Our Morocco travel guide whisks you into a rainbow of raucous colours and enlightening Islamic culture, where every town has a medina or souk.
Best time to visit Morocco on a cultural vacation
Morocco opens up a whole magical world for family travel at Christmas. The culture is like a sack full of gorgeous gifts.
Moroccan culture is often informed by the weather and the country actually has two climate zones. In brief, you don’t want to be exploring the Sahara for too long in peak of summer, when the mercury hits 45°C. The coastal cities can be 15°C lower at that time of year and the Atlas Mountains get cooler the higher you go, of course. March to June and September to November are the best times to visit Morocco for a cultural vacations, as it’s not too hot at these times. The majority of our cultural trips are small group tours, however, and most of them depart all year round, to suit your own schedule and preferences.
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Cultural vacations in Morocco, month by month
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Meryem Benkhati, is one of several female tour guides with our leading cultural vacations in Morocco supplier, Intrepid Travel:
“June and September are my favourite times. The temperature is perfect, it’s sunny yet there is a cool breeze. Also, my favorite festival, Gnaoua Music Festival, is held every year in June in Essaouira, so for me that’s the coolest, most laid back season of the year.”
Mike McHugo, owner of the stunning Kasbah du Toubkal in the High Atlas Mountains:
“Many people don’t realise that Morocco is a cold country with a hot sun, particularly out of the peak season. Even if you get good weather, once the sun goes down Morocco can be cold even in Marrakech and the south, never mind in the mountains. So people don’t pack correctly; Marrakech can have frost in winter, for example. The other thing to remember is that during the extremely hot weather in summer, the mountains here are cool and pleasant. In July and August, we can be 14°C cooler than Marrakech. Here it can be 30°C, while in Marrakech it can be up to 44°C, which is pretty unpleasant.’’
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