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The Top 7 Natural Wonders of Morocco that You Should Visit

The Top 7 Natural Wonders of Morocco that You Should Visit

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.

A quick summary of the top 7 natural wonders of Morocco on YouTube.

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 near 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.


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

Khoi Nguyen builds The Broad Life with a desire to inspire people go exploring the world and live a more interesting, experience, and adventurous life. This blog shares the stories, pictures, and experiences at destinations where he has traveled to.


  • Heather

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

  • Doodie Calls

    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.

  • Beth

    I’d love to see Morocco one day. I’ve always wanted to go there. It’s an amazing place.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Agree with you. I want to start my trip from Marrakesh, then roam all the places in Morocco.

  • Bryan Carey

    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!

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Yeah, check out Marrakesh for your start point in Morocco. Then explore all the other places.

  • Test Strip Buyers

    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.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Enjoy, and come back to share with me your experience at the places of Morocco.

  • Michele @ ourredonkulouslife

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

  • Marina

    Thanks for these wonderful virtual travels you present to us. Hope I will see them some day in person

  • linda

    I really want to go morocco in my life. Amazing place to visit.

  • Ramil Hinolan

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

    • Khoi Nguyen

      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!


    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.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      You can always come back to Morocco to explore this mountain range.

  • Fransic verso

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

  • Irena Karaulnoviene

    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!

  • Clarice

    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.

  • Faith Stephenson

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

  • momsshoutout

    beautiful places, will add this to my bucket list

  • Superb Morocco

    This is an amazing and detailed article. You are welcome to Morocco

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