Experience the hidden treasures of Morocco, a country with colorful markets, intricate artworks, aromatic food, astonishing Atlas Mountains, and epic sunset views. Morocco tourism invites you to fall in love with a country that will leave a lasting impression as you wander the medina, eat in the market, relax in a traditional hammam, visit the wonderful mosques of Fes, explore the blue streets of Chefchaouen, visit the beach of Casablanca, and more. From the spectacular Sahara that beckons you to spend a night in a simple tent to the street performers and tattoo artists in Marrakech, Morocco has plenty of places to visit on offer. The travel guide ensures your visit will cover the many Morocco tourist attractions to make your vacation amazing.
USEFUL INFO ABOUT MOROCCO
Official Name: Kingdom of Morocco
Form of Government: Unitary parliamentary semi-constitutional monarchy
Capital & Largest City: Rabat
Population: 36,472,000 (2019 estimate)
Official Language: Arabic, Berber
Languages Spoken: Moroccan Arabic, Berber, Hassaniya, French, English, Spanish
Ethnicity: Arab-Berber 99%, Other 1%
Currency: Moroccan Dirham
Map Referred: North Africa
Area: 710,850 square km
Lowest Point: Sebkha Tah (- 59 m)
Highest Point: Jebel Toubkal (4165 m)
Coastline: 1200 m
Algeria (940 km)
Western Sahara (908 km)
Spain (1010 km)
The Atlantic Ocean and the Alboran Sea
Famous For: Beaches | Sahara Desert | Sand Dunes | Camel Rides | Tajines | Warm Spices | Coffee | Tea | Mediterranean Food | Casablanca Movie | Marrakech Express Song | Festival of World Sacred Music | Timitar Music Festival | Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou | Hospitality | Souks | Medinas
National Symbols: Coat of Arms | National Flag | National Animal | National Motto | National Song
Time Zone: GMT +1
Ethnicity: Arab-Berber 99%, Other 1%
Driving Side: Right
Airports in Morocco: Casablanca Mohammed V Airport | Marrakech Menara Airport | Agadir Al Massira Airport | Fes-Saiss Airport | Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport | Rabat-Sale Airport | Nador El Aroui Airport | Oujda Angads Airport
Three mobile networks offer internet connectivity in Morocco namely Maroc Telecom, Orange, and Inwi. You can buy a SIM card from vendors wearing the branded T-shirt of the operator often seen in Gueliz. You can also buy local SIM cards at Moroccan airports. The price is often the same among the operators at 30 DH for a local SIM card. You will need to show your passport for identity to buy a SIM card. Do ask them to show you the various top-up plans that suit your travel itinerary in case your stay gets extended. SIM card credit can be bought at any supermarket or small shops. In general, the Internet in Morocco is good in cities. However, in mountain villages and hotels located in Medina, you could use the Wi-Fi hotspot option as well.
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Morocco currency is the Moroccan Dirham and is the official Morocco money in use. The Morocco currency code is MAD and the symbol is MAD It is also referred to as DH. Symbol: MAD Code: MAD 1 MAD = MAD100 Centime 1 MAD = 0.104300 USD (Morocco Dirham to USD) 1 MAD = 0.38305 AED (Morocco currency to AED) 1 MAD = 0.091 Euro (Morocco Dirham to Euro) 1 MAD = 0.083 Pound (Morocco Dirham to Pound) 1 MAD = 7.81 INR (Morocco currency to INR) 1 MAD = 17.43 PKR (Morocco currency to PKR) 1 AED = 2.62 MAD (1 AED to Moroccan Dirham) 1 Euro = 10.97 MAD (1 Euro to Moroccan Dirham) 1 AED = 2.62 MAD (1 Dirham to Moroccan Dirham)
Moroccan currency (MAD) banknote denominations: 20, 50, 100, 200
Moroccan currency (Centime) bank coin denominations: 0.5, 1, 2, 5,10
Moroccan culture and history are witnessed in the ruins of Volubilis, the valleys of the High Atlas, the streets of ancient medina spice souks and markets in Casablanca. Roman and Islamic influences are seen in the architecture of today that shapes modern Morocco. History tells us about the Berber tribes who fought against the Roman colonialists and the many Islamic dynasties. The control of Morocco finally fell in the hands of the Moroccan kings in the early 20th century. In the latter part of the century, there was a lot of civil unrest and corruption in the country.
