Morocco is a wonderful Country with some majestic mountain ranges, great coastline and some
of the most intriguing Cities on the Continent. Many travellers end up in the Country to
sample life in the famous Cities of Casablanca, Marrakech and Rabat and most are not
disappointed by what they find. The people are very friendly as well and the infrastructure
is very good for the region and it is getting better with the current Government aiming to
increase tourist numbers to the Country.
The best time to visit Morocco is during the spring and autumn when it is cooler and more
comfortable. The summer can be a good time to visit the coastal areas, but the interior of
the country will be uncomfortably hot. The winter can get quite cold in the north though the
further south you go, the days will get warmer, however, night time will still be chilly.
Health wise – There is a small risk from Malaria in the extreme south of the Country, but
many do not believe it is worth the effort of taking anti-malarial medication. Consult your
doctor before coming to this conclusion, it is better to be safe than sorry! Altitude
sickness can occur in the mountains and you should be prepared for this. The medical
services in Morocco are average and serious injuries and illness may lead to evacuation by
air to Spain.
Visas and Documents – Most visitors to Morocco will be able to visit the Country without a
visa and be able to stay for up to three months on arrival. Israeli citizens will have to
apply for a month long visa before departure. If you are coming from a country or region
that is affected by yellow fever or cholera you will need to prove that you have been
vaccinated, most clinics or doctors issue certificates with the vaccination.
Cost – Morocco is relatively inexpensive to travel around, though the popular tourist
destinations like Casablanca and Marrakech will be slightly more expensive. A budget of $25
a day should suffice, if you are not bothered about eating in restaurants and don’t mind
staying in guesthouses. Travel around the country is good value, but you should be careful
when dealing with taxi drivers, especially in tourist hotspots.
The Sights – There are so many things to see and experience in this wonderful Country and the
fact is that you will not have the time to visit them all and all though this is a shame,
remember it is important to enjoy this visit and that you can visit again in the future.
Obviously, some of the most well known attractions of the Country are some of the best with
the Imperial Cities of Fez, Meknes, Marrakech and Casablanca, all amazing destinations with
plenty to do and see. Walking through the bazaars and backstreets has got to be one of the
highlights of visiting Morocco – Morocco also has some splendid hiking opportunities, with the most popular being the High Atlas with the impressive Jebel Toubkal. What should be remembered is that there are alternatives to this popular destination, with the Anti Atlas to the south and the rarely
visited and wilder Rif Mountains near Tangiers and Chefchaouen.
The mighty ruins of Volubulis are the largest Roman remains in Morocco and it is now a World
Heritage listed site. It is one of many ruins across the north of the Country, but none are
in the magnitude of this site which lies close to Meknes.
is an adventure and a must for many overland travellers making their way to West Africa. It
may be an uncomfortable ride, but think of all the fabulous anecdotes you can tell your