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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘es salaam alaykum ’
( sa-lam alay-kum )
Arabic
Plug combo ce
Electricity
220V/50hz
Oct-Apr
Best time to go
Winter

Money and costs

Currency
Dirhams (MAD)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated December 10, 2018 11:18AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
Dh500
  • Basic double (shared bathroom): from Dh50
  • Soup or sandwich: Dh4–30
  • Four-hour local bus trip: Dh60
Midrange
Dh500–1400
  • Admission to sights: Dh10–50
  • Hotel room: Dh400–800
  • Dinner main: Dh70–150
Top end (more than)
Dh1400
  • Hire a car: Dh300
  • Day tour: Dh300
  • Double in a city riad: from Dh1000

Visas

Visas are not generally required for stays of up 90 days.

Get the latest visa advice for Morocco from our community.

When to go and weather

°C°F
mmin
MAR
Tangier
Go Mar–MaySep–Oct
Mar – May
19106651
0.2
0.01
Jun – Aug
29198366
0.0
0.0
Sep – Nov
24167560
0.17
0.01
Dec – Feb
1796247
0.17
0.01
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Fez
Go Jan–Dec
Mar – May
2287147
0.13
0.01
Jun – Aug
34189263
0.0
0.0
Sep – Nov
27138156
0.23
0.01
Dec – Feb
1646140
0.2
0.0
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Marrakesh
Go Apr–JunSep–Nov
Mar – May
25127854
Jun – Aug
33189365
Sep – Nov
28158260
Dec – Feb
1876644
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Western Sahara
Morocco

Getting to Morocco

Transport reform has encouraged the explosion of visitor numbers to Morocco. The government’s ‘open skies’ policy has allowed the European budget airlines into the country.

Alternatively, there are numerous ferry services from Europe, a more romantic and lower carbon option than flying, crossing to Africa and connecting Morocco to the European rail network.

Flights, tours and rail tickets can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.

Flights to Morocco

The best price found from United States to Morocco is on December 14th, 2018, travelling with Air France. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

ICT
Wichita Mid-Continent
from $1647.00
RBA
Rabat

Getting around Morocco

Transport in Morocco is reasonably priced, and mostly quick and efficient.

Train Reasonably priced, with good coverage and frequent departures between the major cities, but no lines in the south or along the Mediterranean coast.

Car Useful for travelling at your own pace, or for visiting regions with minimal public transport. Cars can be hired in every town or city. Drive on the right, but beware erratic Moroccan drivers.

Bus Cheaper and slower than trains, ranging from modern coaches to rickety local affairs. Useful for destinations not serviced by trains.

Taxi Mercedes ‘grands taxis’ run set routes between nearby towns and cities. Cheap but cramped.

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