The first thing that comes into my mind when I think of Morocco is its superb, colourful buildings, its flavourful mint tea and the golden desert as well. Ah, and needless to say about its gorgeous imperial cities: Marrakesh, Fes, Rabat and Meknes. And did I mention the colourful markets as well? And the beaches… ah, there are SO many things to do in Morocco and unique sights to see, I don’t even know where to begin!
Best destinations in Morocco? Hard to choose, even harder to put into words. First, there’s Marrakesh with its souks, cathedrals, pastel architecture and the world-famous Majorelle Gardens, an oasis of relaxation in the middle of the city. Another one on my list of best cities to visit in Morocco is Fes with its unforgettable mosaics and leather tannery, as well as its authentic vibe. Plus Chefchaouen with its striking blue buildings, something you won’t witness anywhere else in the world. And let’s not forget about the trips to the Sahara Desert which you can explore by camel, horse or ATV.
The official currency in Morocco is the Moroccan dirham (DH). 1 USD is the equivalent of 8.98 DH.
The official language spoken in Morocco is Arabic. There’s also a second official language called Amazigh.
99% of the population in Morocco is Muslim. Sunni, to be more specific.
The best time to visit Morocco is spring or autumn. Consider mid-March, April, May, September and October.
Luckily, you won’t need a visa for Morocco if your visit lasts less than 90 days.
No officially required vaccines for entering the country, but make sure you’re up-to-date with your routine ones. And just for your own safety, you might consider getting vaccinated for Hepatitis A and Tetanus.
Countless companies offer packages for prepaid SIM cards to travellers right at the airport or at the tobacco kiosks in the cities. The three most popular companies are Maroc Telecom, Orange and Inwi.