Morocco

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  Overview

The full Arabic name is Al Mamlakah al Maghribiyah which translates into "The Western Kingdom".

A land rich in natural beauty and unforgettable places that are both fascinating to visit and intriguing to explore.

For those who want to immerse themselves in Moroccan culture and history there are hundreds of mosques, palaces, and historical sites to visit. Some of the favorites on our list include the ancient city of Asilah, the Grottoes of Hercules, and the El Bahia Palace.

Equally memorable is the Moroccan landscape, which is framed by several impressive destinations such as the Sahara Desert and stunning mountain ranges such as the High Atlas, the Chefchaouen Mountains and the Oregano Mountains, which offer outdoor activities such as snow skiing, hiking, climbing, and adventure travel.

For travelers wanting the relaxation of seaside towns and beaches, the Moroccan coast is home to spectacular fishing villages such Dakhla and swimming beaches such as Plage Quemada and Lalla Fatma.



 
  Bordering Countries   Capital City   Currency  
  Western Sahara, Algeria   Rabat   Moroccan Dirham (MAD)  
             
  Official Language   Largest City   Dialling code  
  Arabic, Berber   Casablanca   +212  
   
 
 
 
 
           
           
           
  When to go

As far as the climate goes, it is better to visit the south, or at least the desert routes, outside midsummer, when for most of the day it's far too hot for casual exploration. July and August, the hottest months, can be wonderful on the coast, however, while in the mountains there are no set rules.

Best time to go: March to May (Spring time)
High Season: July to September (Morocco's summertime)
Low Season: November
Best Weather: March to May (Spring time)
Worst Weather: July and August (hottest months)
   
               
 
           
Fast Fact

The University of al-Karaouine or al-Qarawiyyin (founded by Fatima al-Fihri in 859), located in Fez, is the oldest existing and continually operating educational institution in the world according to UNESCO and Guinness World Record
           
           
Electricity / Voltage
Plugs / sockets are usually an issue when it comes to traveling, so always make sure you travel with a universal plug adapter

The voltage is 127 V / 220 V
The plugs used are C or E
The electrical frequency is 50 Hz
           
           
Itravel's preferred Top Attractions
Brief descriptions of our recommended areas to visit
           
    Marrakech
Stunning mosques, fascinating crafts and luxury living. More than just a city. It is a pearl polished by history and its tradition of hospitality which, for centuries, has known how to welcome visitors
 
         
    Ouarzazate
Few people know about Southern Morocco's little secrets. Yet the region is teeming with amazing things to do, see or experience like Ait Benhaddou, fortified cities along the former caravan route.
 
         
    Fez
It seems that the city of Fez still lingers in the Middle Ages. As you arrive in the city and begin to walk around your senses are torn between beautiful sights, intricate sounds and colourful smells. Much of the city is still holding on to its French roots
 
         
    Erg Chebbi
Located in the Sahara Desert. The awe-inspiring dunes are as high as 150 meters tall, and one certainly feels small in their shadows. Erg Chebbi special feature is its beautiful unique orange colored sand
 
         
    Essaouira
The Port of Essaouira is not only home to many fishing boats and vessels, it is a popular tourist attraction and has a significant and interesting history attached to it.
 
         
    Atlas Mountains
The highest mountain range in North Africa has a few to offer, the stunning Draa Valley, lined with old Kasbahs, Berber villages and palm groves and Todra Gorg, a canyon in the eastern side.
 
         

 

 
 
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