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! It’s no wonder that photos of Morocco evoke dream-like Sahara Desert Arabian Nights and Laurence of Arabia vibes.

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

photos of Morocco | 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.

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

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

Photo of Morocco | 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.

Photos of Morocco | 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.

Photos of Morocco | 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.

photos of Morocco | 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.

Photos of Morocco | 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 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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\"No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.\"⁠ — Nelson Mandela⁠ ⁠ \"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.\"⁠ — Martin Luther King Jr.⁠ ⁠ “Never look down on anybody unless you\'re helping him up.”⁠ — Jesse Jackson⁠ ⁠➳⁠ 📷 Views from the first floor of the Hagia Sophia Museum looking towards The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey 🇹🇷⁠ ➳⁠ We understand that being white and therefore, inherently privileged, we can never truly understand this struggle, however, we completely stand with the movement and the idea that all human beings everywhere in the world should be treated equally and have the same chances and opportunities in life.⁠ ⁠➳ Unfortunately, this isn\'t the case and the thought that someone can be treated differently simply because of the colour of their skin absolutely breaks our hearts.💔⁠ ⁠➳ In our privileged position, we need to learn about and educate ourselves about these issues in every way we can and do our best to change the views of those around us.⁠ ⁠➳ To quote another great changemaker, Mahatma Gandhi, you need to “be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ⁠ It starts with you, to move in the world with love and respect for all.⁠ ❤️✨✌ #BlackLivesMatter⁠
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“Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing.” —Dr. Seuss » Brian standing in absolute awe at the El Castillo pyramid at Chichen Itza!🗿🇲🇽 » Built by the Mayans sometime between the 8th and 12th centuries, Chichen Itza is a huge complex of Mayan ruins located on the northern half of Mexico’s beautiful Yucatan Peninsula.🗿🇲🇽 The complex is an inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. » Built from limestone, El Castillo stands at a height of 30m including a 6m temple on top. Each of the pyramid\'s four sides has 91 steps up it, making 364 steps total, with the temple topping the pyramid considered an additional step totalling 365, each step representing a day in the calendar.📆 El Castillo is also known as the Temple of Kukulkan as it served as a temple to the Mayan feathered serpent god Kukulkan, or Quetzalcoatl.🐍 » We visited this time last year, however, the spring and autumn equinoxes are the best days to visit to see the “descent of Kukulkan\".🐍 » According to legend, twice a year when the day and night are in balance 🌗, the pyramid is visited by its namesake Kukulkan.🐍 Thanks to the crafty and mathematically brilliant architecture of the Mayans combined with the natural rotation of the Earth on the equinox, an amazing eerie image of a giant snake crawling down the temple is created. Kukulkan returns to earth to provide blessings for a full harvest and good health before bathing in the sacred waters below and continuing on his way to the underworld. » If you can\'t visit on either equinox, don\'t worry! The phenomenon is recreated nightly during the Light and Sounds Show at 7pm in winter and 8pm in summer. » We love doing things independently as much as we can when we travel. As Chichen Itza is located just a couple of hours drive away from Playa del Carmen (and Cancun) we rented a car and drove there ourselves so we didn\'t get to stay for the light show as we had to drive back.🚗 » What\'s your travel style? Are you a DIY person or do you prefer to go on an organised tour? Let us know in the comments below!💬👇 » #WanderingOn #LiveToTravel #Mexico #ChichenItza #SevenWondersOfTheWorld
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“Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, every day can end beautifully.” — Kristen Butler » The sun sets over Edinburgh from Calton Hill, one of the seven hills of Edinburgh.🌆 » Set right in the city centre, Calton Hill is unmistakable with its unfinished Athenian acropolis poking above the skyline, giving Edinburgh it\'s nickname, the \"Athens of the North\". » It\'s a popular sunset spot as it\'s easily accessed - it only takes about five minutes to get to the top of the hill from two staircases on either side, or you can drive up and park - and it offers panoramic views down the length of Princes Street and of Edinburgh Castle.🏰 There are also great views of the coloured cliffs of the Salisbury Crags, Arthur\'s Seat, and the slopes of Holyrood Park.⛰️ » On the last night of April, up to 12,000 people take to Calton Hill for the Beltane Fire Festival, an ancient Celtic fertility festival. 🔥 Traditionally, Beltane was the start of the pastoral summer where animals were taken from their winter shelter to the fields and \"Beltane\" is the Gaelic word for May. » In Edinburgh\'s revivalist celebration of Beltane, three hundred or so voluntary performers from the Beltane Fire Festival Society celebrate the ending of the \'dreich\' (Scottish slang for dreary and bleak) Scottish winter and the hoped-for season of warmth and new growth with drumming, fire performance, revelry, and a ritualised procession around Calton Hill. 🔥 As well as the fiery displays, acrobatics, pulsating drums, and body-painted theatrics, the Beltane Fire Festival Society retell an immersive story for the crowd. » The revival of this festival started in 1988 as a free event but is now ticketed. There is also a Samhuinn (Samhain) Fire Festival on Halloween night which traditionally marked the beginning of winter in the Celtic calendar. 🎃 We hope to catch the Samhuinn Fire Festival festival later in the year! » Have been to any interesting cultural festivals? Let us know!💬👇 » #WanderingOn #LiveToTravel #EdinburghScotland #CaltonHill
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