Morocco Travel Guides for Backpackers

Top places to visit in Rabat, the capital of Morocco

Rabat was the first city I lived in when I arrived in Morocco to pursue my studies. It was during the winter. It wasn’t an ideal time for me to be adventurous given the fact that the weather I encountered in Rabat was considerably colder than what I was used […]
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Top things to do in Tamraght, Morocco

Having perfect weather all year round and a beautiful seacoast, Morocco is the perfect place to discover a different culture, amazing people and breathtaking landscapes. Here you can relax, enjoy the delicious North African cuisine and experience the beauty of this country. Among all my travels, this country has deeply […]
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Why Essaouira, Morocco is a photography paradise

Essaouira, Morocco is located on the coast between Casablanca and Agadir but is nothing like the two. With roughly 70.000 inhabitants, Essaouira is significantly smaller than its neighbors. Nevertheless, I would choose it over the others any day. Why? Because Essaouira is one of the most photogenetic places I have […]
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Your guide to Essaouira : The hipster city of Morocco

Essaouira, or as locals call it “Swera” is the windy hipster city of Morocco. Known for its chill vibes, if the rush in Marrakech overwhelmed you, or the sellers and taxis there started testing your patience, run to Essaouira. It’s basically a laid-back version of Marrakech. When to visit? The […]
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Top 4 Bucket lists to tick off in Spain, Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol (literally meaning coast of the sun) is a travelers’ paradise located on the southern part of Spain along the coastline of Malaga Province. Every year, Costa del Sol enjoys in excess of 325 days of sunshine that have made it the perfect destination for people targeting a […]
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Chefchaouen – The Blue Pearl of Morocco

We drove the few hours from Fes to get to this beautiful place. The Blue Pearl of Morocco – Chefchaouen. In the depths of a valley hidden in the Rif Mountains, this town is just nestled in the shadows of the hills above them. Watched over by a Spanish mosque […]
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Taroudant: A Guide to The Original Morocco

Hello, original traveler! I hope you are not still wondering if you should come to Morocco. I will save you some time: do come to Morocco! You feel tempted already: mysterious landscapes, desert breeze, bright sun, all the colors of the rainbow mixed together in a tagine, and cultural hospitality […]
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Grand Bazaar, a historic tourist attraction

Tehran is a capital city of Iran, it is an old and populous city with more than 17 million people who live and work in that. There are so many museums, art galleries, restaurants, Parks, Palaces, towers and old mosques in Tehran. There are many playgrounds and educational places for […]
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What to see in the city of Granada?

Granada is the capital of the province that has its same name, within the Autonomous Community of Andalusia. Yes, you guessed it, in the country of Spain. Granada is a great city, perfect for those weekends where you do not know what to do, perfect for those weekends where you […]
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Two days in Marrakech: Souk and tajine in the Medina

There are a lot of reasons to visit Marrakech. My personal reasons are – not in order: food, culture, art and a good climate. Talking about good climate the reason why is obviously: Marrakech is about 150 km from the Atlantic coast, but it’s also pretty near to the High […]
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Morocco- Imilchil and the myth of Tislit and Isli lakes

Lake Tislit landscape Where are located these two lakes? The Lake of Tislit is a lake located in Morocco's High Atlas Oriental National Park, near to Imilchil town, and the Lake of Isli is near to the first lake by almost 9km (two hours walk for […]
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Road trip to Ifrane, the Moroccan Switzerland

What I like the most about Morocco it’s the diversity. You can find different ethnicities, languages, ways of living and landscapes and there are always new, hidden corners to discover. One of them is Ifrane, the little paradise where Moroccans escape for party, intimacy, winter sports, and cool weather. Let’s […]
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Granada: You and the Alhambra have stolen my heart.

 I lived in Granada for two years from 2013 – 2015, and I often go back and forth from my home in Seville. Granada had embraced me and told me I was home before we moved to Seville due to my husbands' business. My heart is at peace when I […]
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Fez: the most genuine and historic Moroccan experience

Wait, what is Fez again? The city of Fez is still not the most obvious choice when considering a trip to Morocco; that can be explained by the still growing travel industry (not as many riads as, let’s say, Marrakech), an airport with a more limited set of connections, the […]
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Gibraltar: The Rock With Many Mysteries

Located in the farthest southern point of Spain, Gibraltar lays just above the equator and only a 45 minutes ferry from Morocco. Gibraltar is a small British colony with a population of approximately 30,000 people and a massive lime stone rock. That is why it is known as “The Rock” […]
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Morocco: Exploring Marrakech in a day

Making that decision to visit Morocco I was very nervous when planning my trip to Morocco, as it was the first time I was traveling beyond the European capitals and getting my initial taste of Africa. Although I understood the fact that the Morocco was much more culturally diverse, I just […]
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Merzouga Desert: Exploring Sahara On A Camel

Road to Merzouga I am travelling through the majestic High Atlas Mountains in a very old minibus heading to the most expected part of my Moroccan adventure – Sahara Desert. A hundreds of sharp curves ahead us are making me sick but the thought that in a few hours I […]
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Touristic vs. real Morocco

This trip has a special place in my memories, since it was my first solo travel ever and without any exaggeration – a life changing experience. This article (same as my trip) consists of 2 parts: my volunteering project (here I will share my impressions on culture, cuisine, locals..) travelling tips (I will […]
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7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Morocco

If you have never been to Morocco, this article will, I believe, walk you through several aspects on why you should consider obtaining a flight ticket, packing your bags and heading toward this beautiful country as soon as your schedule allows.   1) Accessibility Morocco is a welcoming destination to […]
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Visiting Marrakesh: 11 essential tips for first-time travellers.

