When is the best time to visit Morocco?

by Nicole Farrell

Anytime is a good time to visit Morocco! Seriously, like all countries, there are things to consider when planning to visit. Public holidays, festivals and the weather need to be researched. I decided on November and our tour began in Casablanca on the 5th November. We had 2 fabulous weeks of weather with an average temperature of 21oC and only one morning of drizzly rain.

   

My idea of perfect weather for travelling is around 23oC. I like to be able to wear jeans and a shirt without sweating! As you can see by these photos November in Morocco is perfect. 

  

These photos were taken on early morning walking tours in Fes and Chefchaouen. I always travel with a few scarves (and inevitably buy a few more!) as they are great for mornings and evenings.

These photos were taken at Tichka Pass, the highest point we drove in the Atlas Mountains. We had not really dressed for the freezing winds and were glad to get back in our heated van!

  

The camel ride into the Sahara was a tour highlight. The tents were excellent and had warm blankets on the beds so we were not cold until we ventured out to watch the sunrise early the next morning! 

I took a merino wool top and merino wool jacket and they were perfect for the cooler days and nights. Other than that, I just wore 3/4 sleeve tops or shirts. Morocco is famous for a wide range of hand woven textiles so there are plenty of opportunities to purchase blankets and scarves!