Tucked between the vast Sahara Desert and the Atlantic Ocean, Morocco is a vibrant, multicultural nation and the gateway to Africa. Nestled at the crossroads of Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, Morocco boasts spectacular natural beauty from epic mountain ranges and golden sandy beaches to endless deserts and ancient cities. A Morocco tour is the best way to see and experience these incredible aspects of this North African country.
There is a wealth of things to do in Morocco, thanks to its incredible landscapes. Hike in the rugged Atlas Mountains and learn how to surf in the laid-back beach town of Essaouira. Be pampered at a traditional hammam and kick back over a game of backgammon with the locals while sipping aromatic mint tea—Morocco’s national drink.
Morocco is also home to some of the world’s most vibrant markets. From the magical medina maze of Fez to the carnivalesque atmosphere of the Djemaa El Fna in Marrakesh, you will experience Morocco’s many faces at every turn.
Ready to explore but cannot decide where to go in Morocco? Your best bet is to choose one region and explore the most popular spots. Click the highlighted link to find out how many days to spend in Morocco. You can also use our comprehensive guide below to find out how to plan a trip to Morocco.
Top Destinations in Morocco
Discover the highlights of Morocco.
Bash through the Sand Dunes of the Moroccan Sahara Desert
Covering 30 percent of the African continent, the Sahara Desert is one of Morocco’s top attractions and there are endless adventures and activities you can enjoy in the sea of sand. From multi-day camel treks and sandboarding through the shifting dunes to spending nights beneath the stars at a Berber desert camp, the Sahara is a smorgasbord of fun adventures. View Tours
Pick a Souvenir from the Marrakech Night Market
Located in the heart of Marrakesh’s ancient medina (old city), Jemma el-Fna is a bustling marketplace and the beating heart of the city. Dating back to the 11th century, the square is also one of the main cultural spaces in Marrakesh. Here, you will find a range of treasures from leather goods and brass cups to handmade jewelry and more. View Tours
Stroll the Blue Streets of Chefchaouen
Nestled in the Rif Mountains of northwest Morocco, the city of Chefchaouen is famous for its extraordinary blue-hued buildings. Alongside its iconic blue alleys, Chefchaouen is also known for its rich history and a laid-back lifestyle of its residents. Wander around the cobblestone lanes and marvel at the beauty of the blue buildings. Visit the 15th-century fortress of Kasbah with its red walls and dark dungeons. View Tours
When to visit Morocco
Read the below travel guides to find the best time to visit Morocco.
- Jan Avg Daily: 19 ° C Avg Nightly: 6 ° C
- Feb Avg Daily: 21 ° C Avg Nightly: 8 ° C
- Mar Avg Daily: 25 ° C Avg Nightly: 11 ° C
- Apr Avg Daily: 27 ° C Avg Nightly: 13 ° C
- May Avg Daily: 29 ° C Avg Nightly: 15 ° C
- Jun Avg Daily: 35 ° C Avg Nightly: 19 ° C
- Jul Avg Daily: 38 ° C Avg Nightly: 21 ° C
- Aug Avg Daily: 38 ° C Avg Nightly: 21 ° C
- Sep Avg Daily: 33 ° C Avg Nightly: 19 ° C
- Oct Avg Daily: 29 ° C Avg Nightly: 16 ° C
- Nov Avg Daily: 23 ° C Avg Nightly: 11 ° C
- Dec Avg Daily: 20 ° C Avg Nightly: 8 ° C
Best Time to Visit Morocco
Morocco, hidden in the depths of Africa, a country that houses both, the hustle and bustle of African city life at the Djemaa el-Fna Square to the quiet calm which can be felt in the air surrounding the Atlas Mountains. Morocco has many things to offer, f ...Read more
Morocco in January: Mild Winter Adventures
January promises crowd-free sightseeing tours of inland Moroccan cities like Marrakech and Rabat. In addition to this, the month also offers access to the Sahara Desert. Elsewhere, in the High Atlas Mountains, the season for winter sports is in full swing ...Read more
Morocco in December: Wonders of Winter
Morocco in December sees a drop in mercury, resulting in tourist crowds dispersing from inland cities. The diminished foot traffic allows for better opportunities to explore some of the country’s iconic landmarks. If you prefer to stay back in inlan ...Read more
Morocco at a Glance
Quick facts about Morocco.
