Why You Should Visit Morocco
Gorgeous architecture, tasty cuisine, and bustling markets are all reasons to visit this North African country. Morocco also is great for hiking in the Atlas Mountains, relaxing at the beach in coastal towns like Essaouira, or glamping in the Sahara Desert. Shopping in markets for rugs, silver, and leather is also popular, especially in Fes and Marrakech.
When to Visit Morocco
Spring and summer are typically the best times to visit Morocco as the landscape is lush and its warm enough to go to the beach. However, the desert can be particularly hot, so plan accordingly. As a Muslim country Morocco observes major Islamic holidays, including Ramadan, so you may find closures during these observances.
The Weather in Morocco
Temperatures heat up in the summer months (sometimes over 100 degrees), especially in the Sahara, but it's always wise to pack layers as nights are cooler year round. Summer is also the dry season, with little to no rainfall. In the winter, temperatures can drop to the 40s in Marrakech and the 50s in coastal areas, like Essaouira.
What to Bring for Morocco Travel:
This is the Sahara (Video)
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