Morocco

An exotic fusion of Southern Mediterranean, Arabic and African influences, Morocco is an enticing combination of Roman ruins, mosques and minarets, winding alleyways and vibrant markets, gorgeous beaches and rugged mountains. The Imperial Cities of Fès, Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat have all had a stint as the national capital and are liberally studded with attractions, including a plethora of ancient architecture, museums and souks (markets). The coastal city of Casablanca boasts one of the largest mosques in the world, while Tangier, on the Mediterranean coast, features some beautiful bays and sandy coves.

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Electricity

Electrical sockets (outlets) in Morocco are one of the two European standard electrical socket types: The "Type C" Europlug and the "Type…

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Banking

Currency – The national currency is the Dirham (DH, Dh, or MAD). Dirhams cannot be exchanged or purchased outside of Morocco. As a general…

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Cuisine

Water sources outside main cities and towns may be contaminated and sterilisation is advisable. Bottled water is the best bet and is available everywhere….

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Climate

Morocco’s climate is very diverse, varying with the season and region. In general the country has a tropical climate, with temperatures reaching…

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Transport

The high-speed toll roads connecting Tangier, Rabat, Casablanca, Meknes, Fes, Marrakech and El Jadida are of excellent quality. Coastal communities and…

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Dress

Lightweight cottons and linens are best worn during summer, with warm medium weight wear for the evenings, during the winter, and in the mountains. Waterproofing…

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Health

Please consult your health-care provider 4-6 weeks prior to travel to ensure you are receiving all required vaccinations, and that the medication has enough…

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Safety

Morocco is quite safe from a health point of view; however, some precautions will ensure a healthy, enjoyable trip. No vaccinations are required for travelers…

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Visa

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS – Make copies of all your important documents such as passports, driver’s licenses, credit cards, etc. Keep…

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General

Language: – The official languages are Arabic (Moroccan dialect) and Berber, a language of the original inhabitants of…

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Regions

Atlas Mountains

Taking up most of Africa’s north-western corner, the Atlas Mountains extend for roughly 2400 kilometres across Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, reaching to over 4000 kilometres above sea level at their zenith, Toubkal Mountain. The Atlas range is exceptionally scenic and known for the many rare and endangered plants and animals…

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Fes

Morocco’s second largest city and the country’s former capital, Fes (Fez) is an exotic mix of Arabic architecture, ancient alleyways, calls to prayer and colourful markets, all mixed in with a good dose of modern culture. Home to the venerated Karaouiyine Mosque, which dates to 857 and incorporates an Islamic…

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Marrakesh

It’s easy to lose all sense of time in Marrakesh, with its maze of narrow alleyways, donkey carts, snake charmers, castanetists, acrobats, story-tellers, dancers, water-sellers and potion vendors to pique your interest and entertain. If you don’t find all of these as you journey through the winding streets of the…

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Ouarzazate

At the intersection of the Dades and Draa Valley lies the relatively small (60 000 inhabitants) and, by Moroccan standards, quiet town of Ouarzazate. The town is surrounded by some unbelievably picturesque terrain characterised by the red-glowing kasbah at Aït Ben Haddou; the snowcapped High Atlas; and the spectacular Sahara…

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Rabat

Rabat and its twin city, Salé, overlook the Atlantic Ocean from their location at the mouth of the river Berg Regreg. Rabat is Morocco’s capital and home to all foreign embassies. It is also a popular tourist destination, with a rich historical and cultural heritage, a long coastline with beautiful…

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Featured Tours

Unwind in Morocco

Explore the mysterious labyrinthine medina, dark hiding places, ornate palaces and lively bazaars that adorn the city, little changed despite centuries of evolution. Smile at the donkey carts clodding along cobblestone streets, and the wheelbarrows brimming with sticky sweets and saucepans, only long enough to dodge the moped challenging your…

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