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Travel to Morocco

The Kingdom of Morocco is one of the most romantic locations to visit on the entire African continent.  Not only is there the lengthy coastlines to enjoy along the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, but there are also rugged mountains and large tracts of desert that offer their own exploration opportunities. The tourism sector is well-developed in this nation, with more than 10 million coming to visit annually.

Most visitors come to Morocco in April or in autumn, with its location to Europe and the fantastic beaches serving as the main tourism draw. When you can drag yourself away from the beach, there are also ancient sites for Roman and Islamic origin to explore as well, along with unique landscapes and incredible cultural opportunities.

A visit to Marrakech is an excellent opportunity to experience first-hand what the culture and history of Morocco is all about. Casablanca, the largest city in the kingdom, has a well-developed infrastructure to support the needs of any visitor. Botanical gardens, trekking opportunities, and growing desert exploration tours can all be part of a visit to Morocco today as well.

Go elbow-to-elbow with other shoppers in medinas to find hidden gems and treasures. Bring your golf clubs to enjoy world-class championship courses. Then expect to enjoy an afternoon on the beach with a favorite cocktail before enjoying one of many fine dining experiences. Once the sun sets, you get to experience the best part of what Morocco has to offer: the opportunity to do it all again the next day.

Geography of Morocco

Mountains

There are several fantastic mountain ranges in Morocco on which you can climb, hike, ski or ride mules. The amazing variety of foliage, natural water features and mountain peaks is captivating.

The mountains are often heavily wooded, with firs and cedars on the higher slopes. In winter many of the mountains are covered in snow. Many mountain animals live here, including the unusual Atalas monkey, along with a large variety of migratory birds and birds of prey, such as eagles. There is a large bird reserve located where the Moulouya river flows into the Mediterranean sea.

Amtoudi Peak: Located south of Agadir. You can either climb the 20–30 cm narrow, rocky trail along the edge, or hire a mule to do the job for you. A Spectacular view awaits you at the top.

Atlas Mountains: Filling most of the northwestern corner of Africa, the Atlas are divided into 5 regions stretching from Morocco, through northern Algeria and touching Tunisia.

Morocco has the Middle Atlas, High Atlas and Anti Atlas. The High Atlas is the highest range, with Jabal Toubkal stretching to 4,165 metres. The Middle Atlas reaches 3,350 metres and the Anti Atlas does not reach higher than 2,531 metres, but it still has some very rugged landscape. At the edge of the Anti-Atlas in the extreme south, the scenery is consists of vast, eroded gorges which flow with the rivers into the dry, desolate wastes of the Sahara desert.

Chefchaouen Mountains: Located in the north east, south of Tetouan. The Chefchaouen Mountains have two peaks, Jebel Meggou at 1,625 meters above sea level and Jebel Tisouka with its mosque on top at 2,050 meters.

Oregano Mountains, Taliouine: Located near Tiznit, south of Agadir. These mountains are covered with oregano and transmit the scent throughout the valley. At the top of these mountains (1,500 meters above sea level) are two caves used by goats for shelter.

Rif Mountains: Located on the northernmost area of Morocco on the north eastern limits of the Atalas mountains. The Rif mountains are made up of steep cliffs, near the coastline of Mediterranean Morocco where the terrain is rugged.

Sarhro Mountains: Located south west of Marrakesh. They are a wonderful winter trekking destination as the desert cools and the High Atlas Mountains become covered with snow. It is a remote area adorned with volcanic monoliths, vegetated plateaux, canyons, tiny Berber villages and the nomadic Ait Atta people. The Sarho are arguably the most charming mountains in the whole of Morocco

Setti Fatma: Located at the end of the Ourika Valley in Marrakesh. It has seven beautiful waterfalls, breathtaking views and mountain long trails for hardened hikers.

Tafraoute Mountains: Located south east of Agadir. The rocky, pink mountains here are the main attractions. A Belgian artist, Jean Verame, once painted some of the rocks blue in 1984, although these have now faded.

Tan Tan Mountains: Located down south. Known for its very flat peak and hollowness in some parts of the mountain.

Rivers

Morocco has the most extensive river system in North Africa. Its rivers generally flow northwest to the Atlantic or southeast towards the Sahara Desert. The main rivers of Morocco are the Sebou which runs into the Atlantic, and the Moulouya running into the Mediterranean.

Deserts

To the south and east lies the Sahara Desert. The Sahara is the world’s largest desert and in Arabic its name means “wilderness”. The Sahara does not fit the traditional idea of an entirely flat and waterless area. There are streams in the hills and the desert oases support both human and animal life.