In 1999 after the enthronement of King Mohammed VI, Morocco saw much economic change and foreign investment through tourism. Many economic initiatives made women benefit and the introduction of Tamazight in schools happened. The Islamist factions took control and further progress was made to democratize the country during the 'Arab Spring'. Thousands of protesters demanded a new constitution and in 2011 changes took place to hand over executive power to the Prime Minister. A parliament system was introduced, and Berber alongside Arabic was considered as the national language.
Morocco geography indicates that the country is at the western tip of North Africa with Algeria to the east, Mauritania and Western Sahara to the south, the Mediterranean Sea to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.
The majestic Atlas Mountain range extends from the south and runs through the middle of the country. Visit Morocco to see the breathtaking pastureland, small lakes, pine, oak, and cedar trees along the mountainous regions. Another Morocco attraction is the Rif Mountains on the northern coast which is where the indigenous Berber population lived.
Experience the cool breeze and coastal views on the western side with a long stretch of the Atlantic Coast. Fertile plains separate the sandy beach regions and the mountainous regions. The Mediterranean Coast is in the north and Gibraltar is just a one-hour ferry ride. The beautiful Sahara Desert extends to the southern part of Morocco with fascinating cool oasis and ancient villages.
Ancient Moroccan music is a basic expression of art and Morrocan culture. It is a spectacular experience to see live music at a celebration such as birth, marriages, funerals, festivals, and religious gatherings. Hear the indigenous Chabbi music blaring from taxi radios, at PA bus stations, cafes, and restaurants. Other musical styles include Sufi, Griha, Jajouka, Gnawa, Berber, Moroccan Rap, Sephardic, Andalusian, among others.
Moroccan culture and art are greatly influenced by pan-African, Italian, Swedish, Mediterranean, North African, and French styles. Colorful carpets, carved doorways with geometric patterns are unique to Berber crafts. Another interesting artform is the Persian palette of blue and white ceramic ware. Zellij is an Arab-inspired decoration that includes geometric mosaic patterns of cut ceramic tile. Notice the bold colors and perfect geometric forms of the Andalusian decor style in Morocco's architectural heritage and crafts.
Food and Drink
Relish Moroccan cuisine influenced by Jewish, Ara, Berber, and French cultures. A must-try is the couscous, a delicacy of meat and vegetables. Sample street food at the Djemaa el Fna Square and other food quarters and sense the true flavors of delicious local cuisine. At resorts and cosmopolitan hotels, you get on offer a huge collection of Moroccan cuisine along with Italian, Spanish, French fusion dishes. Dishes have a fragrance of rose water, olive oil, garlic, parsley, mint, coriander, and harissa (a spicy paste made of chilies, garlic, salt, and olive oil).
Must-Try Moroccan National Dishes
Harira (lentil-based soup), Couscous (semolina dish cooked in vegetables and meat), Patilla (Andalusian pie with cinnamon and sugar), Tajine (chicken or fish stew with almonds, tomatoes, and onions), Mechoui (roasted lamb or beef), Amlou (sweet made of almond paste, honey), Baghrir (pancake), Brochette (grilled meat), Kefta (spiced minced lamb or beef).
Must-Try Moroccan National Drinks
Berber whiskey (mint tea with sugar), Espresso Coffee, Turkish Style Coffee, Oulmes Sparkling Water, Sidi Ali & Ciel (branded water), Orange Juice, Mint Tea
Moroccan hospitality and charm are natural and spontaneous, an ancient quality of the locals. Visiting a Moroccan home is a delightful opportunity you should not miss to discover the culture of the ancient Moroccans. Be greeted with Moroccan mint tea served in exotic utensils along with a choice of Moroccan desserts such as Kaab El Ghazal, Fakkas, and Ghouraiba. Hospitality also includes being served Moroccan delicacies and diverse cuisine followed by a Saffa dish of fruits. In return, do treat the locals with kindness and respect as you enjoy the warmth and courteousness of the locals.
