Fun Things to do in Morocco

Fun Things to do in Morocco
Morocco, home to the imperial cites of Fez, Meknes, Rabbat and Marrakech, is home to a fascinating culture, friendly locals and a wealth of ancient landmarks and districts such as the Medinas found in the mentioned imperial cities.

Apart from the many fun things to do in Morocco, the country is an ideal base for exploring tourist attractions in Spain. In fact, one of the most popular ways to get to Spain is by speed-ferry which takes just half-hour.

Those of you looking to explore the cities in the south of Spain such as Malaga, Seville and Cadiz can take a ferry from Tangier (Morocco) to Algeciras (Spain).

There are also companies in Tangier (Morocco) that offer a ferry service to Barcelona, so for those of you who would love to explore the north of Spain, the south of France and the rest of Europe from Morocco, the ferry is fun and cost-effective way to go about it.

Fun Things to do in Morocco: Fun Outdoor Activities

Sahara Camel Tour

Taking a camel tour ride on the Sahara desert is one of the most popular fun things to do in Morocco. A typical camel tour through the Sahara desert can last for a few days and visitors spend the nights in desert camps.

Berber Village

One of the most popular fun things to do in Morocco is to explore one of the Berber villages located in the Atlas Mountains.

The best way to go about exploring a Berber village is to hire a local tour guide which can also arrange for you to spend the night with the Berber family.

Horse-drawn Carriage Tour

Exploring Morocco on a horse-drawn carriage is another popular fun thing to do for first time visitors. A typical horse carriage tour lasts around an hour and you get to visit the popular attractions from the comfort of the carriage.

Cities such as Meknes and Marrakech have some of the most beautiful attractions and these cities offer some of the most stunning scenery for a horse-drawn carriage tour.

Beach Activities

Those of you looking to enjoy a relaxing time at the beach as well as water activities such windsurfing, para-sailing and Dolphin boat trips, the resort of Agadir offers all of these and more.

Fun Things to do in Morocco: Cities of Interest


The city of Marrakech, located in the heart of Morocco, is perhaps one of the most popular of the Imperial Cities in Morocco, as the city is home to Morocco’s finest palaces that include the Bahia Palace and the Dar El Said, which are now turned into walking museums.

The Medina ( or Old Town) is where Marrakesh main attractions are found and they include the Koutoubia tower and the Saadian tombs.


One of the highlights of a trip to Morocco is to experience a Medina district. The city of Fes is home to Fes El Bali, which is the largest Medina in the whole of Morocco and it is also classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Popular things to do in Fes include taking a walking tour of the city’s main tourist attractions such as the Madrasa Bou Inania, the Aben Danan the Synagogue and the Dar Al-Magana.


The city of Meknes, located north of Morocco, is one of the smallest cities in Morocco but one of the most prestigious of the Imperial cities.

The main point of interest in the town of Meknes is also the Medina district, which is where you’ll find the famed Jewish Quarter, the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, and El-Hdim square/ market place where you can enjoy some shopping, as well as some live entertainment.

Fun Things to do in Morocco: Shopping

Haggling at a souk (street market) is one of the most memorable fun things to do in Morocco. Souks are the best places to buy gifts and souvenirs and they are found all across Morocco.

The city of Marrakech is undoubtedly home to one of the most flamboyant souks in Morocco.

The Djemaa El Fna market place and square is the heart and soul of the shopping and dining scene in Marrakech. At the square, you’ll find the famed snake-charmers, Chleuh dancing-boys, story-tellers and magicians.

Fun Things to do in Morocco: Food & Drink

Enjoying the Moroccan cuisine is one of the best things to do in Morocco, and their cuisine has a mixture of Berber, Moorish, Mediterranean, Arab, and African influences.

One of the most popular Moroccan dishes to try out it’s Tagine, which is a delicious stew traditionally slow-cooked in a Tagine pot.

The most popular Moroccan drink is green tea with mint, which is considered an important ritual, and locals enjoy it throughout the day with friends and colleagues.

Fun Things to do in Morocco: Nightlife & Entertainment

The nightlife in Morocco has a vibrant and unique flavor, and ranges across the country from small bars to traditional belly dancing clubs.

For instance, the nightlife in Marrakech consists of local bars and street entertainment such as street performers and live music.

The resort of Agadir also has a vibrant nightlife and it is one of the places in Morocco where you’ll hotel-discos. In fact, those of you looking for a western-like night scene should consider staying at the resort of Agadir.

Fun Things to do in Morocco: Events & Festivals

The Marrakech Arts festival

The Marrakech Art festival, held in late June, is an international event that brings performers, from as far as China, to Marrakech. Apart from street performers, the event hosts fun theatrical plays.


Just like Dubai, Syria and Egypt, Ramadan month, held on the 9th month of the Islamic calendar, is also one of the holiest months of the year in Morocco.

If you intend to travel to Morocco during this time, it’s important to remember that is a holy and sensitive time and most places are closed during the day.

World Sacred Music Festival

The World Sacred Music Festival, held in late May in Fes, is an annual music event where you can enjoy traditional Moroccan and international music in one venue.

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