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Morocco Weather

It gets quite unbearably hot during a few months in Morocco, so the best time to visit is said to be in the Spring as you can reap the benefits of the Summer climate in the South and in the mountains, as well as on the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts.

Low Season (May to Sep) – Summertime in Morocco is extremely hot with average highs hitting triple digits, yet in those three Summer months, tourists will flock here and room rates with skyrocket. In May and September, you will be able to find discounts in accommodation souqs. If you travel during this time, be mindful of the weather, drink plenty of water and follow the locals’ lead by staying in the shade from noon to 3 p.m.

Shoulder Seasons (April & Oct) – With cooler weather, the shoulder months are great for exploring the main cities and avoiding the crowds, however, make sure to pack an umbrella just in case of unexpected showers in April. April sees temperatures to 70s to 80s while October will bring temperatures in the range of 40s to 90s. In these seasons, the landscape is lush and green, and in October, summer crowds wane and budget-friendlier room rates can be found.

High Season (Nov-March) – Although the temperatures may reach highs of 60 and 70 in the day, expect it to plummet into the 40s come nightfall. The most popular season, tourists flock here for sport and Christmas events (did you know you can ski in Morroco?) Although it is less popular, there is something beautiful about driving through the Atlas mountains and seeing it covered with snow!

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What to pack

In simple terms, all you need for Morocco is long shorts or trousers and t-shirts. Pack clothes that are modest, such as things that cover your shoulders and knees, and you won’t attract any unwanted attention.

There are plenty of sarongs available for sale in Morocco so having one at hand is always a great way to respect their local traditions. Shopping is a past time in this country and there are hundres of stalls which you can buy from so don’t worry too much about packing loads of items.

When packing for any season, we recommend taking layers (breathable t-shirts are amazing!), as you can add or take away depending on the temperature! In the Summer season, pack additional essentials such as a sun hat and sunscreen, while in the Winter, bring those thicker socks, woolly hats, and a packable jacket.

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Ride a Camel in the Sahara Desert

You haven’t completely traveled to Morocco if you don’t pay a visit to the desert, so head to Merzouga for a full tour. We’ve all seen the stunning pictures of the incredible Moroccan sand dunes complete with a warm orange glow and camels in the distance. If you haven’t, then take a look, it’s a pretty amazing sight!

If you want to spend a night in the desert, riding a camel or hiking, and sleeping under the stars, visit the little village of Merzouga in the east and get yourself a guide. You can arrange this in Marrakech if you’d rather as it takes up to 10 hours to drive to this village at the Algerian borders.

For 1 to 3 nights, you can spend your days exploring the extreme terrain finished off with a comfortable sleep in your luxury desert camp. We have various tours from Fes to Marrakesh which include a night in the Sahara Desert and is one of the highlights of our two-week trip.