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Morocco is a land of unforgiving desert-scapes, immense rocky canyons, towering mountains and swirling river rapids – the perfect playground for a myriad action-fuelled adventures.

Here are ten awesome activities, sure to get your heart beating and adrenalin pumping:

By Alecia Cohen & Holly Meadows

1. Ride dune buggies or dirt bikes across Morocco’s rugged interior terraine.

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Dune buggy
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2. Hot air balloon over the fringes of Marrakech, and watch the sun cast shadows over the desert below.

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Hot air balloon over Marrakech
© Alecia Cohen

3. Kite surf, surf or stand-up-paddle off the wet, wild and windy coast of Essaouira – an ancient, walled port town.

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Kite surfing in Essaouira
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4. Camel trek across the Sahara Desert and camp out under the stars in makeshift Bedouin tents.

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Camel Trek across the Sahara Desert
© Alecia Cohen

5. Dune board down the mighty Erg Chebbi, up to 150 metres high, it was formed by wind-swept Saharan sands.

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6. River raft through canyons and past waterfalls on the Ahansal and N’fiss Rivers.

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White water rafting down the Ahansal River
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7. Rock climb up Todra Gorge, a mighty canyon where more than 150 routes rated French Grade 5+ to 8, have been bolted into the rock face.

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Todra Gorge
© Bjørn Christian Tørrissen

8. Zipline across the Atlas Mountains at Terres d’Amanar’s famous 700-foot gorge, or, walk the suspension and tight-rope bridges.

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Terre D´amanar, Tahanout
© Patrick Forget

9. Mountain bike off-road through the High Atlas Mountains or traverse the peaks and valleys of the Toukbal National Park, down to the Sahara.

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View of the saddle under Jebel Toukbal
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10. Ski off Jebel Toukbal, North Africa’s highest peak, or nearby on the pistes of Morocco’s ski resort, Oukaimeden.

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Skiing at Oukaimeden in the High Atlas
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Alecia Cohen

Alecia Cohen is an American living in Marrakech, she is also the winner of the 2011 Morocco Travel Blog Awards. 18 years of music magazine publishing and 30 countries later Cohen started a Moroccan travel company with her berber husband Hossaine Amiri. Travel Exploration Morocco offers tailor-made tours to all the best places in Morocco, and Alecia makes sure to blog about it on the way. Cohen is an expert on Moroccan culture and the subject of “world music”. She has lectured World Bank on culture & sustainable development in Africa and hosted New York Times best selling author, Caroline Myss, on a trip to the sacred spaces of Morocco.