Morocco Travel Guide

Morocco Travel Guide

Planning a trip is always exciting whether you are familiar with the destination or when you are just thrilled to escape reality. Best Morocco Travel will make you help organize and plan your trip according to your liking. Morocco for sure has a lot to offer and will make you richer then you were before (not pocket wise haha!). From busy markets to quiet beaches and amazing landscapes, this country offers you a unique mixture of pleasure, leisure, relaxation and adventure. With its rich culture, long history and different beautiful nature spots, you can detach from your own reality and dive into another universe. Morocco is becoming more booming and a hot spot for travelers.

Morocco famous food and favorite food hot spots are all thanks to the variety of dishes, spices and herbs they use in their cuisine. By now you must have heard of the famous Moroccan mint tea, Moroccan couscous and Tagine. Good food enhances your trip and makes you want to go back to this beautiful country. Some spices that are often used are saffron, ras el hanout and cumin (will probably taste stronger than from your own surroundings). Make sure you keep track of our blog as we will make a list of the spices you want to buy before going back to reality and a blog about the best food hotspot of Morocco.

Best Morocco Travel wants you to get the best out of your stay in Morocco and make your planning stress-free that’s why we recommend you to read our guide:

Book a flight to Travel to Morocco

Book a flight to Travel to Morocco

The best hassle-free way to book a trip to Morocco is through a travel agency. This is the most convenient way. However, more and more people book their flights and hotels themselves. A good option to book your ticket is through Skyscanner, a website that compares all kinds of flights to each other. Another website that may be beneficial for planning your trip is Booking.com, mostly known to book accommodations.

The biggest airport is Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca. This is the busiest airport and most international travelers arrive here. Other known airports are Marrakech Menara Airport, Agadir Al Massira Airport, and Fes Saiss Airport. Loads of flights are available from different places throughout the world to these airports.  Royal Air Maroc is a well-known airline that offers flights to Morocco. Some other airlines are:

  • Emirates Airlines, Lufthansa, Uk Airways, Air France.
  • Bear in mind, depending on the season and how far in advance you book, flight costs might vary significantly.
  • Best Morocco Travel, a travel firm, can assist you in locating the most affordable and suitable flights.

Here are some examples of recommended routes to Moroccan airports:

  1. New York (JFK) to Casablanca city (CMN) with Royal Air Maroc
  2. London (LHR) to Marrakech (RAK) with Ryanair
  3. Paris (CDG) to Fes (FES) with Air France
  4. Istanbul (IST) to Agadir (AGA) with Turkish Airlines
  5. Dubai (DXB) to Tangier (TNG) with Emirates

Best Time to Visit Morocco

It all depends on where you want to go and which activities you are planning to do that will determine when the best time will be to travel to Morocco. In general the best months to plan your trip are from March through June and from September through November. This will ensure the temperature is bearable and the scenery will be lush and green. Moreover, a moderate temperature will make it perfect when trekking, exploring the cities and participating in outdoor activities.

When it comes to the Sahara the best time to visit this beautiful destination is between November and February. The temperatures are more pleasant, however it cools down in the evenings so make sure you bring a warm hoodie or sweater. Even though the Sahara has a dry climate from mid-June through August it can be unbearable for some visitors especially when it comes to outdoor activities.

The hottest months are July and August, although these are the hottest months there are still a lot of visitors coming because of the summer breaks, so don’t let the heat fool you thinking you will have all the places for yourselves.

Morocco is a year-round vacation destination where each season offers its unique sights and activities. Our Agency will assist you in making travel arrangements based on your needs and wishes. We offer all trips to think of: romantic getaways, proposals, mother-daughter trips, family getaways, bachelorette weekends, adventurous trips and many more.

Ramadan is a holy month for the Muslims and therefore many shops are closed during the daytime or the entire month. Most companies have different opening times and shopping malls open and close their doors later. When visiting Morocco during the Ramadan you will experience an entire different Morocco, more hospitality and generosity, mosques being fully packed. Some prefer to visit Morocco especially during this time of the year.

Morocco visa requirements


Many travelers can enter Morocco without a visa if you are staying a maximum of 90 days. The following countries do not require a visa to travel to Morocco: the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Colombia and most European countries can enter Morocco with a document that is recognized by the State of Morocco. It is important to keep an eye on the consulate website of Morocco as visa criteria is subject to change.

The Moroccan Embassy or consulate in your country can help you apply for a visa. A current passport, a completed visa application form, and a passport-sized picture are normally needed for the visa application procedure. In some circumstances, applicants might need to provide extra paperwork, such as verification of lodging or travel plans. Most airlines require a passport with a validity of more than 6 months.

The visa procedures can be such a hassle and not a fun thing to do, but Best Morocco Travel Agency is here to assist you. You can focus on what to bring along and we will help you with the visa application and keep you updated with the most updated information for your nationality.

Morocco Travel Routes

So many things to see and so many things to do in Morocco. Most people choose to combine cities or get the best out of each city they are visiting as there are so many options when it comes to filling your days during your holiday, that’s why we made some suggestions you will adorn.

How Much Time to Spend in Morocco

It all depends on several factors on how much time to spend in Morocco, such as: your interests, the places you want to explore and with whom you’re traveling. A 10-day holiday is perfect so you can really take your time and indulge your stay without rushing. Major cities like Marrakech, Fes, Casablanca, Rabat, chefchaouen, Essaouira , and many more require a few days each to fully experience their vibrant atmosphere and historical sites. For example, visiting Marrakech for the first time and combining it with the Sahara in only 4 days can be exhausting. You might need a holiday after your holiday.

