Morocco is an explorer’s paradise, with everything from glowing dunes to the high peaks of the High Atlas Mountains. This region of North Africa is covered in grand landscapes like the lavishly patterned rugs you’ll lust after in the souqs.
Windswept coastlines, waterfalls, and caves are hidden within forested hills and lush palm oases on lower ground. Here are the five beautiful natural wonders in Morocco that will take your breath away.
The 5 Beautiful Natural Wonders in Morocco
The large sand sea of Erg Chebbi is a magnificent formation that changes shape over 17 miles from north to south and rises to a height of 525 feet. The hamada (hard-packed rocky desert) is pancake-flat and grey, and the rose-gold dunes rise dramatically above it. As dusk falls, the dunes transform into stunning orange, pink, and purple hues.
High Atlas Mountains
Welcome to the highest mountain range in North Africa, also called the “Mountains of Mountains” by Imazighen (Berbers), and a paradise for hikers from spring to fall. From Khenifra in the northeast to the Atlantic Coast just north of Agadir, the range extends diagonally across Morocco for nearly 625 miles, enclosing Marrakesh to the south and east.
Its peaks act as a barrier between the mild climate of the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the harsh weather of the Sahara Desert to the south.
The valley is a green jewel for kayakers and rafters, where rafts race between 8.3-foot-wide limestone walls. For trekkers and climbers, the extreme topography and vast routes offer a thrilling sense of wilderness.
Accessed via a flight of stairs, this genuinely wild beach with caves, cliffs, and crashing waves is located 2.5 miles south of Mirleft. It has powerful waves that are ideal for surfing. Spot-M has a branch where you can rent a board and a wetsuit, and Biscou Surf School also brings students there. However, whether or not you’re on a board, the beach is stunning, and the ocean is relatively calm.
Don’t miss the snow-capped Jebel Toubkal (13671 ft), located in the centre of the Toubkal National Park, for pure mountain air that cuts through the heat.
Imlil, situated at the Mizane River’s source, is where mountain trails traverse the range begins.
At Erg Chigaga, located about 35 miles southwest of M’Hamid, no dunes (erg) can be found. Instead, there is a fantastic stretch of the golden sand sea. The largest sand sea in all of Morocco stretches 25 miles into the distance and is surrounded on the north and south sides by mountain ridges. It takes five to seven days round-trip to travel there in true Hollywood fashion: by camel (cost: Dh500 to Dh600 per day).
In the End
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