Morocco is the first most visited country among other African countries due to its rich culture, stunning tourist spots and Mediterranean climate. Morocco is a country that is bound to charm you. From the ancient cities and ports, to the exotic markets, to the breath-taking landscapes – Morocco is a country like no other. Explore Morocco tours with our guide and find out why Morocco is the perfect destination for your next Vacation doesn’t need to be complicated.
How to Get to Morocco
In order to reach Morocco there are more than a few options, with each having its pros and cons. First, you can get to Morocco by air. For this option, you will need to make arrangements with a travel agent or an airline. Once you arrive at the airport, you will be directed toward one of three terminals. Terminal 1 is used by most international flights, while Terminal 2 is primarily for domestic airlines and Terminal 3 is for charter flights. The airport also features several restaurants, gift shops and cafes.
You can also arrive in Morocco by land via one of the country’s many border crossings. You may pass through either a Moroccan or Spanish border when entering the country from Europe. However, if you are traveling from Africa or another Middle Eastern country, you will pass through one of Morocco’s African borders, such as Oujda-Angad in the east or Beni Ansar to the south. The border crossing at Ceuta is only open to travelers with European passports.
If you are looking for a faster but still cheap option, trains are your best choice. However, there aren’t many trains to Morocco so buses are usually better. They can cost up to 10 times more than walking or hitchhiking but they can get you there in 2 days at the most.
The best way to get around Morocco is by train or bus, as distances between towns and cities can be vast. Be aware that it is illegal to use your mobile phone while driving and do not drink alcohol if you are driving, as it is also illegal.
Best Time to Visit
Generally speaking, I would say that the best time to visit Morocco is in May or October. At these times of year, the weather should be warm enough for you to enjoy the beaches and sightseeing without it being too hot. This is especially true in October where the temperature can be just a little too hot in September but much more comfortable from November onwards.
However, if you want something even cooler then you may want to wait till November when the temperatures are very pleasant indeed – although this does mean that you will miss most of the summer holiday season as things shut down at this time of year. Also, if you’re interested in surfing or kitesurfing then it’s worth waiting until December or January because although it will probably be a bit colder by this stage, there will be plenty of wind about for you to make use of.
Where to Visit
Most people go straight to Marrakech and stay there, but I would recommend you visit the capital Rabat first to get your bearings. The Grand Mosque is worth seeing, as are the Kasbah and the Oudaya Museum. And don’t miss the beach.
After Rabat, head down south to Fez. Fez has a more traditional atmosphere than Marrakech so you should try some traditional dishes like tagine and couscous while you are there. Make sure you visit the medina, it’s beautiful.
If you want a break from sightseeing, you can relax in Essaouira on the coast. It’s a popular surfing location and also has some lovely restaurants and cafes. From there it’s an easy drive back up to Marrakech for your final few days before returning home.