Expect to be greeted with a handshake and sometimes two kisses starting with the left cheek done among the same sexes. A stranger may greet you with 'Salam Alaikum' to which you could respond `Wa-Alaikum Salam`. It is a good idea to keep a book of phrases during your travel as well.
From delicious cactus fruit, peaches, oranges, dates, figs, and Moroccan cuisine flavored with spices, the delicacies are a great reason to travel to Morocco. Try fresh grilled sardine by the beach or slow-roasted meat with local spices served in a red clay pot at a local restaurant. Such a perfect Mediterranean gastronomical delight!
Wake up to a glass of fresh mint leaves in a silver teapot steeped in hot water, the freshest tea you could ever have.
Visit the traditional souks for a pick of handwoven rugs, gowns, shoes, tea, herbs, spices, and more as a souvenir to carry back home.
Take delight in surfing, swimming, and sunbathing escapades at the many coastal towns such as Agadir, Safi, Essaouira, Taghazout, and Mirleft.
A popular thing to do in Morocco is a visit to the Mosque Hasan II in Casablanca, the largest mosque in Africa. Hear the 'call to prayer' in Arabic to feel a sense of serenity as you imbibe the Moroccan culture.
Morocco is a great destination to travel within a budget with a meal as cheap as $5 and street markets are even cheaper. A huge bag of fruits is just for $1 that makes a Moroccan holiday well worth it.
The stunning Sahara Desert is a great experience with camping opportunities for you to wander the golden sand dunes. Stay in tents under the starry night sky and enjoy the sprawling desert landscapes.
Drive through the rugged mountains, the Rif Mountains, and the Atlas Mountains to see vibrant colors of vegetation, trendy villages, rugged cliffs, and more.
Visit Morocco for its gorgeous architecture and see smooth tiles with geometric patterns in intricate yet stunning simplicity.
Visit the medinas to feel overwhelmed by color, spices, sugary pastries, local tannery with Moroccan music playing in the background, a stellar experience.
Morocco Weather | MAR Climate
The best time to visit Morocco is from March to May in the spring season or September to October in autumn. The coastal regions can be visited all year through. Summers and winters are avoided due to extreme heat and cold temperatures in the respective seasons.
It is also a good idea to check the dates of the Ramadan festival as transportation in Morocco gets affected. Casablanca weather in spring (March to May) has a temperature of 18℃, a good time to travel. Rabat weather is ideal around March to August or September to October with pleasant weather for travel. A good time to travel to other popular destinations in Morocco as well.
The best time to go to Morocco to explore hiking expeditions or wander the desert region and surrounding valleys at Skoura and Erfoud is in October when the Morocco temperature is between 19℃ and 24℃. The northern coastline is pleasant throughout the year. The Morocco weather in December has an average temperature of 20℃ with the brilliance of the winter sun, a great time to travel.
Visit Morocco With Family
Chefchaouen is a popular place to visit in Morocco with buildings painted in blue through the entire alleyway that was once a refugee camp for the Jews. The refugees painted the buildings blue that reminded them of God's powers and the cloudless sky up above.
Visiting the Jardin Majorelle, an Eden-like garden, is an interesting thing to do in Morocco. The spectacular attraction in Marrakech is a botanical garden created by the French artist Jacques Majorelle. It took 40 years to create where you can find cactus, jasmine, palms, coconut trees, water lilies, and more in the enchanting surrounding.
See the medina for its amazing crafts, history, cultural aura, and artists galleries. Don't miss the tanneries here in Fes and get charmed by the beauty of Moroccan buildings at Bou Inania Madrasa.
Explore the Sahara Desert in the village of Merzouga that is nestled in the sandy dunes. Look out for flamingoes and spend the night in desert yurts to get an incredible experience of the desert night sky.
Visit Morocco as a Couple
Among the best places to visit in Morocco are the Gorges of Dades for some spectacular vistas. A hiking trip is the best thing to do in Morocco around the gorges to discover unfamiliar terrain as a couple, of course with a guide.
Visit another Morocco attraction, the splendid Ouzoud Waterfall from where you can get the best sights of the Atlas Mountains. Swimming in the water is not recommended due to the strong currents here.
