Morocco Travel Advice
BEST TIME OF YEAR TO TRAVEL AND WEATHER
Morocco is a beautiful country with variety of terrains, weather, and things to see. Despite what people may say there really is no bad time to come visit Morocco. Morocco is known for its year round sunshine, and that is one of its main attractions. The frigid Atlas Mountains in January and the Sahara Desert in August may be a bit harder to prepare for, but just about everything is possible. We suggest sending an email to one of our associates when you have an idea as to what you would like to-do, when, and in what time frame while in Morocco. Following receiving that email we will create a unique and personalized itinerary that is best equipped to meet all your wants and needs.
RAMADAN TRAVEL ADVICE
Ramadan is a Muslim holiday lasting about 30 days at a particular time of year (varies year to year). During this holiday Muslims participate in what is called a fast, not eating from sunrise to sunset. Stating this is to not deter you from traveling to Morocco during Ramadan because this is a great culturally enriching time. However, you should expect that many locals (taxi driver, shop seller, waiter, etc) will not be at their 100% best. Most sites, monuments, and activities will take place primarily during the mornings, and will close at around 3 pm. It is also to note that for the next few years Ramadan will take place during June and July.
CHOOSING DRIVER OR GUIDE
The drivers we have on our team are experts in all things traditional and cultural in Morocco. The drivers always know the best spots to have photo opportunities, the local beauty that is sometimes overlooked, and anything else you may be interested in. Our drivers are happy to give you any type of information regarding Morocco all in fluent English. When visiting the larger cities such as Rabat and Fes we arrange services (already included in your rate) of a local guide. The local guides are often able to give more detailed and precise information regarding the intricate histories of these beautiful cities. However, while traveling in Marrakech we prefer to use the drivers as the local guides. All of our drivers are experts on the city of Marrakech, and we do this to avoid any issues regarding sale situations that have occurred in the past. However, if you wish to do something more in Marrakech a good alternative is the cooking class that is offered there (just ask our staff regarding it) it begins with the introduction to the city, how best to approach Marrakech, and an introduction to the street food.
BEST FLIGHT OPTIONS FOR MOROCCO
Flights options to Morocco are opening up all over the world. Royal Air Maroc flies directly to Casablanca from New York City and there are vast amount of flights coming in to Morocco directly from Europe. If you are having trouble finding a good flight, or are unsure as to what is a good rate for the flight feel free to send us an email, we would be more than happy to help.
If you have any other questions or need additional Morocco Travel Advice, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you with any information you need to plan for you trip.