I LOVE Morocco. I love the people, the colours, the cities and the fact that every place you go is so different from the last. I love eating bowls of Harira soup in the market and drinking steaming cups of mint tea with Nomad families. I recently went back to the country with Intrepid Travel, where I spent two weeks on their Best of Morocco tour. I was lucky enough to see even more amazing places in the country, and it’s now a firm favourite of mine. If you are thinking of travelling to the country, here are 27 photos which might just make you book a flight to this colourful land!

Riding Camels through the Sahara Desert

Wandering through the stunning blue streets of Chefchaouen

Gazing over Fez’s sprawling old medina

Having tea with Berber shopkeepers in Essaouira

Sitting around stunning swimming pools nestled in secret Oasis valleys

Admiring the beauty of Fez’s ancient schools

Sandstorms in the Sahara Desert

Getting ready for a day of carpet shopping in Essaouira’s Jewish Quarter

Morning views over the Ait Benhaddou Ksar (recognise this place from Game of Thrones or Gladiator?)

Sitting down for a delicious bowl of Harira soup in the Marrakhesh D’jemaa El Fna

Falling for Essaouira –  Morocco’s seaside hippie destination

The gift of roses while on the trail through the High Atlas Mountains

Wandering through Rabat’s blue Kasbah and chilled market palaces

Singing along with vibrant street performers in Fez

Sunrise views in beautiful Midelt, on the edge of the Sahara Desert and Atlas Mountains

Sunset views over Casablanca’s Hassan II Mosque

Staring down at Fez’s vibrant tannery pools

Street musicians while wandering up the stairways of the Ait Benhaddou Ksar

Sunset over the blue city of Chefchaouen

Friendly faces in Casablanca’s lilac medina

Women gossiping on the streets of Chefchaouen

Fields of yellow wild flowers as we trek up to the High Atlas Mountains

Views over Oasis Valley’s

Market stalls in backstreet Marrakesh

Admiring sunset views of Marrakesh’s D’jemaa el Fna

Drinking tea with nomads in the hills of Todra Gorge

Atlantic Ocean sunsets in Essaouira

All photos by Annapurna Mellor / Copyright Annapurna Mellor/Intrepid Travel

Have you ever been to Morocco? Would you like to visit now?