Morocco

Colorful spice, hand woven rug, and stained-glass lamp vendors line the walled mazes of medieval Fez. Marrakesh's Djemaa el-Fnaa square vibrates with snake charmers, storytellers and acrobats. The Sahara Desert and the Atlas Mountains. The road of a thousand Kasbahs and palm-fringed oases. Sweet mint tea and tagine. Travel to Morocco, a beautiful and eclectic culture born of African, Arab, Berber and French influences, and a place that absolutely exceeds imagination.

Tours & Packages to Morocco

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Best of Morocco
Journey through the medinas, souks, kasbahs, deserts & mountains of Morocco: Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, Marrakesh, a camelback Sahara sunset & much more
11 days  •  from $3099 $2799
per person, double occupancy*
dates small group tour + flights

Fast Facts

Already booked on one of our packages to Morocco? See everything you need to know before you go.

Overview

Capital: Rabat
Population:  34.38 million
Currency: Moroccan dirham (MAD)
Languages: Arabic
Drives on the: Right
Time zone: WET (UTC 0)

Weather

October-December and March-May are really Morocco’s best seasons, when temperatures average in the low 70s F/24 C. January and February can be cool and rainy—bad beach weather—and only the best hotels have central heating (because of the generally moderate or warm climate). The summer shouldn’t be ruled out: Although the average summer temperature in Marrakesh and Fez can be around 100 F/38 C, the coastal cities (Casablanca, Rabat and Tangier) remain comfortable (low 80s F/27-29 C), if somewhat humid. South of the Atlas Mountains, temperatures increase greatly. Take along at least a sweater year-round for evenings in higher elevations and the desert, and take along warm and waterproof clothes December-March.

Entry requirements

In general, to travel abroad, U.S. citizens must have a passport which should be valid for at least six months after your return date. Many countries also require a travel visa for entry. Some countries issue visas upon arrival, but in most cases, you need to obtain visas prior to travel.

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Shopping

Morocco is best known for wool carpets and leather goods but most of what is sold is of poor quality. (A quick test for real wool is to take a small tuft from the carpet and burn it with a match or lighter. If it smells like burning plastic, it’s acrylic fiber.) Other items available include gems, fossils from the Sahara, thuya wood carvings, pottery, mosaic tiles, beaten brass, silk, hand-embroidered clothing, copperware, silver and gold.

Health Precautions & Vaccinations

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

Power & Adapters

127/220 volts. Plugs C & E. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.

Tipping

Tip 10% in restaurants and cafes.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I take my cell phone?

    See our blog post on using your cell phone abroad.

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Rave Reviews

Morocco was fantastic. I love Friendly Planet's service. It is outstanding. I can't say enough good things about the hotels, how well organized everything is, the guides, the whole works!!

Anna Schmidt, La Grange, TX

We found the entire Morocco tour very well planned and executed. We simply loved our guide Hassan. His English was excellent, he was extremely knowledgeable and very willing to share his knowledge and generously answered all of our questions. Quite simply, he was excellent in every way and made our visit to this fascinating country a vastly richer experience. I would recommend this trip to anyone.

Fred Murman, Wheaton, IL
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