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7x why you need to go to Morocco

by Maaike
Morocco roundtrip

Are you planning a new trip but you don’t know where to go? Think about Morocco, the country that surprised me the most of all countries I’ve been to. In this article I’ll give you seven reasons why you should add Morocco to your bucketlist.

1. Nature, culture and cities in one country

That’s why I loved Morocco so much: it has it all. You can combine nature with culture and cities in just a few days. Even when you only visit Marrakech, you can drive to the mountains within two hours. Great landscapes, a strong culture and lovely cities.

2. It’s not expensive

You can’t compare the prices in Morocco with the prices in Southeast Asia, but it’s definitely not expensive. That being said, shopping in Morocco is definitely a great idea!

3. I’ts a safe country

Some people are a bit scared when they think about Morocco, but it’s not a country to be scared of. It’s a safe country and as long as you don’t go close to the border of Algeria, it’s okay. The locals in Morocco are very kind!

4. You can easily go on a roadtrip

It’s a great country to hire a car and go on a roadtrip yourself. You can also travel by busses and trains but that’s not ideal. By having your own car you can decide whenever and wherever you want to go. But make sure you arrive early at the next destination, because there won’t be street lighting in the mountains and you definitely don’t want to drive through the mountains when it’s dark outside.

Ait Ben Haddou Morocco

5. Delicious food

Something that you really can’t miss in Morocco: good food. The locals know how to cook and they cook like the best. Healthy couscous, spicy soups and traditional tajines: it’s so good. And they combine so many ingredients so the food is never the same. Yum!

6. Beautiful landscapes

Morocco is stunning, definitely when you leave Marrakech. This country surprised me the most of all countries where I’ve ever been to when it comes to nature. Thousands of palm trees, houses of clay, enormous sandy areas, rugged mountains, deep valleys, green oasis and winding rivers!

7. The riads are a must

You have to stay at a riad for at least one night. Riads are old palaces or old houses of rich people in the earlier days. Some riads still got their traditional style with green courtyards and beautiful ornaments. Like the riads where I’ve stayed: Palais Riad Lamrani and La Sultana Marrakech. A real good riad is a bit more expensive, but it’s totally worth it. And if you don’t want to spend money on this, you can also drink a cocktail on the rooftop or you can have lunch. The most riads are open to visit, so you CAN’T miss these stunning places.

Riad Marrakech

Have you been to Morocco and did you like it?


David 8 September 2017 - 09:58

I’ve always wanted to visit Morocco. Thanks for the guide, now I really really want to go.

Maaike 9 September 2017 - 00:01

You should, it’s a beautiful country! Thanks for the nice comment 🙂

Morocco holidays 4 December 2017 - 10:11

This just prepared me need to go to Morocco more than ever! Love all the photos of this striking country

Maaike 4 December 2017 - 22:20

Aahw love to hear that, thanks for your nice comment! Morocco is just so great. I really wanna go back soon!


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