Head out to Legzira Beach, a lovely uncrowded beach for some quiet time and incredible sunset views. Be among gorgeous red cliffs and arches on the beach that have still survived the sea.
The Bahia Palace in Marrakech is a great place to indulge in history among traditional Moorish and Islamic architecture, a top Morocco tourist attraction. Be awestruck by the patterning and zouk ceilings in the petit riad and grand riad salons. Check out the Italian Carrara marble flooring in the Grand Cour.
Visit Morocco with Friends
Get the best cleansing and exfoliating experience in the traditional steam bath, a hammam. A relaxing thing to do in Morocco is the luxury of a bath where you can meet others and enjoy a fascinating cultural insight with your friends. Try an upscale premium hammam if you want a private treatment room.
Feel welcome at the Djemaa el Fna in Marrakech full of street vendors, jugglers, snake charmers, snack stands, and more where entertainment comes alive. Relish mouth-watering grilled meat as the square gets filled with the tantalizing aroma of fragrant tagines in this delightful setting.
Head out to Taghazout just north of Agadir for the best surfing spot ever. Point Anchor is famous for its powerful northwest swell, or you could enjoy beaches in Essaouira if you are a beginner surfer. Agadir weather for surfing is best in the winter season between September to April.
Visit Morocco for its urban souks in Fes, Marrakech, and Meknes and be amazed by the colorful buzzing bazaars. Find an array of shops selling colored fabrics, Aladdin's lamps, hand-woven carpets, raw spices, and more. Do not forget your haggling skill when buying a souvenir for yourself.
What To Buy?
Ruins of Chellah
Wander the medieval ruins that were once a Greek trading emporium. It was later transformed by the Romans as a 'Sala Colonia' and finally, the Muslims now use it as a burial ground. Visit the fascinating Morocco attraction when the Rabat weather is cooler in the mornings. The necropolis is a collection of Roman stone ruins, a perfect archaeological site to visit on the outskirts of Rabat. Best Time to Visit: Spring and Autumn months Entry Price: $1.04
Experience a completely different feel from the Casablanca or Marrakech Medinas with little narrower streets here that are cobblestoned and lined by multi-story residences. The market gives you a feel of life about 300 years ago where weavers still hand-dye in buckets on the roof and bakers throw the dough into massive stones and ovens submerged in the earth.
Best Time to Visit: March to May Entry Price: $35 per room night in Fes (approximately)
Experience life like a royal in Moroccan riads in Marrakech with central courtyards, beautiful Moroccan architecture, art, and decor. A room in a riad with lush gardens and central pools is an inviting Morocco attraction. Check out the Riad Maialou, Riad Irhalen, or Riad de l'Orientale for some exotic royal moments.
Best Time to Visit: March to May / September to October Entry Price: $68.73 to $171.80 for a room
Skala De La Kasbah
Visit while the Essaouira weather is pleasant and spend time on the oceanfront ramparts for beautiful sunset views. It is a lovely place with ocean horizons and brass cannons with the rocky seaside as a backdrop. This beautiful place to visit in Morocco was built in the 18th century by European architects.
Best Time to Visit: Spring Season Entry Price: Based on the tour cost.
Sit by the beachside cafes on your beach chairs under umbrellas or wander the sandy beaches for some leisure time. This Morocco tourist place is a sprawling beach where you can also participate in surfing, kitesurfing, and windsurfing here. The strong 'Alizee' trade winds will ensure you have a wonderful surfing expedition.
Best Time to Visit: Spring Season Entry Price: Based on the activity
These unbelievable places to visit in Morocco are the retreats in Merzouga. These oases are in the middle of sand dunes surrounded by white tents and colorful rugs spread on the desert sands. The experience in the tents is once in a lifetime, with all comforts provided inside the huge canopied tents. Interiors are decorated like Moroccan palaces with delectable dining, campfires under the stars, and grunting camels for company.
