets of Taroudant

Get ready to be mesmerized by the charm of Taroudant, a fortified town nestled in Morocco’s southern region. Step into the enchanting Medina, explore the labyrinthine streets, and encounter the bustling markets overflowing with vibrant colors and traditional crafts. Witness the panoramic views from the ancient ramparts and let the magic of Taroudant transport you to a bygone era.

Ouarzazate, Morocco

13. Exploring Ouarzazate, the Hollywood of Morocco

Ouarzazate may be a small desert town, but it’s big on the silver screen. Atlas Studios, located just outside the town, has been the site of over 200 Hollywood movies, from biblical epics to ancient Egyptian tales. The highlight of any visit to Ouarzazate is the complete set of Kingdom of Heaven, rising out of the barren landscape.

Luxurious Bivouac Experience in Merzouga

14. Camping in the Sahara Desert

The Sahara Desert is an otherworldly landscape that has fascinated travelers for centuries. And the best way to experience it is by camping out in the dunes. Settle into a simple Bedouin tent for a night of unforgettable stargazing and spectacular sunsets. It’s an experience you’ll never forget.

Dades Valley Berber village

15. Meeting the Amazigh Villagers

Morocco’s Amazigh tribes are semi-nomadic people who continue to live in the mountain and desert villages where they have lived for centuries. Staying with them or visiting their villages is a unique opportunity to learn about their customs and traditions. Experience their famed hospitality firsthand and gain a deeper appreciation for Morocco’s rich cultural heritage.

Surfing in Taghazout

16. Surfing the Atlantic Coast

Morocco’s Atlantic coastline, stretching from Agadir to Essaouira, draws surfers and watersport enthusiasts from all over the world. The huge waves and extreme winds make for an adrenaline-fueled experience, while the stunning scenery adds to the overall thrill.

Tree Climbing Goats in Morocco

17. Seeing the Goat Trees

Argan oil, a luxury beauty product, comes from trees that only grow in Morocco. And goats love to climb these trees to feast on the nuts, which makes for a quirky photo-op. Don’t miss the chance to snap a picture of these four-legged climbers in action.

Desert Tour Erg Chegaga

18. Camel Trekking in the Moroccan Desert

There’s nothing quite like a camel trek through the vast and stunning landscapes of the Moroccan desert. Explore rolling sand dunes, abandoned kasbahs, and ancient trade routes on the back of a camel. It’s an unforgettable adventure that will make you feel like a true explorer.

The Ounila Valley

19. Discovering the Ounila Valley

The Ounila Valley is a treasure trove of Moroccan history and culture. As you drive through the valley, you’ll encounter the decaying homes of Telouet Kasbah and Tamdaght Kasbah, once flourishing centers of trade and prosperity on the caravan route. Explore the winding roads and rugged terrain of the valley, and immerse yourself in the rich history of the region.

Dades Gorges The Winding Road in Morocco

20. The Thrilling Zig-Zags of the Dades Valley

The Dades Valley is famous for its set of tight zig-zags that rise dramatically from the valley floor to Aït Oufi. Head past Café Timzillite to get the best possible view of the valley disappearing in front of you as the road twists its way down. The stunning scenery and thrilling drive make this one of the top destinations in Morocco for adventure seekers.

Dades Valley Village of Msemrir

21. The Mesmerizing Todra Gorge

The Todra Gorge is a natural wonder that will leave you in awe. The massive wall of rock, almost 200 meters high and only 10 meters wide at its narrowest point, changes color magically as the sun fades. Although slightly marred by tourist vendors, the Todra Gorge remains a must-see destination in Morocco. Take a hike through the gorge and experience the stunning natural beauty up close.

Ouarzazate and Fint Oasis Desert Tour

22. The Enchanting Valley of the Roses

The Valley of the Roses is a true delight for nature lovers. The Assif M’Goun river has carved out a stunning landscape of red rock framing the lush green valley floor. A 30-kilometer paved road runs alongside the river, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery. Visit in April and May to see the valley in full bloom with roses being harvested by local women.

Ouzoud Waterfall discover the biggest waterfalls in Morocco

23. The Jungle Paradise of Ouzoud Falls

Set in the El-Abid River gorge, the Ouzoud Falls offer a cool and refreshing oasis in the heart of Morocco. The falls cascade down a lush jungle paradise, and a zigzagging path leads you down the valley wall, offering stunning views of the cascading waters and surrounding foliage. Keep an eye out for mischievous macaque monkeys that love to steal from unsuspecting tourists.

Gnawa: Moroccan Music Festivals

24. Moroccan Music Festivals

Morocco has a long history of music, and its festivals are a testament to the country’s rich musical heritage. If you are a fan of world music, you should definitely check out the Gnaoua World Music Festival in Essaouira or the World Sacred Music Festival in Fez. These festivals bring together musicians from all over the world to celebrate music, spirituality, and culture.

Hammam Riad Albatoul Marrakesh

25. Hammams: A traditional Moroccan spa experience

A visit to a Moroccan hammam is not only a cleansing ceremony, but also a cultural experience that immerses you in Moroccan traditions and customs. Enjoy the relaxation, the conviviality and the feeling of renewal that this unique experience will give you.

Tagine Cookery Class

26. Shop at a Souk and Take a Cooking Class

Moroccan cuisine is a feast for the senses. The blend of spices, herbs, and fresh ingredients creates a unique flavor that is both exotic and delicious. If you want to learn the secrets of Moroccan cooking, then taking a cooking class is a must-do activity. In Morocco, you can shop for ingredients at a souk, then learn to make aromatic tagines and other Moroccan specialties.

Riad Albatoul Marakesh

27. Rent a Riad for a Unique Accommodation Experience

While you can find restored 16th-century palaces turned into guesthouses throughout Morocco, Marrakesh is particularly famous for its selection of charming restored riads. These guesthouses often have beautiful gardens and intricate tile work, providing an unforgettable accommodation experience.

Sip a Mint Tea

28. Sip Mint Tea Everywhere You Go

Morocco is known for its hospitality, and one of the most quintessential Moroccan experiences is sipping on a cup of mint tea. This refreshing drink is served everywhere, from cafes to shops to homes. Try it while haggling in the souks or relaxing in a traditional riad.

29. Experience the Imilchil Moussem Festival

29. Experience the Imilchil Moussem Festival

If you’re lucky enough to be in Morocco in September, don’t miss the Imilchil Moussem Festival. This three-day festival is also known as the “Marriage Market” and is the largest mountain souk in Morocco. It’s a chance for the Berber tribes to trade goods, reunite with family and friends, and most importantly, for young people to find their future spouses.

Majorelle Garden - Marrakesh

30 Take a Stroll Through Jardin Majorelle

This meticulously planned twelve-acre botanical garden is a must-see for any art or nature lover. Created by French painter Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s and 1930s, and subsequently owned by fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, Jardin Majorelle is filled with stunning bamboo groves, cacti gardens, and lily-covered pools. The tranquillity of the garden is only enhanced by the sound of birdsong.