Morocco is located in the north region of the continent of Africa. Known for its blue city, desert safaris and century old markets/souks and universities, Morocco is quite a popular destination for Europeans and Americans.
Quick Info Travel Morocco
✔ Morocco is officially known as the Kingdom of Morocco.
✔ It is a North African country and it is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
✔ Its capital city is Rabat – which was one of the imperial cities. Three other imperial cities include Marrakesh, Fes and Meknes.
✔ The country follows a unitary constitutional monarchy. The King of Morocco has royal residences across the country. However they are not open for public viewing.
✔ Official languages are Arabic and Berber, but English and French are widely spoke here (especially in touristy cities).
✔ Official currency is Dirham, but euros are widely accepted.
Travel Morocco Tips
✔ Morocco is an Islamic country. And it is important that as travelers we respect local norms and traditions. It is always a good idea to dress conservatively and avoid areas that aren’t popular for your first trip to Morocco.
✔ Popular tourist destinations include Marrakesh, Fes, Casablanca, Chefchaouen, Tangier Rabat, Essaouira, etc.
✔ When you visit Morocco, you will be visiting market set ups or souks that are centuries old. Fes el bali is the oldest medina in the world, also houses the oldest University and the tannery. It is also a place to experience traditional hammam or a camel safari or relax and unwind in a riad (traditional home).
✔ Morocco is safe over all for tourists to visit. We had a great time in the country. Allot enough time for each city, so that you are not rushed. Buses and trains are safest for traveling from one city to another – but they take a lot of time (due to the distance, so consider that into your traveling plans).
Before your trip, read:
- Morocco travel tips - Essential things to know before your trip
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