Morocco is well-known for its imperial cities, and tradition-filled culture. It isn’t just that. With a diverse geography, from golden sand dunes to high mountain peaks, Morocco is an ideal destination for adventurers. If you are planning to explore this country and not just stop by Marrakesh, here are the top 7 famous natural wonders of Morocco that attract a lot of travelers.

1. The Atlas Mountains

a man and a horse in high atlas mountains
A part of the Atlas Mountains.

The nearest destination from the beautiful “red city” of Marrakesh, which only takes about 1 hr 30 min to drive. For rafters and kayakers, the valley below the towering Atlas Mountains is a green gem where rafts weave between 2.5-meter-wide limestone walls. As for those who are passionate about climbing and hiking, the harsh terrain and zigzag routes will help them experience the exciting scenery and exciting wilderness feeling.

2. Mount Jebel Toubkal

adventurers have an ascent to Jebel Toubkal peak
Adventurers are heading toward the Jebel Toubkal peak.

To enjoy the fresh air and avoid the heat, don’t miss the highest mountain in the Atlas Mountains range – Jebel Toubkal. With a snow-covered landscape located in the heart of Toubkal National Park, there are many interesting experiences when trying to climb Toubkal Peak.

3. Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes

people are riding camels through Erg Chebbi sand dunes of Morocco's Sahara
Travelers are riding camels through Erg Chebbi sand dunes of the Sahara Desert, Morocco.

Located in the Sahara Desert and stretching for more than 17 miles from north to south, the Erg Chebbi sand dunes are a stunning sight with golden dunes rising above a flat desert-like hard rock. On top of that, the color of the sand will gradually change from beautiful orange, pink and purple colors as the sun goes down.

Riding camels through Erg Chebbi sand dunes of the Sahara Desert is one of the top experiences you should have when visiting Morocco. You can easily book a tour to have this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

4. Cascades d’Ouzoud Waterfall

visitors at Cascades d'Ouzoud waterfall, one of the well-known natural wonders of Morocco
There are a lot of tourists visiting the Cascades d’Ouzoud waterfall.

The Cascades d’Ouzoud waterfall fanciful with 3 layers of white water pouring down from the top is surprisingly beautiful. The area is also one of the most popular natural wonders of Morocco as an underworld wonderland. At the end of summer is when a lot of local families and tourists will come to see the beauty of the waterfall. Besides that, they also have the opportunity to visit the souvenir stalls to buy and take pictures.

5. Oualidia Beach

Oualidia beach in the morning
The beauty of Oualidia beach in the morning.

Oualidia is a beautiful crescent-shaped coastline surrounded by golden sands and protected from big waves by a stone breakwater. This is a place with rich and diverse seafood, especially famous for oysters. Also, Oualidia is an ideal resort destination for vacations. At the same time, it’s the perfect spot for those who want a feeling of peace, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. When you come here in spring and autumn, you can expect to see migratory flamingos, terns, ferrets, and more in the lagoon and surrounding coastal marshes.

6. Dades Gorge

zigzagging road of Dades Gorge
The zigzagging road of Dades Gorge is always a challenge to any driver.

Dades Gorge is one of the natural wonders of Morocco that is nearby Jbel Saghro. With narrow winding roads, many steep sections, countless deep grooves, and bends, this area is certainly not for the inexperienced or the faint of heart.

7. Todra Gorge

Todra Gorge, one of the interesting natural wonders of Morocco
One of the interesting natural wonders of Morocco is Todra Gorge (or Todgha Gorge).

Todra Gorge is one of the most interesting destinations in Morocco. The stone walls here are extremely unique because of their ability to change color every day. Especially at sunset, the sides of the canyon begin to turn from orange to light. It’s magical and interesting, isn’t it? Surely you won’t want to miss this moment.

Furthermore, Todra Gorge has not only majestic beauty but also ancient beauty, surrounded by palm trees with a winding river at its feet. Certainly, Todra will challenge your desire to explore, making you unable to turn down exciting hikes.

Final Say

Morocco is really a great destination for visitors with many new experiences, especially the rare majestic nature. If you have time to go anywhere you want, make sure you set foot once in Morocco to explore this mysterious land with its natural wonders.


top 7 natural wonders of Morocco - the broad life's pinterest board
7 natural wonders of Morocco - the broad life's pinterest board


  1. I’ve always wanted to visit Morocco. I’ve heard so many great things about it from my friends that have visited.

  2. I’ve seen so many beautiful viral videos of Moroccon vacations lately. I’m going to take this as a sign I should go visit as well.

  3. Morocco is a place I hear about, but articles I read I usually focused on Casablanca. There is obviously much more to Morocco than a large capital city!

  4. Morocco is definitely on my top places I want to travel. I will keep these spots in mind when ever I get the chance to go! Great post.

  5. Morocco has always been on my bucket list and you just added 7 more spots that I want to go to.

  6. I am interested with the Atlas mountain. It is only about 1 hour drive and I’d like the view from above.

    • Yeah, Atlas Mountains is truly awesome! I will have a series of posts about the Atlas Mountains. You will have more info after reading them to prepare for your next trip. Following me!

  7. I went years ago to Morocco. I wish I’d seen this sooner it looks like i’ve missed out on seeing some great places.

  8. These look awesome and never been to Morocco. I will note these in case I go there. Thank you for sharing!

  9. WOW! I didn’t know Morocco had such a vast variety of ecosystems. It looks so beautiful, I wish I can visit these places one day. Thanks for these recommendations!

  10. Wow! These are amazing. I love the idea of riding the camels through Erg Chebbi sand dunes and Cascades d’Ouzoud Waterfall looks magnificent and worth the trip.

  11. Wow those places are really beautiful and amazing! I will definitely save these places in my bucket list.

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