MOROCCO

DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Morocco in a way like no other. Carved out on the edge of Northern Africa, Morocco reaches from the tip of Europe to the shimmering dunes of the Sahara. It’s a country with a compelling mix of cultures, where cosmopolitan cities blend with ancient traditions. You’ll explore the centuries-old history of Casablanca, while Marrakesh, Fez and Rabat are filled with historic souks, grand palaces and enticing cuisine. Our Morocco tours take you from the symphony of bazaars with walls of rugs and spices, to the earthy tones of a traditional tannery. We’ll navigate a medieval medina in Fez, and feel the intoxicating energy of the acrobats and palm-readers in Marrakesh's Old Quarter. Learn how to blend local herbs into remedial potions, follow the route of a thousand kasbahs into the Atlas Mountains, and experience the warm hospitality of a Berber village. From the sweet breeze of the Atlantic, to the glorious desert sunsets, Morocco is magical at every turn. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Triploves Highlights.

"I love introducing our guests to the unique energy of Morocco, and I'll show you how to navigate the country, from haggling in the bazaars to meeting local Berber tribesmen in the desert"

Travel Director

Morocco at a

glance

Currency

Morocco Dirham

Winter avg temp

23°C

Summer avg temp

37°C

Time Zone

GMT +1

Capital City

Rabat

Language

Arabic

Good Morning

BSabah alkhyr

Good evening

Masa' alkhayr

From centuries-old cities, historic souks and grand palaces, to vibrant bazaars and medieval medinas, Morocco is where cosmopolitan cities blend with ancient traditions. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and follow the sweet breeze of the Atlantic to the glorious sunsets of the Sahara Desert.

Our top 3 things to do in Morocco

Our Morocco holiday packages delve into the vivid culture of the country, with visits to a traditional tannery, the souks of Marrakesh, and the Berber villages of the Sahara.

Visit a traditional tannery

We’ll take you to the rows of round dye-pits in a traditional tannery, for a fascinating glimpse into Morocco’s ancient leather craft. You’ll learn about the treatment process and see the earthy colours made from natural products like saffron, cedar wood, indigo, mint and poppy flower.

Enjoy a visit to the Royal Palace in Rabat

We’ll take you for a drive along the coast to the capital of Rabat, where our Local Specialists will reveal all the wonders of the city. Visit the 17th century Royal Palace, where the king of Morocco lives, and see the royal guards at the entrance, with flowerbeds, fountains and antique cannons.

Take a stroll through Marrakesh

A former imperial city known as the ‘Red City’, Marrakesh is filled with treasures. See Morocco’s largest traditional souk (market) where you can learn the art of haggling, visit the grand Bahia Palace, and soak up the energy of Djemaa el Fna Square in the Old Quarter, where you’ll find acrobats, camels and palm readers.

Best museums in Morocco

Our Morocco guided tours will reveal the country’s vivid culture and history through its museums, including a museum of Moroccan art and a former royal palace.

Dar Si Said

Housed in a 19th century palace, Dar Si Said is a fantastic folklore museum in Marrakesh. You’ll discover Islamic architecture and artisan craftwork, including an Andalusian fountain basin that’s more than 1,000 years old. It’s also surrounded by several courtyards and gardens where you’ll find ornate stucco, tiled mosaics and carved wooden ceilings.

Mohammed VI Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art

Located in Rabat, this museum of contemporary and modern art contains an excellent collection of Moroccon and international art. It’s housed in a gleaming white building inspired by Arab-Moorish architecture, and you can see the works of 200 Moroccan artists including Ahmed Yacoubi and Hassan Hajjaj.

Dar Batha

A former royal palace converted into a museum in 1915, Dar Batha was the first museum in Morocco. The beautiful building now contains around 6,000 collections of zellige tiles, embroidery, jewellery, coins, carved wood, carpets and a large collection of the famous cobalt-blue ceramics of Fez.

Best food in Morocco

Dive into the tantalising cuisine of Morocco with Trafalgar, as we show you the best places to try traditional dishes like tagine, couscous and fish chermoula.

Tagine

Tagine has been part of Moroccan culture for hundreds of years. It’s a delicious stew-like dish made of slow-cooked meat, like chicken or fish, and vegetables or fruit. The dish is named after the North African clay or ceramic pot in which the dish is cooked.

Fish Chermoula

Chermoula is a thick relish or marinade, used as the foundation of many Moroccan dishes. It’s made with a variety of herbs and spices like cumin, paprika, parsley and pepper, and is classically used to flavour fish and seafood dishes, such as fried sardines and fish tagine.

Couscous

Also known as sikuk or seksu, couscous is the beloved national food of Morocco. It’s a dish of steamed balls of crushed semolina, flavoured with herbs and spices, and served with meats and vegetables. Most Moroccan families eat couscous on Fridays, although you can sample this tasty dish any day of the week.

Modest clothing

When visiting Morocco, you’ll need to wear modest clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Bring light, loose clothes for the heat and warm layers for chilly desert nights.

An adaptor plug

Voltage in Wales is 230V and the sockets are of Type G, with standard British 3-pin plugs.

A pair of sunglasses

Summer or winter, a pair of sunglasses is essential. If visiting in the colder months, the reflection of the sun on the white snow will give your eyes a surprising strain.

Scarf

A scarf is useful for everyone as it keeps the sun and sand off your face, while women can use it to cover their head when visiting mosques.

Slip-on sandals

In Morocco, you’ll need comfortable sandals that you can easily slip off when entering homes, hammams and some traditional restaurants.

What to pack for Morocco

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

Road Trip Adventures

Slide into your seat, grip the wheel, start the engine, and hit the open road. From Norway to South Africa, the tundra to the rainforest, there is no limit to what you can reach with four wheels and an adventurous spirit. The road trip is no longer a means to get from point A to point B in your country; it crosses borders into new places, allowing for pure freedom in exciting destinations. Measure your next journey in viewpoints, road signs, and the people you'll meet along the way!

Guide to Morocco Visa Application

Learn about the types of visas and the step by step process of obtaining a visa for Morocco and quarantine regulations in this comprehensive guide.

  This includes types of visa applications, what to declare, and what is prohibited.

Keep in mind these handy tips for a smart, stress-free, and on-time visa application experience! 

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