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Morocco, a North African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, is distinguished by its Berber, Arabian and European cultural influences. Marrakesh’s medina, a mazelike medieval quarter, offers entertainment in its Djemaa el-Fna square and souks (marketplaces) selling ceramics, jewelry and metal lanterns. The capital Rabat’s Kasbah of the Udayas is a 12th-century royal fort overlooking the water.

Places To Get Off The Tourist Trail In Morocco

We Made A List Of Few Of Such Wonderful Options For The Unconventional Traveller In You:

1. Road Trip Along N2

Stretched between Chefchouen and Al Hoceima, the N2 offers a scenic drive that will give a blissful break from the crowded souks and other touristy places. The beautiful mountainous region is blessed with cork oaks, cedar forests and olive farms that are a delightful sight on your 200 kilometre ride.

2. Figuig

If you like to break away from the crowd and get lost in stillness, Figuig is the perfect place for you. This oasis stands in the middle of a rocky mountainous desert and is located at the far end of the country almost closing in to Algeria. This place combines beautiful palm trees and old mud-crick alleyways, that make the time stand still.

3. Lixus

If you dig ancient history and have a curiosity for the Roman history and culture, then this is a must visit. Once inhabited by the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, this is the oldest inhabited Moroccan site. This less travelled part has the charm of being untouched by modern world’s touch. You’ll notice no signage or labels of information here.

4. Atlas Film Studio

This is one sight we all must have already scene in one or the other movie or TV series at some point. However going there in real and getting yourself clicked at the iconic locations of this studio is one thing that no tourist must ever miss. From movies like the Gladiator to insanely followed TV series of the Game of Thrones, this film studio has bragging rights for a host of international filmings.

5. Chefchaouen

This place is the quintessential medina with maze-like corridors. The blue-white backdrop of this place provides it an almost a feel of the old Moroccan tales. The beauty of the place is in its simplicity and quietness.

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