Six ways to experience Morocco like a local

Morocco is among the most vibrant and culturally rich countries in the world, with a riveting past that reflects the country’s quaint villages and bustling cities. Tourists love to explore the busy streets and alleyways in the North African country to learn about its impressive traditions and absorb its unique beauty.

Hundreds of people flock towards Morocco to rejoice in one of the best luxury family holiday destinations globally. Children are warmly welcome by Moroccan locals, while the country itself is easy to navigate with youngsters. There’s also something for everyone, no matter what age you are. Whether you want to have a surfing trip with your family, enjoy a relaxing Hammam, or travel across its desert, you can benefit from family-friendly tours throughout the region. From thrilling activities and cultural demonstrations to plush resorts and buzzing souks, Morocco has all the ingredients for an unforgettable luxury cultural holiday. To help you plan a once-in-a-lifetime trip to this mesmerising country, get in touch with a luxury travel company like SevenTravel.

To get you inspired, here are a few experiences an enthralling adventure holiday in Morocco can give you. Trying these Moroccan offerings is a must if you want to have a taste of authentic Morocco.

Visit the Blue City – Chefchaouen

While all Moroccan cities are bursting with historical tales to tell, Chefchaouen has a charm none other regions in the country have. Teeming with white-washed buildings and blue alleys, the Blue City has a rich past as it was the place where Muslims and Jews migrated to from Europe in the 15th century to escape persecution. Due to this, you will find a lot of Muslim and Jewish cultures in the area. 

The mosques in this part of Morocco are nothing short of old architectural wonders where locals congregate daily for prayers. You can hear the call to prayer (known as adhaan) and witness the daily prayer congregations in Chefchaouen to see  Moroccan life up-close. 

If you want to check out the authentic Moroccan life, you can head to the Ras el Ma Spring, the main source of water in the Blue City, where the townspeople come to wash their clothes and take water for everyday use. 

Try Bathing at Hammams

A hammam is an Arabic name for a communal bathhouse, which is common in Morocco. These places typically have separate bathing areas for men and women, and if not, then they have different days for each. 

A typical bath at a Moroccan hammam involves sitting in a steam room to relax the skin, getting massaged and scrubbed by a hammam worker, followed by bathing in a large pool. The tradition is to go nude in the pool for a cold bath; doing so is not only acceptable but also the preferred way of the locals. 


Ride a Camel in the Sahara Desert

You have not experienced the real Morocco if you don’t go on a camel ride in the Sahara. Travellers ride camels to get through the sandy desert dunes to get to nearby towns, such as Ouarzazate, where they spend time with the locals and listen to Moroccan folk tales and music. 

This experience allows you to be around the indigenous community and see the local life first-hand. Since the villages around the Sahara Desert are mostly small and secluded, they still hold on to their cultural roots. Because of that, visitors get to live or at least see Moroccan life.


Learn Arabic Calligraphy

Many small Moroccan cities hold calligraphy classes that travellers can also attend to learn about the distinct art form and what it means. 

If you plan to visit the Saharan Desert, you should check out any of the calligraphy workshops in Tinejdad. There you will not only get acquainted with Arabic art but also have a meal with local artists. It’s truly a wonderful experience that gives tourists a closer look into Moroccan art and culture.

Shop at Jemaa el-Fnaa

Wander along the souks and stalls at Marrakech’s Jemaa el-Fnaa bazaar on the old side of town to absorb the undying energy of traditional Moroccan markets. 

You can find everything at Jemaa el-Fnaa, from colourful, aromatic spices to opulent silk clothes. Besides commodities, the buzzing market square in Marrakech has henna tattoo artists, food stalls, palmists, and many other craftspeople to keep visitors entertained. 

Walking around Jemaa el-Fnaa is undoubtedly an incredible experience- one that you cannot miss if you come to Morocco.

Feast on Delicious Moroccan Cuisine

Lastly, if you want to spend your days in Morocco like a local, you need to try authentic Moroccan food. Roadside cafes, elegant restaurants, and food stalls in Morocco offer tasty dishes loaded with Arabic flavours. 

After consuming the fresh fare, you can even attend one or two cooking classes in Marrakech. 


If you want luxury travel to Morocco without missing out on any local traditions and fun, you should book bespoke luxury holidays with SevenTravel today. We will make sure to give you the best trip you have ever had in your life.