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Morocco Travel Guide

If you’ve yet to experience the beauty of Morocco, it’s time to add this destination to your wish list. Visit enchanting kasbahs, stroll through the desert or relax at a rooftop riad for an unbeatable experience. As for exploring the local culinary scene, it doesn’t get any better than feasting on aromatic tagines, couscous and spiced stews with traces of Arabic, Berber, and European influences.

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When to Visit

when to visit
  1. Peak Season

    November to April

    They say that Morocco is a year-round destination, however, it is best to avoid travelling during the middle of the year when the temperature skyrockets. Between November and April, this is when visitors are most comfortable travelling across the country and will enjoy comfortable temperatures, however, accommodation over this time will be the highest. Notable festivals and celebrations include Marrakech Biennale in February, the Almond Blossom Festival in March and Jazzablanca in April.

  2. Low Season

    May to September

    While many counties find their low season to occur over the cooler months, in Morocco, it is the opposite. As the temperature soars between June to September, accommodation prices take a dive, and visitors are few and far between. It's worth noting that Ramadan takes place between April to May, which may have an impact on the activities available to enjoy. If you are travelling over the low season, the northern parts of Morocco, including the High Atlas Peaks and the coastline are good places to be.

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FAQs about Morocco

  • Do you tip in Morocco?

    There isn’t much of a tipping culture in Morocco, but it is recommended to leave a tip of 10% in hotels or high-end restaurants, although service charge can already be included on the bill. In smaller, family-run restaurant, tipping is not customary, but a few Dirhams is perfectly reasonable.
  • What is the internet access like?

    Internet connection can range in quality, but you should have no problem with day-to-day tasks like emailing or surfing the web. WiFi is available in many cafes, hostels and hotels for free. In the Atlas Mountains, there will be limited internet connectivity.
  • Is the tap water safe to drink?

    Yes, you can most certainly drink the tap water in Morocco. The water here is chlorinated and generally safe to drink or use to brush your teeth. If you are concerned, use purification tablets or stick to bottled water.
  • Can I use my credit cards?

    Yes, credit cards are widely accepted throughout Morocco however American Express is not widely accepted. Please check with your bank about any foreign transaction charges.
  • What are the public holidays?

    Morocco celebrates May Day on May 1, Revolution Day on August 20, Youth Day on August 21, New Year’s Day on January 1 and September 11 is the Islamic New Year.
  • What are the toilets like?

    In Morocco, you will mostly find toilets of the squat variety outside midrange and top-end hotels or cafes and restaurants.  There are not many public restrooms outside restaurants and transportation terminals, and sometimes you may be charged to use one.
  • Is Morocco safe for women to travel solo?

    Due to the large number of visitors that frequent Morocco every year, yes, it is a safe country though there are a few extra precautions that women should take when travelling solo. Make sure to cover your shoulders and legs to avoid unwanted attention and steer away from walking alone at night.
  • Is Morocco safe for families?

    Morocco is a family-friendly country though it is advised to avoid travelling with children during summer when the temperatures rise. Moroccans are incredibly welcoming, and in coastal towns there are many water-based activities to keep children entertained along with other cultural experiences.
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