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Flights to Morocco

Why visit Morocco?

 

Morocco is a feast for the senses, where one can gaze upon mountains, desert, colourful bazaars, medieval palaces, and a gorgeous coastline. It is a place where your can taste the rich North African cuisine, smell the spiced air, and hear the murmurs of fortune tellers, snake charmers, and the beat of the bendir. It is both exotic and familiar, with cities that strike an impressive pose, and a landscape that will take your breath away. Welcome to the Kingdom of Morocco.

 

Things to do in Morocco

 

There are few places as atmospheric and stirring as the Old Town of Marrakesh, better known as the Medina. It is a warren of narrow streets with huddled stalls selling silks, spices, and everything in between. This all culminates in the Djemma el-fna Square, where you will find most of the action, including street performers. In the distance you should be able to see the famous minaret of the beautiful Koutabia Mosque silhouetted against the skyline.

 

There are other cities that will strike your fancy too, such as romantic Casablanca, European influenced Tangier, and the labyrinthine Fes. However, if you have time, you should make your way to the incredible Chefchaouen, a somewhat standard town in its makeup, but nestled at the base of the Rif Mountains, making it one of the most visually stunning townships in the country.

 

For the outdoorsy, there are several great options, from the Dades Valley that looks out onto the Atlas Mountains, to the undulating sand dunes of Morocco’s Sahara region. You can explore the Dades Valley by hiking, or visiting the numerous villages and towns that punctuate the landscape. Or book a camel safari and experience a slice of Berber life.

 

Best time to visit Morocco

 

·         Morocco is fairly long and skinny, so the climate can change from region to region. The coast is typically Mediterranean, with hot and dry summers (June-August) and fairly mild winters, albeit they can get a bit wet. Expect highs in the mid 30s during the warm summer.

 

·         If you’re not planning to stay on the coast, spring is a great time of year to hike the mountains and visit the Saharan region, as the weather is cooler, but not stifling with rough averages of 17-21°C.

 

Flights to Morocco

 

·         Morocco has two major international airports, the Mohammed V International Airport (CMN) in Casablanca, and the Menara International Airport (RAK) in Marrakech. Typically, you will fly into Casablanca, as that is the airport that sees the most in the way of international traffic.

 

·         Melbourne (MEL) and Sydney (SYD), and other major cities offer routes that divert only once, usually through Doha (DOH), Dubai (DXB) or Abu Dhabi (AUH).

 

·         Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Air France, British Airways and Singapore Airlines all offer routes to Morocco from Australia.

 

Currency

 

·         Moroccan Dirham (MAD).

 

Visa requirements

 

·         If you intend to stay for less than 90 days, and hold an Australian passport, then you will not need a visa to gain entry into Morocco. Head over to the Smart Traveller advice website for the latest information and any updates or changes to these conditions.

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