We all know Morocco for souks and riads, but venture a little bit behind medina lines and you’ll find a world of adventure waiting to be explored, whether it’s riding waves, diving the depths of the deep blue or traversing the dunes from the seat of a camel. Here’s our tips for an adventure holiday to morocco.
What to See
Camel Trekking in the Sahara Desert
You haven’t experienced Morocco until you’ve immersed yourself in the shifting sands of the Sahara. And, what better way to explore than perched atop the humps of a camel. Trekking in a camel train will take you at a plodding pace over the seemingly limitless expanse of honey hued sand dunes, the stillness and the tranquillity will stay with you long after you’ve washed the sand from between your toes.
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Trek in the Atlas Mountains
For walkers of all levels the Atlas Mountains offers rugged and varied terrain to wend your way towards the snowy peaks above. You can find 1-day treks as well as longer treks that involve camping in the mountains whatever your adventure comfort zone is you’ll find the path for you in the Atlas Mountains.
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Surf in Essaouira
The Atlantic coastline that stretches around to Essaouira lends itself rather well to riding waves be it on a surfboard, kitesurf or windsurf. Choose your weapon, suit up, and take to the seas. The rolling Atlantic will keep seasoned surfers entertained and the many little surf schools in the area can give learners a guiding hand.
For more information visit surfessaouira.com
Diving in Tangier
Below the waves in Tangier you’ll find a bustling underwater world of flora and sea creatures. Don an inflatable vest and an oxygen tank and skim the bottom of the ocean bringing out the marine biologist in you. Just watch out for any potential toothy friends.
For more information visit divingtangier.com
Sleep in a Bedouin-style camp
Staying in the desert over night is a completely different experience to the searing heat of the day, but it’s no less magnificent. At night wrapped up warm in blankets and sipping on sweet tea, the night sky becomes a cinematic landscape of glittering galaxies and shooting stars. It’s a humbling sight to feel the vastness of the cosmos above your head in such crystal vividity.
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