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Morocco is one of the most attractive spots in Africa for tourists. People love to visit Morocco because it has a unique vibe; it’s not particularly Oriental but not Western either. Morocco falls somewhere in between, and that’s something that many tourists appreciate a lot.

When you’re considering going to Morocco, you must first know that Morocco is one of the safest (if not the safest) countries in North Africa, making it a family-friendly destination. Morocco has a well-balanced combination of cultural richness and natural diversity, which qualifies it to be a top-notch tourist attraction.

Anyway, in this article, I will answer some of the most recurring questions about tourism in Morocco. After reading this article, Morocco will start making more sense. And hopefully, you’ll consider joining the millions of people who flock to Morocco every year (more about that later).

Is Morocco a Good Place for Tourists?

Well, let’s just say that Morocco has all the qualifications of a great place for tourists. Aside from the diverse nature that includes everything from snowy forests to flaming-hot desert dunes, Morocco has a sophisticated tourism sector. When it comes to accommodations, Morocco ranks very high on the hospitality scale.

Sure, you’re paying your hard-earned money to have a great vacation somewhere. But, unfortunately, not many countries give you your money’s worth, even if that’s the best they can offer.

As for Morocco, it’s a country that knows very well how to receive tourists. From its ministry of tourism to its small touring agencies and humble accommodations, the whole tourism industry functions in a satisfactory way. That’s why your first time in Morocco is rarely your last time; there’s a big chance you’ll return to Morocco to re-experience the good stuff once more.

So, Morocco is, indeed, a good (if not great) place for tourism. Let’s find out more.

How Is Tourism in Morocco?

Well, as far as the infrastructure, the abundance of tourist attractions, and everything else that makes a country good for tourism, Morocco is as good as it can be. Depending on who you are, how much you can afford, and the type of experiences that excite you the most, your tour in Morocco can be anything.

I’m not saying that Morocco is 100% perfect for tourism. I’m saying that if you’re the type of person who has a good hunch that you’ll have a good experience in Morocco, then you’ll definitely have one.
Why Morocco is a Popular Tourist Destination?
Morocco ranks among the top tourist attractions in the world, especially Marrakech, Fez, Tangier, and Casablanca. Moroccan cities and Moroccan nature have a well-balanced combination of exoticism, historical richness, and modernity, making every Morocco trip feel like time travel.

As you take a walk from the Ville Nouvelle of Fez, which is the modern quarter to the Mellah (Jewish Quarter) and the Fez El Bali (Medieval City), it feels like you’re diving deeper and deeper into a wormhole that travels through time and space. This hypnotic effect of time travel is one of the things that make Morocco a popular tourist destination.

And if you think I’m exaggerating, take a look at Hollywood’s most popular historical movies. There’s a good reason why renowned directors like Martin Scorsese choose Morocco to film their movies.

Why Is Morocco Good for Tourism?

If you’re looking to spend a peaceful vacation and accommodate comfortably, then Morocco is good for you. Whether you’re a solo traveler, a couple, a family, or a group of friends, Morocco has all the qualifications for a good place for tourism.

People who enjoy hiking will have a lot of fun exploring all the tracks Morocco offers. The coastal cities of Morocco will never fail to entertain you. As for dessert lovers, the Sahara Desert in Morocco is a lively place with all kinds of activities. Moroccan cuisine is also a huge highlight of every trip to Morocco.

And if you’re a person who likes to party a lot, Morocco is the life of the party. Aside from all the festivals that you can attend throughout the year, big Moroccan cities are known for their vibrant nightlife.

What Are Two Famous Attractions in Morocco?

The two famous attractions in Morocco are Marrakech and Fez. Both cities are imperial cities that occupy a huge significance in Moroccan history and cultural books. Morocco as a Muslim kingdom originated in Fez in the 7th century, and Marrakech was the capital from which Moroccan Berber kinds ruled during the most glorious days of the kingdom.

And aside from the historical and cultural significance of Marrakech and Fez, both cities are surrounded by some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Morocco. You can take excursions to the Atlas Mountains and hike some of the most beautiful trails from Marrakech. And Fez is not far away from the Imouzzar-Ifrane region, which has a Switzerland-like vibe.

Long story short, if you’re looking for a couple of destinations to visit in Morocco to get the general vibe, you must aim for Marrakech and Fez. Maybe you should go on a 7 tour from Marrakech to Casablanca via Fez. This is one of the most popular itineraries in Morocco that people seem to enjoy a lot.

Other attractions include the Sahara desert, the various coastal cities (Assilah, Essaouira, El Jadida, Rabat, El Hoceima…), and the various Mountains and trails. Casablanca, Agadir, Tangier, Chefchaouen, and Meknes are also included in every top-tourist-attractions-in-Morocco list.

Is it Cheap to Go to Morocco?

Well, it depends on what you mean by cheap. With the high inflation rates, everywhere in the world is now more expensive than it was a couple of years ago. Inflation is hitting records all over the world and Morocco is included.

A short answer would be YES. Morocco is cheap. Suppose you compare your trip to Morocco to a trip to Europe. In that case, the expenses of the former are significantly cheaper than the latter. While traveling to Morocco might be pricier than some other destinations in Africa or Asia, it’s not that pricy when it comes to your average vacation in Europe.

