If Morocco is one of your dream destinations, what should you be doing now? Here are some tips to start you planning for 2022 and 2023:
*Read as much as you can about the country so that you can decide where you want to go and what you want to see and do. Lonely Planet’s new Morocco travel guide are now available. And there’s the small Pocket Marrakech if you’re just planning a short break in that city. You could even start learning some Moroccan Arabic (Darija) with LP’s phrasebook.
*Check out our breakdown of what makes Morocco one of the most popular countries in the world to visit: the cities with their fascinating Islamic architecture and busy souks; aspects of the culture found in villages and country areas including the cuisine, music and crafts; the countryside with its magnificent mountain ranges, National Parks, the Sahara desert and the coastlines, both Mediterranean and Atlantic.
*Decide how much time you have and when you’d like to visit. The best time to come is April and May when the souks are full of orange blossom and roses and the weather is perfect. Ramadan 2022 is the whole of April, but don’t be put off – it’s a fascinating time to visit (ask us for more information). June usually features the major music festivals but there are none planned for 2022. If you’d like to sample the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music or the Gnaoua World Music Festival in Essaouira, plan for 2023. September and October are again perfect months to come as the scorching heat has subsided but days and evenings are still warm and pleasant. November and December are always busy. It’s winter so chilly (particularly at night in the desert), but is usually crisp and dry with wide blue skies. Christmas and New Year is peak season in Marrakech and Fez but it can be a bit damp (if warmer) on the coast.
*A long weekend is time enough to get a taste of Marrakech, Fez, Essaouira or Tangier. Plan on a couple of weeks if you’d like to balance a city with a trip to the desert or the coast. For a really comprehensive tour, three weeks would be ideal.
*Contact us by email, Skype or Whatsapp with any questions you might have. We’re always happy to chat about the wonderful opportunities for a highly rewarding experience that Morocco offers to travellers of all ages.
We’re looking forward to hearing about your plans!