Morocco Travel Guide

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Morocco Travel Essentials

Ideal Duration: 10-14 days for major cities and the Sahara Desert; 3 weeks for a more immersive experience

Currency: Moroccan Dirham (MAD)

Best Time: March to May, September to November (Spring/Fall) Read More

Accommodation Cost (per night in USD): Dorm bed: $10-20
Budget: $25-50
Mid-range: $70-120
Luxury: $150 and above

Budget for Food & Drinks (per day in USD): Budget: $10-20
Mid-range: $30-50

Visa Policy for Indians: Visa on Arrival or E-visa for some nationalities

Visa Policy for Other Nationals: Visa on Arrival or E-visa for many countries

Getting In Morocco: Mohammed V International Airport (CMN) in Casablanca, Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK) in Marrakech Read More

Getting Around Morocco: Trains, buses, grand taxis, and rental cars Read More

"The Exotic Land of Spices & Stories"

Morocco Tourism

Morocco is a country in North Africa. It is blessed with abundant natural beauty and is one of the top destinations for tourism. Majestic mountains standing tall in the distance, cities that are ancient, sprawling deserts and more characterise this country. Famous attractions here include the medina in Marrakesh, the Fort Kasbah of the Udayas, the dozens of souks and the Jemaa el-Fnaa. It is a truly beautiful country, with lots to offer to every kind of tourists.

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Best time to visit Morocco

The best time to visit Morocco is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Although, these are the shoulder seasons the climate paves a great way to enjoy eve (Read More)ry bit of diverse landscape this country has to offer. Many factors influence the weather in Morocco. The northern and north-western side experiences a Mediterranean climate while the south and southeastern part have a continental climate because of the Sahara desert. Between these, there is also the High Atlas mountain range which brings in a different environment altogether. The peak season of Morocco is summer (June to August) when the whole country enters a holiday mood. With school holidays and local people who return home for their annual holiday, the place is quite packed, and everything (especially hotels with pools) will book quickly. Winter (December to February) is a relatively low season in Morocco. The crowds are minimal because of the myth that everything shuts down during this season.

Holidify's opinion on Travel to Morocco

What's Great?

Souks for shopping. Rich and vibrant culture. Kind and helpful locals.

What's Not So Great?

Hassle by merchants. Pollution. Littered streets.

For Whom?

History lovers. Photographers. Solo travellers.

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Exchanging Money in Morocco

Concerning currency exchange, USD and Euros are accepted. You can exchange currency at airports such as Casablanca Airport, whose exchange rates are far better compared to the rest. Most hotels and even banks will also exchange currency. However, exchanging currency using coins is not the norm, as it makes it a hassle for them. Debit cards are widely accepted in hotels and restaurants. Presenting a credit card may cost you an additional surcharge, as a processing fee for your transaction. ATMs are also available.

Nightlife in Morocco

Morocco is often touted as having the best nightlife in Africa! Apart from nightclubs that remain open well into the night, especially in Agadir, there are also live music shows and performances. Cabarets are also common in this country. Marrakesh is the best city to visit to make the most of the nightlife, like pubs, bars, and clubs remain open for a long time here. Visit Djemma el Fna Square for a fun night. Casablanca and Tangier are two other cities that promise great nightlife in the form of bars, belly dancing nights and more.

Shopping in Morocco

The most beautiful bit of shopping in Morocco is the traditional souk. It is a riot of colours, voices and people. You will come across lots of items that you can take home as souvenirs at these souks. Souks are present in all towns, the best ones being at Marrakesh and Fez. Rugs, embroidery pieces such as caftans, beautiful lanterns, perfumes and of course spices, can be purchased from here. Of course, malls and shopping complexes are also dotted around the cities. However, visiting the souk makes for an unforgettable experience.

Festivals of Morocco

The major festivals that are celebrated in Morocco are Ramadan, the Festival of Roses, Gnaoua World Music Festival, World Sacred Music Festival, International Film Festival of Marrakech, Arts in Marrakech (AiM) International Biennale and the Timitar Festival. During this period, Moroccan culture is presented and displayed at its best.

Hygiene in Morocco

Public toilets do exist in Morocco. However, they are not very clean. The toilets inside hotels and restaurants are clean and tourists, of course, prefer to use those. Do not drink water from a tap here, as it is not safe. Hotels provide filtered water for consumption purposes.

Customs of Morocco

Women should dress conservatively here, so as to not upset the religious sentiments of the locals. Avoid Public displays of affection. If you are visiting during Ramadan, do not smoke or eat while walking around the streets. Tipping is a way of life here, so make sure to carry some change.

Tips for visiting Morocco

Always remove your shoes before entering someone's home. Do not take photographs of the locals without first asking for their permission. It is better to take a guide or someone else you may know to the souk with you, to avoid getting hassled by traders.

Food of Morocco

Moroccan cuisine is influenced by Arabic, Mediterranean, European, Subsaharian, Andalusian and Berber elements. The meat of goats and lamb is consumed on a large scale. Morocco also produces lots of tropical fruit and other fruits and vegetables. Some of their staples are wheat, olive oil and the grapefruit, which is often eaten as dessert. The Moroccans use a lot of spices in their preparations. Some of them are cinnamon, cumin, turmeric and ginger. Herbs are also used to render flavour to the meal, such as parsley, mint and sage. The most famous Moroccan dish is the couscous, followed by Pastilla, Tanjia and Harira. Dates are also consumed a lot in this country. Regarding beverages, mint tea is had very frequently.

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How to reach Morocco from India?

The airlines that go from India to Morocco are Air India, Air France, Egypt Air, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad, Lufthansa and Jet Airways. There aren't any non-stop flights. One stop or two stop flights are most common.


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