10 reasons to travel to Morocco
10 reasons to travel to Morocco: What to do in Morocco is one of the most common questions asked by travelers looking for a different and exotic trip to the African continent.
Taking advantage of the numerous ticket promotions recently offered by Royal Air Maroc for direct flights from Brazil to Morocco, we’ve selected 10 reasons why you too should want to travel to Morocco. At the end of this post, you’ll also find some suggestions for itineraries for those who have 4, 8 or 12 days in the country, as well as tips for travel agencies in Morocco aimed at the Brazilian and Portuguese public!
1) Feel the vibrancy and aromas of Jemaa El Fna Square in Marrakech
Considered an Oral and Intangible World Heritage Site by Unesco, Jemaa El Fna Square is the beating heart of Marrakech and is where everything happens.
Whether during the day or at night, Jemaa El Fna Square is a must-see if you want to experience the joy and movement of the Moroccan people.
2) Get lost in the blue medina of Chefchaouen
Undoubtedly one of the most fantastic cities in Morocco, Chefchaouen enchants with its blue-painted streets, which start from Hamman Square.
Visitors to Chefchaouen should visit the Kasbah Museum, an ancient fortress dating back to the 15th century.
For sunset, the tip is to walk to the Spanish Mosque, from where you have an incredible view of the blue city.
3) Visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Volubilis is home to an archaeological site dating back to the 3rd century BC, which depicts the period of Roman domination in the region.
Here you will find several ruins of public buildings from the Roman period, temples, palaces, houses and mosaics.
4) Sleeping in the dunes in the Sahara Desert
10 reasons to travel to Morocco: A highlight of the trip, you can take a dromedary ride in the Sahara Desert, watch the sunset along the way and sleep in Moroccan tents set up for tourism amidst the huge dunes.
At nightfall, it’s time to sample typical Moroccan cuisine, listen to the traditional music of the desert nomads and enjoy the starry sky.
To top it all off, don’t miss the sunrise over the dunes!!! It’s breathtaking!
5) Visit the largest mosque in Africa
Located in Casablanca, facing the sea, the Hassan II mosque is undoubtedly a symbol of Morocco’s modernity and attracts thousands of visitors all year round. This is the largest mosque in Africa and one of the few that allows non-Muslims inside.
The tour is guided and takes in the prayer hall, the Minaret hall, the Ablution room (body washing), the hammams and the swimming pools. It’s well worth it!
6) Visit a Kasbah
Kasbahs or Casbás are fortified houses typical of Morocco, built of clay, dung and straw.
You can visit some of them in the Dades Valley, Skoura and Ait Ben Haddou (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
If you’re short on time, give priority to Ait Ben Haddou, where important international films such as “The Gladiator”, “The Mummy” and “Babel” were filmed, as well as the series “Game of Thrones” and the Brazilian soap opera “The Clone”.
7) Visit Ouarzazate, Morocco’s Hollywood
10 reasons to travel to Morocco: As a safe, cheap and exotic country, Morocco has attracted film productions from all over the world.
As a result, little Ouarzazate is now internationally known as “Morocco’s Hollywood”.
In Ouarzazate, you can visit two major film studios (Cinema Atlas and CLA). There is also a museum dedicated to filming in Morocco.
8) Walk along the Todra Gorges
Did you know that Morocco is also a country of amazing nature and adventure activities?
The Todra Gorge is a huge gorge located in the eastern part of the High Atlas mountain range. Its walls can reach a height of 200 meters.
To walk through such rugged rock is to feel the grandeur of Moroccan nature. It’s worth remembering that there are more than 150 climbing routes in the Todra Gorge region, with difficulties ranging from grade 5 to grade 8 according to the French classification system.
9) Visit a palm grove
Palm groves are small oases that bring life to the rather arid regions of Morocco.
These palm groves are usually formed by plantations of dates, bananas and other local fruits.
Around them, the red of the clay towns contrasts with the green of the plantations. It’s a beautiful sight to behold!
You can see a palm grove in Tinejdad, Tinghir and the Ziz Valley.
10) Watch the sunset in Essaouira
10 reasons to travel to Morocco: Essaouira is an old Portuguese city located on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, whose historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The city is famous for its seafood, its fortified medina and for having been the setting for the “Game of Thrones” series.
The sunset over the port of Essaouira, accompanied by the singing of seagulls, is undoubtedly the best way to round off a visit to the city!
Tourist agency in Morocco for Brazilians and Portuguese and English
We did the 12-day itinerary described above, which was put together with the agency, based on our interests in the country.
10 reasons to travel to Morocco
Our tour included a driver and guides who spoke Portuguese, hotels with Moroccan architecture, transportation in a private, air-conditioned 4×4 car for 2 people, a dromedary ride and camping in the desert, some typical dinners and all the attention we needed before and during our trip to Morocco.
In short, this was an amazing trip that showed us a much more incredible Morocco than we ever imagined!
Travel insurance in Morocco
In general, travel packages to Morocco do not include travel insurance.
For this reason, it is very important to book insurance while still in Brazil, so that your trip is fully protected against unforeseen circumstances.
When we travel abroad, we always check the Seguros Promo website, which compares various travel insurance providers. This comparator allows you to quickly and easily find the insurance that best suits you, taking into account the destination, the duration of the trip and the profile of the travelers. It’s worth remembering that Pegadas na Estrada readers can take out travel insurance at a discount. To use this benefit, simply visit the website via this link or use the coupon PEGADASNA ESTRADA.
The company also has a ticket comparator, PASSAGENS PROMO, which we normally use to buy our airline tickets.