The most beautiful places in Morocco

The most beautiful places in Morocco

The best of Morocco

Morocco, lying on the northwest outskirts of Africa, washed by both the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic, is one of the most colorful countries in the world. You will find here amazing sand dunes, deep gorges or ancient towns. It is a country that few people visit only once in a lifetime.

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Dunes of Erg Chebbi
31.146, -3.968
736 m / 2 415 ft

#1 Dunes of Erg Chebbi

The most famous Moroccan dunes

World's largest desert Sahara extends even to Morocco. The local most beautiful and most visited dunes are called Erg Chebbi. You can ride a camel here or enjoy a hike to the few hundred meter high sand dunes. The best part of the day is sunrise and sunset, when the sand has a beautiful yellow color.

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Ait Ben Haddou
31.046, -7.129
1 270 m / 4 167 ft

#2 Ait Ben Haddou

Antient city in south Morocco

Unique and spectacular town whose history dates back to the 17th century was listed on the UNESCO list. The city defines the fairy-tale atmosphere of narrow aisles, small clay houses, river ramparts, and a view over the city.

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Dades Canyon
31.652, -5.843
2 029 m / 6 657 ft

#3 Dades Canyon

The most beautiful canyon in Morocco

Dades canyon, punching his way through the High Atlas mountains and the Jebel Sarhro, among the most beautiful canyons in North Africa. You will be amazed by arid massive walls and a green oasis around the life-giving water deep in the bottom of the canyon.

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Ouzoud waterfall
32.015, -6.72
775 m / 2 543 ft

#4 Ouzoud waterfall

The fairytale waterfall of northwest Africa

More than 110 meters tall waterfalls Ouzoud in Morocco is a the most beautiful waterfall of northwest Africa.

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Todra Gorge
31.588, -5.594
1 661 m / 5 449 ft

#5 Todra Gorge

The most famous Moroccan gorge

The most famous Moroccan gorge is Todra. The high rock walls here, up to three hundred meters above the river bottom, only ten meters wide. Apart from strolling along the road leading to the bottom of the gorge, it is also possible to take the trek to the mountains.

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Monkey fingers rocks at Tamellalt
31.443, -5.979
1 620 m / 5 315 ft

#6 Monkey fingers rocks at Tamellalt

Fairytale rock wall

One of the most beautiful places in the valley of the Dades River is in the neighborhood of Tamellalt. Besides the picturesque oasis and the ruins, you can see here very nice reminiscent rock formations of orange-red color, so-called Monkey Fingers.

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Tineghir Oasis
31.548, -5.58
1 372 m / 4 501 ft

#7 Tineghir Oasis

An oasis of ten thousand palms

At the southern end of the Todra gorge there is an impressive oasis filled with ten thousand palm trees and picturesque towns. The entire oasis is then ended by the great city of Tineghir. You can enjoy a sightseeing road or explore the oasis of the oasis. Everything is worth it.

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Jebel Toubkal
31.061, -7.916
4 167 m / 13 671 ft

#8 Jebel Toubkal

The highest mountain of North Africa

Jebel Toubkal (4 167 meters above sea level) is not only the highest mountain of Morocco and the High Atlas, but also North Africa. It is a 2 days hike. In three days it is more comfortable and you can have some side trip. From the top you can enjoy the surrounding arid mountains.

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Serpentines in Dades Canyon
31.53, -5.925
1 791 m / 5 876 ft

#9 Serpentines in Dades Canyon

The most famous Moroccan bend

Perhaps the most famous Moroccan road section is Serpentine in Dades Canyon. In these places the canyon is really very narrow and the roads very interesting. Directly above the serpentines there is a parking lot and a beautiful viewpoint.

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Marrakech
31.626, -7.989
468 m / 1 535 ft

#10 Marrakech

The Royal Town under Atlas Mountains

Marrakech is the fourth largest city in Morocco. Thanks to its location under the slopes of the High Atlas and the international airport, it is a popular starting point for travelers. The city center is Djemaa El Fna. Here you will also find a lively medina, beautiful gardens and tombs and the rest of the city fortifications.

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Tizi-n-Tichka pass
31.286, -7.381
2 260 m / 7 415 ft

#11 Tizi-n-Tichka pass

The most famous mountain pass in Morocco

Very popular tourist road linking Marrakech and Ouarzazate culminates in Tizi-n-Tichka pass (2260m asl). More than the pass with sellers of souvenirs you'll like the road leading through beautiful landscape of arid mountains.

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Rock formations at Tafraoute
29.713, -8.989
1 005 m / 3 297 ft

#12 Rock formations at Tafraoute

Granite fairy tale

Tafraoute is the center of Antiatlas (Little Atlas). Its surroundings are renowned for its beautiful rock formations and extensive oases. Tafraoute is the ideal starting point for cycling and hiking.