Best Time to Visit: Spring Season Entry Price: $72 per night
More Places To Visit In Morocco
El Badi Palace
Hasan II Mosque
Most Popular Regions and Cities to Visit in Morocco Marrakech
Marrakech is a kaleidoscope of colors, towering minarets, bustling souks, tall palm trees and street-food stalls in the city's medina. Djemaa El Fna is the main square where you will find an abundance of activities such as snake charmers, performers and food stalls offering favorite local cuisine. Do remember that Marrakech weather is desirable from March to May and September to November, the best time to visit Morocco.
Visit For: Koutoubia Mosque, Bahia Palace, Majorelle Gardens, Djemaa El Fna Square
The enchanting capital offers Morocco attractions such as beaches, boulevards, cafes, architecture and a 12th century-old kasbah. Other Morocco tourist attractions include the Berber-era Kasbah of the Udayas with white and blue houses and wonderful Andalusian gardens. Morocco temperature also plays an important role in travel, with Rabat weather being the best in the pleasant spring season starting from March to May.
Visit For: Ruins of Chellah, Hassan Tower, Kasbah of the Udayas, Mausoleum of Mohammed V
Essaouira is also called the 'Wind City of Africa', a spectacular seaside town and one of the best places to visit in Morocco. This beach destination is popular for its harbor filled with colorful boats and an alluring medina. Visit the many art galleries, wander down spice-scented souks, palm-tree-lined avenues, and white-washed houses.
Visit For: Plage d`Essaouira, Squala du Port d` Essaouira, Essaouira Citadel, Gallery Kasbah, Mogador Island
The place is a popular commercial hub with fascinating Moroccan architecture and Moorish buildings. The top places to visit in Morocco is the Hassan II Mosque, the largest in Morocco. Top things to do in Casablanca include a visit to the Quartier Habous, the beachside Ain Diab suburban and the wonderful Cinema Rialto. Travel when the Casablanca weather is pleasant during the spring season.
Visit For: Hassan II Mosque, Rick`s Cafe, Cathedrale Sacre Coeur, Arab League Park, Mohammed V Square
This city is considered as the gateway to the Draa Valley located in the south of the High Atlas Mountains. The place is famed for being the shoot location of some of the biggest films such as Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, and The Mummy. Taourirt Kasbah has fabulous views of the rugged landscape with a 19th-century palace, a great thing to do in Morocco.
Visit For: Taourirt Kasbah, Kasbah of Tifoultoute, Cinema Museum, CLA Studios, The Old Synagogue
Other Popular Cities and Towns in Morocco
Festival of Roses
Enjoy the prettiest festival in the small town called the 'Valley of Roses' to celebrate the harvest of roses. Look around for an amazing range of products made with roses such as scents, perfumes, jams, creams, and more. The festival is a three-day event celebrated with fanfare, dance, music, and color with the fragrance of rose water in the air.
Location: Kelaat M'Gouna Date: May
Gnaoua World Music Festival
Morocco tourism offers a popular festival that showcases Morocco's cultural past through dance and musical shows. The music festival celebrates the Gnaoua people and their contribution to art in the world. Held in the scenic Essaouira every year in June you could be a part of the open debates and live performances by the artists.
Location: Essaouira Date: June
Imilchil Marriage Festival
A not to miss event in early September is a unique Imilchil Marriage Festival that happens in September. Local tribes meet with families to marry their sons and daughters which is a traditional Berber custom. There could be up to 40 couples that tie the knot here in the small town of Imilchil in the spectacular Atlas Mountains.
Location: Imilchil Date: September
Experience the amazing range of activities such as musical brunches, nighttime concerts, digital display of artist performances and more. The music festival happens in Essaouira where you can experience live concerts of the best electronic music from Africa's top artists. Don't forget to purchase an early ticket to be part of the happenings.
Location: Essaouira Date: October
The country celebrates independence from the French and Spanish powers since November 18th, 1944 when the king declared freedom. Every year the country celebrates this event with parades, colorful fanfare, and street vendors that sell delicious food. Witness a grand reception at the Imperial Palace on Independence Day, also called Fete de l`Independence.
Location: Morocco Date: November 18
Other festivals/events celebrated in Morocco are.
