Why You Can’t Miss Morocco

Why You Can’t Miss Morocco


With the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation, Morocco is a must-see during your semester abroad. This cultural mecca will transport you into a whole new world full of spices, camels, and mint tea!

  • Award-winning destination!

 

    • Marrakech, Morocco has been named TripAdvisor’s #1 Travelers’ Choice Destination! Don’t miss your chance to see Africa for yourself this spring. Exotic markets, camel rides, and luxurious Hamman baths are calling!
  • Riad living
    • You can’t go to Morocco without staying in the traditional Moroccan style homes, known as riads. These houses contain several bedrooms all facing a central courtyard with a swimming pool and fountain in the middle. Equipped with a restaurant, 360 degree rooftop views, hookah tents, and even traditional Moroccan cooking classes, don’t be surprised if you never want to leave! Screen Shot 2015-04-10 at 9.19.19 PM

 

  • Jemaa el-Fna Square
    • Snake charmers, monkey trainers, street performers, and the best fresh squeezed orange juice you will ever try… Need I say more? Jemaa el-Fna square is a must-see in Marrakech, and is the hub of all things Morocco. The square comes alive at night with tourists and locals alike, as hundreds of food vendors, fortune tellers, and henna artists work their magic. It’s no wonder all of the streets of the old medina lead to this vibrant square!  Screen Shot 2015-04-10 at 9.19.50 PM
  • Camel rides
    • You can’t go to Morocco and not ride a camel. At the top of everyone’s bucket list, you will get to spend some time getting to know your new camel friend while soaking in the beautiful views of the Atlas mountains! Enjoy a camel ride through the Atlas mountains and get that perfect Instagram shot (guranteed 100 likes)!Screen Shot 2015-04-10 at 9.16.04 PM
  • Haggling in the souks
    • Love to shop? Morocco is your place! You can spend hours, if not days, meandering through the narrow alleys shopping for leather, spices, lanterns, and other Moroccan trinkets. Bargaining is the name of the game in these markets! Tourists will be overcharged for everything, but if you play the bargaining game, most vendors will be willing to negotiate. Be careful – don’t let the aggressive shopkeepers pressure you into buying something you don’t want or a price you don’t want to pay! Screen Shot 2015-04-10 at 9.17.53 PM
  • The food
    • Step outside your comfort zone and try some traditional Moroccan dishes. Filled with exotic spices, you will be craving Moroccan tajine and couscous long after your visit in Morocco. Most dishes in Morocco are cooked in clay pots which keep your dish hot long after it comes out from the kitchen. Lunch with a view? Enjoy a riverside lunch where you can quite literally dine in the river. Oh, and be prepared to drink mint tea pretty much every hour of the day! A speciality in Morocco, mint tea is a staple of the Moroccan culture and is served as a welcoming gesture. Screen Shot 2015-04-10 at 9.18.26 PM