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Volubilis
34.075, -5.555
381 m / 1 250 ft

#13 Volubilis

The beautiful ruins of the Roman city

The ruins of the city of Volubilis are the most famous Roman monument in Morocco. Legends claim that it was also the capital of the former Kingdom of Mauritania. You will find here, of course, a great winning arc and nest of storks on the top of the pillars. The whole area is relatively large.

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Meknes
33.895, -5.565
526 m / 1 726 ft

#14 Meknes

Royal City

The city of Meknes is one of the most interesting historical royal towns. The most famous monument is the huge gate of Bab Mansour. There is also a large mosque and royal palace.

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Valley of the River Zíz
31.79, -4.238
1 021 m / 3 350 ft

#15 Valley of the River Zíz

The monumental valley of the palm trees

The whole valley of the Zź River is one of the largest Moroccan oases. From the viewpoint looks like a huge green snake of datal palms in otherwise totally arid countryside. The most beautiful views of the Zíz Valley are about 20 km south of Errachidia's capital city

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tetuan
35.57, -5.369
89 m / 292 ft

#16 tetuan

White city just off the Mediterranean Sea

Tetuan is a major city in the north of Morocco. It is renowned for its historical white medina. There is also a royal palace.

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The road to Oukaimeden
31.238, -7.816
2 216 m / 7 270 ft

#17 The road to Oukaimeden

Journey to the famous ski resort

Oukaimeden (2 630m asl) is the most famous ski resort in Morocco. More than the local plateau and lifts to the surrounding mountain slopes is an interesting road that leads here. From the plains around Marrakech, you will go first to Ourika Valley. Then you have about 30 kilometers ride with views of the picturesque villages in mountain slopes

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Hassam Addakhil Dam
32.016, -4.449
1 093 m / 3 586 ft

#18 Hassam Addakhil Dam

Dam in Desert

To the north of the town of Errachidia, they have covered the River Zíz and created the lake in an otherwise desert landscape. The dam lake is beautifully blue and as small islands sticks the original peaks of the local hills.

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Chefchaouen
35.17, -5.262
628 m / 2 060 ft

#19 Chefchaouen

The blue City

The city of Chefchaouen is in the north of Morocco, famous for its blue facades. It is located in the Ríf Mountains - only 35 km from the Mediterranean Sea

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Dunes de Tinfou
30.243, -5.602
669 m / 2 195 ft

#20 Dunes de Tinfou

Pocket Moroccan dunes

Just a short distance from the main road on the rocky plain, you can see the pretty dunes of Tinfou. If you have an hour, you can definitely make the ascent to the top of dunes.

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Cedars at the Col du Zad pass
33.01, -5.072
2 188 m / 7 178 ft

#21 Cedars at the Col du Zad pass

Remnants of the original cedar wood

In the vicinity of the famous Col du Zad pass (2 178 m above sea level) you can still find the remains of a huge cedar forest. Now alone solitary trees stand here. It is worthwhile to park your car in the pass and walk along the surrounding slopes between these beautiful trees.

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Friouato Cave
34.154, -4.004
840 m / 2 756 ft

#22 Friouato Cave

Mysterious Cave in the Tazzeka National Park

Practically in the center of Tazzeka National Park, located around the mountain of the same name, there are several caves. The most well-known is Friouato, which is not yet fully explored. At first you have a long descent into the abyss and then a cave walk that is more than adventurous.

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Natural rock bridge Imi-n-Ifri
31.725, -6.971
1 061 m / 3 481 ft

#23 Natural rock bridge Imi-n-Ifri

Natural attraction at the Demnate

Just a short distance from the town of Demnate you will find a great natural attraction - the Imi-n-Ifri Rock Bridge. Looks at first sight like a massive cave, but it's really a rock bridge or a river-cut natural tunnel.

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Dalia Beach
35.905, -5.476
0 m / 0 ft

#24 Dalia Beach

Beach with a view of Gibraltar

Dalia is the beautiful bay almost directly opposite of Gibraltar. You can swimming here and enjoy the view on Europe. Also you can watch the work of fishermen and enjoy a delicious grilled fish.

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Tizi-n-Test Pass
30.868, -8.379
2 098 m / 6 883 ft

#25 Tizi-n-Test Pass

Pass through the High Atlas

One of the highest road passes in Morocco is the Tizi-n-Test (2 098 m above sea level) leading across the main ridge of the High Atlas. It is the link between tourists favorite cities Marrakech and Taroudant

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Tamri Beach
30.71, -9.859
0 m / 0 ft

#26 Tamri Beach

Favorite site for surfers

The beach at Tamri is popular among surfers. There are great waves and the surrounding cliffs of beautiful views. Ideal stop for those heading south of Morocco.

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Dayet Lake
31.096, -4.052
698 m / 2 290 ft

#27 Dayet Lake

Lake just off the sand dunes

Only four kilometers west of the most famous Moroccan dunes of Erg Chebbi is the seasonal Lake Dayet. Here you will find wild camels and flamingos. In good weather, sand dunes are beautifully seen over the water. The lake exists only in the spring. For the rest of the year there is only a desiccated salt bed.

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