Desert Tour Morocco: Tour Suggestions and Tips


For the entry to Morocco, you need a valid passport. This must be valid for at least six months upon entry. For tourist purposes, you can then stay in the country for 90 days without a visa and travel. In general, a longer stay in the country is not possible unless you have a full application with proof of financial resources and reasons for the immigration police why you MUST stay in Morocco longer.

Best time to travel to Morocco

If you are planning a trip to Morocco, you should rather choose the off-season. In spring and autumn, the temperatures are very pleasant – it is not too cold and not too warm. Summer can be really hot, in the interior over 40 ° C, and on the coast up to 28 ° C. The coldest months are December, January and February with 16 ° C to 19 ° C. During this time, it can rain and snow a lot, especially in the mountains.

If you are planning a tour in the desert, avoid the hot summer months of July and August. Temperatures can rise to 40 ° C and more. Such temperatures can be stressful and can upset the cycle. In the autumn and winter months, the desert cools down strongly in the evening. We can only recommend long clothes and socks, scarves and hats.

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Best in April, May, October & November

If you want to visit the cities of Marrakech, Meknes, Fes or Rabat, the months outside of summer are particularly suitable. It gets really hot in summer. Only on the coasts is it bearable. The temperatures on the coast are between 20 ° C and 27 ° C. The best time to travel is between May and September. If you want to go to the mountains, the months of May to October are recommended according to the Internet.

We traveled to Morocco in mid-March and had good weather almost all the time, although a bit fresh in some places (especially in the mountains, of course). The sun accompanied us every day, but in the evening, it cooled down a lot. It is most pleasant to travel in April and May as well as October and November.

Withdraw Money

In Morocco you pay with the dirham (MAD). At the moment you can get almost 10.5 MAD for 1 €. You will find ATMs mainly at airports, larger but also smaller cities. Here you can usually withdraw cash easily with your credit card. Does it work with your EC card? You would have to ask your bank in advance. But keep in mind that there will probably be high fees.

You want to withdraw money for free in Morocco? You are well prepared in Morocco.

You can also exchange your money in banks and hotels. Even with euros you can pay here and there, but at a worse rate. When making a tour of Morocco, you should always withdraw cash in advance in a larger city.

It can happen that you won’t find a single ATM at 200 kilometers. You should always be careful when dealing with credit cards.

We have easily withdrawn cash with our DKB credit card as well as with the N26 Mastercard. Fees never accrued, which of course depends on your bank, your credit card and the on-site ATM.


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