Frequently Asked Questions About Northern Morocco
When is the best time for traveling to Northern Morocco?
The best time to visit Northern Morocco is typically between April and October when the weather is mild and sunny. During this time, temperatures average around 17-25°C (63-77°F) during the day, making it perfect for sightseeing and exploration. The winter months (December to March) can be cold with temperatures ranging from 10-15°C (50-59°F). Rainfall is common during the winter months and can cause some areas to be inaccessible. If you're looking for a beach holiday, the summer months of June to August are ideal, with temperatures reaching up to 30°C (86°F).
What are popular things to do in Northern Morocco?
1. Explore the ancient medina of Fes: Witness one of the oldest cities in the world, as you wander through narrow alleys and visit attractions such as the famous tanneries, mosques and tombs.
2. Go on a camel ride in Erg Chebbi desert: Journey across golden sand dunes on a traditional camel ride, and watch the breathtaking sunset in this desert oasis.
3. Visit Chefchaouen: Take a stroll through the narrow alleyways of the blue-washed city and take in its beauty.
4. Climb the Todra Gorge: Hike up to the highest point of Morocco’s stunning Todra Gorge and take in the breathtaking views.
5. Visit Ait Ben Haddou: Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site and discover its traditional kasbahs, palaces and fortified walls.
6. Go surfing at Essaouira: Hit the waves of one of Morocco’s most popular surf spots and enjoy the laidback beach town atmosphere.
7. Visit Volubilis: Explore the ruins of this former Roman city and experience its rich history.
8. Spend a day in Tangier: Take a ferry from Spain to Morocco's largest port city and explore its picturesque coastlines, markets and restaurants.
9. Take a road trip to the Rif Mountains: Enjoy spectacular views of Morocco's mountain range and check out one of its many tranquil villages.
10. Visit The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca: Admire this awe-inspiring mosque, which is considered to be the largest place of worship in Morocco. It is also one of the few mosques in the world that can be visited by non-Muslims.
Which are the most popular places in Northern Morocco?
1. Fes: This ancient city has a rich history and culture and is home to some of the oldest mosques, tombs and palaces in Morocco. It’s also known for its iconic tanneries and bustling souks.
2. Chefchaouen: This picturesque mountain town is known for its blue-washed buildings and narrow alleyways. Visitors come here to explore its traditional markets, take part in outdoor activities such as hiking or simply admire the stunning views.
3. Ait Ben Haddou: This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an oasis of kasbahs, fortified walls and lush gardens set against a dramatic backdrop of red rocks.
4. Merzouga: This small desert town is the gateway to the stunning Erg Chebbi sand dunes.
5. Todra Gorge: This dramatic canyon is an ideal spot for hiking, rock climbing and exploring its ancient kasbahs.
6. Essaouira: Visit this tranquil port city to explore its massive 17th-century medina, taste fresh seafood or simply enjoy its laidback beach atmosphere.
7. Tangier: Explore this vibrant Mediterranean port city and take in its beautiful coastline, historical monuments, shopping districts and cuisine.