Welcome to the Morocco Country Guide
Marhabaan and welcome to our Morocco country guide! When we touched down in Morocco we had officially reached the continent of Africa for the first time. Morocco will therefore always be special to us. Located in north Africa, Morocco is rich in berber and arabic culture with influence from both French and Spanish invasion. The people of Morocco speak Moroccan arabic, a language unique to their country and many of them practice Islam. They come from many backgrounds and are proud of their history. We were fortunate enough to spend a week in this diverse country and although we flew into and out of Casablanca, we covered a lot of ground exploring few of the major cities and the Sahara desert. This guide reflects the major areas that we were able to visit on a suggested one week itinerary in Morocco. Each area that we visited offered a different experience. Morocco has so much to offer and does not disappoint. We hope that you will consider at least a week, if not more, here as there are vast areas and endless opportunities to explore a country rich in history and full of friendly, prideful people.
What can I expect from Morocco?
Upon arrival in Morocco, you can expect to be immersed into a culture of Arabic, Berber, French, and Spanish influence. While many people speak the native language of Moroccan Arabic, a good majority of people also speak French, Spanish, and/or English. The country spans over 172,000 square miles and offers a wide array of terrain. There are cities, beaches, mountains, and portions of the Sahara desert all within this country. Due to the diversity of terrain, the weather can vary throughout the country and throughout the year, making any month of the year a good time to visit.
You can spend time wandering around the old Medinas, touring the grand mosque, walking along the beach, hiking the Atlas or Rif mountains, or riding camels in the Sahara desert. You definitely don’t want to miss Casablanca, Marrakech, Fes or Chefchaouen as each city is very unique and different than the last. You can also spend a day eating couscous and tagine, drinking mint tea, and relaxing at a Hammam or in your Riad. If you are from the US or a country with similar currency conversion rates, you can expect to splurge on lodging, food, and excursions while still spending minimal money making Morocco a great destination for any budget.