Spending one month backpacking the width and breadth of Morocco, we were captivated by the tastes, the sounds and above all else, the magnificent sights of the country. This incredibly diverse North-African nation is home to some stunning sections of coastline, the immense Sahara Desert, the highest peak in North Africa, Berber villages, chaotic cities and landscapes that will make your jaw hit the floor!

Never Put Your Camera Down

If you want stunning photos of Morocco to take home from your trip, never, ever put your camera away. The light is amazing, the weather is almost always perfect and the scenery is dramatic, alluring and offers contrast like you wouldn’t believe! Travelling through some of Morocco’s most well-trodden destinations like bustling Marrakech, the ancient city of Fez, and Morocco’s premier beach town, Essaouira, we were spoiled with breathtaking views every step of the way. Taking the road less travelled, we explored coastal towns like Assilah, hiked to the summit of Jebel Toubkal in dodgy conditions, made our way as far south as Sidi Ifni and Mirleft and tackled trails in the Riff Mountains outside Morocco’s blue city, Chefchaouen in the far north of the country. The Sahara blew our minds, desert villages like Aït-Benhaddou seemed almost pretend and we ate enough Berber Tagine to last us a lifetime!

Here are 27 of our favourite photos of Morocco that will be etched into our brains for years to come.

27 Photos of Morocco to Inspire Wanderlust

Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca is the largest mosque in Morocco and has the tallest minaret in the world.

Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca is the largest mosque in Morocco and has the tallest minaret in the world.

 

Stitching Balgha, traditional Moroccan leather shoes.

Stitching Balgha, traditional Moroccan leather shoes.

 

The Essaouira Ramparts where part of Game Of Thrones was filmed.

The Essaouira Ramparts where part of Game Of Thrones was filmed.

 

Walking down from the summit of Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in Morocco and North Africa.

Walking down from the summit of Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in Morocco and North Africa.

 

Fishing boats moored in the fishing town of Essaouira.

Fishing boats moored in the port town of Essaouira.

 

Cooks hard at work in the Jemaa el-Fnaa nightly food market.

Cooks hard at work in the Jemaa-el-Fnaa nightly food market.

 

Local women walking past one of the 41 fountains at the Grande Mosquée Hassan II, Casablanca.

Local women walking past one of the 41 fountains at the Grande Mosquée Hassan II, Casablanca.

 

Dusk settling in arounf the Kasbah in northern Morocco.

Dusk settling in around the Kasbah in Chefchaouen, northern Morocco.

 

Local man makes his way across the sands of Camels chilling on the beach at Essaouira beach - Morocco's kitesurfing mecca.

Local man makes his way across the sands of Essaouira beach – Morocco’s kitesurfing mecca.

 

Palm Plantations in Morocco.

Palm Plantations in Morocco.

 

The beautiful blue city of Chefchaouen in the North of Morocco

The beautiful blue city of Chefchaouen in the North of Morocco

 

Camels chilling on the beach at Essaouira.

Camels chilling on the beach at Essaouira.

 

Berber Eggs - one of our favourite dishes in Morocco.

Berber Eggs – one of our favourite dishes in Morocco.

 

Asilah's fortified walls are still intact, protecting it from the Atlantic.

Asilah’s fortified walls are still intact, protecting it from the Atlantic.

 

Views over Chefchaouen and the surrounding Riff Mountains.

Views over Chefchaouen and the surrounding Riff Mountains.

 

The stunning Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakesh.

The stunning Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakesh.

 

Local berber man wandering through the Sahara Desert at Erg Chebbi.

Local Berber man wandering through the Sahara Desert at Erg Chebbi.

 

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aït-Benhaddou, a mud brick city on the edge of the High Atlas Mountains where numerous movies have been filmed.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aït-Benhaddou, a mud brick city on the edge of the High Atlas Mountains where numerous movies have been filmed.

 

Donkey carrying packs near Bab Rcif (Rcif Gate) in Fez

Donkey carrying packs near Bab Rcif (Rcif Gate) in Fez

 

Camel Shadows in the Merzouga Dunes of the Moroccan Sahara.

Camel Shadows in the Merzouga Dunes of the Moroccan Sahara.

 

The immense Todgha Gorge, near the town of Tinerhir on the eastern side of the Atlas Mountains.

The immense Todgha Gorge, near the town of Tinerhir on the eastern side of the Atlas Mountains.

 

Bizarre landscape of central Morocco - an oasis of green surrounded by barren desert.

Bizarre landscape of central Morocco – an oasis of green surrounded by barren desert.

 

Berber girl weaving carpets by hand.

Berber girl weaving carpets by hand.

 

Cats playing shadow games against in Chefchaouen - Morocco's Blue City

Cats playing shadow games against in Chefchaouen – Morocco’s Blue City

 

A man washing before prayer at Qaraouine Mosque in Fez.

A man washing before prayer at Qaraouine Mosque in Fez.

 

Passing through a Berber City in rural Morocco

Passing through a Berber City in rural Morocco

 

Clay tagine pots dry in the sun somewhere in Morocco

Clay tagine pots dry in the sun somewhere in Morocco

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Brian Barry
Brian is a travel writer, photographer, blogger, travel addict and adventure junkie. Being outdoors, getting off the beaten track and outside his comfort zone is what makes him tick. Brian's the dreamer in the relationship; when he's not travelling, he's dreaming about it! Keeping fit, cooking, music and red wine take up the rest of his time.
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