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Morocco travel guide

Morocco is full of Arabian charm, hectic cities, beautiful colours and magical cobbled laneways - it's wild, but in the best way. Whether you're looking to take in the fragrant sites and smells of Fez or visit the medieval and imperial city of Marrakech, you won't be disappointed. With natural beauty around every corner, we can take you right to the heart of the adventure with a selection of exciting tours and short day trips.

Morocco fast facts

morocco language

Languages spoken

The official languages spoken in Morocco is colloquial Arabic (known as Darija) and Berber.

currency of morocco


Moroccan Dirham (MAD).
Symbol: درهم
100 MAD is approximately £7.80

morocco time zone

Time zone

Western European Time Zone UTC +00:00, so there is no time difference between the UK and Morocco.

Where is Morocco?

Morocco is located in Northern Africa, and is bordered by Algeria and the Western Sahara. It's actually not far from Gibraltar, and it would take around 1.5 hours to take a ferry between the two. Morocco is also only a short flight away from Spain and Portugal.

Top places to visit in Morocco

Marrakech food market


Located in western Morocco, Marrakech is a great place to visit if you're looking for a mix of Moroccan culture, history and modern life. Sip a mint tea as you wander around shopping in the traditional and vibrant souks and charming back alleys, go for a hammam (steam), and take your camera to the medina, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 


This city is in the north west of Morocco, and is a port on the Strait of Gibraltar, meaning it's an easy way to get in to Morocco if you fancied a roadtrip through Spain (which sounds pretty great to us), and if you're a Bond fan, you may recognise some of the streets from 'Spectre'. The city has gone through some major restorations to it's landmarks, and is once again lively and bustling with business types, locals and tourists. 
food market in Fez


If you're looking for traditional, authentic Morocco, then Fez is the place to go - from aromatic spice stalls to colourful tannery's, intricately detailed architecture around winding back alleys, streets where you can watch artisans hard at work, and rows of minarets surrounded by fountains and market squares...this city is alive with colour and excitement, and you'll be taking photos as you journey round every corner.
Chefchaouen blue city


Chefchaouen: aka The Blue City, which got it's name due to the vivid blue-washed buildings of the old town. When you visit you'll see brightly coloured plant pots scattered around, and workshops dotted along the laneways - in our opinion, it's one of the world's most Instagrammable spots. But don't take our word for it, check it out - it's far more relaxing than the other hectic cities, it lies beneath the Rif Mountains, and tourists rarely get hassled. Ticking all the boxes, Chefchaouen!

Morocco Fast Facts

cost of beer morocco


A bottle of local Moroccan beer costs 25MAD on average (around £1.90). The most popular beer in Morocco is actually Heineken, which is brewed locally under the supervision of the company.

cost of food morocco


A cheap meal in a Moroccan restaurant averages at around 30MAD, so not much more than a beer! Street food is very popular in Morocco, and it can cost as little as 5MAD (approx 40p). Local delicacies include snail soup in Marrakech, Chebakia (syrupy cookie goodness) and of course, fresh orange juice.

cost of accomodation in morocco


A basic hostel, or riad as they're known in Morocco, can cost you as little as 50MAD per night (about £4).

morocco hotel cost


For a mid-range room in a hotel or guesthouse, you'll pay anywhere between 500-1400MAD per night (approx £40-£110). Credit cards are accepted at most hotels.

taxi cost morocco


Taxis start from 1.60MAD (approx 12p) and at night the price of all taxis double. If you're getting a small 'petit taxi' then remind them to use their meter, however 'grand taxis' do not have a meter and you will need to negotiate a price.

transport cost morocco


There are a few different ways to get around Morocco - you can get around by train or bus, with a one-way ticket starting at 5MAD (around 40p). Within a city, it's easiest to get around by taxi.

Morocco tours

morocco desert tour

Morocco, Kasbahs & Desert | 8 days

Perfect for travellers looking for a fast-paced trip, this short but sweet adventure offers up a great combination of Moroccos must-see highlights and a little free time to explore on your own. Take to a camel to tour the dunes before really experiencing the Sahara on an overnight camping excursion. Explore high-walled kasbahs and wander the labyrinthine alleys of Fes and Marrakech. Discover the history and rugged natural beauty of mysterious Morocco.
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Highlights of Morocco | 15 days

In our humble opinion, theres no better way to spend two weeks than travelling around majestic, marvelous, magical Morocco. In a country with no shortage of highlights, we make sure to hit all the main ones, including Fes, Chefchaouen, the coastal hippie mecca of Essaouira, and plenty of souks to shop in and beaches to relax on. After an overnight stay in a Berber camp and a few market barters under your belt, youll feel like a local in no time.
mt toubkal

Climb Mt Toubkal | 7 days

Jebel Toubkal, Morocco's highest peak, has captivated mountaineers for centuries. Our ascent up the rocky giant of North Africa is no picnic, but is accessible to anyone in good shape and hungry for a thrilling high-altitude adventure. Traditional Berber communities line the route on this trip and you'll have plenty of time to learn their customs through village visits and overnight camping with hearty home-cooked meals. The views on the way up are spectacular, but nothing compares to what you'll see at the top.

Getting to Morocco

The easiest way to get to Marrakech is to fly into the Marrakech Menara Airport, with flights from London taking around 2 hours 40 minutes on average. Alternatively, if you're not a fan of flying, or you just want to travel a different way, you can go by ferry from a few different countries such as France, Spain, Gibraltar or even the UK (although it would take a while!). 
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