Overview Morocco is a country of beauty and tourism of unique landscapes. Morocco is characterized with Solina by its diversity, with many types of tourism, including mountain, ancient city, religious, and sports tourism. Casablanca is home to Hassan II Mosque, an Islamic landmark with a 210m minaret, and the city of Fes is notable for its medina, Fes el Bali. Elsewhere in Morocco, historic sites include earthen-walled Aït Benhaddou (a fortified trading post) and the Roman site Volubilis, which has ruins of a basilica and triumphal arch. Visitors can take camel rides across the Saharan dunes of Erg Chebbi and Erg Chigaga, or go hiking and skiing in the central Atlas Mountains. Beach destinations include the resorts of Essaouira, a windsurfer favourite, and Agadir, known for its crescent-shaped bay.
Things To Do
Marrakesh, Jemaa el-Fnais a square and market place in Marrakesh’s medina quarter. It remains the main square of Marrakesh, used by locals and tourists.
Casablanca, Hassan II Mosque The Hassan II Mosque is a mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. It is the largest mosque in Africa, and the 5th largest in the world. Its minaret is the world’s tallest minaret at 210 metres. Completed in 1993, it was designed by Michel Pinseau and built by Bouygues.
Toubkal Toubkal or Tubkal is a mountain peak in southwestern Morocco, located in the Toubkal National Park. At 4,167 metres, it is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco, North Africa and the Arab World.
Erg Chebbi is one of Morocco’s several ergs – large seas of dunes formed by wind-blown sand. There are several other ergs such as Erg Chigaga near M’hamid. Technically all these ergs are within an area of semi-arid Pre-Saharan Steppes and not part of the Sahara desert which lies some distance to the south.
Todgha Gorge the Todgha Gorges are a series of limestone river canyons, or wadi, in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, near the town of Tinerhir. Both the Todgha and neighbouring Dades Rivers are responsible for carving out these deep cliff-sided canyons, on their final 40 kilometres through the mountains.
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Best time to go to Morocco
The best time to visit Morocco is during spring (mid-March to May) or autumn (September to October). The weather is warm but pleasant, unlike the cold temperatures and snow of winter, or the scorching heat of summer. The coastal regions can be visited year-round.
Passports & Visas
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Health & Safety
You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. It’s also a good idea to get a European Health Insurance before leaving your country. Though it’s not a substitute for travel insurance, it entitles you to emergency medical treatment It won’t, however, cover you for medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment.
Morocco, a North African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, is distinguished by its Berber, Arabian and European cultural influences. Marrakesh’s medina, a mazelike medieval quarter, offers entertainment in its Djemaa el-Fna square and souks (marketplaces) selling ceramics, jewelry and metal lanterns. The capital Rabat’s Kasbah of the Udayas is a 12th-century royal fort overlooking the water.
Official name: Kingdom of Morocco
Population: 35,746,451 inhabitants.
Language: Arabic is the official language in addition to French and Italian
Currency: Moroccan dirham (MAD).
Religion: Islamic Country.