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Morocco Travel Guide

Morocco Top Experiences

Want to learn more about Morocco? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.

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Customs of the Country

Moroccans are known to be polite, friendly, and curious about visitors to their country. However, Morocco is a very hierarchical society, so...

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Top Reasons to Go to Morocco

Exotic Cities: Sultry Marrakesh, market-filled Fez, historic Rabat. History: Ancient ruins, mosques, and Berber villages invite discovery...

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FAQs About Morocco

What currency does Morocco use? How can I exchange money? The Moroccan currency is the dirham, denoted by DH or MAD. There are 100 centimes...

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Greetings

Within and between the sexes, the two-cheek air kiss is customary when greeting and saying good-bye and is likely the closest thing to a public...

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Sightseeing

With the exception of the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca and the Tin Mal Mosque in the High Atlas, non-Muslims may not enter mosques. Except...

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Doing Business

Business appointments aren't usually scheduled more than a week in advance and should be reconfirmed by phone the day before. Schedules are...

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Out on the Town

If you're invited to someone's home, do not enter until invited to do so. In more traditional homes you’ll be expected to leave your shoes at...

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Books and Movies About Morocco

One of the best ways to get into the travel spirit for any country is to read a book or watch a film set there. Here are some mood-setting...

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Morocco Today

Politics Following the fall of regimes in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, and Yemen, and major unrest in neighboring Algeria, the world’s gaze shifted...

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Top Morocco Experiences

Trek the mountains of the High Atlas. For spectacular vistas and fresh air, the High Atlas is a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle...

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Top Morocco Attractions

Ben Youssef Medersa, Marrakesh The Saadian sultan Abdallah al-Ghallib rebuilt this 9th-century madrassa as the largest Koranic school to rival...

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If You Like

Beaches With coasts on both the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, Morocco has hundreds of miles of sandy beaches, many of which remain...

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Language

The main spoken language in Morocco is Moroccan Arabic, which has fewer vowels than other dialects and includes a number of Spanish and French...

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Recommended Tour Operators

Tour operators tend to fall into two major groups: those organized in advance—most often via the Internet—and those engaged on the ground. Morocco...

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Morocco with Kids

Traveling in Morocco with children is great fun, especially since Moroccans adore kids. Locals usually warm to and greet travelers with kids...

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Quintessential Morocco

A good start to learning Moroccan culture is to embrace some of the ongoing rituals of daily life. These are a few highlights—customs and sites...

Restaurants

Flavors of Morocco

Close your eyes, inhale, and breathe the spices of North Africa. Situated on ancient trade routes, the kingdom benefits from a vibrant import...

Hotels

Renting a Riad in Morocco

Only once you venture forth into the ancient higgledy-piggledy medinas of Fez, Meknès, Marrakesh, or Essaouira do you find a truly authentic...

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