Morocco has provided exotic experiences for tourists over the decades, ancient medinas off the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets full of colourful spices, street leather tanning, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas Mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.
Things to know before visit Morocco
In Morocco the weather is quite unpredictable between October and February. Sometimes the winters are moderate while at other times it is cold and wet. The rainy season falls between November and February but you could have showers at almost any time. Summers peak between June to September.
Marrakech is a significant city of Morocco. It is home to the most beautiful artisan creations that it treasures as its heritage. From marvelously painted wooden ceilings to detailed tile work, the artisans work does not let one take their eyes off. The city also extends spots like mellah district that paves way for cultural and historic diggers. In short, Merrakech is a tourist’s cultural and artwork fix.
Volubilis is house to the Roman old architecture that date back to 2nd or 3rd century AD. The city has preserved its archaeological sites well. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site, attracting tourists all year around.
Fez is the second largest city and is a popular tourist destination as it is the only urban city that uses donkey carts and no cars. It is a place that reflects rawness in it very existence and lifestyle. Fez is architecturally beautiful but worn out. It is the hub of artisans with small workshops creating mind blowing work. It is also famous for its street food joints that spread the fragrance of their aromatic culinary culture all over.
When in Morocco, Sahara desert is the must-visit that has to be on the itinerary. The desert is often known as the ocean of sand, and visited for its spotless oasis. The sunsets at the desert is a memorable experience.
Ait Benhaddou is believed to have treasured the oldest kasbahs. Though very few people actually live their due to the architectural wear and tear, it is visited for its raw beauty and breath-taking views.
CCasablanca, is the cutting edge city of Morocco that trades and shines. It is the urban move of the nation that keeps a foot forward in whatever that is good- be it fashion, art, music, or industry. The art galleries and the kitchenettes, to the urban cafes, bars and night clubs, Casablanca is a delightful place to visit.
Travel Advisory: For the latest information and advice on safety and entry requirements please consult your travel agent well in advance of your departure and visit the following government website:
Department of Foreign affairs and trade www.dfat.gov.au
Smart Traveler website www.smartraveler.gov.au
Electricity: Morocco regulates on standardized range of 220-240 volt power with European plug type.