Located in the North of Africa and bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, Morocco has been a dream destination for many, including myself. Mythical, colorful, exotic and diverse, and just some of the reasons why everybody should go at least once.

Why Visit

HISTORY AND DIVERSE CULTURE: Morocco has a rich history influenced by the Berbers, the Roman Empire and the French and Spanish settlers who tried to colonize the country. Portuguese and Jewish influences can also be seen along the country. 

LANDSCAPES: Morocco’s colors are just stunning. The contrast of the blues of the ocean and the sea against the intense oranges and bold reds of the cliffs are just breathtaking. The snow capped mountains in Atlas, a sunset from the Sahara Desert, the diversity of the landscapes is something you wouldn’t want to miss.

THE ARCHITECTURE: The cultural diversity of Morocco is reflected in the unique and magnificent architectural designs the country has: Mosques, riads, souks, palaces and medersas with geometric patterns, ornamental Islamic calligraphy and colorful tiles can be spotted all over the place.

THE FOOD: Tasty doesn’t start to describe the incredible flavor of the moroccan cuisine. These people really know how to use their spices. So diverse and vibrant in color and flavor, thanks to their diverse culture. Don’t forget to try the Tagine, their couscous, zaalouk and their fish chermoula!

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Located in the North of Africa and bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, Morocco has been a dream destination for many, including myself. Mythical, colorful, exotic and diverse, and just some of the reasons why everybody should go at least once.

moroccan postcards

Why Visit

HISTORY AND DIVERSE CULTURE: Morocco has a rich history influenced by the Berbers, the Roman Empire and the French and Spanish settlers who tried to colonize the country. Portuguese and Jewish influences can also be seen along the country. 

LANDSCAPES: Morocco’s colors are just stunning. The contrast of the blues of the ocean and the sea against the intense oranges and bold reds of the cliffs are just breathtaking. The snow capped mountains in Atlas, a sunset from the Sahara Desert, the diversity of the landscapes is something you wouldn’t want to miss.

THE ARCHITECTURE: The cultural diversity of Morocco is reflected in the unique and magnificent architectural designs the country has: Mosques, riads, souks, palaces and medersas with geometric patterns, ornamental Islamic calligraphy and colorful tiles can be spotted all over the place.

THE FOOD: Tasty doesn’t start to describe the incredible flavor of the moroccan cuisine. These people really know how to use their spices. So diverse and vibrant in color and flavor, thanks to their diverse culture. Don’t forget to try the Tagine, their couscous, zaalouk and their fish chermoula!

  • Name: Kingdom of Morocco
  • Capital: Rabat
  • Official Language: Moroccan Arabic, Berber
  • Currency: Moroccan dirham
  • Time Zone: UTC + 1 
  • Name: Kingdom of Morocco
  • Capital: Rabat
  • Official Language: Moroccan Arabic, Berber
  • Currency: Moroccan dirham
  • Time Zone: UTC + 1 

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What to expect

LANGUAGE: The two official languages are Modern Standard Arabic and Berber, but the majority of people would say that French is Morocco’s unofficial second language, as France used to control Morocco, the language remains widely spoken. Most Moroccans also speak a really good English, especially if they work in the travel industry. It is among the languages introduced in public primary schools. As you get out of the main cities, these languages become less common, and a couple words in arabic will come in handy.

ELECTRICITY: In Morocco the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa; If you are traveling from the US you will need an adaptor.

CURRENCY: The Moroccan Dirham is the currency of Morocco. It is a closed currency, which means it can only be bought once you arrive to Morocco. You can get Dirhams from the ATM just like in any other country. Euros are accepted in the majority of places as well, and US Dollar to a lesser extent mostly just in certain tourist areas. 1 USD is equivalent to about 9.71 Dirhams.

SAFETY: Overall, Morocco is a safe place to visit. There some scams and pickpockets of course, but the country has become really safe for tourists now.  You’re unlikely to be assaulted or seriously hurt. If you are a woman, it is a different story. I do not recommend to travel as a solo female traveler to Morocco without a tour. Harassment can be intense if you are alone or walking at night. Besides that, and like everywhere else, use your common sense. Try not to walk alone at night, avoid using flashy jewelry and dress conservatively, remember it is a different culture.

CLIMATE: Morocco’s coasts enjoy some breeze from the atlantic and the mediterranean sea, but temperatures can get extreme in the interior of the country (winters can be fairly cold and the summers very hot.), you are in the desert after all. Climate can change whether you are in the highlands or in the desert. The best time to visit would be spring and autumn, when the temperature is fairly warm.

PASSPORT: The majority of travelers can go to Morocco so without applying for a visa if your trip will not exceed three months. European citizens and america do not required a visa for that period. Citizens of Egypt, Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon will need to apply for visas. Please contact the embassy of your country for more information. A return ticket and a passport with a minimum of 3 months validity beyond the duration of your stay are required to enter to Morocco.

How to get around

Train is not an option to travel around Morocco, only the main cities. If you wanna travel around the country, bus is your best option as it is cheap and you can travel everywhere (or you could just rent a car, but we aware of the crazy drivers, there are a lot). The major national operators are the Supratours and CTM, with SATAS and Trans Ghazala offering regional routes.

There are also shared taxis offering long routes between towns. If you wanna go to the desert, then it gets more tricky. Renting a car or contact an agency that does excursions (camel, foot, etc) are the only ways I know

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