Plants in the desert region survive with little water; some have very deep roots, others have small leaves or spines. Desert animals must also survive with little water and many, eg. the desert fox, remain hidden during the heat of the day others, such as gazelles, travel many miles in search of water.

Fertile Plains

These are to be found along the Atlantic coast, stretching to the Atlas Mountains and they are rich for agriculture, producing most of the country’s fruit and vegetables. It is well irrigated by the melt water from mountain snows from the Atlas. Typical plants are orange trees, date palms and cork oak trees.

City Guides

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Agadir

Agadir Travel Wiki Travel to Agadir Located along the coast in central Morocco, Agadir is one of the few cities on the planet today where most of the local population still speaks Berber as their primary language. It's at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, right on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, and the views that you'll get from the beaches here are truly spectacular! For many visitors, the first place they visit is the Casbah to get a great...
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Aït Benhaddou

Aït Benhaddou Travel Wiki Travel to Aït Benhaddou Aït Benhaddou has a population of 2500 and lies in central Morocco. Aït Benhaddou has been UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. Travel and vacation in Aït Benhaddou, Morocco Here you can find information about travel and holiday trips to Morocco. You will find travel deals as well as general travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts about Morocco. We try to find the best travel video about the city and its surroundings and we write...
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Al Hoceima

Al Hoceima Travel Wiki Travel to Al Hoceima Located at the base of the Rif Mountains, Al Hoceima is the classic fishing village in Morocco that people love to visit every year. Sitting on the shores of the Mediterranean, the days of sunshine are filled with a relaxing time at the beach and countless opportunities to explore at will. The perfect place to spend a quiet, few days, this is a hassle-free community that will let you enjoy the luxuries of...
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Casablanca

Casablanca Travel Wiki Travel to Casablanca As the largest city in Morocco, Casablanca is instantly recognizable because of the famous film that starred Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in 1942. The romance that was felt in the movie is also something that you'll feel when you first step foot into this modern city. The film satisfied the soul in a very unique way and so does this beautiful city that sits on the Atlantic Ocean. Palm-lined streets get framed by beautiful...
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Essaouira

Essaouira Travel Wiki Travel to Essaouira Located in western Morocco, Essaouira has a rugged coastline that is beautiful, especially when set against the backdrop of its whitewashed buildings. This city has also been known as Mogadore over the years and its original name dating back before the 16th century literally translates to “fortress,” which comes from the massive walls that once fully enclosed this city. You can still see some of those walls today, along with some other fascinating sights. Here...
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Fez

Fez Travel Wiki Travel to Fez Many people visit Morocco and instantly think of Casablanca, which is a shame because Fez is such an incredibly city in its own right. It's the third largest in the country, home to over 1 million people, and has two old medinas. The Fes el Bali is even listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is believed by many to be the largest car-free urban area in the world. The oldest continually functioning madrasa,...
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Marrakesh

Marrakesh Travel Wiki Travel to Marrakesh As one of the largest cities in Morocco, Marrakesh is actually considered to be the most important of the four former imperial cities in the country. Founded in the 11th century, many of the structures that were initially built contained the red sandstone that is famous in the region and so Marrakesh is often known as the “Red City” as well. Many of the initial walls, fortifications, and expansive gates are still available to view,...
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Meknes

Meknes Travel Wiki Travel to Meknes Meknes has 650.000 inhabitants and is situated in central Morocco. Meknes is the sixth largest city in Morocco. Travel and vacation in Meknes, Morocco Here you can find information about travel and holiday trips to Morocco. You will find travel deals as well as general travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts about Morocco. We try to find the best travel video about the city and its surroundings and we write about the best sights, shopping and things to...
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Nador

Nador Travel Wiki Travel to Nador Located on the Mediterranean, Nador is one of the primary commercial hubs in the region for fruit, livestock, and of course the fishing industry. It's actually linked to Europe by a semi-motorway and has often been famous in a more infamous way – namely smuggling. Even today there are several new and used goods that find their way to Nador for sale every year. Over the past decade, this city has been working on developing...
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Oujda

Oujda Travel Wiki Travel to Oujda Located on the eastern border of Morocco, Oujda is just south of the Mediterranean Sea and is considered the capital of the country's Oriental region. It is thought that the Romans initially settled the area, but the city officially got its start in the year 994 and it has been growing stronger and bigger ever since. Home to the Gharnati music scene and with several festivals dedicated to it, there is always something playing in...
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Rabat, capital of Morocco

Rabat Travel Wiki Travel to Rabat Literally named the “Fortified Palace,” Rabat is a city that offers visitors a glimpse of a traditional Morocco while providing modern amenities and experiences as well. It’s located on the Atlantic Ocean, which means you’ve got shoreline to enjoy, and you’ll get your fill of history as there are several ancient sites in town that you can enjoy. Named as one of the best cities to experience in 2013, many people come to see the...

