Limiting a list of the top things to do and see in Morocco to just 15 entries is almost impossible – after all, the North African country is an eclectic destination with something for everyone. From skiing to desert sand-boarding, there are endless opportunities for adventure; while culture vultures will relish the incredible history to be found in the country’s Imperial Cities. Off-the-beaten-track destinations like Chefchaouen encourage rest and relaxation, while the coastal towns of Taghazout and Essaouira promise beautiful beaches and rewarding surf spots. This article, then, offers a tiny snapshot of all the excitements that await in Morocco – but it’s a good place to start planning your perfect trip.
A hammam, or public steam bath, is a Moroccan rite of passage. In the past, when few people had the luxury of private bathrooms, hammams were social meeting places where people could come to bathe and gossip. Now, there are fewer public hammams but the ones that do still exist offer a fascinating cultural insight – and a chance for the best cleansing and exfoliation experiences of your life. They are also a great way for female travelers, in particular, to meet and socialize with local women. If the thought of bathing with total strangers is off-putting, consider an upscale hammam at a riad with private treatment rooms and high-quality products sourced from around Morocco.