Traveling to Morocco in Spring or Fall: Which is Best?

Many people, including locals, find traveling in Morocco is best in Spring or Fall. Temperatures are mild compared to the extreme cold in winter and sweltering heat in summer, with a fairly consistent climate that is comfortably warm and dry.

Both seasons are peak travel seasons for both international tourists and Moroccans who want to explore the different regions of their home country.

  • Things To Do During Spring in Morocco:
  • Hike mountain trails and explore waterfalls, such as Ouzoud Falls, Paradise valley, Akchour Waterfalls, and Oum Rabia, among others.
  • Take in the beauty of blossoming landscapes and many gardens.
  • Learn about Morocco’s culture and traditional music and dance at one of many 
festivals.
  • Enjoy a beach day and the breeze in coastal towns.
  • Explore medinas and the local markets.
  • Trek in the desert and ride camels.
  • Spend the night at a desert camp in the Sahara.
  • Sip traditional Moroccan tea and fruit juice or enjoy a meal at a rooftop restaurant.
  • Things To Do During Fall in Morocco:
  • Hike trails and the Mount Toubkal summit.
  • Join locals and international tourists during the official surf season in Essaouira.
  • Attend one of Morocco’s fruit festivals celebrating harvests (fig, date, apple).
  • Also enjoy music festivals, such as the renowned Jazzablanca event in Casablanca.
  • Stroll the Medinas and admire the handicraft work of locals
  • Visit attractions and participate in walking tours.
  • Sign up for desert excursions, camps, and camel rides.
  • Learn about history and witness the views from local kasbahs, or fortresses.

Because the climates of spring and fall are fairly similar, outdoor activities are popular and recommended when traveling to Morocco in Fall and Spring. To learn more about what Morocco has to offer throughout the year, we will be posting our month-to-month again soon! 

Be aware that the main thing differentiating traveling in Morocco in Fall or Spring is the holy holiday of Ramadan. Ramadan is a one-month long holiday that typically begins in early May and ends in early June. During Ramadan, locals who celebrate practice a full-day fast, only eating and drinking before sunrise and then during lftur at sunset to break their
fast. 

Travelers in Morocco at this time should consider the likelihood of changes in business hours and availability of services, such as transportation (e.g., taxis) that accommodate Moroccans observing this holiday. Nearly everything operates as usual during the morning and afternoon, but expect shops to close for a few hours during lftur and to reopen later in the evening.

Notably, traveling in Morocco during Ramadan can offer an unforgettable, authentic experience for people interested in celebrating the holiday, learning about Moroccan culture and food, and joining locals in breaking fast by participating in an off the beaten path excursions, often in villages and towns outside cities.

Curious of what kind of road trips you could have with us in Morocco? check Tom’s Immersive Journey across the country. And find out why he decided to visit Morocco! Follow us on instagram to see our 3000 kms bike tour.

Check our journey with Roque & Soul,  and find out how we inspired them to start a kitten funding campaign, for the cats of Essaouira, with the help of a small local dedicated team.

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