Morocco Packing List Ideas

When packing for Morocco, it’s important to consider the diverse climate and cultural sensitivities. Here are some essential items to include:

  • Clothes that can be layered for temperature variations.
  • Good comfortable shoes for long walks.
  • Swimming wear.
  • A lightweight jacket or sweater for cooler evenings or mountainous regions and the dessert evenings.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat for sun protection.
  • Essential medications and a basic first-aid kit.
  • Modest attire to cover shoulder and knees and in some cases hair when visiting religious sites and or indigenous areas.
  • Copies of important travel documents, including passports and visas.
    Cash, Type C and E plug, Lip balm.

What to see and what to do in Morocco

The most important thing before traveling to Morocco is to know what are the best places you should not miss and what things you should do to enjoy the destination to the fullest.

To make this easier, in the Morocco travel guide, we will tell you what are the best activities you can do and the best things you can visit, if you have time we recommend you take a grand trip from Casablanca, and then you can visit many good places here is the link to see our itineraries from Casablanca, but if you do not have much time it’s more better to land in Marrakech airport and take a desert tour from Marrakech and then when you are back from your trip to Marrakech, you can book local guide and will explain you about city and will take you to the best places of Marrakech. We will leave you two links about activities and trips from Marrakech.

Read bore about best things to do in Morocco

Language in Morocco

The 2 official languages of Morocco are Arabic (darija) and Amazigh (Berber), Amazigh has many dialects. Darija is a mixture of Arabic, French, Spanish, and some Berber. Though French is not seen as an indigenous language in Morocco, many people speak and or understand this language. In general Spanish is more understood in the north. Moroccans love it when you try to speak their language, even if it is only greeting or saying thank you. Salaam ou alaikoum (Greeting) shoukran (thank you).

Electronics, and Wi-Fi in Morocco

Do not bring a drone as it is not allowed to enter Morocco with a drone. In the airport you have the possibility to store your drone, just make sure you depart from the same airport as where you stored your drone. Electrical plugs and sockets in Morocco are type C and E. This is the same as many countries in Europe, please double check if you need to buy an international plug, this will prevent a lot of frustration. You can buy a sim card at the airport or in a local store. At the airport it will cost you more and the queue might be long, but it is more convenient if you need to make calls or make use of data straight away. Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, restaurants, cafes, and some public areas, however it is not comparable to western countries. Bear in mind that some places have limited internet connection but look at the bright sight, you will be more mindful and enjoy your bitesm your views and your surroundings. Be careful with your expensive equipment to prevent theft.

Where to Stay in Morocco

We Best Morocco Travel have very strong relationships with numerous accommodations throughout the country. Offering only the best stays to our guests whether you want a standard or luxury room. We always take your feedback into consideration to better the experience.

To really experience the local culture and hospitality, consider staying at a riad. Riads are traditional Moroccan houses or palaces turned into authentic bed-and-breakfast-style accommodations. Offering a charming and immersive experience. In cities like Marrakech and Fes, riads are often located within the historic medinas, providing easy access to the bustling markets and landmarks.

 How to get around in Morocco

Transportation in Morocco differs from each city, while in some cities you see few women driving on motors you will see the opposite in Marrakech. And whereas some cities are too busy to drive others have empty streets. Traveling between cities and exploring different regions in Morocco can be done by various means of transportation we will summarize some of the most used transportations:

  • Buses: An extensive network of buses connects major cities and towns. Companies like CTM and Supratours offer comfortable and affordable options for intercity travel. Regular city buses are often packed with locals as it is a cheap alternative compared to the taxi. Therefore, this might be an option you want to reconsider.
  • Trains: Morocco rail network covers several cities, including Casablanca, Marrakech, Rabat, and Fes. Trains are a convenient and reliable mode of transportation, particularly for longer distances. They are fast, have several options and will make you enjoy landscapes. Make sure to book
  • Airplanes: Domestic flights are available between major cities. Flying can be a good option if you don’t have much time and you want to spend around 3 days trip.
  • Rental Cars: Renting a car in Morocco allows for flexibility and the freedom to explore remote areas. However, having a valid driver’s license, purchasing insurance, and being cautious while driving is important, as road conditions can vary. Some roads are slippery while others have holes. Some cities are very packed, while others are more tranquil.
  • Grand Taxis: In smaller towns or rural areas, shared taxis in Morocco known as “grand taxis” are a common mode of transportation. They operate on fixed routes and can be cost-effective for short distances.
  • Taxi’s: In general most people make use of the normal taxi in Morocco, it is a safe way to get around in the city. Don’t get scared if a taxi driver stops to have another person entering the taxi. Although this may come across as a no-go for some visitors, this is very common.

Getting from the Airport to your accommodations

Upon arrival in Morocco, it’s advisable to arrange transportation from the airport to your hotel or riad in advance. Many riads and hotels offer transfer services, ensuring a hassle-free journey. Alternatively, you can find official taxis at the airport, but make sure they use the meter or agree on a fare beforehand.

Planning a trip with Best Morocco Travel will make your life easier, we will arrange everything upfront and from the moment you arrive until you depart you will be in good hands.

 Moroccan Money and Tipping

The currency of Morocco is the Moroccan dirham (MAD). It’s recommended to use ATMs to withdraw cash in dirhams. Small bills are always useful as some companies may have some difficulties giving change for larger bills. Nonetheless, they will do their best to find a solution. Bringing cash and exchanging it into MAD is always good, in case your card gets stuck or blocked etc.

Tipping is customary in Morocco. When it comes to restaurants and when service charge is not included, in general a 10% tip is appreciated. It’s also customary to tip hotel staff, guides, and drivers based on the level of service provided.

This Best Morocco Travel guide provides comprehensive information to help you plan your trip to Morocco. However, it is always best to do your own research, consult a trusted travel resource. Make sure to mention your requirements and wishes regarding your trip. Moreover, when going to another country always make sure you go through the official government website and keep track if some changes have been made.

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