Countries don’t get much more photogenic than Morocco, with chaotic cities vying with serene sand dunes for the perfect photo opportunity. Holiday Hypermarket select ten breathtaking images that sum up its diverse beauty…

Morocco is an intriguing country that is shrouded in mystery and wonder. By daylight, the bustling souk markets bring a kaleidoscope of colours to the eye, from the reds and oranges of aromatic spices to golds and bronzes that shimmer in the sunlight and fabrics of all hues. The capital city of Marrakech is nicknamed the ‘Red City’ and it is easy to see why as you stare at the dusky red walls that form the city’s labyrinth of streets.

Marrakech really comes alive at night, when the centre transforms into a magical spectacle. Snake charmers hypnotise visitors to the soundtrack of traditional Berber instruments and passers-by are sure to be entranced by the rhythmic movement of belly dancers and fire breathers. Escape the city and you will find even more visual delights in Morocco.

The country is home to parts of the Merzouga and Sahara deserts, as well as the extraordinary Atlas Mountains. Your options here are endless. Why not try hiking up to the peaks or kayaking through the gorges of the mountain range? Camel trekking is a way to venture through the desert as the locals do and the alluring beaches are also home to a camel or two.

Morocco is a wonderful spot for holidays and provides unforgettable memories at a low cost. These breath-taking photos show the beauty of Morocco within the cities and also as you venture out to the diverse landscapes encompassing these cultural hubs.

Marrakech People (Morocco) – Ahron de Leeuw.
Marrakech People (Morocco) – Ahron de Leeuw.
The red walls of Marrakech and a street musician playing the guimbri.
Merzouga Desert (Morocco) – Mycroyance.  The shadows of people trekking on camels through the Merzouga desert.
Merzouga Desert (Morocco) – Mycroyance.
The shadows of people trekking on camels through the Merzouga desert.
Morocco – Feliciano Gulmaraes. Shimmering golden lamps and trinkets that can be found in the souk markets.
Morocco – Feliciano Gulmaraes.
Shimmering golden lamps and trinkets that can be found in the souk markets.
Saharan Landscape – Alexander Cahlenstein. A panoramic snapshot of the ancient town of Ouarzazate.
Saharan Landscape – Alexander Cahlenstein.
A panoramic snapshot of the ancient town of Ouarzazate.
Atlas Mountains (جبال الأطلس‎) (Morocco) – Tola A. The magnificent landscape of the Atlas Mountains.
Atlas Mountains (جبال الأطلس‎) (Morocco) – Tola A.
The magnificent landscape of the Atlas Mountains.
Merzouga Warrior – Tommy Pixel. A local and his camel in the Merzouga desert.
Merzouga Warrior – Tommy Pixel.
A local and his camel in the Merzouga desert.
Jemaa el Fna Night Markets – Scott Presly. A glimpse of the night souk market of Jemaa el Fna.
Jemaa el Fna Night Markets – Scott Presly.
A glimpse of the night souk market of Jemaa el Fna.
One Man Circus – James Merhebi. One of Morocco's mysterious snake charmers starts his day.
One Man Circus – James Merhebi.
One of Morocco’s mysterious snake charmers starts his day.
Camel – Tanel Teemusk. A camel on the beach at As Suwayrah, Marrakech-Tensift-Al-Haousz.
Camel – Tanel Teemusk.
A camel on the beach at As Suwayrah, Marrakech-Tensift-Al-Haousz.
Place Jemaa el-Fna - Aicha n°1 - SuperCar-RoadTrip.fr. Local foods and tagines cooking in the Jemaa el Fna marketplace.
Place Jemaa el-Fna – Aicha n°1 – SuperCar-RoadTrip.fr.
Local foods and tagines cooking in the Jemaa el Fna marketplace.

If you’re planning a trip to this North African gem, we recommend these travel guides: Conde Nast Traveller, our own Holiday Hypermarket guide, and Morocco Tourist Guide. There’s certainly plenty to love about Morocco—what’s your favourite part of the country?

3 thoughts on “Beautiful Morocco in Pictures

  1. The face of Morocco is a shifting tableau. The landscape itself varies dramatically throughout the country. Broad peaceful beaches give way to lively gem like cities perched around and among rolling green hills and ragged peaks which then descend into the heaving expanse of the Sahara Desert. Historically, such variation fostered strong tribal affiliations over national unity.

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