Marrakesh is undoubtedly a magical destination that should be in the list of many travellers looking for a unique blend of history, culture, amazing food and local friendliness. Yet, upon my visit I had to learn a few things to navigate around that would have definitely made my journey as […]
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Welcome to The Moroccan most beautiful beaches

Start with nothing; you’ll finish up with everything. My journey with nature had started with nothing. I first had nothing on my back or beliefs. I didn’t believe that I could do it. I didn’t think that I’ll have the courage to  look for myself in all the corners that […]
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Tanger: a board between different cultures in Morocco

Going to Tanger was a totally unplanned trip. A friend of mine told me: I’ve found airplane tickets to Tanger at 36 euros from Madrid. Wanna come next weekend? Sure I’ve wanted! Tanger is a big city in Northern Morocco, in the Strait of Gibraltar. It has an impressive history, […]
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Sailing the Strait of Gibraltar

Where? Gibraltar Ceuta (Spanish Morocco) Estepona When? August – Hottest month, averaging 25°C January – Coolest month, averaging a mild 14°C We travelled in August can be very hot when venturing inland, however out on the water the wind tends to cool you down and you don't notice the heat of […]
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Playa Guigui: the mystical beach of Gran Canaria.

Eight years ago, I spent nine months studying in the island of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands, an archipelago belonging to Spain situated off the coast of Morocco. The Canary Islands are a beautiful corner of  Earth to visit: vivid traditions, unspoiled wildnerness and an eternal […]
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Shaffhausen Full Of Water Power

Today we visited the canton of Shaffhausen. The name of this canton sounds for me like the blue city of Chefchaouen in Morocco.  Who knows or ever heard about this blue city can understand that I was so excited about this trip. This is the northernmost canton of Switzerland and […]
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Morocco and Western Sahara

Today I will tell you about my adventures in Morocco, a country full of surprises. It was a really cold and damp February in Poland, and one day my friend came to me and said: “Morocco. In two days. Do you want to go?”. I didn't have to think twice. […]
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Toubkal mountain – Southwestern Morocco

Mountain Toubkal From my childhood I did learn in school about Toubkal Mountain, or Djbel Toubkal like as Moroccan people call it, I learn it is the highest mountain in Morocco and North Africa and second highest mountain in Africa with 4167 metres (13671 ft) of height.I get older and i am start to going to trips, i did visited […]
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Gibraltar in a Day – A Taxi on the Edge

Gibraltar, a little piece of the UK clinging stalwartly to the bottom of Spain. The great Rock looks out over a narrow Straits of Gibraltar, where the north coast of Morocco lies only 14km away and well-visible on pretty much any day. This passageway is Pillars of Hercules; ancient gateway to […]
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Morocco: The feel of Marrakesh

Sunset in Marrakesh Why would you choose a few days in Marrakesh instead of Paris, Vienna or London? Many things would answer but the one most important is: for the culture, highly different from the European one, for the pleasure of walking in 30 degrees weather […]
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Marrakesh, the ancient Red City

Living the One Thousand and One Nights dream The oriental city of Marrakesh, the major city of Morocco, was nothing like we expected. As you know, dear fellow travelers, the current political situation may discourage travelling to areas of the “Arab nation”. Therefore we were a little worried whether this […]
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Morocco: A journey through the desert

Roadtrip through the mountains and canyons Everybody goes to Morocco expecting to see an endless desert. It’s not like that, it’s better! When you leave Marrakesh and head south, you’ll pass a huge chain of mountains and canyons. There is lots of villages around those mountains, and you can stop […]
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MOROCCO SOUTH COAST SURF TRIP: TAGAZHOUT, IMSOUANE, ESSAOUIRA

MOROCCO: SURF, MOUNTAINS AND MEDINAS  Marocco is simply incredible! I traveled it without a car just using buses,taxis,trains and this allowed me to live the real Morocco. Is a country full of history and culture reflected in their everyday life,with many different kind of clime and vegetation. I have so […]
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Marrakesh, Morocco: Souks, Scarves, Spices and Snake Charmers

Morocco was the base for my first ever trip to Africa and post-adventure, all I can say is “daaayyyuuumm Africa!” Bustling marketplaces, colourful fabrics, fiery dishes and soulful Arabic rhythms await you in one of the largest cities in the country, Marrakesh. It can be overwhelming, especially for a first time traveller […]
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Walt Disney World : Best Tips to Make the Most of Your Trip

Best Tips to Make the Most of Your Trip If you are trying to figure out where your next family vacation should be, Orlando is the place for you! The city of Orlando, Florida is ranked in the top 10 tourist cities of the United States. Why, you may ask? Orlando is […]
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Marrakesh by Design: a Guide for Artists, Writers and Creatives

Marrakesh by Design: a Guide for Artists, Writers and Creatives. Walking the streets of Marrakesh can be like treading a tightrope. It’s a fine line between fever pitch and boiling point. Expect to be quite literally swept of your feet; Motorbikes shoot through twisting alleys; Donkeys plummet across the main […]
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Chefchaouen, the blue heart of Morocco

Blue walls, blue streets, blue doors, blue windows, blue dresses and even blue taxis! Different shades of blue animate the small and curvy streets uphill and downhill, cats around the streets looking for food and peace far from the tourists, colourful flowers inside the blue vases in the streets, colourful carpets […]
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Granada, Spain: Where so many forms of beauty meet

Book tickets in advance. If you want to see the Alhambra (and trust me, you do), book tickets in advance. For anyone visiting the astonishing city of Granada in southern Spain, this is the first piece of essential advice you will need. Whatever else you do in preparation for your […]
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