Explore the souks of Marrakesh, hike the Atlas Mountains, lounge on roof terraces sipping mint tea, go surfing in Agadir and discover the legendary Casablanca. Morocco has it all, and is blessed with a year round temperate climate so it’s perfect for a dose of winter sun. Average daily cost per person: 395 Dirham or £33 ($40).
Past travelers have spent, in average £10 ($12) on meals for one day. Some of the typical dishes to try are the Couscous, Tajine, Fish Chermoula (fish marinade) and and Mint Tea (Moroccan mint tea is the best).
You won’t be able to find hostels everywhere. Marrakesh is where they are more common and you’ll find dorms for less than £10 a night. In Casablanca you’ll be able to find modest but comfortable hotels rooms for less than £30 a night. Rabat, the capital, is more expensive but you’ll be able to find decent rooms for £35 ($42). Homestay is also an option but there are very few listings.
Morocco has a lot to offer and you can do a lot for free.
– Visit the Souks of Marrakesh – Be prepared to firmly negotiate for items you’d like to buy as locals will try and sell them to you for twice the price.
– Explore Casablanca -The city is a Moroccan jewel, make sure to stop by Hassan II Mosque (entry cost £3).
– See the Medina in Fez – Fez is a thriving cultural scene – it’s filled with everything from artists galleries, history and amazing crafts.
– Visit Aït Benhaddou – This small little village is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and looks like it’s carved within the mountain itself.
– Explore Marrakesh – Explore the markets and souks, the beautiful Jardin Majorelle and wander around Bahia Palace.
– See the Blue Village of Chefchaouen – Painted in a palette of mesmerizing blue hues Chefchaouen’s offers a thousand photo opportunities.
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