Safe to Travel to Morocco

Mar 30th, 2016, 09:41 AM
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I would have minimal concerns about bombings in Morocco. ISIS is waging war on Europe, not North Africa. Pakistan's "pact with the devil" (i.e. the Taliban) is biting them again.
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Jun 15th, 2016, 04:26 PM
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Now that I have been back from Morooco for 2 months, I thought I'd report back. As a solo, male, American traveler, I generally felt very safe and welcomed in Morocco. Perhaps some of that was because I was spending money in their country but that is no different from anywhere else. There were the occasional d*****b**s in the Marrakech medina that would tell people (falsely) that they were walking into a mosque in order to then "guide" them back to their riad for an exorbitant fee. But by and large, the people were friendly, kind and lovely. The architecture was amazing and the food was wonderful. I saw gorgeous natural scenery with hikes above Moulay Idriss and through the Ourika Valley. I bought some wonderful souvenirs, including a hand made rug in Fes, a leather satchel bag in Marrakech, some blankets and decorative throws in Chefchaouen, and various thuya wood items and pottery in Essaouira. I had a wonderful time and would recommend Morocco for anyone interested in exploring it.
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Jul 15th, 2016, 10:19 AM
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Hey everyone, can you help me understand the best way to get across the country? Do i want to rent a car? Take a cab? A bus? I would like to stay a few nights in different places.

Thank you!
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Jul 15th, 2016, 10:44 AM
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Any good guidebook will help with this. You have provided insufficient information for anyone to answer your question. For starters, do you mean east to west or north to south? Where are you starting? What is your budget?
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Jul 15th, 2016, 12:26 PM
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Welcome to Fodors Wawawewa3. It would be better if you started a new thread of your own. As thursdaysd says, you need to provide more info (preferably in your new thread )
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Jul 24th, 2016, 12:52 PM
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Hi MinnBeef,
I'm trying to plan a trip to Morocco for this October, and I was thinking of an itinerary similar to your's. May I ask, how did you travel from place to place? We want to visit Casablanca, Chefchaouen, Fes, Marrakesh, and Essaouria, and we'll fly into and out of Morocco via Casablanca. I'm just wondering how best to travel within the country. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Jul 24th, 2016, 04:32 PM
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I did all city to city travel via either bus, grand taxi or train. Intra-country flying made no sense to me as far as I could see because all Royal Air Maroc flights went through Casablanca. Bus travel was actually more reliable than the train. I did not find Morocco's train system to be anywhere near as efficient or punctual as Europe's. I only used it from Fes to Marrakech. I used grand taxi back and forth between Marrakech and Essaouira.
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