Tangier

Tangier Travel Wiki Travel to Tangier Sitting on the North African coast at the Strait of Gibraltar where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic is Tangier, a city that has a rich presence on the scrolls of human history. The community was initially settled around the 5th century BC and has been primarily a Phoenician community up until the era of independence that began in the 1950's. It was often considered an international city, free of rule from a single nation, so...

Travel resources

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Biggest City Morocco

Facts about Morocco, Biggest city What are the name of the biggest city Morocco, and how big are city by population. Easy overview of the informations in the sortable table below. Please note that the informations comes from various sources,if you are using the informations professional you should get confirmation that the figures are actual. Last update august 2017

Food Morocco, Local Dishes

Morocco has an interesting local kitchen. Below you can see some of the local dishes you maybe would like to try during a vacation. One of the things you should try when travelling around the world is absolutely the local food. Generally you should be able to eat exactly the same as the locals - off course, if the streets are littered with dead bodies, then maybe it is worth to think twice before ordering some local food. It is easy...
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Geography and facts, Morocco

Morocco, geography and facts explained Geography, facts, local customs and foodie guide. All explained in videos 8 to 15 minutes, very good, informative and funny videos that will ensure you see the videos to the end. The videos are produced by Geography now, thanks for the videos and keep up the good work.

Morocco Holidays

Morocco Public Holidays See the calendars for national Morocco holidays year by year. Find and just click on the year you for which you need more information about Morocco holidays, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.

News from Morocco

News from Morocco - Stay updated ! Watch and listen to news resources from Morocco. There are several ways, radio, tv, written and social media, to stay updated on what is happening right now in the country, find some selected news sources in the menu below. If you have found a news source you think is missing, you can read or write comments and ask questions in the disqus field below. Other recommended news:

Travel forum Morocco

Morocco travel forum Discuss Morocco travel with other travellers. Looking for advice, answers and information from Travel Forum guides ? Post your travel questions. You can read and write questions and answers, and you can recommend travel advice and things to do and see in the disqus forum field below.
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VR City tour in Marrakesh

What to see in Marrakesh, Morocco ? Marrakesh is an intoxicating city known for its souks, spices, snake charmers and hidden palaces. Offering a taste of Africa within easy reach of Europe, it certainly lives up to the hype. About Morocco Morocco boasts a fantastic variation in terrain and vegetation, with fertile plains near its Atlantic coast, many dramatic mountains and The Sahara Desert. Location: Morocco is situated in northwest Africa and is separated from Spain at the northernmost tip by the narrow...
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Why you should visit Morocco

Why Visit Morocco ? Morocco is on the North West coast of Africa, just across the sea from the southern tip of Spain. This means that it’s easy for most Europeans to reach by plane and even by road or train. Its proximity, mixed with its unique style and culture make it an increasingly popular destination. Morocco has something of an aura about it – created mainly by the major tourist destinations of Marrakech, Casablanca, Fez and Rabat. Wherever you’re staying, you...

Official holidays

When are holidays and no working days in the country ?

DateEnglish
January 1New Year's Day
January 11Proclamation of Independence
May 1Labour Day
July 30Enthronement
August 14Oued Ed-Dahab Day
August 20Revolution Day
August 21Youth Day
November 6Green March
November 18Independence Day
VariableIslamic New Year
VariableEid Al Mawled
VariableEid ul-Fitr
VariableEid ul-Adha
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Which are the largest cities ?

Listing of the most important and largest cities in the country

RankCityPop
1Casablanca3,359,818
2Fes1,112,072
3Tangier947,952
4Marrakesh928,850
5Salé890,403
6Meknes632,079
7Rabat577,827
8Agadir543,378
9Kenitra572,700
10Tetouan463,968
11Beni Mellal447,330
12Safi415,323
13Oujda410,808
14Nador369,102
15Khouribga326,674
16Settat323,821
17El Jadida298,673
18Khenifra269,930
19Taza250,258
20Mohammedia241,962