The Date Festival
Marrakech International Film Festival
Tafraoute Summer Music Festival
International Cultural Festival
Festival of World Sacred Music
Sufi Music & Cultural Festival
All travelers must have a valid passport to apply for a Moroccan visa. The passport needs to be valid for six months from the date of entry. Children up to 16 years of age can travel on their parents' passport but must-have photographs included in these passports verified by the passport authorities.
Citizens from the following countries can enter Morocco visa-free for up to 90 days.
Hong Kong (30 days)
Singapore (30 days)
United Arab Emirates
An extended stay is possible on obtaining a visa by contacting the Consulate of Morocco in your country.
Upon arrival make sure you receive a stamp on your passport if you belong to a country not mentioned above. It becomes difficult to leave Morocco if you do not have proof of entry on your passport. A visa takes anywhere from 2 days to 15 days to process in the Morocco Embassy with the proper travel documents provided. Citizens of the following counties can obtain a visa-on-arrival;
Antigua and Barbuda
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Other Types of Visa and Validity
A single-entry visa costs $20.11 to process and multiple-entry visa costs $31.42 as processing fee. An entry visa is valid for three months and extensions can be obtained at the Embassy of your country or a local police station. You should apply for extensions within 15 days of arrival into the country. The nearest Embassy of Morocco will assist you with documentation procedures.
The tourist visa is issued for entry into Morocco for short-term purposes and can be used for single or multiple entries up to a maximum stay of 90 days. Several countries are allowed entry free status as mentioned earlier.
A Morocco transit visa is required if you transit Morocco on your way to another country. The Morocco transit visa allows you to stay for 72 hours as a transit passenger.
Morocco offers large taxis called grand taxis for long trips and small taxis called petit taxis for smaller distances. Small taxis have a fixed meter counter and negotiations on charges are not possible. Large taxis have a set route rate and pick and drop off passengers en route. Remember that the hire charges for taxis at night are slightly more than the day.
There is a large network of bus routes offered by companies such as CTM (tickets can be booked online) and Supratours especially for tours heading south of Marrakech. First-class seats are more comfortable and expensive but are a good option to take on long-distance transits. Bus travel is a good second option. There is a comfortable tram system in Rabat and Casablanca that is comfortable and clean.
Trains connect most of the cities with a high-speed train between Casablanca and Tangier. Rail travel is very convenient in the northern part of the country while road transportation is the option to take south of Marrakech. Timetables and announcements are made in Arabic and French, so it is a good idea to carry a travel guide. There are first-class and second-class reserved seats to buy with different comfort levels offered.
You could rent a car for private travel with your family if you possess a valid driver's license. Car rental agencies are available in most Moroccan cities that offer rental cars if you can provide your identity details and an international payment card. Do add basic insurance to the rental cost and 20% tax.
The country has active international airports that also facilitate regional travel. Royal Air Maroc, Dalia Air, Air Arabia Maroc are some of the regional airlines that connect you within the country to numerous cities. You could get some amazing deals on flight tickets on their websites. The Regional Air Morocco has suspended their flights since 2010.
Via Air Route
With so many airports in the country that service flights there are many airlines such as Royal Air Maroc, British Airways, Aer Lingus and Easy Jet that operate the route. There are also direct flights to Casablanca, Agadir, Marrakech in Morocco, and some indirect flights that fly via London or other European cities.
Eurolines is a service from London's Victoria Coach Station to Algeciras and then by boat to Tanger-Med that you could take. However, these are long and tiresome journeys with stopovers in London and Paris.
Board the ferry from Europe dock to Tangier at the new port of Tanger-Med from where the shuttle buses will take you into the city. There are many routes and ports operating but the most popular one is the route from Spain to Morocco. Balearia, Inter Shipping, GNV, Armas are some of the ferry operators. There are routes from Italy and France to Morocco as well. FRS ferries are a good option between Spain and Morocco. You could book tickets in advance or at the port booth. Enjoy the beautiful coastline and majestic mountains en route with up to 497 ferries to choose from per week to Morocco.
Road travel is very adventurous in Morocco where you will have to research the border crossing rules and carry valid travel and identity proof. You could travel from mainland Europe and then take a ferry from Spain or Italy.
Carry enough cash with you as small shops, street vendors and taxis will not accept credit cards.