You should expect to spend anywhere from $50 to $100 per day. Depending on how much you’re reserving for your vacation in Morocco, you can spend more or less than that. However, with the current inflation rates, you should expect $70 to be the baseline.

For a traveler on a tight budget, you can cut your expenses and also the luxuries and lower your spending down to $30 or less. You’ll not get the privilege to eat the fancy stuff or travel and accommodate very comfortably, but if you’re the kind of person who says “to hell with comfort, weakness, and mindless consumerism!” that might just be your thing.

All in all, if you can afford to travel anywhere in the world, then you can afford to go to Morocco for a week or more and have a good time. Just make sure you don’t deprive yourself of anything worthwhile, and at the same time, don’t be a mindless consumer who just spends money because others say that’s what you should do.

And hopefully, your trip to Morocco will be worth its exact price (of course after adjusting it to the latest inflation rates).

What is the Best Month for tourism in Morocco?

While Morocco doesn’t have the worst winters ever, visiting Morocco during winter isn’t that fun. Unless you’re specifically traveling to Morocco for its very short winter season, it’s better if you leave your trip for another time. The summer also isn’t that great in Morocco. If you’re a European or someone from North America who thinks 35°C (95°F) is a lot of heat, then imagine what 45°C (113°F) must feel like.

Even the Moroccans, who got used to sunny weather the whole year round, think that’s a nightmarish level of heat. Long story short, you don’t want to visit Morocco when during the hottest days of the summer, unless you’re only planning to stay in the coastal cities.

If you want to enjoy a great vacation in Morocco the most recommended period is from September to November and from March to June. And if you’re planning to visit Morocco when it’s least crowded, then early March and from October to November is the best time. Morocco receives tourists throughout the year, but it’s not as crowded during this period.

What Makes Morocco Unique?

Morocco is a unique country in many ways, namely its traditional culture and its diverse nature. Moroccan culture still preserves its traditional roots even with the pressure of modernity and globalization. As for its nature, Morocco is very similar to California in its flora and fauna.

Moroccan cuisine is also an aspect that makes tourism in Morocco very unique. The combination of Mediterranean, Amazigh, Andalusi, French, and Spanish influences has produced some of the tastiest meals in North Africa. Morocco is a foodie’s paradise.

Here’s a video of Gordon Ramsy exploring Moroccan cuisine in the region of Fez and cooking for the locals:

All in all, as Westerner, Morocco will feel unique to you even if you’ve already visited other countries in North Africa and the Middle East.

What Are Two Good Reasons to Visit Morocco?

If you’re looking for two good reasons to visit Morocco, then safety and affordability are at the top of the list. Morocco is great and all, but is it safe? And if it’s safe, is it affordable? And the answer to both questions is YES.

Moroccans are a culturally diverse group. Living in such a cultural diversity has made Moroccans very tolerant and strategic. Moroccans are great diplomats. And great diplomats know the first country to HYPERLINK “”congratulate the US on its independence and recognize it as a sovereign country.

This shows that Moroccans are open-minded, making the whole vibe of the country one of safety and peace.

And since we’ve already seen how much it would typically cost to spend a vacation in Morocco, there’s no need to go there again. In conclusion, it’s cheaper and more fun to visit Morocco than many other countries that might cost you more without providing any authentic experiences or glimpses beyond the sterile globalized modern world.

What Experiences Morocco Is Known For?

One of the most important experiences in Morocco is the Sahara Desert experience. Almost everyone who engages in the Sahara Desert trip testifies it’s one of the most unique experiences they’ve had in their life. Riding the camels and camping in the middle of the seas of Sahara dunes and engaging in the local music and feasting rituals leave a strong mark on the psyche.

Many people consider the Sahara Desert Dunes to be a spiritual place where people can experience altered states of consciousness and all kinds of psychic and spiritual trances. Such experiences have a long-lasting effect on the psyche that transforms the personality of the person.

What Do People Think of Moroccans?

There are many stereotypes about Moroccans that might apply to the majority, but at the end of the day, they’re just stereotypes. One of these stereotypes that are very present among Moroccans is their loose sense of time.

Moroccans think about time differently than British people or the Japanese who are very punctual. A Moroccan’s 5 minutes might sometimes mean 10 minutes or even 30 minutes. If you’re not on a tight schedule, you might enjoy such a time distortion as Moroccans do. However, if you’re obsessed with punctuality, you’ll get angry at times.

Another stereotype about Moroccans, in this case, men, is their machismo that many Westerners, especially from America liken to that of Italians.

As for Moroccan women, it’s widely known among Middle Easterners, especially women, that Moroccan girls are husband-stealers and sorceresses. This might either be considered flattering to Moroccan girls as a testament to their beauty and seduction skills or infuriate them because it’s just another unreasonable negative stereotype.

Final Words

So, there you have it. Now you know a couple of things about tourism in Morocco. In conclusion, Morocco and tourism go hand in hand. The touristic quality of Morocco is something that Moroccans are really proud of.

When you have something great that’s worth sharing, it delights you when a stranger also appreciates it as you do. And thus, Moroccans are very hospitable; they like to share their cultural heritage, ancient history, and natural beauty, making Morocco a tourist country by all standards.

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