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5 premium excursions in Morocco

In this blog we have been analyzing the most chic places in the main destinations of the country: Agadir, Marrakech, Tangier… But there are also premium excursions in Morocco that you can do starting from the main tourist cities. In this post we give you some ideas for you to take note and enrich your travel program with us, as we can organize all the details of the getaway.

Cave of Hercules, from Tangier

We begin our review of the best premium excursions in Morocco in the north. From Tangier you can travel to the famous Caves of Hercules (14 km away), a spectacular rock formation that can be accessed from land and from the sea. It owes its name to the fact that, according to legend, the famous Greco-Roman hero spent the night here before undertaking his eleventh labor. Its interior is musealized, with lighting that allows to contemplate and admire its spectacular walls and ceiling, all of natural origin due to the erosion of the sea and the wind. In addition, 5 km from this site is the famous Cape Espartel Lighthouse, which has a nice cafe-restaurant.

Ceuta, from Tangiers or Tetouan

If you are interested in the mixture of cultures that occurs in border cities, nothing better than to escape to Ceuta, also in the north, in this case a Spanish autonomous city located on a spectacular peninsula at the foot of Mount Hacho. Here, according to some interpretations of the legend, Hercules placed one of his famous columns (the other would be the Rock of Gibraltar). Ceuta has a very interesting historical-artistic heritage, such as its Royal Walls, where there is now a Parador Nacional. However, since it is Spanish territory, you must take into account that you will need to go through some bureaucratic procedures to cross the border.

Ifrane, from Fez or Meknes

An interesting, original and surprising proposal is to take a trip to Ifrane. Known as the Moroccan Switzerland, this nickname is explained by its resemblance to the alpine villages of this European country. In fact, it is located in the Middle Atlas, at an altitude of about 1,700 meters, and its coquettish buildings have gable or hipped roofs to facilitate the evacuation of water or snow, as we are in the wettest area of the country. To get here, you can leave from Fez or from Meknes, both about 60 km away. It is also a town where the purchasing power is above average, as it receives a lot of winter tourism, and thanks to that the quality of services and facilities are also remarkable.

Agafay, from Marrakech

Although the deserts of Merzouga and Zagora are the most famous, with their respective Erg Chebbi and Erg Chigaga, from Marrakech there is a closer and more feasible excursion in a single day or a short weekend: the escape to the desert of Agafay. Unlike those mentioned, it does not have mountains of dunes, but its lunar landscape has a great charm. It also has Berber tent camps where you can stay with all the luxury of details and comforts.

Taghazout, from Agadir

We close this brief review of premium excursions in Morocco with this proposal in the south: this is a town that has experienced a great tourist development in recent years, in the heat of the nearby Agadir (25 km). But although the resorts are now especially numerous, it maintains its prestige in its star activity: surfing. If you like this sport or any other related water sport, a trip to Taghazout will always be a good choice, with spots for all levels and companies offering first class equipment and training.

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