The capital city of Morocco is Rabat. Located on the Atlantic coast at the mouth of the Wadi Bou Regreg, Rabat is one of the country's four imperial cities.
Morocco spans 446,550 square kilometers (172,414 square miles) and is the 57th largest country in the world.
The country code of Morocco is +212. To call Morocco, simply dial your exit country code, Morocco’s country code, and the area code followed by the local phone number.
The currency used in Morocco is the Moroccan dirham (Dh). ATMs are widely available around Morocco. Still, it is always a good idea to carry some cash with you.
The main airport in Morocco is Mohammed V International Airport (IATA: CMN). The airport is located 30 kilometers southeast of Casablanca.
A visa is not required for a stay of up to 90 days in Morocco. But we recommend checking travel advisories or visiting the nearest Moroccan embassy or consulate office in your country to inquire about visa requirements before traveling to Morocco. Also, all passengers traveling to Morocco need to complete a health declaration at least 72 hours before the flight.
The official language in Morocco is Moroccan Arabic, known as Darija.
Royal Gendarmerie: 177; Racial Discrimination Hotline: 114; Non-emergency Disturbances: 110; General Information: 160; Mobile Phones: 112.
Morocco is home to the largest desert in the world: the Sahara Desert. The country has been under the rule of a series of independent dynasties since it was founded in 788 AD. Mint tea is the national drink of Morocco and snake charmers are a real thing.
How long to stay in Morocco
Read about the ideal duration to stay in Morocco.
2 Weeks in Morocco: Top 3 Recommendations
Morocco is the kind of country where you cannot afford to skim the surface. It has such a depth of highlights, ranging from the towering Atlas Mountains to hip portside towns with sprawling ancient streets and beautiful palaces. Two weeks in Morocco is th ...Read more
Great Morocco Itineraries: How Many Days to Spend?
With its bustling souks, stunning snow-capped mountains and sprawling Sahara, Morocco is a country as vibrant and diverse as any other. The distinct cultural blending in Morocco means you’ll be delighted by both the history and the cuisine of the co ...Read more
One Week in Morocco: Our Recommendations
Located on the northwestern tip of Africa, Morocco combines the sights and smells of ancient Arab and Berber culture with modern coastal cities. From the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines to the sand dunes of the Sahara, Morocco is a treasure trove of ...Read more
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FAQs for Morocco
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Sustainable Travel — How to Travel Through Morocco Responsibly
In line with Bookmundi’s vision, we wish to provide our travelers with a sustainable travel experience through Morocco. As part of this effort, we carbon offset any Morocco tour that you purchase through us. Read more details about Bookmundi's carbon offsetting efforts.
Here’s what you can do to travel to Morocco more responsibly:
- Carbon-offset your transport to Morocco via Qantas. The moment your tour starts in Morocco, and if you have purchased your tour through Bookmundi, we will carbon-offset your tour from its starting point to its ending point.
- AESVT is a Moroccan organization that is involved in the protection of the environment and environmental education. The organization focuses on the development of scientific projects for the protection of the environment, sustainable development, and preservation of health.
- The Environmental Programme Morocco (PGPE) aims to improve prospects for Morocco’s younger generation through green jobs. These objectives include making economic production more resource-efficient and resolving the problem of managing hazardous waste in an environmentally friendly manner.
Morocco Travel Tips and Insight
- Dress appropriately. Morocco is a conservative country, so it is important to cover your shoulders and upper arms, cleavage, and knees. Cover your head with a scarf inside mosques. Wearing sunglasses also tends to deflect unwanted attention.
- If you are shopping in the markets or medinas, learn to haggle. Haggling is an integral part of Moroccan culture and is expected in most places.
- Avoid going anywhere with locals offering free tours — you may end up completely lost and pressed to spend money. Explore on your own or hire a guide from a reputable company.
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