Morocco, a country in Northern Africa, is one of the more popular tourist destinations in the world particularly for people who are looking for more than just seating comfortably at the beach and sipping cocktails because Morocco is a place where anybody can experience a lot of amazing and adrenaline-boosting adventures.
The country is a haven for tourists who love the outdoors considering that it has so much nature to offer — mountains, desert, river, valleys, and sea, among others. Hikers and mountaineers can climb the different Moroccan mountains depending on their altitude of choice; the lakes will thrill even amateur fishermen because it is abundant in trout; thrill seekers can gear up their mountain bikes and challenge themselves by biking uphill or any of the mountains; and of course the desert, although dry still has so much to offer. There are no dull moments in Morocco, travelers who want to come alive and spend their energies on a lot of thrill seeking adventures can select from the many activities this country has to offer such as the following:
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Riding Dune Buggies
Tourists who want a rough and thrill-packed ride and tour of the desert can try riding on Dune buggies which is safer and more stable than a quad bike. Riding a dune buggy will enable guests to drive faster and harder across the desert in the most challenging routes considering that the same has roll bars and seat belts. This vehicle is also quite easy to navigate; hence, travellers can drive their own unit and simply follow the guide during the tour. This activity will not only allow active and energetic guests to experience adrenalin rush but see amazing landscape as well. The tour can also end with a ride of quaint Moroccan communities which is a good way to cool and calm down.
Riding Hot Air Balloon
Touring Morocco on foot or by riding a vehicle or desert animals is definitely fun but seeing the sights from the top down is definitely more exciting that is why hot air balloon ride is also one of the more exciting adventures that any traveller can experience while in Morocco. Tours for this activity are usually done in before the sun rises so that guests can witness the sun rise while on a hot air balloon ride. From the sky the view of spectacular desert landscape is a sight to behold not to mention the breathtaking view of the mountains. Tours usually last to about an hour and usually come with a delicious breakfast after descending.
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Travellers with high endurance and hiking experience should never miss the chance of hiking the High Atlas. There are several mountain trails and all of which will pass through Berber country where villagers who mastered the art of living vertically clinging to the Cliffside can be seen. For those seeking the best challenge, they can try conquering North Africa’s highest peak at 4,167 meters – Jebel Toubkal.
Essaouira is dubbed as North Africa’s sailboarding hub because it has a steady breeze of northeastern trade winds. This is the reason why sailboarding, kite boarding, and kite surfing enthusiasts all go to this place; not to mention it has one of the most uncrowded and beautiful beaches in the world.
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Touring the Sahara desert is not complete without camel trekking since it is not every day that one gets to ride a camel and know firsthand what it feels like to travel during the olden times. The best time to experience this is during sunset so guests can still have a view of the vast desert, clear sky, the sunset and later at night the dark sky blanketed by bright stars.
Morocco is a place of amazing rivers that is best for whitewater rafting. Apart from the adrenalin rush that this activity will provide the participants, the experience will also give the tourists another view of the country from a different angle. Guides are experts and will navigate any traveller safely on the river. The activity usually ends with campfire near the river where everyone can just relax and socialize.
Kayaking is another popular means to navigate through the various Moroccan rivers and another opportunity to see the countryside that only a few tourists are able to visit. For first time adventurers, kayaking lessons are available in kayak schools.
Modern adventure seekers will definitely enjoy the thrill of Moroccan adventure. Morocco is peaceful, tranquil, tourist friendly and offers affordable thrills worth taking a look at for an enjoyable back to nature romp.