Morocco has so many unqiue experiences available from sampling food in Marrakech, seeing incredible landscapes, relaxing on white sandy beaches to exploring the snow-capped Atlas mountains. Popular places to visit include Marrakech, Tangier and Casablanca but throughout the country you will get a feel for the atmosphere, people and culture. 


Morocco Holidays, Gap Year, Travel Ideas & Experiences

Find inspiration for the best things to do if you would like to book a holiday, travel, go backpacking or take a gap year in Morocco.

Morocco Travel Guide

Morocco Travel Guide

Get information, tips, itineraries and inspiration for visiting Morocco.

  • Capital: Rabat
  • Currency: Moroccan Dirham (MAD)
  • Population: 32,750,000 (approx)
  • International Dailing Code +212
  • Country Area: 446,500 km2
  • Language: Local people speak Arabic, French and English is spoken/understood in tourist areas like Marrakesh. You might want to take an Arabic phrase book with you and learn some basic words like "Salaamalikum" (hi). There are also language classes which can be booked on arrival


How to Get to Morocco

Morocco is a very easy country to reach, you can fly from a number of international airports, cross by ferry from Spain or cross a border with neighbouring countries. North Africa is a popular destination and if you live in Europe Morocco is fairly easy to get to, there are lots of low cost flight operators offer return tickets to Marrakesh for as low as £60. Check Easyjet, Ryan Air and British Airways. You can also cross into Morocco from Southern Spain or view our Africa gap year ideas.


Visa & Entry Requirements

To enter Morocco you will need a valid passport with at least 6 months from the date of expiry. Sometimes you might be asked to show proof of funds and also a return plane ticket - these are usually rare to be asked though. If you have a US passport or are from an EU country (except Andorra, Hungary, Iceland, Malta and Switzerland) you will be able to get a tourist visa on arrival and there is no need to apply for a visa in advance. You can stay for a period up to 3 months and if you would like to stay longer you will need to collect an extention to your toruist visa known as a "Carte de Sejour".


Best Places to Visit in Morocco 

There are so many people you should consider adding to your Morocco travel itinerary including:

  • Chefchaouen
  • Marrakesh
  • Fez
  • Menknes
  • Merzouga
  • Ouarzazate
  • Tangier
  • Volubilis
  • Ait Ben Haddou
  • Dades Valley
  • Essaouira
  • Erg Chebbi
  • Agadir 
  • The Atlas Mountains
  • The Sahara
  • Ait Benhaddou
  • Taghazoute
  • Volubilis


Travelling in Morocco 

Morocco Gap Year Programs

Morocco is a cultural destination and you have a lot of choice when it comes to travel opportunities including joining small group and family adventure holidays. You will get to explore places like Marrakech, Fes, Casablanca and the Sahara which are all different and amazing. Led by an experienced guide, our trips with departures throughout the year will provide you with an authentic experience.

Our travel packages in Morocco are run by the world leading international and local travel operators and you will get to see places like the Atlas Mountains, Mizmiz and Essaouira or see the breathtaking desert. With so many places you could visit and with the language barrier you might want to join a tour, this is also a great way to meet new people if you are travelling solo or if you just want to get away from the crowds in a safe and structured environment.


Morocco Gap Year

Find exciting gap year programs allowing individuals the opportunity to experience the wonders of Morocco, these are ideal for gap year people looking to experiment and get a flavour of the country for a short period of time. If you want to truly see the sights and sounds of authentic Morocco then our gap year programs are designed for you.

View our programs where you can travel, learn, explore and have one of the best gap year experiences ever. Search gap year programs for students, graduates, career breaks and anyone seeking the experience of a lifetime. Morocco is a mere 3 hrs from the UK and the programs we have on our website are filled with excitement - designed to encapsulate the wonders of locations like Marrakech and Essaouira, offer breath taking views of the Atlas mountains, and experience the ways of the Berbers through community and cultural exchanges. There are cheap and budget options avilable and you can book ahead and join throughout the year.

Our Morocco gap year adventures are open to individuals and groups of all ages, you can join for short term period (usually 2 weeks) or stay longer. Our opportunities are flexible and if you contact us we should be able to tailor your requirements to a specific program. If you are looking for a different type of experience you can study Arabic in Morocco. French and Tamazight language courses are also available whilst you can also join law and human rights internships here which is a great way to gain hands on work experience and get to live in a totally different culture.

Places you can visit include Marakesh and the stunning Sahara desert which is spectacular! Also if you are looking for a special experience you can combine community initiatives with off the beaten track travel experiences. You can join a brand new exciting 10 day program allowing individuals the opportunity to experience the wonders of Morocco, this is ideal for people looking to experiment and get a flavour of the country for a short period of time. 


Morocco Travel Tips

  • Budget: Morocco is a very cheap country to visit but there are still ways to save money. Try to book everything in advance - flights, accommodation and sightseeing activities. Avoid visiting during peak periods like summer.
  • Safety: There have been isolated incidents in the past and also turmoil/conflict in neighboring countries but Morocco is a very popular tourist destination and tourism is highly regarded here. There is a highly visible police presence in most popular locations and checkpoints around the country which provide you with assurances about your safety. You should feel very comfortable in Morocco and local people are very used to seeing tourists. You might want to be on the look out for petty theft and at night always try to either let someone know where you are going or walk in group. There are no specific vaccinations required for Morocco, this is a less tropical threat than other African countries but you might want to get Hepatitis A/B, Typhoid and possibly Rabies. 
  • Food & Drink: Local food can be a shock to the system if you have never tried it before and some tourists get diarrhea, you might want to pack tablets like Imodium to be best prepared. Try to eat a lof of fruit and liquid drinks to stay hydrated when in Morocco.

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