ATMs run out of money quickly, so exchange enough money as and when you get a chance.
Most shops and tourist attractions are closed on Fridays.
Learn to haggle in the shopping markets or medinas, as it is a done thing to do.
Keep small change as it is necessary for tips. About 1 MAD at a local place is good enough.
Always hire a local guide and do not rely on strangers to offer tours while you are wandering the medinas.
Moroccans speak a mix of English, Berber, Arabic and French. Take along a translator in the rural parts, while in larger cities you will be able to manage with English.
Mosques are non-permissible for non-Muslims except for Hassan II in Casablanca.
Ask before you take pictures, or you may get hassled for money soon after.
Always carry a photocopy of your travel documents with you.
Do not walk alone at night. Wandering the medina alone is not safe.
Petty thieves and pickpockets are common, so be watchful of your belongings.
Keep your eye for touts, scams, and other fraudsters, especially when you are alone.
Dress conservatively and keep shoulders, arms and legs covered especially as a woman.
Keep jewelry and valuable belongings back in the hotel safe to avoid being mugged.
Try and keep away from tiny black lanes in medinas and always keep to groups.
Say no to guides who offer you free service as they will hassle you later.
Negotiate taxi prices before travel.
Always only drink from bottled water to stay safe.
Carry along with a small bottle of hand sanitizer as some places do not have hand wash facilities.
Always wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly and peel skin prior to eating.
Watch for food being cooked well especially when eating from street vendor stalls.
Carry along with you, your medical kit in case of an emergency especially for altitude sickness.
WHO and CDC recommend the following vaccinations; Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Rabies, other routine vaccinations prior to travel.
Always wash hands before eating to avoid foodborne diseases.
Try and avoid black henna tattoos.
Carry travel insurance that covers adventure activities and provides 24/7 emergency aid.
What To Pack?
Jacket, Wool Cap, Socks (winter season)
Dress Code & Etiquette
The country is a conservative Muslim nation and hence dressing modestly is advisable.
Use your hands rather than fork or knife as this is the table etiquette of the country.
Take off shoes prior to entering a host home and take a gift of pastries or meat as a courtesy gesture.
Tipping is allowed and is given to waiters, museum curators, taxi drivers, baggage loaders etc.
Few mosques will allow a non-Muslim entry, so do follow the rules.
Avoid walking through graveyards that are plenty here such as whitewashed koubbas and zaouias of various saints and Sufi brotherhoods.
Remember that bars and cafes where alcohol is served are still an all-male preserve.
The local men may take liberties with women travelers. Appear confident and be polite yet firm in return to catcalls.
Algeria (940 km)
Visit Algeria to see beautiful attractions such as Fort Santa Cruz, Bardo National Museum of Prehistory, Beni Hammad Fort, The Shrine of the Martyr and more. Experience the Sharan region and other diverse landscapes in this mysterious destination.
Western Sahara (908 km)
Enjoy Dakhla Kitesurf Safari, SurfBoard Excursions, tours of the Great Pyramids, sunset views in the Agafay Desert, The White Dune Excursion and more to have an unbelievable time. Take a holiday off the beaten path to navigate this extraordinary destination.
Spain (1010 km)
Spain, one of the most romantic destinations, welcomes you to visit the many places such as The Balearic Islands, Granada, The Alhambra, and Generalife Gardens, Sagrada Familia, Gaudi Sites and more. Other attractions include The Great Mosque of Cordoba and other Moorish architecture attractions down narrow, winding streets.
Distance Between Other Places Of Importance In And Around Morocco
Morocco to Gibraltar - 691.8 km, Morocco to the Canary Islands - 2367 km, Morocco to Tunisia - 2204 km
Morocco officially is called The Kingdom of Morocco.
Rabat is the country's capital, but Casablanca is the largest city.
Morocco is about the same size as California, USA.
Morocco's favorite beverage is green tea with mint.
Football is the most popular sport in Morocco.
France and Spain have several Moroccan migrants.
Couscous is the most famous dish in Morocco.
Dirham is the currency of the country.
Morocco is known for minarets in mosques, market areas called bazaars, and medinas.
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