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My boyfriend and I are planning to go to Morocco as part of a world trip in 2010, but I don't know much about the country. I thought the best place to visit would be Marrakesh but don't know if we should go other cities as well. Is it a dangerous place to travel in? Any tips or must-see places to visit?

  • Hi the recommended places to visit in morocco are the high atlas mountains & sahara desert !! have a look at this : www.toubkaltours.com www.activetreksmorocco.com Morocco Trek Guide about 8 years ago

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    Disclaimer, as I work for this website, but we just put up a piece on traveling through northern Morocco at: http://away.com/features/northern-morocco-cultural-travel-1.html. Hopefully it offers some good pointers about places to go. Have a great trip! almost 12 years ago

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    Yes Marrakesh is a must. No Morocco is not dangerous. People generally find the north more difficult to travel, less tourists and less english spoken etc. If you fly in you will probably skip that bit anyway, otherwise just get off the boat and get on your bus.

    Rabbat is a big traditional city, very old and architectural, a bit dodgee?

    Essouira is a must see beach town further down the coast.

    North of Agidir you will find good surf spots with nice bungalow style accom on the beach so even if you don't surf it will be pretty relaxing, definitely a break from the hussle!

    There are many day / overnight trips from Marrakesh, go up to the mountain villages, or trek into the desert!

    Hope all this helps. You definitely should go! almost 12 years ago

    Answered by whoissteveanyway whoissteveanyway via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    It is not dangerous place to travel in Morocco. People are very friendly and helpful. But they are helpful because they want to make some money. Just be careful some children on street who may show you the wrong way. They want to make you get lost and earn some tips after all. Remember, tips is not must in this country. And please do not give so much money to beggar and needy. Here, people give 50 cents to max 2dh. Or some left over foods from your table.

    People in Morocco are very talented in the language. They speak all sort of languages.
    Mainly speak in Arabic, French and Berber but they know useful English as well.

    Marrakech is must place to visit. I also like Ouarzazate (the way to desert and gouge) and Essouera (beach).

    Just don't get lost in Marrakech! about 10 years ago

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    Visiting the Souks in any of the bigger cities is a must but make sure you get out of the city and experience some of the culture. I spent 3 days in the Dades Valley in a village called Boumalne Dades. The people there are so welcoming and are more than willing to share their history with you. Lots of times Berber nomads from the mountains will come into the village to sell their carpets and other hand made goods. There are also some really good guides in this town that do treks into the desert if you're interested. If you do make a visit to Boumalne Dades, ask for Yedir Arjan, guaranteed the best guide ever! You can also do a bike ride through the Valley which I strongly recommend...the Atlas Mountains are incredible.

    Don't worry about booking acommodation here...there are a handful of hotels and the tours/bike rentals are always available and you can sort yourself out once you're there. You can get to Boumalne Dades from Marrakech by bus..there is an 8 hour long bus (you can't pre-book online) and it passes through Ouarzazate. Make sure you don't take a night bus because there are plenty of stops and the scenery is just too good to sleep through! Once you're in Boumalne Dades there are 2 or 3 bus companies that travel to all of the major cities...Fez is about a 12 hour ride and there's a night service you can take. One thing I do recommend with Moroccan buses is making sure you're not on a tight schedule....they tend to be an hour or so late.

    Hope this was helpful!! almost 10 years ago

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    Marrakech, Essaouira, The Erg Chebbi Desert, Fes. those are the must seen places there is a lot of things to see and do in all the mentioned places and in each has things to do, visit surrounding areas. about 9 years ago

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    We recently came back from Morocco, and enjoyed both Marrakech and the Sahara Desert tremendously. If you are interested, our trip reports are here:
    Sahara: http://bit.ly/xSLFo9
    Marrakech: http://bit.ly/AzrZtP about 9 years ago

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    A city not mentioned a/o yet is Chefchaouen (hopefully I spelled it correctly) is a wonderful city more in the north. Very laid back, hippie-esque, lot of wanna be Rasta imitators....fabulous! It's very beautiful and many homes have different tones of blue doors - photographers paradise! over 8 years ago

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    If you go to Marakesh, go see a dinner show, called Chez Ali. All night affair. Very nice! over 8 years ago

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    Also, go to agadir, although very touristic, great beach and souk, and shops are very nice.
    There is a PIZZARIA across From the beach, take it from a PIZZARIA owner , good pizza! over 8 years ago

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    if you are interested to trek in the high atlas mountains in the future feel free to contact Mohamed maachou i certified guide at ACTIVE TREKS MOROCCO LTD
    he is highly recommended in tripadvisor :
    www.activetreksmorocco.com about 8 years ago

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    I travelled around Morocco and the below are my main highlights.
    My friend & I hiked Mount Toubkal, its hard but a great achievement if you like a challenge, also a visit to the Sahara desert I recommend, I went to merzouga and took a camel ride into the desert, great experience. Be aware that Marrakesh is very full on if you don't want to be caught out by sellers trying to make you buy something you don't want keep walking say no thanks but it's crazy cool. Essaouira is a lovely laid back seaside town well worth a visit, there's a lot to see & do it's such a diverse country :) over 3 years ago

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    I've just written a detailed account of heading into the Erg Chebbi dunes at Merzouga which might be of interest. http://slingadventures.com/africa/morocco/hitchhikers-guide-to-the-sahara/

    I'd also recommend Fez over Marrakesh but each had it's charms. over 3 years ago

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