Frequently Asked Questions About Central Morocco
When is the best time to travel to Central Morocco?
The best time to visit Central Morocco is during the shoulder season, which runs from April to June and September to October. During this time, temperatures are pleasant and the landscape is lush and green after the winter rains. It’s also a great time for outdoor activities like hiking, biking, or exploring wildlife in the Middle Atlas Mountains. Additionally, due to the milder temperatures, traveling can be more comfortable and enjoyable. During this period, you can also take advantage of discounted rates at some of the country’s top-rated hotels.
What are popular activities to do in Central Morocco?
1. Explore the ancient city of Fès – including its medina, royal palace, and other Islamic monuments.
2. Enjoy the stunning views from the top of Oukaimeden Ski Resort in Atlas Mountains.
3. Relax on Morocco’s Atlantic Coast at Agadir or Essaouira.
4. Go on a camel trek in the Sahara Desert and camp overnight in a traditional Berber tent.
5. Wander through the colorful streets of Marrakech, visit its many souks, or take a cooking class.
6. Get lost in Chefchaouen's iconic blue-washed walls and alleyways.
7. Take a day trip to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis or explore the caves of Cascades d'Ouzoud.
8. Experience Morocco's unique culture and music by attending one of its many festivals or concerts.
9. Go on a wildlife-spotting tour in Souss Massa National Park or attend one of the local bird-watching events.
10. Taste local delicacies such as couscous, tagine, and pastilla in any of Central Morocco's restaurants.
What are the best places to visit in Central Morocco?
1. Fes – Explore the ancient city of Fès and its medina, royal palace, and other Islamic monuments.
2. Atlas Mountains – Visit the stunning Oukaimeden Ski Resort or take a trek through high peaks in Middle Atlas Mountains.
3. Marrakech – Wander through the colorful streets, explore its souks, and enjoy a cooking class. Visit many historical sites such as Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, and Koutoubia Mosque.
4. Sahara Desert – Get lost in the mesmerizing desert landscapes and go on a camel trek. Camp overnight in a traditional Berber tent for an authentic experience.
5. Chefchaouen – Take a stroll through Chefchaouen's iconic blue-washed walls and alleyways or explore the nearby Akchour waterfalls.
6. Agadir – Relax on Morocco's Atlantic Coast at Agadir and take part in many outdoor activities such as surfing, kayaking, or windsurfing.
7. Essaouira – Explore the traditional fishing port of Essaouira and its medina with its various shops, restaurants, and art galleries. Visit the local beach or take a boat trip to the nearby islands.
8. Volubilis – Take a day trip to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis and explore its many mosaics, arches, and temples.
9. Cascades d'Ouzoud – Explore the caves of Cascades d'Ouzoud and its many cascading waterfalls.
10. Souss Massa National Park – Go on a wildlife-spotting tour in the national park and observe elephants, baboons, antelopes, and other animals in their natural habitat. Attend one of the local bird-watching events to spot rare species.