Adventure awaits you in Morocco and thrill-seekers don’t have to go far for an unforgettable experience. Take a Sahara Desert tour or venture out on a quad biking excursion. You can also surf, hike or trek- so many possibilities to explore this country’s incredibly diverse terrain.
Morocco offers tons of adventure to satisfy the thrill-seeker in you. From a camel tour on a Sahara Desert trip to surfing Morocco’s Atlantic Coast or unique sports like sandboarding across desert dunes, Morocco has you covered. With its diverse, exotic terrain and endless natural wonders, exploring off the beaten path is the best way to go. Get ready to transform your holiday into an amazing adventure experience!
Camel Trekking through the Sahara Desert
Could anything be more adventurous than riding a camel on a Sahara Desert tour? This is a once in a lifetime experience that will change you, nothing compares to a sunset ride over the dunes or camping out under the stars. Explore from the Sahara to the Zagora Desert and learn more facts about Morocco culture along the way. This is an incredible journey that is often included in many Morocco package tours and there are several Marrakech Sahara Desert excursions available from private to shared. Some camel tours include exploring the Dades Gorge and Ziz Valley plus visits to historical desert towns like Ait Ben Haddou or authentic Amazigh/Berber villages. You can also explore Erg Chebbi, the highest and most fascinating sand dunes of the Sahara. The desert of Morocco is dramatic and spectacular so your journey will be an unforgettable experience.
For those of you seeking more of an adrenaline rush, head over to Morocco’s Atlantic Coast to ride the waves of Morocco’s many surf destinations. The peak surf season runs from November to March, but surfing happens all year long. You can surf your way south all along the Atlantic Coast and discover countless beaches to surf. Many coastal villages have surf schools or camps where you can learn the basics or hone your skills. The most popular place to surf in Morocco is Taghazout. Once a small and sleepy fishing village, it has transformed over the years into a hip, surf haven. There is also a skate park so you can practice your moves on land while taking in the ocean views. With its laid-back vibes and friendly surf community, Taghazout is a great place to surf. Essaouria is another popular surf spot. This Atlantic port city is known for its strong winds that create awesome swells so you can always catch a wave here. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned professional, get your surf on in Morocco.
Quad Biking Adventures
Are you looking to go off-road and explore the wilderness of Morocco? Quad biking adventures allow you to explore the country’s fascinating landscapes and discover remote Amazigh/Berber villages. This is also a fun way to explore the desert or palm grove oases and discover the High Atlas Mountains. Excursions range from two hours, half-day to full-day and some include camping. Some packages even combine camel treks in their tours. You can choose from a private, group, or family quad adventures. Professional guides will take you to incredible sites where you can see Morocco’s natural wonders and admire breathtaking panoramas. Quad biking is a fun and exciting way to amp up your holiday and create lasting memories.
Sandboarding / Dune Surfing
Sandboarding has been around for many years as a fun pastime for nomadic children, but recently it has become a popular sport. Fun for all ages, sandboarding is a board sport (think snowboarding) where you ride across sand dunes while standing with your feet attached to a board. You can also try sandboarding sitting down or laying on your belly or back. Sandboarding is a fun activity that is also a great workout. It usually involves climbing steep dunes, so the higher you climb, the faster you’ll ride and it’s all up to you! An exhilarating experience that you won’t soon forget. Sandboarding is often paired with camel treks and camping. The best places to experience this popular desert activity are the dunes of Merzouga and Erg-Chebbi. Treat yourself to this special adventure activity and a unique way to explore the dunes of the Sahara.
Hiking and Trekking
Exploring Morocco on foot is the ultimate adventure experience. It’s the best way to connect to the culture as you will meet native people along the way who may even share with you some of their country’s hidden gems. The best time to hike around and discover rural mountain villages is from April to May when the weather is the most comfortable weather with minimal rains. Make the most of your journey on foot by trekking the High Atlas Mountains. Trek up to the summit of Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa, located in southwestern Morocco. The trek is intense and a guide is recommended, but it’s definitely worth the climb with its stunning views that extend far beyond the horizon. Whether you’re hiking for leisure or an experienced trekker, hiring a local guide is always a good idea. This not only helps to support the local economy but also provides you with a safer and stress-free journey.
Rock Climbing in Todra Gorge
Todra Gorge is a vibrant oasis surrounded by limestone walls that reach up to 600 meters high and are located in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains. Rock climbing here is a year-round activity, but the most pleasant and popular times to climb are March-May and September-November. Get ready for dramatic scenery at this incredible location. The magnificent canyons hold all sorts of surprises like natural pools for swimming and caves for exploring. There are climbing areas for beginners and more challenging areas for the experienced climber. Hiring a guide or going on a tour can be helpful and you are sure to learn facts about Morocco culture. Rock climbing and hiking around here is a great opportunity to see a unique side of Morocco.
While these are just a handful of the many more adventure activities Morocco has to offer, they are an excellent introduction to the many adventure possibilities you will discover while on holiday in Morocco. Your adventurous spirit will keep you coming back for more.