15 Beautiful Pictures of Morocco that will inspire you to book a trip

Last Updated on May 7, 2024 by Natalie

With these 15 beautiful pictures of Morocco, you’ll get a glimpse of my 1-week Morocco adventure in Marrakech, the Sahara Desert, and Essaouira.

Morocco offers the bliss of the Sahara, the bustle of the city, and the calmness of the sea. If you need convincing on why you need to take a trip to Morocco, look no further. Here are some pictures of Morocco to inspire you to book a trip to this stunning country.

beautiful pictures of Morocco

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Here are 15 Beautiful Pictures of Morocco.

1. Sunset in Marrakesh – Jemaa el-Fna

Jemaa el-Fna square. The square offers a taste of the very essence of Moroccan culture. You can expect to enjoy fresh smoothies while you walk to the beat of drums as charmed snakes dance around you. Jemaa el-Fna Square is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

beautiful pictures of Morocco

2. The Sahara Desert

One of the most stunning natural sites in the world. Endless stretches of golden sand dunes, sculpted by the wind into graceful curves, create a seemingly unreal and enchanting view.

beautiful pictures of Morocco
Sahara Desert

3. Essaouira

Essaouira is a sleepy fishing town that’s in the Western region of Morocco. Consider taking a short two-hour taxi ride from Marrakech. I recommend spending two days here, this charming town deserves more than just a day trip.

beautiful pictures of Morocco

4. Tinghir

Tinghir, Morocco, offers a captivating journey into the heart of Berber culture. Immerse yourself in the traditions and customs of this ancient indigenous community.

Berber Home - Sahara Desert Tour
Berber Home – Sahara Desert Tour

5. Aït Benhaddou

Take a walk through the ancient city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Aït Benhaddou. This stunning ancient fortified village is nestled in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Made entirely of clay and straw, you’ll marvel at these intricate buildings.

Aït Benhaddou

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6. Camel Trekking in the Sahara

Feel like a true desert nomad on a 3-day Merzouga Desert tour. This gentle giant took great care of me as we trekked through the golden dunes.

3 Days Sahara Desert Tour
The Sahara Desert

7. Tuk-tuks in Marrakech

Tuktuks in Marrakech add a vibrant and lively touch to the bustling cityscape. Offering a thrilling and authentic local experience, tuk-tuks allow travelers to soak in the sights, sounds, and scents of Marrakech’s vibrant markets and historic landmarks.

beautiful pictures of Morocco

8. Fishing Port of Essaouira

The fishing port of Essaouira is filled with colorful gems throughout the market. This picturesque and bustling hub is where the sea and the city unite in harmony.

beautiful pictures of Morocco
beautiful pictures of Morocco

9. Explore Dades Valley

Dades Valley is comprised of rugged gorges carved out by the Dadès River in Morocco. Here. you will observe different types of Moroccan lifestyles vastly different from city life.

beautiful pictures of Morocco
Dades Valley

10. Camels in the Sahara

With their iconic humped backs, the camels of the Sahara gracefully traverse the vast dunes, effortlessly blending into the mesmerizing landscape.

Camel Squad in the Sahara
Camel Squad in the Sahara

11. Selfies in the Sahara

No visit to the Sahara is complete without a dramatic desert selfie! The stunning sand dunes make for the perfect backdrop.

beautiful pictures of Morocco

12. Learn about the beautiful Berber carpets.

Berber people are indigenous communities that live across Northern Africa. Berbers have their own language and are made up of different races and nationalities.

If you have the funds for it, buying a traditional Berber carpet would make an awesome souvenir from your time in Morocco.

Berber Home - Sahara Desert Tour
Berber Home – Sahara Desert Tour

13. Ancient landscapes

All across Morocco, you will get a glimpse of unique ancient landscapes like Aït Benhaddou. How can you not feel like Indiana Jones when you come across views like this?!

Aït Benhaddou

14. Adventure to the top of Aït Benhaddou

Get up close to the clay-made architectural wonders of Aït Benhaddou.

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Aït Benhaddou

15. Capture the blue boats of Essaouira

The enchanting town of Essaouira is filled with colorful wooden boats that sway gently on the waves, while fishermen expertly mend their nets, creating a gorgeous scene of maritime activity.


I hope these beautiful pictures of Morocco inspire you to visit this breathtaking country.

Morocco’s beauty is a captivating fusion of landscapes that will leave any traveler in awe. From the majestic Atlas Mountains topped with snow to the golden sands of the Sahara Desert, the country’s natural scenery is breathtakingly diverse.

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  1. Morocco is on the top of my bucket list…right next to Egypt. I had hoped to visit in 2020 but because of all the recent news, plans have been delayed. In the meantime, I will pin this for later planning! Amazing photos…thanks for the tips!

    1. It’s amazing!! Such a beautiful culture shock. But I agree, maybe withhold from traveling at this time and wait for things to clear up. I would love to visit Egypt sometime as well.

  2. Wow, these photos are amazing! I already wanted to go to Morocco but now I’m moving it to the top of my travel bucket list for when we can travel again!

  3. Love this! I’ve been to Morocco but I would definitely love to go back and explore a few more of these places 😁 great post!

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