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How to Plan a Trip to Morocco: Frequently Asked Questions

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Sunsetting behind Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou in the snowcapped Atlas mountains of Morocco

Ait Ben Haddou in the Atlas mountains of Morocco

Morocco is a taste of the exotic, embracing heritage and exuding cultural treasures and these are the most frequently asked questions from travelers eager to experience Morocco. With scenery that stretches from golden desert dunes to snowcapped mountain peaks, you can step into alluring souks or remote cinematic towns.

A destination where the African and Arab worlds have blended for over a millennium, Morocco has inspired artists and architects for years. Find the information you need to start planning your perfect Morocco trip.

Is Morocco open to American travelers?

Last reviewed: September 15, 2021

Morocco is open to American travelers. Travelers may enter Morocco with proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of arrival.

Entry requirements are subject to change and your Zicasso travel specialist can provide additional details.

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How far in advance should I plan a Morocco vacation?

Morocco is a unique destination and entices visitors with warm weather, vibrant color, mesmerizing aromas, and mouthwatering cuisine.

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, we recommended travelers to Morocco book their trip approximately 10 months in advance, especially if traveling during the high or holiday season. If you would like to travel during the high season we now recommend booking your trip between 12 and 14 months in advance to account for the limited accommodations and activities. By booking ahead you give yourself the best opportunity to secure your preferred accommodations, tours, and guides.

Last-minute trip planning is possible and your Zicasso travel specialist can ensure an exceptional vacation experience.

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How can a travel specialist help me plan my trip to Morocco?

Morocco is open to travelers and you can book your trip for travel in 2021 or 2022. Any visit to a new country can present new questions and travel after Covid-19 may have changed previously well-known answers.

“Do I have to wear a mask during private transfers?” “Is Djemaa El Fna Square open?” “Will I be able to visit Erg Chebbi or witness the Chouara Tannery ?” “How will I travel from Rabat to Chefchaouen?” “Are the beaches open?” “Do I need a negative Covid-19 test before returning home and how can I get one?” Working with a travel specialist can provide answers to important questions and more before you book your trip. A travel specialist can also help handle any emergency that may arise during your trip — from booking a specific tour to helping with an unannounced flight change.

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What should I do on my trip to Morocco?

Alongside our Morocco travel specialists, we have gathered our recommendations for the best destinations you can visit, along with the top things to experience. With a custom Zicasso tour we can organize your days however you would like, but the below gives you a framework from which to launch your perfect trip.

Rabat | Fez | Marrakech | Erg Chebbi | Casablanca | Essaouira | Chefchaouen

  • Experience life in the central square at night, when storytellers, food vendors and jugglers create a vibrant ambiance
  • Traverse the preserved traditions of the tanneries in Fez that date back to the 16th century
  • Discover the captivating work of artisans who carry on the traditions of handmade goods. Their work is displayed in private workshops and in bustling souks
  • Compelling art galleries in Morocco’s diverse cities reflect how the national heritage inspires contemporary and modern Moroccan artists
  • Take a guided tour to the summit of Morocco’s tallest mountain at Mount Toubkal
  • Trek and hike the High Atlas mountains to experience the highlights of Morocco’s natural beauty and access to Berber villages
  • Explore the west coast town of Oualidia, which has beautiful waves and is a great place for families to learn how to surf
  • Wander the old Portuguese fort’s medina to find gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean, great seafood, stunning art galleries and a Bohemian ambiance

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What is the best time to visit Morocco?

The best time to visit Morocco is from mid-March to May and again from October to November. These months represent the best weather because spring and autumn have mild climates, but can have larger crowds.

February is also a great month to travel to Morocco because it is the low travel season there. The weather is cold in the Sahara, but it is one of the few times of the year you can experience snow on the mountains. February also sees fewer tourists, giving you a more authentic travel experience.

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Is Morocco safe for travel?

Morocco is very safe for travelers. When visiting populated areas known for tourists, petty theft such as pickpocketing can occur, but your overall safety is never jeopardized. Popular destinations are often secured by a heightened police presence to ensure the safety of travelers and locals. Your four- and five-star accommodations are secure properties and your guides keep in touch with local police offices to remain up to date with any possible safety concerns.

Which airports should I be looking at?

For most travelers the most convenient airport to reach in Morocco is Casablanca. The busiest airports in Morocco are:

  • Casablanca (CMN)
  • Rabat (RBA)
  • Marrakech (RAK)

Can Zicasso help me with flights?

Zicasso Flights is an international air ticketing service that eliminates the stress of finding and booking the right flights for your upcoming vacation. By employing the same personalized service you can expect from planning a trip with Zicasso, our competitive flight pricing, 24x7 service and support, and complimentary consultation of routing versus pricing with an expert flight specialist make finding the perfect flight for your trip effortless.

Does Zicasso assist with travel insurance?

You’ve booked your dream vacation, now protect it with travel insurance. A wide range of factors can leave your vacation in limbo. Medical emergencies, inclement weather and unexpected cancellations can cause turmoil for your trip, so in the unlikely event of a disaster, get the travel insurance coverage that provides peace of mind. To get a quote, visit our travel insurance page.

Are You Ready to Plan Your Morocco Trip?

Morocco captures nature’s grandeur and the opulence of daily life in fine artworks, artisan work and cultural preservation. From the legendary sand dunes of the Sahara to vineyard oases, the rolling waves of the Atlantic and the meandering lanes of a traditional medina, you can find the right ideas for your perfect trip with Morocco Tours & Vacation sample itineraries. Zicasso’s Morocco Travel Guide has plenty of helpful information for your next trip. You can chat with a Morocco travel specialist by filling out a Trip Request or by calling our team at 1-888-265-9707.

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