ULTIMATE MOROCCO TRAVEL GUIDE

Morocco is a country located in Africa. Rabat is the capital and it is a country known for its rich culture and flavorful old cities. This Morocco travel guide is designed to help you with planning your trip and offering the best advice we can give from our visit.

While geographically part of Africa, Morocco is often lumped with the Middle East due to religion and culture. It's also a gateway to the Sahara Desert and a fantastic place for camel safaris.

There is so much to see and do on a visit to Morocco that we would recommend a bare minimum of 2 weeks for a visit. That is how much time we spent and while we did see a lot of the country, our time was rushed.

Take your time in each city, wander the medina, shop the markets, go for a camel safari and just take it all in.

MOROCCO TRAVEL: QUICK TIPS

Morocco
  • Do you need a visa? US Citizens get a free 90day Visa on Arrival

  • Currency: Moroccan Dirham

  • Climate: Hot and dry, humid on the coastline and temperate in the Atlas Mountains

  • Primary Religion: Muslim

  • Local Languages: Arabic, English is widely spoken. 

  • Etiquette Tips: Dress modestly, women should wear long pants and shirts with long sleeves to avoid unwanted attention, tight-fitting clothing should be avoided out of respect for the culture.

  • WIFI: Available in most, if not all, accommodation throughout the country. Many restaurants and tourist offices offer free WIFI too.

  • SIM Cards: If you have an unlocked phone, it is possible to pick up a local SIM card at any Morocco airport on arrival. This will enable you to have data like you would at home. Another alternative is a universal SIM card that works in multiple countries.

  • Travel Insurance: With all travel, we highly recommend you take out a travel insurance policy when you book your trip. This will cover your trip in case of any unforeseen events happen.

DON'T VISIT MOROCCO WITHOUT:

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WHERE TO STAY IN MOROCCO

Below you will find some of the places we have stayed during our travels in Morocco. These are individual properties that we enjoyed and would recommend to other travelers.

TOP MOROCCO TOURS

Sahara Desert Morocco Divergent Travelers

Morocco Kasbahs & Desert

8 Days Casablanca to Marrakech

Visits: Volubilis, Fez, Merzouga, Todra Gorge & Ait Ben Haddou

Colorful Rugs Chefchaouen Morocco Blue City

Highlights of Morocco

15 Days Casablanca to Marrakech

Visits: Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fez, Merzouga, Ait Ben Haddou & Essouira

Horse in Rabat Visit Morocco

Morocco Journey

9 Days Casablanca to Marrakech

Visits: Meknes, Fez, Sahara, Tineghir, Ouarzazate & Ait Ben Haddou

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TRAVEL IN MOROCCO: BOOKING RESOURCES

  • Skyscanner - A fantastic flight search engine that searches a lot of different airlines, including many of the budget carriers that larger sites miss. Every single flight search we do starts here.

  • Airbnb - A great accommodation alternative for renting out apartments, condos, townhouses and rooms while traveling. (If you’re new to Airbnb, get $35 off your first stay!)

  • Hotel Seach Engine – Our custom-built hotel search engine allows you to search hotels all over the world and compare prices before booking. It pulls the best prices from all the major online travel agents, such as Expedia, Priceline, Booking, etc. to one place.

  • Discover Car Hire - Allows you to search car rentals across multiple rental agencies worldwide. 

  • Viator - The best trips are made up of multiple smaller tours to really dig in and get to know the places you are visiting. Our preferred place to book day tours, day trips and shorter multi-day tours is Viator. 

  • G Adventures – If you want to do a group tour around Morocco, go with G Adventures. They offer great small group tours that use local operators and leave a small environmental footprint. If you go on a tour with anyone, go with them. 

  • World Nomads – We don't travel without insurance and you shouldn't either!