Discover Morocco in a Van

Written by EJ Ray

December 29, 2022
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Morocco is a beautiful and diverse country. Take a ferry from Spain and explore Morocco in a van. Here is what you must see in Morocco.

Are you looking for a travel experience that ticks all the right boxes? Look no further than a van trip through Morocco for a memorable vacation. If you are visiting this stunning place for the first time, plan your trip by searching for ferry offers. A popular ferry route is from Tarifa in Spain to Tangier.

Tangier Morocco

The old medina and the port of Tangier, Morocco. Photo by pierivb via iStock by Getty Images

Morocco is one of Africa’s most visually striking countries, and a great way to explore it is by van. Take advantage of the opportunity to grab your backpack and some camping gear and go on a van trip. Let’s explore some top-notch places to visit in Morroco in a van!

The Atlas Mountains

The Atlas Mountains are the most extensive mountain range in Africa. The Atlas Mountains extend into Algeria and Tunisia, but it is in Morocco where they become most dramatic and imposing. The highest peak is Jebel Toubkal at 4167 meters (13,671 feet), while Jebel Kissane reaches 4152 meters (13,622 feet), and Jebel Ouenat soars to 4092 meters (13,425 feet).

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Atlas Mountains in Morocco

Views of the High Atlas Mountains from Skoura Morocco. Photo by todamo via iStock by Getty Images

There are numerous hiking trails through some of the most beautiful scenery on earth. You can hike through forests, deserts, or even valleys formed by rivers that have carved their way through the mountains for thousands of years. The best time to visit is spring or autumn when temperatures are cooler than in summer. Overall, you get a great chance to see the mountains in a van.

The Dunes of Merzouga

The desert is one of Morocco’s main attractions, and it’s impossible not to think about this while planning your van trip to Morocco. The most popular sandboarding place is Merzouga, also known as “the gateway to the desert.” Massive dunes reaching more than 50 meters (164 feet) high surround this village near Erfoud. The area is trendy among tourists who come here to climb the dunes on camels or horseback through the golden sands of the Sahara Desert.

Dunes of Merzouga Morocco

The dunes of Merzouga, Morocco. Photo by evenfh via iStock by Getty Images

The country has many surprises, so map out what you plan to see before you leave for your exploration of Morocco in a van. You’ll want to see the Dunes of Merzouga.

The Valleys and Waterfalls of Ouzoud

Ouzoud Valley is one of the most beautiful valleys in Morocco. It is located between the High Atlas Mountains and Anti-Atlas Mountains at 2,000 meters (6561 feet). This place has become an international tourist destination. The local people call Ouzoud “the door to heaven.”

Ouzoud waterfalls, Grand Atlas in Morocco

Ouzoud waterfalls, Grand Atlas in Morocco. Photo by AlbertoLoyo via iStock by Getty Images

The Ruins of Volubilis

Volubilis is one of Morocco’s most famous archaeological sites. It is located in the southern city of Meknes, about four hours from Marrakech by car. The ruins date back to the Roman era when Romans occupied Morocco from the second century BCE. Their architecture, religion, and language significantly impacted the country. Exploring the Ruins of Volubilis is a must during your trip to Morocco in a van.

Restored basilica wall at Volubilis Roman ruins in Morocco.

Restored basilica wall at Volubilis Roman ruins in Morocco. Photo by Cheryl Ramalho via iStock by Getty Images

Rabat and Its Architecture

Rabat is the capital of Morocco. It is the largest city in the country, with a population of over 1 million people. Rabat was founded by Berbers and later conquered by the Muslims during the 8th century. Today it is known for its beautiful architecture and historic sites. You will enjoy exploring the architecture in Rabat. It’s amazing!

Mausoleum Mohammed V

The Mausoleum of Mohammed V is just one example of the incredible architecture you’ll see when you visit Rabat, Morocco. Photo by saiko3p via iStock by Getty Images

When You Visit Morocco in a Van

Morocco is one of those countries you must visit at least once in your lifetime. It’s a magical place with a rich history and culture that will make you feel like a part of it. It is a country that will welcome you as you explore. The main reason why I like Morocco is because of the Moroccan people, who are friendly and helpful. So, get ready to visit Morocco in a van! Check out Wander With Wonder for more ideas on what to see when you travel to Africa and other suggestions for great road trips wherever you may roam.

Morocco is a beautiful and diverse country. Take a ferry from Spain and explore Morocco in a van. Here is what you must see in Morocco. 


Discover Morocco in a Van

Written by EJ Ray

EJ Ray is a traveler at heart. It is part of her soul and she loves to share her travels through her words. She has traveled the world, seeking great food, wine, and experiences. EJ was born in the Eastern US but has lived across the country and in Europe and Mexico. She also took to the road for a while, exploring from her RV. EJ always seeks the next great sip, bite, and adventure.

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