We found 3 days in Marrakech itself was more than enough, but if you want to do some day trips and also travel to other areas you should definitely take more than a week. Essouira is worth 2- 3 days , traveling up north to Casablanca and Fez will need another 4- 5 days .
One week is a solid amount of time to explore Morocco’s desert and Imperial cities at a moderate pace. In two weeks , you can add hiking in the Atlas Mountains and relaxation on the Atlantic coast.
Like I said, Morocco has a ton to offer and although lots of people just pop in to see Marrakech and leave, I highly recommend you make a trip of at least one week there because you won’t regret it. There’s so much culture, history and beautiful medinas to be explored.
A vacation to Morocco for one week usually costs around MAD2,766 for one person. So, a trip to Morocco for two people costs around MAD5,532 for one week . A trip for two weeks for two people costs MAD11,064 in Morocco .
But the key differences between Marrakech and Fes can be distilled this way: where Fes is traditional, Marrakech is more cosmopolitan. Where Marrakech is loud, warm, and friendly, Fes is more shy, reserved, and less accustomed to tourists.
The best time to visit Morocco is during spring (mid-March to May) or fall (September to October). The weather is warm but pleasant, unlike the cold temperatures and snow of winter, or the scorching heat of summer. The coastal regions can be visited year -round.
Spain is significantly more expensive to visit than Morocco . It’s location in Western Europe and its use of the euro can effect the cost of travel. Morocco has a lower cost of living and prices are much more affordable. Many prices are also negotiable in Morocco , so there are many deals to be found.
Marrakech is the most visited place in Morocco, which is the most visited country in Africa, but despite its status as a tourist magnet, the city isn’t resting on its laurels. May is a good time to visit Marrakech but if the fierce heat of summer has arrived early, then head for the hills.
Cultural Guidelines: Moroccan men don’t usually wear shorts . However, as tourists, it will be fine for you to wear shorts . If you want to fit in a little better, then you could consider packing long pants. Weather Guidelines: For most of the year, pants won’t be too hot.
Casablanca in Morocco is often overlooked as a travel destination, since most tourists bypass the city and head on to Marrakech and Fes. But instead of immediately hopping on a train or connecting flight, it’s worth it to spend at least a day or two discovering all the things to do in Casablanca .
Buses are the cheapest and most popular way to get around Morocco , and they have by far the greatest reach. A complex network of private bus companies crisscrosses the country, with many competing lines covering the most popular routes.
Most of Morocco north of the Western Sahara, particularly along the coasts, experiences a typical Mediterranean climate, with mild wet winters and hot dry summers. The rainy season generally extends from October to April.
Morocco is a country with a big wealth gap. Haggling and negotiating over the price is an integral part of the Moroccan market experience. However, Morocco is still relatively cheap for many things and can be considered a budget destination if you bear these points in mind.
I can definitely tell you that morocco is much cheaper than turkey for everything – hotels, food, entrance costs to monuments, etc. Turkey was surprisingly expensive. Turkey can still be very cheap if you go to the tourist resort areas. It depends where you stay, of course, but fierce competition drives down prices.
Moroccan law prohibits smoking in most public buildings. At your accommodation, there will usually be an area (e.g. roof terrace) where smoking is permitted. You may wish to buy duty free spirits on your way into the country to drink in your accommodation.