15 pictures to make you dream of Morocco

Whether you’re looking for a luxurious stay,  a budget holiday or an adventurous break, in all cases Morocco should be high on your bucket-list. Although it’s only a short fly away from Europe, you’ll find yourself in a totally different culture, a place where African beats and Arabian atmosphere come together.

Here are 15 pictures we took during our trip to Morocco, hoping to inspire you and make you dream a little…

Jemaa el-Fnaa, the vibrant market-place in Marrakesh.
Thirsty while visiting Jemaa el-Fna? These guys are happy to sell you some water (drink at your own risk).
Don’t like snakes but I did felt sorry for them.
At night the square fills with food stalls. And they serve a tasteful variety of local dishes.
On your way from Marrakech to the Sahara you’ll bump into the ksar (fortified city) Aït Benhaddou. It’s a Unesco World Heritage Site and the location where many films and series (Games of Thrones!) have been shot.
Scenes from the road. Another movie location.
One kasbah…
…And another one. There are hundreds of kasbahs and ksour (fortified villages) to discover in the south of Morocco.
Scenes from the road.
The desert is getting closer.
Finally: into the Sahara.
Our place to sleep. It was more comfortable than it looks.
The dunes at sunset.
In Zagora. Timbuktu is 52 days away.
And back in Marrakesh.

What do you think? Must go or no?

  1. Wow, what gorgeous photos! I’d love to sneak around a kasbah, so pretty! Did you have some yummy Moroccan mint tea to go along with the view? 🙂

  2. Stunning photos, Morocco is one of those places I am never sure if I really want to go but seeing photos reminds I need to go, if only to enjoy the richness of the colours and culture.

    1. Tx for the visit Michele. I had the same feeling: not sure if it would like Morocco. But: it’s a very diverse country, and the nature is stunning. I’m sure you will love it.

  3. I love how it looks as if the desert could just completely overtake the roads, if it were left alone for a few years.

    1. Go! 🙂 It’s such an easy country to visit, people are very welcoming and the nature and cities are amazing.

  4. Beautiful pictures here, a really awesome collection! I love the camel shot heading into the Sahara – a true unknown quantity in the world for sure. I love how you have included so much color into these images.

  5. Must go! I want to see it for sure – and to sleep in the dessert would be an amazing experience! Thanks for sharing the photos -they are lovely! And so cool you got to see a location from Game of Thrones (love that series!).

  6. You really captured some gorgeous photos. Love “Scenes on the road” series. I am terrified pf snakes, so wouldn’t get that close to those street performers :). And how about those guys selling water?!

    1. Those water guys were so funny. They kept offering to sell us some water but I was too afraid to drink it, they absolutely didn’t understand why. It all ended up us buying them a glass of fresh orange juice.

  7. I left my heart in Morocco, and have been back to visit it many times! It’s simply my favourite country with it’s colourful souks, dramatic landscapes and cities that hide a thousand exotic tales. I love the people too, on the whole some of the most genuine I’ve come across, and yes I even love haggling with locals (takes a few times before you realise it’s not scary!). So ‘GO’ would definitely be my advice 🙂

    1. I like haggling too! 🙂 At first it’s strange but once you get the hang of it, it’s like putting on a show. And I agree so much with you: Morocco is a fascinating country, still very much authentic.

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