Plan a dream trip to Morocco, this country has so many unqiue adventures and 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. 


Things to Do & Travel Ideas in Morocco

Find activities, experiences, travel packages, backpacking ideas, eco & adventure holidays 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


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Travelling & Backpacking in Morocco 

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 Budget Travel Tips

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.


Health & 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. 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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