Morocco is an amazing location, offering activities and experiences to inspire even the most seasoned travellers. It really is the place with something for everyone, from family friendly beaches along Agadir or Casablana to the peaks of the High Atlas Mountains for thrill seekers and trekking enthusiasts.
Official advice for those travelling from the UK to Morocco can be found here.
Fez, Marrakesh, Meknes and Rabat have all been the capital of Morocco at some point in the country’s history. They are bustling cities with palaces, mosques and museums to visit. Try not to get lost in the crowded medinas and if possible, enlist the help of a guide. Islam is the largest religion in Morocco and 99/9% of the local population are Muslim. This means that tourists have an obligation to be respectful of religious traditions when visiting the cities.
It’s a good idea to cover your shoulders and avoid short skirts, hot pants and low cut tops. If you are intending on visiting a mosque, check first that non-Muslim tourists are allowed to enter and what the dress code requires. Women may be encouraged to cover their legs, arms and hair.
For those interested in hiking, the RIF Mountains, High Atlas Mountains, Anti-Atlas Mountains and Middle Atlas Mountains are all excellent attractions. The High Atlas Mountains have the most impressive peals, but the Rif Mountains offer forests and caves.
Those with an adventurous streak who wish to avoid hordes of other tourists might prefer to check out the quieter Middle and Anti-AtlasMountains. The Sahara Desert is a quintessential part of a visit to Morocco and can be explored on the back of a camel.
Don’t hesitate to immerse yourself in Morocco’s culture by trying the local food. There will be plenty of stews and couscous based dishes, with fish, chicken or lamb. Be prepared to drink plenty of refreshing mint tea.
The covered markets or ‘souks’ are unique to Northern Africa, and can be excellent places toshop for pottery, baskets, carpets, leather items and handcrafted jewellery. Remember to bargain with sellers to ensure that you pay a reasonable price. You can also visit public steam baths to soak up more Moroccan culture, and have a truly exotic spa experience.
A tour can be an excellent way to explore this vibrant and lively country, so look for deals from reputable agents like Encounters Travel.